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Dr Catriona Bhagra

Consultant cardiologist at Addenbrooke’s and Royal Papworth hospitals

I was appointed as a consultant cardiologist in 2016, a joint appointment between CUH and Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Catriona Bhagra

My current role

I am clinical lead for heart failure at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. I also contribute to the maternal cardiology service at the Rosie Hospital, as part of the pregnancy heart team.

At Royal Papworth Hospital, I work within the adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) team, and report cardiac MRI.

Previous history

I completed my undergraduate medical training at the University of Glasgow, with first class honours in my intercalated BSc (Med Sci) in cardiovascular clinical medicine.

I did post graduate training in general medicine in the West of Scotland, followed up by a two-year period of cardiology research in Christchurch, New Zealand. I was awarded a doctorate of medicine (MD) by the University of Glasgow for my thesis on Neutrophil derived enzymes in acute ST elevation myocardial infarction.

I undertook further training in advanced heart failure and transplantation at the Golden Jubilee Hospital, Glasgow prior to higher specialist training in the Northern Deanery.

Subspecialty training in heart failure, cardiac MRI and ACHD was based at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, with a further period of subspecialty fellowship in ACHD and maternal cardiology in Toronto, Canada.

Memberships and accreditations

  • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance – Level 3 accreditation
  • UK Maternal Cardiology Society - Councillor
  • British Society for Heart Failure
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • General Medical Council

Personal interests

Outside of work I have my hands full looking after my family. I enjoy sport, and have completed the London and New York marathons.