Dr Nesan Shanmugam


BSc(Hons) MD(Res) PGCertMedEd FRCP FHFA

GMC number: 4551658

Practising since: 1998



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  • Alternate Wednesdays 5.30pm to 8.30pm
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Dr Shanmugam is a Consultant Cardiologist at St George's University Hospital, London, and holds the position of Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute at St George's University of London.

Dr Shanmugam serves as the Clinical Lead for Heart Failure at St George's Hospital. He also leads the Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy Optimisation Service and oversees the Cardiac Sarcoid services, focusing on the management of this rare inflammatory condition affecting the heart and other organs.

His extensive training includes completion of the South West London Cardiology rotation and specialist cardiology training in April 2013. Dr Shanmugam further developed his expertise through an international fellowship at the National Heart Centre/Duke-NUS Singapore, focusing on Device Therapy and Advanced Cardiac Imaging.

Dr Shanmugam has expertise in general cardiology, echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and heart failure management. He also has a special interest in promoting healthy lifestyle and nutrition for heart disease prevention. He has made significant contributions to numerous national and international peer-reviewed publications.

Dr Shanmugam played a role in the development and establishment of the first national Heart Failure Unit in the UK, in 2016. This unit provides specialised care to admitted patients with heart failure, encompassing nursing, therapy, and cardiology services. Notably, the Heart Failure team received a nomination at the prestigious 2017 British Medical Journal Awards for the Cardiology Team of the Year award.

Dr Shanmugam sees adults only.

Special interests

  • Heart failure, Heart muscle diseases, Coronary & ischaemic heart disease
  • Atrial fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Palpitations
  • Chest pain, Angina, Hypertension, Syncope, Light-headedness, Loss of consciousness
  • Echocardiography, Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment, Cholesterol management

Languages spoken

English, Tamil

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Nesan Shanmugam at Nuffield Health

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Angiography
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • Cardiac catheterisation (coronary angiogram)
  • CT calcium scoring (or cardiac calcium scoring)
  • Coronary Angioplasty (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention or PCI)

Locations Dr Nesan Shanmugam works with

Related experience


  • Heart Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy


  • Fellow of Heart Failure Association Europe
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • British Society of Echocardiography
  • British Society of Heart Failure

Other posts held

  • St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Dr Nesan Shanmugam works with

Dr Nesan Shanmugam works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Dr Nesan Shanmugam does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Nesan Shanmugam does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Nesan Shanmugam does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.