Dr Sujay Chandran

Consultant Cardiologist

MBBS, BSc, MRCP (London), MD (Res), CCST (Cardiology)

Personal profile

I am a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist practicing at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Sussex County Hospital NHS Trust. I am trained in all aspects of adult cardiology with a special interest in complex coronary intervention, intravascular imaging and structural heart disease.

I was educated at Westminster School and subsequently qualified as a doctor from St George's Hospital Medical School, London, in 2006. I was awarded an intercalated BSc for original genetics research and a merit prize in clinical medicine during my medical training. I entered specialist training in cardiology, where I rotated through a series of prestigious posts in London and on the South Coast. I was successfully awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD Res) in recognition of my research at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. I subsequently completed subspecialty training in coronary intervention at the Royal Sussex County and St Thomas' hospitals.

After completing my training, I was offered an extremely prestigious, fully-funded interventional fellowship at McMaster University, Canada. During my fellowship, I was trained specifically in chronic total occlusions and percutaneous mitral valve intervention (mitraclip).

I treat patients with a variety of symptoms, including chest pain, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia palpitations, breathlessness and blackouts. I organise and perform numerous investigations including ECGs, ambulatory ECG monitoring, echocardiograms, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI as required.

I am actively involved in numerous research projects both locally and internationally. I am an investigator for several cardiovascular research trials. Following my fellowship, I have strong links and ongoing projects with McMaster University, a centre world-famous for large cardiovascular trials and landmark publications. To date, I have presented my research internationally, published in high impact journals and written book chapters.

I am passionate about medical education and am an educational and clinical supervisor to a range of junior doctors. I teach medical students from both Brighton Medical School and St George's, University of the Caribbean. I provide educational talks to colleagues and local GPs

Professional Memberships

  • British Cardiac Intervention Society (BCIS)
  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervention (EAPCI)
  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)

Clinical Interests

As an interventional cardiologist, I have performed well over 1,000 percutaneous coronary interventions. I undertake detailed intracoronary imaging (optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound) and physiological assessments (pressure wire) to guide my decision making and have experience and dedicated training in complex percutaneous coronary interventions including chronic total occlusions, bifurcations and rotational atherectomy. In addition, I have expertise in optical coherence tomography (OCT) from my post-doctoral research which involved investigating the molecular mechanisms contributing to patients having acute heart attacks.

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