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Dr Shankar Sridharan
BSc, MBBS, MRCPCH
Cardiology
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About

Dr Shankar Sridharan is a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist and Chief Clinical Information Officer at Great Ormond Street Hospital.  He qualified as a doctor from Imperial College Medical School (St Mary’s Hospital), London in 1998. His NHS practice is based at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. In terms of child heart surgery, the department is the largest in the UK. Dr Sridharan has worked at GOSH since 2001

His private practice is based at the Harris International Patient Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital and at the Harley Street Clinic. He also see patients at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, BUPA Cromwell Hospital and at The Portland Hospital, London.

He specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of all types of heart disease affecting babies, children and teenagers, including murmurs, holes in the heart such as atrial septal defects (ASD) and ventricular septal defects (VSD), valve problems and all complex forms of structural heart disease.

Patients are often referred to a Kids Cardiologist (baby or child heart doctor) for the best assessment following the suspicion of heart disease from either clinical signs such as cyanosis (blueness), following the detection of a heart murmur in a baby or child or due to symptoms such as breathlessness and poor weight gain. A family history of heart problems in siblings or relatives is also often a reason for review.

Congenital heart disease in a baby or child may be best managed in the clinic without the need for interventional procedures or child heart surgery. If these are required, he is fortunate to work with the best team as part of his London
paediatric cardiology practice. The care plan created will provide direct access to the top paediatric interventional and best surgical doctors in the country.

If you have a baby or child with a heart problem or concerns regarding a possible cardiac issue and are considering  private care, he welcomes any enquiries and can be contacted by email , or via his practice manager Rita on 07428 133489. 

In addition to the availability listed - appointment times and locations are flexible -please contact for availability.

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Medical Procedures

•  Heart murmur assessment

•  Echocardiography (baby or child heart scan)

•  ECG (electrocardiogram) for child chest pain

•  Exercise testing in children


•  Heart rhythm monitoring

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Special Interests

    •  Heart murmurs in babies and children

    •  Child chest pain

    •  Palpitations

    •  Shortness of breath on exertion

    •  Fetal cardiology

    •  Paediatric Cardiology

Education

  • MBBS Imperial College School of Medicine, London
  • BSc Cardiology Imperial College School of Medicine, London
  • MRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • CCST Paediatric Cardiology Royal College of Physicians, London

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-01-2018
We went to see Dr. Sridharan with our 2 months old son and can highly recommend him. He took a lot of time to explain things to us and is highly qualified.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-12-2017
Exceptional! Dr Sridharan from start to finish was absolutely outstanding, offering the very highest level of care and consideration for both our six year old and ourselves. His ability to put Thomas at ease was quite frankly genius - Thomas felt totally relaxed during his consultation and echo. As parents we of course we nervous too, however Dr Sridharan managed to keep us informed throughout, explaining everything. We can’t recommend Dr Sridharan highly enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-10-2017
We met with Dr Sridharan twice for my son and each time, he was extremely nice and very professional and thorough. He answered all our questions, was very reassuring and very helpful.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-09-2017
Thank you for your kind and gentle treatment our baby during his ECHO scan. He was completely comfortable and happy throughout the entire process which was fantastic!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-09-2017
From the very start, Shanka made us all feel at ease and in control of my daughters life. I can't thank him enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-08-2017
My son was seen by Dr Shankar when he was 12 weeks old because he had a heart murmur which no one else could tell me more about it. I was particularly concerned because my son was due to undergo an eye procedure under general anaesthetic and we wanted to rule out any cardiac issues. He saw us at very short notice - 2 days before the scheduled procedure. When Dr Shankar met us, he was very professional and patient even as my son was very distressed. He did an Echogram and reassured me that his heart was ok. He was even helpful enough to suggest a general paediatrician to check my son regarding the other concerns I had and contacted him for us. In addition, he contacted the surgeon we had the procedure scheduled with to relay the findings rather than just hand me a letter to pass which I thought was brilliant! He rang me the following day to explain why they concluded that the procedure should be delayed until my son had been assessed as fit for surgery and General Anaesthetic. Frankly, not many doctors will dedicate so much time to one patient so I really found his helpful. My son (now 10months ) has returned for his follow up and Dr Shankar was still brilliant; and even taking time to ask about the procedure. Thank you so much Dr for ensuring the best outcome for my son.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-08-2017
Thank you for the great hospitality

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-08-2017
Dr Sridharan has been exceptional throughout the whole process, in dealing with worried parents of an 18 month old baby. the service he offered pre appointment in arranging a time and location as soon as possible to the way he dealt with our child during the whole examination. Dr Sridharan took time at great length to explain what he was doing during the examination and explaining the results in layman terms putting both the patient and parents at ease. Dr Sridharan is a credit to his profession and I'm very grateful for everything he has done for my family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-08-2017
Dr Sridharan was really fantastic. He was very sweet to my little boy, helped me distract him for the Echo test and gave a clear explanation of why we have nothing to worry about. I particularly appreciated his patience whilst we both calmed the little patient down enough to do the test! Many thanks.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-08-2017
Dr Sridharan was really fantastic. He was very sweet to my little boy, helped me distract him for the Echo test and gave a clear explanation of why we have nothing to worry about. I particularly appreciated his patience whilst we both calmed the little patient down enough to do the test! Many thanks.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-08-2017
As a Doctor I was extra diligent about finding the right Cardiologist to take care of my daughter. Shankar was remarkable both as clinician and in how he managed myself and my wife during a very worrying time for us; he was constantly in touch, took time to explain the details and of course his clinical care and expertise has resulted in my daughter now thriving following the repair of a significant PDA. Also he lives in the 21st century and can use technology to do basic things like text and book appointments, sounds obvious but so many clinicians have yet to embrace basic tools to make our lives easier...time for the dinosaurs to move aside! Thank you Shankar for taking care of our daughter.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-08-2017
A brilliant physician with a remarkable bedside manner. Dr Sridharan called me himself before arriving to London assuring me that he "will take good care my little one". He booked all necessary tests/appointments and we were seen a day after our arrival in London. He is clear, concise, proactive and particularly humorous. We are almost sad we don't need to see him on regular basis!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-08-2017
My 14 year old daughter had a cardiology appointment and cardiac echo prior to planned surgery. Dr Sridharan saw us at very short notice and was showed compassion and empathy with our situation. We were anxious to exclude any cardiac abnormalities prior to surgery and hoped as parents that our daughter would be fine for her surgery and the future. Dr Sridharan was extremely professional and competent , our daughter was treated extremely well with dignity and respect . He spoke to our daughter and respected the fact that she was a teenage girl. Dr Sridharan has an excellent manner which put us all at ease Dr Sridharan ensured that the results and follow up letter were communicated to our consultant the same evening . As parents we feel that Dr Sridharan was extremely professional and very through , we could not have asked for more. Thank you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-08-2017
My son had an excellent experience with Dr Sridharan, his bedside manor was exceptional and he was very good at engaging and putting an 8 year old at ease. From a parent's prognosis, he was fantastic at explaining thoroughly and reassuring us of the prognosis. Very competent in his field and would highly recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-08-2017
We took our 22 month old to see Dr. Sridharan. We felt immediately comfortable as his warm personality put us all at ease. His approach when carrying out any tests was playful so our daughter didn't realise anything was being done. On the other hand, the appointment was thorough and detailed. Everything was explained to us in a manner that we understood. All questions were answered and the appointment was not rushed. We would highly recommend seeing Dr. Sridharan.

Peer Recommendations

BY mr Joseph Curry

12-09-2017
I have worked with Shankar for a number of years at gosh. He is first class in his clinical care and i highly value his opinion. He is also a calm and thoughtful colleague and always puts his patients at the forefront of his care.I recommend him highly.
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