Dr Beverly Tsai-GoodmanMD FRCP PG Cert Med Ed

Consultant paediatric and fetal cardiologist

Biography

Dr Beverly Tsai-Goodman studied medicine at the University of Bristol, where she was awarded a doctorate in 2004. She continued her training in paediatric cardiology in Bristol.

She also spent 15 months at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. During this time, she trained in cardiac MRI, echocardiography and fetal cardiology.

From 2004 to 2014, Dr Tasi-Goodman was the leading cardiologist for the Barth Syndrome Specialist Services in Bristol.

Dr Tsai-Goodman is a consultant paediatric and fetal cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital.

She is currently studying for a master’s (MSc) degree in genomics medicine at Imperial College London. Her aim is to combine her expertise in paediatric and fetal cardiology with the latest in human genomics.

Clinical expertise

Dr Beverly Tsai-Goodman is an expert in heart conditions in unborn babies, babies and children.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • diagnosing congenital heart disease (CHD)
  • working with obstetricians and obstetrics ultrasonographers to improve recognition of CHD early
  • managing CHD in patients from before birth to young adulthood
  • detecting abnormalities in fetal hearts as early as 15-16 gestation
  • managing newborn infants and children with congenital heart defects
  • looking after male paediatric patients with CHD

Dr Tsai-Goodman has been a member of the fetal cardiac subcommittee for the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Program (FSAP). This group puts together the national guidelines on fetal cardiac screening. She has also helped write the cardiac part of the consensus statement for patients with 22q11, supported by the MAX appeal.

Publications

Dr Tsai-Goodman has been lead on a variety of research projects, and has published the results of her research in several peer-reviewed journals. This includes using MRI in assessing fetal circulation to develop a non-invasive tool to track cardiac output in newborns.

Teaching

Dr Tsai-Goodman has a postgraduate certificate in medical education (PG Cert Med Ed). She convenes the ‘Echocardiography for Neonatologists’ course each year. This is a two-day practical course which sees delegates attend from many countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and across Europe.

She has delivered this course in St Kitts and plans to expand it to the rest of the Caribbean, as well as the Middle East. She has also delivered practical training, lectures and live scans at local and national levels.

Locations

Royal Brompton Hospital

Wimpole Street

Languages spoken

English, German, Chinese (Basic)