Portsmouth Cardiac Associates
 
Please call us on 023 9236 5010 to discuss your requirements or email info@portsmouthcardiac.co.uk
 
 
 
About Us
 
 
Portsmouth Cardiac Associates (PCA) Limited was formed in 2003 by a group of four Consultant Cardiologists; Dr Richard Jones, Dr Tom Farrell, Dr John Watkins and Dr Neil Andrews. Over the last three years four more consultants have joined the company these being; Dr Mike Stewart, Dr Paul Kalra, Dr Huw Griffiths and Dr Phil Strike. And most recently our 9th doctor Dr Anjana Siva. Along with our Business Manager Julieanne Page that makes a team of 10!
 
Meet the Team
 

Dr Anjana Siva MA MB BChir MRCP PhD

Where qualified and worked
After graduating from Cambridge University in 1991 and undertaking Junior Medical Training at The Royal Free, Guys, St Bartholomews and The Hammersmith Hospitals in London Dr Siva went on to complete Specialist Cardiology Training in the South East Thames Region. During this time she completed a PhD in Molecular Genetics of Ischaemic Heart Disease at Cambridge University in 2002. The Final 3 years of training were spent as a Clinical Lecturer specialising in echocardiography at Kings College Hospital.

Dr Siva was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust in May 2007.

Special interests

Dr Siva has broad experience in general cardiology, cardiac catheterisation and pacemaker implantation.
Her specialist interest is in Echocardiography with extensive experience in specialist echo techniques such as dobutamine stress echo, transoesophageal echo, three dimensional echo and dyssynchrony assessment.

Dr Anjana Siva MA MB BChir MRCP PhD

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Dr John Watkins BSc MB FRCP MRCS

Where qualified and worked
Qualified St Bartholomews Hospital, University of London 1973 After house jobs in London and Jersey, Went on to train in cardiology in Southampton, the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, the University of California (San Diego) and in Oxford, before appointment as consultant cardiologist in Portsmouth in 1984.

Special interests
Special interests are cardiovascular pharmacology and pacemaker therapy.

Dr John Watkins BSc MB FRCP MRCS

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Dr Neil Andrews B Med Sci, BM BS, DM, FRCP

Where qualified and worked
Nottingham University, Bachelor of Medical Sciences, 1984
Nottingham University, Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, 1986
Member of the Royal College of Physicians, 1990
Nottingham University, Doctorate of Medicine, 2001
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, 2003

General Cardiology training at University of Wales Cardiff.
Research at the Cardiology Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
Fellowship in Electrophysiology and Ablation under Dr Eric Prystowsky Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Consultant in Cardiology and Electrophysiology, Portsmouth NHS Trust, appointed 2000.
Honorary Consultant in Cardiology and Electrophysiology, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, appointed 2000.

Special interests

Abnormal Heart Rhythms including: palpitations, blackouts, and irregular heart beats.
Investigation and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.
Ablation of Supraventricular Tachycardias, Atrial Flutter and Ventricular Tachycardia.
Implantation and follow-up of complex Pacemakers including Biventricular Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs).

Dr Neil Andrews B Med Sci, BM BS, DM, FRCP

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Dr Richard A Jones MB BS FRCP

Where qualified and worked

St Mary's Hospital Medical School, University of London 1988
House jobs at St Mary's, London and King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor. 
Trained in Cardiology at the University Hospital of Wales and on the Wessex cardiac rotation based at Jersey, Portsmouth and Southampton.
Consultant Cardiologist at Portsmouth and Haslar since 1999. 

Special interests
Echocardiography and internal heart scanning (transoesophageal echo - TOE), heart valve disease.

Dr Richard A Jones

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Dr Huw Griffiths BSc MB BS (Hons) MRCP MD

Where qualified and worked
Dr Huw Griffiths trained in cardiology at London at St Mary's Hospital, Hillingdon Hospital and the Royal Brompton. This afforded him unique opportunities to work in the Peart-Rose hypertension clinic at St Mary's, the Jane Somerville grown-up congenital heart disease unit and the Derek Gibson echo unit, each at the Brompton. As a consequence, he has wide experience in the management of all aspects of cardiology including angina, hypertension, heart failure, assessment of murmurs, arrhythmias, pacemakers and syncope.

In 1998, the British Heart Foundation awarded Dr Griffiths a major research grant to work in the heart failure research unit of the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College. This led to a number of research publications and an MD degree in 2002.

It was at the Brompton that he developed his interest in angioplasty.
He trained under Professor Ulrich Sigwart who developed coronary stents.
As an interventional fellow at the Brompton, he performed research into the emerging technology of drug eluting stents. He was awarded a certificate of completion of specialist training in 2002.

Dr Griffiths treats patients with every kind of heart and cardiovascular disease and patients with angina who require angioplasty.

Member of: Royal College of Physicians
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
GMC Specialist Register

Special interests
Cardiology
Sub-specialty
Hypertension
Interventional cardiology
Special clinical interests
Drug eluting stents, hypertension

Research interests
Percutaneous coronary intervention

Dr Huw Griffith BSc MB BS (Hons) MRCP MD

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Dr Paul Kalra MA MB BChir MRCP

Where qualified and worked
Dr Paul Kalra graduated in 1992 from Cambridge University.
Having passed MRCP in 1995, he undertook cardiology specialist training in Wessex. He spent two years at the National Heart Lung Institute and Royal Brompton Hospitals, London to further clinical and research interest in chronic heart failure.

Dr Kalra started as Consultant Cardiologist at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust in April 2004. Whilst he has a broad interest in all aspects of general adult cardiology including diagnostic catheterization, pacing, echo (transthoracic and transoesophageal), his sub-specialty interest remains the management of patients with heart failure.

Special interests
He maintains an active research interest and has >50 peer reviewed publications. In addition to local and national collaborative projects, Dr Kalra is the UKs Principle Investigator for an international randomized study evaluating the treatment of anaemia in patients with heart failure.

He is interested in medical education and chairs the cardiology session at regular national CPD meetings for general medical consultants and SpRs. He was co-organiser of the UKs first national Cardio-Renal Conference in 2006. Dr Kalra has recently edited a cardiology text book ‘Specialist Training in Cardiology’ which was Highly Commended in the 2006 BMA Medical Book Competition.

Dr Paul Kalra MA MB BChir MRCP

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Dr Philip Strike MB BS MRCP PhD

Where qualified and worked
St George's Hospital Medical School 1991.
Trained in Cardiology in Southampton, St Bartholomew's Hospital,
The Heart Hospital and The London Chest Hospital.
PhD in Cardiovascular Epidemiology University College London 2001-2004.
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist.

Special interests
Special interests in acute coronary syndromes, angina and coronary stenting procedures.
Primary and secondary coronary prevention and risk factor modification.
General cardiology.

Dr Philip Strike MB BS MRCP PhD

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Dr Tom Farrell MB ChB FRCP

Where qualified and worked
SMH, Haslar, QAH, BUPA Havant and chaly South Wessex Deanary (program director for cardiology in Wessex).

Qualfied: Leicester
Worked: Cardiology trainning (REG and MD research) StGeorge's London,
Senior Registrar Harefield Hospital Middlesex, Royal Free London.

Special interests
Ischaemic heart disease, education and training

Dr Tom Farrell MB ChB FRCP

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Dr Michael Stewart MB ChB MRCP

Where qualified and worked
Dr Stewart took up the post of Consultant Cardiologist in the defence medical services at the Royal Hospital Haslar and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust in September 2003. He has recently left the Royal Navy.

Through training in the Wessex region by appointments to Haslar, Portsmouth and Swindon Hospitals he received extensive training in general medicine and invasive cardiology. Has developed a particular interest in non-invasive cardiac imaging.

Royal College of Physicians, London

Special interests
Cardiac imaging, echocardiography, venous thromboembolic disease.
Cardiac radiology.
Echocardiography.
Cardiology.

Dr Michael Stewart MB ChB MRCP