Dr Nitha Naqvi is a consultant paediatric cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital, where she treats private and NHS patients.

Dr Naqvi studied medicine at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Medical School (now part of King’s College London). During this time, she also obtained a first class honours bachelor’s degree, then completed her MBBS degree in 1995 and was awarded honours in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Dr Naqvi trained in adult cardiology, then completed general paediatric training in London and Birmingham. Her training covered general paediatrics, neonatology, paediatric oncology, and paediatric intensive care. She has a master’s from the Institute of Child Health in London. In 2000, she completed her paediatric cardiology training at Guy’s Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Royal Brompton Hospital.

Dr Naqvi has been working as a consultant at Royal Brompton Hospital since 2011. During her career, she has won a number of national prizes, including the British Congenital Cardiac Association prize for research and a Royal Society of Medicine prize for paediatrics.

Clinical expertise

Dr Nitha Naqvi cares for babies and children with all types of heart conditions including congenital heart disease. She is director of the paediatric cardiac network at Royal Brompton Hospital, and is the lead of the paediatric aortopathy service.

Dr Naqvi has a special interest in congenital echocardiography and has been awarded the European Cardiovascular Imaging Accreditation.

Research interests

Dr Nitha Naqvi has a number of research interests, including:

  • speckle tracking
  • echocardiography
  • fitness to fly in children with congenital heart disease
  • 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

Her research has been published and presented around the globe.


She has published the results of her research in a number of peer-reviewed journals. Furthermore she has presented her research internationally – including at two world congresses in paediatric cardiology at Cape Town, South Africa and Cairns, Australia.


Dr Naqvi has an established reputation in post-graduate teaching. She runs regular courses in congenital echocardiography, which attracts national and international audiences.

She teaches internationally, particularly on paediatric echocardiography.