Dr Victoria Sheward studied medicine at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Medical School, graduating in 2003. During this time, she also gained honours in an intercalculated BSc in clinical and molecular endocrinology. In 2007, she became a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and in 2010, achieved a distinction in an MSc in advanced paediatrics from University College London.
She did her national grid training in paediatric intensive care medicine at Evelina Children's Hospital, London. She also went to Australia, working in a paediatric intensive care unit, and completing a fellowship in paediatric retrieval medicine in Sydney.
Whilst at Evelina Children's Hospital, London, Dr Sheward completed anaesthetic training and followed this with a fellowship in cardiac intensive care at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). She was a locum consultant there in paediatric intensive care before leaving and joining the Trust.
Areas of expertise
Dr Sheward is a consultant in paediatric intensive care, based at Royal Brompton Hospital. She has a clinical interest in the management of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Dr Sheward's research interests include the ongoing development and improvement of the management of children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Dr Sheward visits Sri Lanka each year with a team to perform cardiac operations. They perform up to 20 operations during this time on children in rural areas, and also teach local staff on how best to care for them postoperatively.