Madalina Garbi

Dr Madalina Garbi – President

Dr Madalina Garbi is a consultant cardiologist with special interests in echocardiography & heart valve disease at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.

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B Shah 2

Dr Benoy Shah – Past President

Dr Benoy Shah is a consultant cardiologist at University Hospital Southampton. His subspecialist areas of interest are cardiovascular imaging (specifically echocardiography) and valvular heart disease. 

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J Chambers

professor John Chambers – founding president

Professor John Chambers became a consultant cardiologist in 1991 and was appointed Professor of Clinical Cardiology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 2009. His specialist interests are cardiac imaging and heart valve disease.

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N Briffa

professor Norman Briffa – past president

Professor Norman Briffa is a consultant cardiac surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Reader at the University of Sheffield.

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D Schlosshan


Dr Dominik Schlosshan is a Consultant Cardiologist in cardiac imaging at the Yorkshire Heart Centre in Leeds. He is clinical lead for cardiac imaging and one of the largest valve clinics in the UK.

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L Dobson 2


Dr Laura Dobson is a Consultant Cardiologist with a specialist interest in Echocardiography and Valvular Heart Disease at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester.

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Andrew Marshall


Dr Andrew Marshall is a Consultant Cardiologist at East Sussex Healthcare Trust. His subspecialty interests are in cardiac imaging, heart valve disease and heart failure.

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Neil Cartwright

Mr NEIL CARTWRIGHT – SCTS Representative

Neil Cartwright is a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. His sub-specialist area of interest is mitral valve surgery.

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Carmelia demetrescu

I am a Consultant Clinical Scientist in Cardiology, and Joint Clinical Lead for Diagnostics and Outpatients at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS trust. I have 28 years NHS work experience in advanced echocardiography methodologies, with a specialist interest in valve disease, interventional cardiology, inherited cardiomyopathies, and heart failure.  

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M Buch


Dr Mamta Buch is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist (Structural and Coronary) at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). She was appointed in 2011 and leads the transcatheter heart valve services.

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Vass Vassiliou

Professor Vassilios Vassiliou – Communications Secretary

Prof Vassilios Vassiliou is a Clinical Professor in Cardiac Medicine at the University of East Anglia and an honorary consultant cardiologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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Harriet Hurrell

Dr Harriett Hurrell – Communications Secretary

Dr Harriett Hurrell is a cardiology registrar and currently a Clinical Research Fellow at Guys & St Thomas’ Hospitals in central London.

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N Laskar

Dr Nabila Laskar – BJCA Representative

Dr Nabila Laskar is a cardiology registrar and currently a Clinical Research Fellow at the Barts Heart Centre in central London.

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P Khan

Mrs PAT KHAN – Patient Representative

Patricia Khan is the Council’s patient representative. She had mitral valve repair (Mr James Barnard) at Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester NHS Foundation Trust in 2013.

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P Savill

Dr PETER SAVILL – PCCS Representative

Dr Peter Savill is a community cardiology specialist and clinical lead for the Mid Hampshire and Southampton community cardiology services.

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R Bazneh 2

Mr RICHARD BAZNEH – Society Administrator / Manager

Richard Bazneh has been the BHVS administrator since the Society was founded in 2010. He helps the society with all its administrative activities and the facilitation of its educational meetings and training.

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