Dr Amanda Varnava started her medical training at Oxford University and then qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital with triple honours. Following this she embarked on a training programme at the UK's leading cardiac centres (Royal Brompton Hospital, St George’s Hospital, and Barts and the London Chest Hospital). During her training she completed research into the genetic causes of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She has since gone on to develop a specialist expertise in this field of cardiology and has established the North West London Inherited Cardiac Disease service at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College. She also holds a busy general cardiology post at Watford General Hospital where she manages patients with a wide variety of complaints including chest pain, palpitations and heart failure. She also runs the pregnancy and heart disease service for West Hertfordshire, seeing pregnant women with known or suspected heart disease.
She is also experienced in the evaluation of sports people and preparticipation screening and is the cardiologist for several premiership football teams including West Ham, Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs), Watford and Stoke City Football Clubs.
Dr Varnava has published numerous research papers in the leading cardiology journals and lectures both nationally and at international conferences.