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Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan

Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan

Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan
Honorary consultant cardiologist

Clinical senior lecturer, National Heart
and Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan is an honorary consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, clinical senior lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and an intermediate clinical research fellow at the British Heart Foundation.

Education and background

Dr Babu-Narayan obtained a first class honours BSc degree in Neurosciences (1994) at University College London, before completing her MB BS medical qualification. 

She was awarded the Merit in Clinical Medicine (1998) and the Archibald Ferguson Prize for Personal Qualities in Patient Care (1998). 

In 2001, Dr Babu-Narayan was awarded Membership to the Royal College of Physicians; MRCP (UK) after continuing her adult medicine training in Oxford. During 2005 to 2010, she trained in cardiology at Royal Brompton, Chelsea and Westminster, Great Ormond Street (paediatric cardiology) and the Heart hospitals. 

In January 2012, she was appointed as consultant cardiologist and senior lecturer.

Research interests

Her main research interests include:

  • prevention of sudden death in congenital heart disease 
  • stratifying risk using late gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance 
  • image integration for transcatheter procedures. 


She is also interested in the role CMR imaging plays in deciding when to intervene in congenital heart disease, and using CMR imaging when measuring the outcomes of intervention.

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