Dr Rakesh Sharma

Dr Rakesh Sharma

BSC, MB BS, MRCP, PHD

Cardiology

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1 specialist

24 years of experience
14 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

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5
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4.95
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Excellent doctor. Willing to go into as much detail as I required.“
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Subspecialties

  • Electrophysiology
  • General Medicine
  • Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4208321
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    655 reviews

    About

    Dr Rakesh Sharma is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital and Cardiology Lead for Cardiac Sarcoidosis. 

    He qualified in 1995 with triple honours from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School (now part of King’s College
    London) and was Proxime Accesit to the University of London Gold Medal. He underwent postgraduate training at tertiary centres in London. 

    Dr Sharma was awarded a British Heart Foundation fellowship to study his PhD in cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. For his research, he won the Young Investigator Prize at the American Heart Association. 

    He has specialist expertise in: 

    · heart failure 

    · advanced pacing (including the implantation of biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators

    · cardiac sarcoidosis 

    · cardio-oncology. 

    Research interests 

    Dr Rakesh Sharma has an active research programme in cardiac sarcoidosis, heart failure and complex device therapy. 

    Publications 

    Dr Rakesh Sharma is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, including original papers, reviews, editorials, abstracts and book chapters.  

    Teaching 

    Dr Rakesh Sharma is a regular speaker at national and international conferences.


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    Special interests

    • Heart failure
    • Advanced pacing (including the implantation of biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators)
    • Cardiac sarcoidosis
    • Cardio-oncology
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB BS 1995 University of London

    Specialist Register entry date

    Cardiology From 06 Oct 2006

    General (internal) medicine From 06 Oct 2006

     

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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    3/20
    Coronary Artery Disease
    3/20
    Cardiology
    2/20
    Echocardiogram
    2/20
    Ventricular Fibrillation
    2/20
    24 hour blood pressure monitor
    1/20
    Cardiac Investigations
    1/20
    Cardiac Rehabilitation
    1/20
    Cardiology Consultation
    1/20
    Family history of heart problems
    1/20
    Heart check-up
    1/20
    High Cholesterol
    1/20
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Echocardiogram Cardiac Investigations Cardiology
    Excellent doctor. Willing to go into as much detail as I required.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) Ventricular Fibrillation Cardiac Rehabilitation
    I have been under Dr Sharma for almost 6 years and he is consistently, helpful, pro-active and caring. Very easy to engage with, he explains things really clearly. Helped stabilise my heart condition for which I am eternally grateful.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Coronary Artery Disease Cardiology Consultation
    Rakesh Sharma is a charming fellow and inspires absolute confidence at all times. He instinctively knows that what might be a fairly ordinary medical issue will be far more serious in the mind and emotions of the patient - as a result, he takes the time to ensure a complete understanding, answers any and all questions patiently, and provides the reassurance we need. I have never felt more confident of any medical practitioner.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) Coronary Artery Disease 24 hour blood pressure monitor
    I've found Dr Sharma to be thorough, caring, clear and, of course, highly skilled. He is also a very pleasant and open person to meet. Highly recommended by me!
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Sharma is extremely skilled in judging the intellectual and emotional acuity of his patient and calibrates discussion and explanations extremely well as a result. of course, he is self-evidently a leading expert in his field which adds to the sense of confidence one feels when in his care.
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    Patient seen for:
    Echocardiogram
    Always efficient service from all members of staff and clean premises. Dr Sharma has helped me enourmously in the past and is always thorough, calm and polite in explaining everything during my yearly consultations.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Heart check-up
    I had a 30min heart check-up session with Dr Sharma which I would rate as excellent for the following reasons: 1. he made himself available to meet me on a Saturday morning to match my schedule 2. the practice and facilities are excellent in terms of courtesy, cleanliness and testing equipment 3. Dr Sharma was very professional and clear throughout the visit 4. 4x follow-up test were organised for me, one on the same day and three on the next business day 5. all the treatments were covered by my BUPA policy which Dr Sharma is affiliated with ...so overall a great experience!
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Cardiology
    I have complete confidence in dr Sharma. A true professional and his support team are amazing . It makes a huge difference when you can easily call his secretary and she contacts him for answers immediately
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    Patient seen for:
    Family history of heart problems
    Dr Sharma is kindness personified. He has a quiet but very knowledgable manner. He always does his best to reassure me and senses when I am worried. I am extremely fortunate to have him looking after my cardiac problems. I would recommend him unreservedly.
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    (5/5)
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    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ventricular Fibrillation
    Dr Sharma exudes quiet confidence which is obviously well founded. His analysis of my condition was prompt without being hurried and left me with the important sentiment that I was in more than competent hands. My left chest attests to the fact that his surgical skills are impeccable.
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Cholesterol
    Very professional and thorough
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Coronary Artery Disease
    Great experience and advice.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Sharma has been extremely helpful and has helped me keep my blood pressure under control during a arduous chemotherapy programme over the last eight months. He is very responsive to email communication and equally is his PA is immensely helpful. He has a very positive manner in personal meetings.
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    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    My husband, who has a very complex history, has been looked after by Dr Sharma for many years. I attend appointments with him and my experience is that he is an excellent diagnostician and is always kind, patient and explains with great clarity. He never makes you feel rushed and is supported by an outstanding secretarial team. We feel privileged to be looked after by him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Would spend the time to explain and show what is going on with your heart symptoms.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I have been seeing Dr Sharma for over a year now and could not be more pleased with the care I have received. Not only from him, but from his staff and colleagues as well. Dr Sharma made what could have been a rather daunting experience - investigation that eventually led to a PFO closure procedure - a rather good one. I have learned a great deal from him and have always found him to be very generous with his time. Highly recommend.
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Excellent and caring physician and first class cardiologist. He has looked after me for several years and is highly recommended
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    (5/5)
    👍👍👍👍👍
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
    Very nice calm polite and he explained clearly what was going on
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
    Perfect
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Cardiology

    Mr Vik Veer
    Mr Vik Veer
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    03-10-2019

    Excellent cardiologist, and works so hard for every patient. Very polite and clearly knows his stuff. All my patients have been extremely happy seeing him. He makes sure he answers your question, and gives objective, evidenced based judgements.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Fibrillation, Pulmonary Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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