Marina Hughes

Dr Marina Hughes is a paediatric cardiologist, with a special interest in non-invasive imaging. Having trained in the UK and Australia, she is currently the clinical lead for the Cardiac MRI service at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

I am part of a highly motivated clinical and academic team that are constantly developing safer, more detailed, and more accurate ways of imaging, to help give the best decision support for the patients in our care.  

Dr Marina Hughes


  • adult and paediatric congenital cardiology
  • cardiomyopathy


Qualifications and training

2000 FRACP – Paediatric Cardiology Royal Australian College of Physicians
1999 FRACP – Paediatrics Royal Australian College of Physicians
1995  MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 
1994 D. Phil. (Clinical Medicine) Magdalen College, Oxford University
1990 M.B.B.S. University of Western Australia

Research interests

Recent publications

Ntsinjana H,Hughes ML, Taylor AM. The Role of CMR in Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease. Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic resonance imaging. In Press.
Hughes ML, Tsang VT, Kostolny M, Muthurangu V, Taylor AM, Brown K. Lessons from inter-stage cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in predicting survival for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Cardiology in the Young 2011 May 31:1-8
Hughes ML, Muthurangu V, Taylor AM. Cardiovascular MR imaging – Indications, techniques and protocols. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology 2010; 28:3-10

Current research projects

  • The clinical correlates of systemic right ventricular function in adults with transposition of the great arteries late after Senning or Mustard surgery.
  • Long term outcomes for patients with Tetralogy of Fallot.
  • Anthracyline-related cardiomyopathy. 


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