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Dr Jason Dungu

Dr Jason Dungu

Consultant Cardiologist
BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP, PhD

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Jason Dungu at Spire include:

Other treatments

• Atrial fibrillation
• Coronary artery disease (angina assessment)
• Echocardiography
• Heart failure
• Heart valve disease
• Hypertension
• Palpitations

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Professional profile

Clinic availability: Friday evenings

I am a consultant cardiologist with a private practice at Spire Hartswood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex.

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.

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.

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.


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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Cardiovascular Society
Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
European Society of Cardiology
British Heart Valve Society
European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist, Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital

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Personal Profile

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.

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Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766