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Sunil K Bhudia qualified in pharmacology with basic medical science at University College London (UCL) in 1994. He continued his medical training at UCL and was awarded his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1996.

He undertook research towards his thesis at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA in 2001. In 2004, he returned to the UK to specialise in cardiothoracic surgery. He became a consultant in cardiac surgery at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in 2009. He was the Clinical Lead from 2012 to 2016.

He joined Harefield Hospital,  Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals in February 2016. He is consultant cardiac surgeon and co-lead for cardiac surgery.

He is an Honorary Associate Clinical Professor at Warwick Medical School. He is a Visiting Professor at Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China.

He has interests in leadership, cutting edge cardiac surgery, virtual reality and mixed reality in cardiac surgery and teaching, human factors, team working and cardiac modelling.

He undertakes charity work in Kenya performing cardiac surgery for conditions where local expertise is lacking.

Areas of expertise

Sunil Bhudia has clinical expertise in:

  • Mitral valve repair and replacement including minimal access
  • Aortic valve replacement and repair including minimal access
  • Aortic root surgery
  • Surgery of ascending aorta, aortic arch and thoracic descending aorta
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (on and off-pump) with interest in total arterial revascularisation
  • Minimal access surgery coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Atrial fibrillation surgery.

Research interests

Sunil Bhudia undertook research fellowship in The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He obtained MD from University of London.

He is clinical supervisor for PhD students at University of Warwick and Imperial College.

He has various peer reviewed publications.


Sunil Bhudia is involved in the undergraduate teaching programme at Warwick Medical School.

He sits on the Cardiothoracic Training committee for London and the Cardiothoracic Specialty Advisory Committee, UK.

He has served as the Clinical Tutor for Society for Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Surgical Tutor for Royal College of Surgeons.

Private patient referral

If you would like to make an appointment with Sunil Bhudia for private care, please contact the RB&HH Specialist care team.