Before embarking on a career in medicine, Dr Nitin Shastri studied and worked in research engineering.
He studied medicine at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, graduating in 1999. He studied to become a Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) in 2002 and gained an MSc in clinical paediatrics from the Institute of Child Health in 2005.
He undertook national grid training in paediatric intensive care medicine between 2005 and 2009 in Royal Manchester, Alder Hey and Evelina children’s hospitals, and the completed an ECMO (extra corporeal membrane oxygenation) fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Dr Shastri has worked at Royal Brompton Hospital since 2011, initially as a locum consultant. He gained a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in paediatric intensive care medicine in 2012.
Areas of expertise
Dr Shastri is a consultant at Royal Brompton Hospital with expertise in paediatrics, particularly paediatric intensive care.
His clinical interests include:
- gastroenterology and nutrition for paediatric intensive care patients
- patient and family satisfaction with care provided in the paediatric intensive care unit
- clinical ethics.
Dr Shastri teaches allied health professionals and junior doctors the practical and theoretical aspects of paediatric intensive care at the Trust and at regional and national meetings.
Dr Shastri has written a number of peer-reviewed papers on topics including the influence of birthweight on clinical outcome after neonatal cardiac surgery, pre-cardiac transplant extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and clinical outcomes.