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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

04-03-2019
The doctor was extremely nice and the process of the scanning was very easy and relaxed, I enjoyed me experience very much. P.S. I encourage others to hire this doctor. ;P

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-03-2019
Dr Sridharan was wonderful. Called me straight away when I needed an appointment and was very reassuring. Really loves babies, and our baby loved him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-03-2019
Mr Sridharan was incredibly knowledgeable. He talked me through the scan as it was happening, answering all of my questions. He was fantastic with my baby and gave him something to hold during the scan to keep him occupied and distracted. I would recommend him to anyone.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-03-2019
Dr Sridharan was fantastic with both my children. He made them both feel welcome and he was very thorough and efficient in his explanations and diagnosis. I was very glad to be recommended him by my GP.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-03-2019
very personable and calming. and immediate, made my daughter feel very comfortable

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-03-2019
Fantastic Dr, very helpful and reassuring. Would definitely recommend and come again.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-03-2019
Great, personable service and very sweet with my daughter for what could have been a daunting experience. good experience overall and would recommend.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-03-2019
I would highly recommend doctor Sridharan, we came in because we were worried about our son heart and he was very open, transparent, didactic and we feel better on how he interacted with us. The baby is great and the test went really smooth. we are highly happy to be attended by DR Sridharan

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
Great service and a natural with children. Helped settle the baby using music and video and was able to conduct the examination despite the baby not being very cooperative. Gave results and reassurance very quickly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
The doctor was absolutely fantastic with my daughter. He made her feel very comfortable before he started the scan. He was very thorough and I feel extremely relieved with the results and confident with all the

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
Wonderful. Very professional and extremely personable

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
Very thorough investigation into heart murmur and advice re next steps and follow up appointment. Reassuring and professional, put my 2 year old completely at ease.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
He was very thorough and personable and made my daughter feel very comfortable during the examination. He answered all our questions really well.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
Thorough, professional, reassuring. Put patient at ease.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
Very clear and helpful. Thank you so much.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
Dr Sridharan is wonderful and open in discussions with patients. He is warm, approachable and very informative. His bedside manner is incredible which puts patients and parents at ease

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-01-2019
Made everything very easy to understand and handled Our son really well. great manner and extremely thorough. Excellent

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-01-2019
We had an excellent experience with the doctor today. He took the time to get to know my son before proceeding with the exam. My son felt extremely comfortable, and the doctor took time to explain every part of the test to us, including what he was looking for. We were extremely pleased and would certainly come back if we needed to.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-01-2019
Every things was perfect and we quite happy lovely atmosphere with caring staff

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-01-2019
Really good experience. He was reassuring and explained what he was doing every step of the way. He interacted with my daughter very well and answered all the questions that she had. Highly recommend

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-01-2019
Very happy with our visit. Dr Sridharan is excellent with our baby and with us as worried parents.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-01-2019
Dr. Sridharan is absolutely amazing and super kind. Made me and my daughter feel really accommodating and comfortable. I cant recommend a better doctor. 5 star, without a doubt.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-01-2019
Very reassuring and professional and very nice to talk to

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-01-2019
Dr Sridharan was a) Very accommodating, b) Had an extraordinary bedside manner with both our baby and us!, c) Was extremely clear in his diagnosis, and d) Was extremely thoughtful about his recommendations around next steps. Warm regards

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-01-2019
Dr Shankar Sridharan is fantastic. He explained everything thoroughly. He was reassuring, calm and fun!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-01-2019
It was great seeing Dr Shankar. He was so nice to my daughter she wasn't at all afraid. He read her books, let her use his phone and made her laugh throughout the consultation. He was also really nice to me and make me feel very comfortable.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-12-2018
Thank you for seeing us on Xmas Eve you have ressaured us and now will have a great Xmas as have been so worried. You made Holly feel so relaxed aand taken away a lot of stress. Excellent services and just brilliant at explaining all the details to us and especiallly Holly. Thank you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-12-2018
Great clear feedback - felt very reassured with the diagnosis. Very good at keeping my daughter happy during the consultation

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-12-2018
All my three children had a heart condition. A minor one but still needed to be followed up. I cannot recommend highly enough doctor Sridharan (heart consultant). He is not only incredibly professional but has also the right reassuring word anytime you need it. you feel welcomed and treated like a real person and not just a number. Feels a bit like family. Thanks to all the staff.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-12-2018
Dr Sridharan saw my son to review his pulmonary stenosis. His advice and guidance has been superb since taking over my son's care 4 years ago. His advice and care are highly professional, compassionate and informative. He explains everything clearly to us and to my 7 year old son as well. He is clearly a leading expert in his field and we cannot speak highly enough of his care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-12-2018
Wonderful care as usual. What a wonderful hospital to have in London and such fabulous staff.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-12-2018
Very happy with the service and check my son has had, we're very grateful indeed. The Doctor and team are fantastic.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-12-2018
very professional and empathetic and humanely care thank you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-12-2018
Excellent beside manner. Made us feel very relaxed and was clear with his communication.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-12-2018
Dr Sridharan is amazing and so fantastic with children - he always puts my daughter and us at ease and takes the time to explain everything to us. We couldn't ask for a better doctor.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-12-2018
Dr Sriharan was very friendly and reassuring he made us feel very comfortable and was thorough in he's examination highly recommended.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-12-2018
I would highly recommend Dr. Sridharan. He is very thorough, detailed, patient and very kind. He has seen two of my children and every time it has been a pleasure to deal with him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-12-2018
Dr Sridharan was fantastic from start to finish. He was so helpful and reassuring on the phone when arranging the appointment. He was then wonderful at the appointment. He was great with our daughter, engaging her in the process and encouraging her to watch Peppa Pig so she was completely relaxed throughout the appointment. He also explained everything to us clearly and made sure we knew what was happening at all stages. Brilliant!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-12-2018
Dr Shankar is very kind, compassionate. Crucial when dealing with children. We were very grateful that he explained to us in detail what was our daughters condition . very good doctor, highly recommended. Very knowledgeable!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-12-2018
very approachable doctor, very warm with the kids and extremely thorough in his explanation during the scan. very happy and reassured by the experience

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-12-2018
Fantastic consultation... we got an immediate appointment and Finn got a really playful check up that made the appointment so much fun for Finn. Could not be happier with our visit to Dr Sridharan, who goes way beyond the call of duty.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-12-2018
Elaborative and front facing warm docotor

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-12-2018
Very good doctor, really quick and precise. Great quality care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-12-2018
He was amazing! (Rocco, aged 8)

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-12-2018
Dr. Sridharan has been very supportive through our daughters condition. He’s been calm at explaining the situation and providing guidance not just as a doctor but asa friend. Really appreciate his support.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-12-2018
I am really happy with the doctor doctor. He explained everything in detail. I would definitly recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-12-2018
Very helpful and supportive. We appreciate doctor’s guidance very much.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-12-2018
Very easy to book appointment and very quick seen. Very nice and friendly staff. The doctor was friendly, professional and clear explanation given.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-11-2018
absolutely perfect , everything was very well done and the doctor is very thorough and professional

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-11-2018
I had a good time and enjoyed my visit (CHILD REVIEW Age 7)

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-11-2018
Excellent and very patient and explained everything clearly well

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-11-2018
Dr. Sridharan was very comforting and funny even though the test was a bit uncomfortable (child). I found it really helpful to be able to speak to Dr Sridharan prior to the appointment to discuss a plan for diagnosis. All explanations we very clear and Dr Sridharan was very reassuring and gave us useful advice and recommendations as to where to go outside of his specialism as well. We would thoroughly recommend Dr Sridharan. (Parent)

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-11-2018
Dr Sridharan has a wonderful manner and put my 3 year old at ease straight away. Very reassuring and approachable. Thank you!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-11-2018
When your child needs to see a heart specialist it can be a scary experience. Today we had a doctor that put us at ease, made it fun and put a smile on my sons face. Thank you for your support and professionalism!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-11-2018
Extremely warm and friendly yet professional. Made my daughter feel completely at ease. Thank you so very much

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-11-2018
Dr Sridharan was incredible. Thorough, kind, patient and talked my daughter through everything. Instils trust and confidence. He made my daughter feel very comfortable and well informed. Clearly knows his stuff! Thank you so much

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-11-2018
Very efficient appointment, gave us enough detail to not confuse and delivered it in good bedside manner. Very friendly manner with my children and talked to them as he assessed my daughter.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-11-2018
Doctor Sridharan has been so reassuring and detailed about the concern I have with my baby boy. He takes the time to explain , I am ver happy. I go home feeling better and I had the chance to ask everything I wanted.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-11-2018
Clear communication and very empathetic towards my daughter. Made the consultation less daunting and even entertaining. We left with a very clear picture of what is going on. Such a pleasure to meet such a competent and professional cardiologist that is passionate about children.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-11-2018
Excellent and friendly Dr who answered all questions and doubts and reassured us the whole way through the process. The experience was as stress free as possible given the situation thanks to our wonderful Dr. I would highly recommend to anyone needing a cardiologist.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-11-2018
We received an extremely professional and attentive care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-11-2018
Excellent with the children, makes them instantly feel comfortable and it is refreshing to see your children look forward to coming to what could be a difficult appointment. Thorough explanation provided of my sons condition and I would highly recommend Dr Sridharan.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-11-2018
Dr Sridharan was really thorough and reassuring, explaining exactly what was happening and building my daughter’s trust.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-11-2018
There are good doctors and then there are GOOD doctors. Dr Sridharan was not only knowledgeable and professional but also so genial and warm with it that a nervous 10 year old and two nervous parents felt at ease within minutes. The consultation and examination were thorough yet never rushed or awkward. The opinion was thoughtful and considered, and addressed all the necessary issues, allowing us to move forward with our daughter’s diagnosis and treatment. I cannot recommend Dr Sridharan highly enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-11-2018
Dr Shankar was kind, thorough and knowledgable.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-11-2018
I felt we were in extraordinary care with Dr. Sridharan. First of all, he called me on the phone when he got the referral, and empathised with how difficult a situation we must feel we’re in. That in and of itself was differentiated and made me feel we were in the care of someone who was deeply caring. When we came in to see him, he played with our little girl, made her feel comfortable, gave her stickers, giggled with her. He was able to put her (and all of us) at ease despite a challenging situation. We are very grateful to him for the support.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-11-2018
Really good and efficient service. Appreciated how the doctor was my my kid.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-11-2018
Excellent with the children, makes them instantly feel comfortable and it is refreshing to see your children look forward to coming to what could be a difficult appointment. Thorough explanation provided of my sons condition and I would highly recommend Dr Sridharan.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-10-2018
My experience with Dr Shridharan has always been extremely positive, he is patient, excellent with my three year old and incredibly knowledgable. During each appointment I have felt reassured that my son is getting the best possible care and that no stone is left unturned. I would highly recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-10-2018
I can recommend Dr Sridharan. He examined our daughter very carefully and thoroughly and explained the results of the check up to me in detail.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-10-2018
Dr Sridharan is extremely thorough and experienced. He also has a wonderful way with patients. He made my 12 year old feel totally relaxed and at ease with a process that could otherwise be a little stressful. Highly recommend him!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-10-2018
Dr Sridharan was extremely helpful and put my mind at rest for what was quite a nerve-wracking appointment. He was so professional and explained everything to me in a way I could understand. I would wholly recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-10-2018
A very thorough and personable doctor. Really friendly and great with babies.

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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