Dr Jason Dungu
BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP, PhD
I am a consultant cardiologist with a private practice at Spire Hartswood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex. I have extensive experience in treating patients with chest pain and ischaemic heart disease, palpitations, valve disease, heart failure and hypertension and perform a wide range of diagnostic investigations including non-invasive stress tests and coronary angiograms.
I graduated from St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College London and trained in cardiology at Hammersmith Hospital. I undertook cardiac MRI training at Royal Brompton hospital in London, where I was later appointed as locum consultant before moving to the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre. I was the first cardiologist with specialised cardiac MRI training in the Essex region. I perform cardiac MRI and complex echocardiography to a high standard with international accreditation in both techniques.
Outside of clinical practice, I have a keen interest in research and regularly collaborate on studies aiming to improve the care of patients with a wide variety of cardiac conditions. I am known for my love of teaching and have received several accolades and prizes for training junior doctors.
I take time to listen to patients in a caring manner and focus on their concerns while managing expectations. I use an individualised and holistic approach to patient care including thorough clinical assessment and careful explanation of the management plan.
My research interest is cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease) and I was awarded a BHF Clinical Research Fellowship in 2009, culminating in the award of a PhD degree. The research project produced several papers and over 30 abstracts. I have presented at major international cardiology conferences in Europe and North America.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Jason Dungu at Spire include:
British Cardiovascular Society
Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
European Society of Cardiology
British Heart Valve Society
European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
Consultant Cardiologist, Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital
I grew up in Billericay and went to school in Brentwood and Chelmsford, so Essex is a special place for me. I am married with two daughters. Outside of work I love sport and am a keen runner, hoping to improve on one sub-4hr marathon. My other interests include photography and travel.