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Dr Mayooran Shanmuganathan

BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP


Clinical Research Fellow / DPhil Student

RESEARCH

My research focuses on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) based biomarkers of myocardial injury. Namely, T1 mapping offers the possibility of needle-free, non-contrast and fast CMR scans with an in-line analysis of pathology. During my DPhil study, I aim to assess T1 mapping’s utility in guiding individualised patient management (precision medicine) and in predicting clinical outcomes. I work closely with the research teams of my 3 supervisors: Professors Vanessa Ferreira, Keith Channon and Stefan Piechnik.  My work involves studying patients recruited in the Oxford Acute Myocardial Infarction (OXAMI) study, where I also perform research into finding new clinical biomarkers from blood samples and invasive coronary artery physiology taken in patients at the time of an acute myocardial infarction.

 

BACKGROUND

I am a qualified clinician with dual accreditation in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine. I qualified with MBBS and BSc (1st class Hons) from Imperial College London in 2008. During my undergraduate training, I was awarded a scholarship from Welcome Trust to attend Harvard Medical School for research training in basic cardiovascular science. I was one of the first trainees nationally to be awarded Academic Foundation Training in 2008 and my work with researchers in Imperial College London resulted in me being short-listed for Young Investigator Award at ‘Artery 2010’ in Italy. I became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in London in 2011. My postgraduate clinical training was in most of the major teaching hospitals in London. I also spent 1 year working at the National Heart and Lung Institute in Imperial College investigating the role of paracrine factors in end-stage heart failure and in Northwick Park Hospital where I helped the conduct of major clinical trials.  I finished my sub-speciality clinical training in Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Devices at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital NHS Trust, where I work as locum consultant cardiologist and continue to collaborate on clinical and research projects. I also play an active role in medical education in training medical students and junior doctors. 

Outside of work, I am actively involved in multiple charitable projects and enjoy playing cricket and travelling the world with my young family.

 

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