Dr Nitha Naqvi | Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Education

Dr Nitha Naqvi

Consultant paediatric cardiologist
Specialises in paediatric cardiology with a special interest in congenital echocardiography.

Dr Nitha Naqvi, consultant paediatric cardiologist is a specialist in paediatric cardiology for all types of heart conditions. 

Dr Nitha Naqvi studied medicine at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Medical School and then in 1995 went on to complete her MBBS degree and was awarded honours in obstetrics and gynaecology.  

After her training in adult cardiology, she completed her general paediatric training in neonatology, paediatric oncology, and paediatric intensive care. Dr Naqvi went onto train in paediatric cardiology at Royal Brompton Hospital, Guy’s Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

Clinical expertise

Dr Nitha Naqvi specialises in heart problems in babies, children and teenagers, including heart murmurs, chest pain, fainting, congenital heart disease, holes in the heart, Kawasaki’s disease, Marfan’s and Loeys-Dietz syndrome, palpitations, arrhythmia, SVT, ADHD cardiac screening and family screening.  She is the lead of the paediatric aortopathy service and director of the paediatric cardiac network at Royal Brompton Hospital. 

She has been awarded the European Cardiovascular Imaging Accreditation for her work in congenital echocardiography and during her career has won several national prizes including a Royal Society of Medicine prize for paediatrics and the British Congenital Cardiac Association prize for research.

Research interests

Dr Nitha Naqvi’s research has been published and presented around the world and her research interests include echocardiography, speckle tracking22q11.2 deletion syndrome and fitnesstofly in children with congenital heart disease. 


Dr Nitha Naqvi has presented her research internationally at two world congresses in paediatric cardiology at Cape Town, South Africa and Cairns, Australia. Her research has also been published in numerous peer reviewed journals as well as articles in mainstream newspapers.


Dr Nitha Naqvi organises and runs training courses in paediatric congenital echocardiography for both national and international audiences and has an established reputation in post-graduate teaching.