Sabiha initiated her career with a BSc degree in Physiology/Pharmacology at University College London for which she was awarded a 1st Class Honours. Following on, she completed her undergraduate medical training at Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ School of Medicine, London in 2004. After completing her junior medical training as a doctor, she obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007.
Subsequently, Sabiha was appointed as a Specialist training registrar in cardiology and has completed 5 years of specialist training in London with sub-specialisation in advanced echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). She obtained her Certificate of specialist training in Cardiology and General (internal) Medicine in October 2016. Sabiha has level III accreditation in CMR (EACVI) and is accredited in echocardiography by the British Society of Echocardiography. She completed 3 years of her PhD research training involving echocardiography and inherited cardiac diseases.
Sabiha won several awards and prizes for her research including the Hinchliffe Award for the most successful CRY research fellow of the year. After completing her PhD and specialist training, Sabiha embarked on a 12-month fellowship training in cardiac MRI at Royal Brompton Hospital and subsequently worked as a Consultant Cardiologist in the unit. Sabiha went on to work as a Consultant Cardiologist at Lister Hospital, Hertfordshire for 2 years and also continued her CMR work in paediatric cardiomyopathies at the Brompton Hospital. Sabiha currently works full time at the Royal Brompton Hospital in Inherited cardiac conditions and runs a Sports Cardiology Service.
Sabiha is also actively involved with teaching in her field at local, regional, national and international level. Sabiha is also the Deputy Editor for the EHJ-Case Reports in charge of training and education and the Section Editor for the EAPC sports cardiology quizzes.
Sabiha continues her work as a CRY Cardiologist and is an active member of the CRY pre-participation screening programme in athletes. She has successfully published her work on mechanisms in Left ventricular Hypertrabeculation in Circulation journal. Her other peer-reviewed publications include work relating to Left ventricular hypertrabeculation in Athletes published in Heart, and ECG guidelines in athletes, published in European Heart Journal and recently aortic dimension in athletes in Heart. She also co-authored a land-mark study on cardiac screening in adolescent athletes in the NEJM. She has presented in several plenary sessions at the ESC, EuroEcho, EuroPrevent and ACC.