Specialty
Surgery
Cardiology (heart)
Spoken Languages
English
Gujarati
Swahili
Hindi

Biography

Mr 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 specialised in cardiothoracic surgery in 2001 when he took up the post of research fellow in cardiothoracic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio where he undertook research towards his thesis. 

In 2004, he returned to the UK as a specialist registrar and in 2009 he became a consultant in cardiac surgery at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

Mr Bhudia joined the Trust in early 2016, working at Harefield Hospital as a locum consultant in cardiac surgery.

Areas of expertise

Mr Bhudia is a cardiac surgeon with clinical expertise in:

  • reparative valvular surgery
  • surgery of the major aorta
  • total arterial revascularization
  • minimal access surgery
  • atrial fibrillation surgery
  • arrhythmia surgery.

Research interests

Mr Bhudia’s research interests include team working, human factors and cardiac modelling.  He has been co-investigator in phase II clinical trial investigating red blood cell washing and acute kidney injury in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

He was the principal investigator in two portfolio studies funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) covering the effect of remote ischaemic preconditioning on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting and the impact of two blood transfusion threshold levels following cardiac surgery.

Teaching

Mr Bhudia was the cardiovascular module leader for Warwick Medical School Undergraduate Course and in 2013 was appointed as the block leader for the heart, lung and blood block.  He is also:

  • an assigned educational supervisor and sits on the annual review of the Competence Progression Committee for the West Midlands Cardiothoracic Surgery rotation
  • co-organiser and faculty member of Birmingham basic surgical skills course
  • designated medical supervisor of advanced nurse practitioners undertaking the independent and supplementary prescribing course at Birmingham City University.

Private patient referral

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