Shankar Sridharan

Dr Shankar Sridharan

Dr Shankar Sridharan is a Consultant Fetal and Paediatric Cardiologist. He is the Cardiac Network Lead for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and is focused upon improving fetal and paediatric cardiac care.

Dr Sridharan has worked at GOSH since 2001 and has completed two years of formal sub-specialty training in fetal cardiology. He is also a visiting Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist for Whipps Cross Hospital and The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel.

Areas of expertise

  • paediatric cardiology
  • fetal cardiology
  • echocardiography
  • heart murmurs


He specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of all types of heart disease affecting babies, children and teenagers, including hole 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 for assessment following the suspicion of heart disease, from either clinical signs such as a murmur or cyanosis (blueness), or due to symptoms such as breathlessness or poor weight gain. A family history of heart problems in siblings or relatives is also often a reason for review.

Many heart problems in babies and children may be managed as an outpatient without the need for interventional procedures or cardiac surgery.

If these are required, Dr Sridharan works with an excellent team as part of his paediatric cardiac practice. The care plan created will provide direct access to the best paediatric interventional and surgical doctors in the country.


  • 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)

Research Interests

  • remote detection of prenatal myocardial injury
  • prospective, multi-center, interventional study (Kings College Hospital, St Georges Hospital and Birmingham Women's Hospital)

Membership of professional bodies and societies

Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Optimising imaging after coarctation stenting: The clinical utility of Multi-Detector Computer Tomography Catheter Cardiovascular Interv. 2005 Nov; 66(3): 420-3.


Power Doppler three-dimensional visualisation of aortic arch interruption in fetal life. Heart. 2010 August; 96 (15): 1190

Late donor cardiectomy after paediatric heterotopic cardiac transplantation. Lancet. 2009 August 1; 374 (9867): 387-92

Premature constriction of the fetal ductus arteriosus following maternal consumption camomile tea Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. March 2009. (Letter to-the-Editor)

Timing of removal of pacing wires following paediatric cardiac surgery. Cardiol Young. 2007.

Images in Cardiovascular Medicine-Transcatheter Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Intervention: The Risk to the Coronary Circulation. Circulation. 2006 June 27; 113(25): e 93-5

Physiological and Clinical Consequences of Relief of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction late after repair of Congenital Heart Defects Circulation. 2006 May 2; 113(17): 2037-44.

Assessment of Differential Branch Pulmonary Blood Flow: A Comparative Study of Phase-Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Radionuclide Lung Perfusion imaging. Heart. 2006 Jul; 92(7): 963-8.


BMA (British Medical Association) Book Awards 2011 (highly commended)

Cardiovascular MRI in Congenital Heart Disease: an Imaging Atlas (hardcover)


Secretary: Caroline Ducker

Phone: 0207 405 9200 Ext 8104