Dr Venugopalan Poothirikovil (Dr Venu)
MBBS, MD (Paed), MRCP(UK), FRCPCH
I have been a Consultant Paediatrician with expertise in Paediatric Cardiology for the last 20 years, looking after babies, children and adolescents with general paediatric & cardiac problems.
I specialise in the diagnosis and management of children with various cardiac symptoms, at the same time implement a holistic approach that covers general paediatric issues related to allergy, stomach upset, fits and funny turns, growth issues etc.
I look after children and young people with concerns related to heart murmur, bluishness, shortness of breath, recurrent chest infections, chest pain, palpitation, syncope. I also organise screening of children with family history of heart disease including sudden unexpected death. Besides cardiac symptoms, I also have extensive experience in managing other general paediatric issues related to allergy, stomach upset, fits and funny turns, growth issues etc.
I am actively involved in training doctors and other health care professionals.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Venugopalan Poothirikovil (Dr Venu) at Spire include:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital.
MBBS / Trivandrum Medical College, India / 1979
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MD (Paed) / Postgraduate Institute, Chandigarh, India / 1982
MRCP(UK) / Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK / 1994
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK)
FRCPCH / Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) / 1998
Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK)
Lead for Paediatric Cardiology Services, The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton
Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton