Dr Nitha Naqvi is an award winning female London paediatric cardiologist. Dr Naqvi studied medicine at Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Medical School, London. During this time, she was awarded honours and obtained a first class BSc degree. She underwent postgraduate training in London including working at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’s hospitals, UCLH and the Royal Marsden. She completed a MSc at The Institute Of Child Health and was awarded the Young Investigator Prize at the British Congenital Cardiac Association and the Royal Society Of Medicine Paediatric Prize and GSK fellowship. She works as a fully trained paediatric cardiology consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital where she is an expert in echocardiography and is Director of the Paediatric Cardiology Network of more than 20 hospitals and is Paediatric Aortopathy and Marfan lead clinician.

Areas of Interest

Babies with heart murmurs; children with heart murmurs; teenagers with heart murmurs; children with chest pain; teenagers with chest pain; babies with palpitations; children with palpitations; teenagers with palpitations; arrhythmia; children with fainting/syncope; teenagers with fainting/syncope; congenital heart disease; echocardiography; transesophageal echocardiography; aortopathy; bicuspid aortic valve; Marfan syndrome; Loews Dietz syndrome; family screening.

Current NHS post – London paediatric cardiologist

Dr Nitha Naqvi is based at The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe, situated in Chelsea, right in the heart of London.

She is an expert in echocardiography in babies and children including advanced echocardiography (speckle tracking), transoesophageal and epicardial echocardiography.

Dr Naqvi is also a Honorary Paediatric Cardiology Consultant Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust (Redhill hospital) and also performs clinics in West Suffolk hospital.

Qualifications & Memberships of Professional Bodies

  • BSc (First Class Hons),
  • MBBS(hons),
  • MSc (University Of London),
  • European Association Of Cardiovascular Imaging Accreditation examination in echocardiography in congenital heart disease,
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health,
  • Member of The PECSIG Group (Paediatricians With Expertise In Cardiology),
  • Member of The British Congenital Cardiac Association.

Research Interests

Her research interests include congenital heart disease, coronary anomalies in children ALCAPA, speckle tracking, Digeorge 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and fitness to fly of children with heart disease in aeroplanes.

Dr Naqvi has presented her research internationally including in San Francisco and at the three most recent World Congresses in paediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery in Cape Town, Australia and Barcelona.

Expert Lecturing

Dr Naqvi is course director of regular paediatric cardiology courses at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, which attract senior doctor attendees from around the globe as well as the whole of the UK. Each year more than 100 doctors including many consultants, travel from as far as Australia, North America and the Far East to attend.

She is also invited to teach doctors internationally and has lectured in Italy, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Awards received

Dr Naqvi has won a number of national prizes including the prestigious British Congenital Cardiac Association Young Investigator Prize for her research. She was also awarded the GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship of the Royal Society Of Medicine and also won the renowned Royal Society Of Medicine Prize for paediatrics.

Dr Nitha Naqvi

Publications or featured in

As an experienced paediatric cardiologist Dr Nitha Naqvi is the author of a number of articles published in peer reviewed research journals. She has also written a book chapter.

Dr Naqvi has also appeared in Top Doctors, Healthwise, and the Marfan Association magazines.

Patient Engagement Appearances

Dr Naqvi has lectured at the National Marfan Patients’ Day held at St George’s Hospital, London and at the Max Appeal 22q11.2 deletion international symposium at Sheffield football stadium.