Dr Makan trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ qualifying with MBBS and BSc (Hons) in immunology. He developed expertise in pacemaker, defibrillator and biventricular pacemaker implantation and is a certified cardiac device specialist (CCDS) with the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners.He is experienced in dealing with patients with complex heart failure and arrhythmias, having been privileged to work in the cardiac transplant team at Harefield Hospital. He also has an interest in coronary artery disease with expertise in coronary angiography.
Dr Makan joined
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust in December 2011 and has since set up
a brand new complex cardiac device service for Shropshire. He is currently the
Clinical Director of Cardiology for the Trust. He was recently recognised as a
COVID-19 Hero at the Trust for his work during the pandemic.
- Pacemakers, biventricular pacing, defibrillator implants
- Heart failure
- Chest pain/angina
- High blood pressure
- Atrial fibrillation
- Cardioverter defibrillator implantation
- Syncope (blackouts)
- Inherited cardiac conditions
- Sports Cardiology
- Cardiac manifestations of COVID-19
Dr Makan is married and has four children. He lives in Shrewsbury and
outside work, his interests include marathon and half-marathon running and
cricket. Through sport, he has raised money for Cardiac Risk in the Young and
for the Cardiology department at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital. He has featured in the Shropshire Star as
well as participated in local radio interviews.
Dr Makan undertook a period of research from 2003 to 2005 under the supervision
of Professor Sanjay Sharma, a leader in the field of sports cardiology and
inherited cardiac disease. He was funded by Cardiac Risk in the Young, a
charity aimed at increasing awareness and funding research in the prevention
and treatment of conditions that cause sudden cardiac death. He has
published a number of original papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented
at international meetings. He is the author of a chapter in the ABC of Sports Medicine and in the Textbook of
Common Cardiac Conditions. He has recently published abstracts at the British
- International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners
- European Heart Rhythm Association
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Other posts held
- Consultant Cardiologist, Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust
- Honorary Consultant, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
- Honorary Consultant, University Hospital of North Staffordshire
- Cardiac Risk in the Young, former Research Fellow and current Trustee of the Charity
Insurers Dr Jayesh Makan works with
Dr Jayesh Makan works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- Benenden Health
- Exeter Family Friendly
Dr Jayesh Makan does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Dr Jayesh Makan does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Dr Jayesh Makan does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.