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D'Silva, Andrew – consultant cardiologist and honorary senior clinical lecturer

 

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andrew-dsilva

Contacts

Secretary: Shadaine Douglas
Secretary tel: 020 7188 7188 ext 58408
Email: shadaine.douglas@gstt.nhs.uk 

Area of expertise: heart failure, heart muscle diseases and cardiac imaging

  • Biography

    Dr Andrew D'Silva is a consultant cardiologist and honorary senior clinical lecturer at Guy's and St Thomas'. His areas of expertise include heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation, inherited cardiac conditions, heart muscle diseases, advanced heart failure therapies, cardiovascular imaging, sports cardiology, general medicine and medical education.

    Andrew has accredited training in cardiac MRI (level III), cardiac CT (level II) and transthoracic echocardiography. He has extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He was a frequent lecturer and module lead for the St George's, University of London Sports Cardiology MSc and supervised a number of MSc students. He is an instructor and medical director on Advanced Life Support Courses and developed the first two Kent, Surrey and Sussex cardiology simulation training courses.

  • Education and training

    Andrew graduated from the Royal Free and University College London Medical School, with distinction in 2007. He also undertook an intercalated BSc in Molecular Medicine for which he received 1st class honours and commendation on the Dean's List. He completed core medical training in hospitals across London and Essex, becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2010.

    He undertook cardiology specialty training across London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex including experience at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton; St George’s Hospital, Tooting; Harefield Hospital, Uxbridge and Barts Heart Centre. He gained experience in advanced heart failure including mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation at Harefield Hospital and experience in Cardio-Oncology at Barts Heart Centre.

    He completed his PhD at the Centre for Inherited Cardiac Conditions and Sports Cardiology at St George's, University of London in 2020, initially supported by Cardiac Risk in the Young and subsequently achieved a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship award. He studied cardiovascular remodelling responses in novice marathon runners using multi-modality cardiovascular imaging and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. He has presented his findings internationally and has published work relating to sudden cardiac death in athletes, sports cardiology, cardiomyopathies and cardiovascular imaging in addition to contributing a number of textbook chapters on these topics.
  • Specialist interests

    • Heart Failure
    • Cardiac rehabilitation (lead)
    • Cardiac imaging

    • Inherited cardiac conditions

    • Heart muscle diseases

    • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing

    • Cardio-Oncology

    • Advanced heart failure therapies

    • Medical education

  • Awards

    Andrew graduated from the Royal Free and University College London Medical School, with distinction in 2007. 

    Intercalated BSc in Molecular Medicine for which he received 1st class honours and commendation on the Dean’s List in 2004.

    BHF Clinical research training fellowship award FS/15/27/31465 (2015)