Dr Kanaganayagam was awarded a national scholarship for intercalating a BSc and was invited to undertake a PhD. During his cardiology PhD he was nominated a national young investigator of the year for his research in stem cell biology whilst still a medical student and went on to publish in the top cardiology journals. After graduating with distinction in specialist study, he went on to take up competitive academic placements at St Thomas’ Hospital and then later as an academic registrar at Imperial College London. He has undertaken rotations at the Royal Brompton Hospital, St Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospital for cardiology specialist training.
He has gone on to present work, and lecture at International conferences, national meetings, training days for junior doctors, surgeons and cardiology registrars.