Professor Babu Kunadian


MBBS, MD, FRCP (London), MA Clin Ed

GMC number: 5205826

Practising since: 1999


Cardiology, General (internal) Medicine

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Professor  Babu Kunadian is a Consultant General and Interventional Cardiologist at Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital, Chester. 

Professor Kunadian has a sub-speciality interest in interventional cardiology based at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital as well as the Countess of Chester Hospital. He was appointed in April 2013 and has experience in all areas of cardiology.

Professor  Kunadian trained on the Mersey Cardiology Programme following the completion of his research doctorate in Newcastle University. He had cardiology training in London Chest Hospital and Northern Deanery and has done an Interventional Cardiology PCI Fellowship at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, in Canada (2012-2013).

Professor  Kunadian has completed MA in Clinical Education at Edge Hill University. He has completed Oxford Executive Leadership Programme at the Oxford University and 2-year Clinical Leadership Programme organised by Countess of Chester Hospitals. Professor  Kunadian is accredited in Cardiac CT by the British Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography.

Patients treated.

 Ischaemic Heart disease

  • Chest pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Heart attack
  • Angina
  • Heart failure
  • Atherosclerosis
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Palpitations, irregular heartbeats, heart racing, missing a beat.
  • Dizziness
  • Blackouts/Syncope
  • Breathlessness
  • Fatigue, and other symptoms secondary to abnormal heart rhythms
  • No symptoms, but a concerning heart rhythm diagnosis.
  • Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke, Atrial flutter
  • Supra-Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolf Parkinson White
  • Ventricular Ectopy and Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Bradycardia and Heart block 
  • Heart Valve Disease - Aortic and Mitral valve disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiac screening
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Preventive cardiology

Other interests

Professor Babu Kunadian also has an interest in the following areas:

  • General adult cardiology
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Heart valve disease
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting
  • Coronary angiography
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Coronary CT
  • Echocardiogram
  • Angiography
  • Artery Assessment
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Babu Kunadian at Nuffield Health

  • Echocardiogram
  • Angiography
  • Artery Assessment
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

Locations Professor Babu Kunadian works with

Related experience


  • Professor  Babu Kunadian has carried out clinical research in the setting of acute myocardial infarction, which has led to obtaining his academic MD degree at Newcastle University United Kingdom. His research work has led to publications in 29-peer reviewed journals (17 first author) including the Lancet, BMJ, AHJ, CCI, IJC and the Heart journals. He has 39 abstract presentations (24 first author) at major cardiology scientific sessions.

    Impact of Research: PCI quality assessments programme in the UK - His research group was the first group (him as first authour) to publish individual PCI operator outcomes in the UK. Since then, this method and model has been adopted by the British BCIS for reporting individual and hospital outcomes. Such metrics have been of major clinical and policy interest in the UK. His skills in database construction, funnel plots and other statistical techniques, are utilised as advisor to British Cardiac Interventional Society for clinician/ surgical performance metrics.


  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions

Other posts held

  • Clinical Director of Diagnostics and Clinical Services at Countess of Chester Hospital.
  • Honorary Professor Chester Medical School, University of Chester

Insurers Professor Babu Kunadian works with

Professor Babu Kunadian works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • WPA
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Professor Babu Kunadian does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Babu Kunadian does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Babu Kunadian does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.