Dr Sanjay Banypersad is a Consultant Cardiologist at the East Lancashire NHS Trust where he has been working since 2015 as the Lead for Cardiac Imaging.
Dr Banypersad qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2002, on the background of a Distinction BMedSci (Hons) for his research in thrombosis in 1999 which he presented in the USA. Since then, he has trained in several national centres of excellence, such as the Hammersmith Hospital (2005-06), the Royal Free Hospital (2010-13) and the Heart Hospital (2010-13) in London, as well as Wythenshawe Hospital (2008-09) and Manchester Royal Infirmary (2014-15) more locally. He has also collaborated with the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford (2011-13) whilst working at the University College of London (UCL).
His specialist interests are in all aspects of cardiac imaging, particularly cardiomyopathies following on from his cardiac MRI research work at the UCL National Amyloidosis Centre, which he has presented nationally as well as throughout Europe and the USA since 2010 – he also had the honour of being invited to present directly to HRH The Princess Royal in July 2011 at the Royal Free Hospital.
Dr Banypersad has been honoured with several distinguished international awards, including from the American Heart Association (2013) and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (2014) and continues to be invited to give presentations and chair educational sessions at conferences. He received his MD degree from UCL in 2015 and has over 20 publications to his name in various peer-reviewed medical journals to date.
He regularly assesses patients with chest pains, breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness and blackouts in his clinics. Imaging of the heart is frequently crucial in establishing the diagnosis and Dr. Banypersad regularly performs cardiac MRI, CT coronary angiograms and all aspects of both transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography in his routine clinical practice; he has also authored the only examination book endorsed by the British Society of Echocardiography entitled “Successful Accreditation in Echocardiography” published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2012, which continues to be widely used throughout the UK and Europe.
Throughout, Dr Banypersad has never lost sight of the importance of communicating effectively to all his patients in order that they always leave the consultation with an understanding of their problems and the best way to manage them.