Dr Nav Masani
MB BS, MRCP
I have been a consultant cardiologist for 17 years with experience and specialist expertise in managing heart valve disease, heart failure and cardiomyopathies. I am an expert in the non-invasive investigation and management of coronary heart disease. I am highly specialist in adult congenital heart disease and maternal cardiac disease, involved in running the South Wales regional service. I specialise in general cardiology with specific interests in the investigation and management of heart valve disease, heart failure and specialist expertise in adult congenital heart disease. I am a subspecialty expert in echocardiography with a high national profile and international reputation; this includes leadership and teaching roles based on a high degree of experience and expertise in transthoracic echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography.
Over a 17 year period in the NHS and Private Practice, I have performed over 5,000 transthoracic echocardiograms, 2,500 transoesophageal echocardiograms and 1,500 stress echocardiograms – one of the most experienced practices in the UK.
At Cardiff & Vale University Health Board I am currently: Clinical board director of specialist services; Lead in echocardiography information management & technology committee; Primary/secondary care taskforce representative for the national health wales informatics service: hospital e-referral system project; Board chairman/clinical lead for NHS Wales: neurological diseases national implementation board critically ill national implementation board; Major Trauma Network Clinical Reference Group.
In addition to my clinical work I have held numerous national leadership roles in cardiology and echocardiography, including: Regional Specialty Advisor (Cardiology), Royal College of Physicians (Wales) 2005-2011; Chairman, Specialty Training Committee (Cardiology), Wales College of Medicine 2005-2011; Council, Specialty Advisory Committee (Cardiology), Joint Royal Colleges Postgraduate Training Board, London 2008-2011; British Society of Echocardiography Council, 2001-2013; British Cardiovascular Society, Executive & Council 2009-2011; British Cardiovascular Society, Imaging Council 2009 - date; British Cardiovascular Society, Clinical Standards Committee 2010 - date; I am extremely proud to have been: President, British Society of Echocardiography 2009-2011; Chairman of Education & Training, British Society of Echocardiography 2006-2009.
I have an active role in teaching and training in echocardiography. In addition to delivering over 50 lectures at national conferences over the last 15 years, I am a regular faculty member of the following training courses and conferences: Hammersmith Echocardiography St Georges Hospital, London Transoesophageal Echocardiography Course Cardiff Transoesophageal Course I am honoured to be the only regular international faculty member of the Stellenbosch University Echocardiography conference (SUNecho), Cape Town I am extremely proud to be the Program Director of the Cardiff Echocardiography course, one of the longest running and most successful courses in the UK.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Nav Masani at Spire include:
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MB BS / Guy's Hospital Medical School, University of London / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCP / Royal College Of Physicians (London) / 1990
Fellow of the royal college of physicians is awarded to physicians who have passed the mrcp examination and been nominated for senior status
I am the Clinical Board Director of Specialist Services at Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, with senior clinical leadership responsibility for regional (adult), specialist services that are offered by CAV for patients across South Wales (2013-present).
I have held a number of leadership positions in cardiology at the University Hospital of Wales including Lead in Echocardiography (1999 - present), Lead Cardiologist (2009-11) and Clinical Director of Cardiac Services (2011-13). Leadership roles in external NHS or related organisations are detailed in my Professional section.