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Cardiovascular specialties

Treating problems of the heart or blood vessels

Our services are split into the following specialties:

Cardiac (heart) surgery unit

Clinical lead: Vassilios Avolnitis
Service manager: Veronica Pagliarani
Matron: Bronagh James

The cardiovascular surgery unit is based at St Thomas' and delivers services for all heart conditions.


Clinical lead: Gerry Carr-White
Deputy general manager: Alex Terry
Matrons: Helen Chan

Cardiology is a medical specialty that deals with disorders of the heart. Our cardiology service at Guy's and St Thomas' is made up of the sub-specialities listed below:

Vascular surgery

Clinical lead: Stephen Black
Deputy general manager: Aaron Horner

The vascular surgery department treats arterial, venous and lymphatic disease. It has a number of sub-specialities, listed below:

    • aortic dissection
    • aortic aneurysms
    • thoracoabdominal aneurysms
    • carotid artery disease
    • peripheral vascular disease
    • varicose veins
    • deep venous disease
    • lymphoedema
    • arteriovenous malformations
    • diabetic vascular disease