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Professor Shakeel Ahmed Qureshi

Professor Shakeel Ahmed Qureshi


Consultant paediatric cardiologist

Specialises in maternal and fetal medicine offering specialist pregnancy diagnostics and care services.


Professor Shakeel Qureshi is a consultant paediatric cardiologist at Evelina London.

He trained in children’s heart services at Harefield, Guy’s and Liverpool Hospitals. Professor Shakeel Qureshi was first appointed consultant at Liverpool in 1987 and consultant paediatric cardiologist/senior lecturer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in 1988.

In 2022 he was recognised in the New Year Honours list, and was granted a Knight Bachelor for his services to paediatric cardiology and charity.

A CQC inspector and adviser since 2015, among his awards are the PICS USA Outstanding Achievement award and one of the highest civilian awards (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) from the Pakistan government for helping to develop paediatric cardiology there.

He is Chairman of 4 Peace of Mind, a charity that is committed to raising and delivering aid to the worst hit communities affected by natural disasters. He also works pro bono and is Chairman of the medical board for the charity Chain of Hope, operating on sick children both in the UK and abroad, and training teams of doctors in less developed countries.

As well as travelling and teaching interventions all over the world, he also enjoys golf and cricket.


  • Congenital heart disease.
  • Heart defects, atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular septal defect (VSD), and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).

Procedures/ treatments

  • All variety of interventions in paediatric and adult congenital cardiology, including ballooning of valves and arteries.
  • Device closures in other complex defects as well as some adult structural interventions.
  • Hybrid interventions in paediatric and adult cardiology.

Special/ research interests

Professor Shakeel Qureshi’s achievements include the co-invention of the globally utilised Tyshak balloon catheter which enables patients with heart defects to be treated without open heart surgery.

In 2013, he developed the paravalvar leak device, which allows specialist doctors to treat leaky valves. He has been at the forefront of evaluating interventional techniques and devices for treating congenital heart disease. He is co-director of Congenital and Structural Interventions’ (CSI) annual course in Frankfurt, Germany.

Membership of professional bodies

  • British Cardiac Society.
  • British Paediatric Cardiac Association.
  • British Paediatric Association.
  • British Medical Association.
  • Association of European Paediatric Cardiologists.
  • Association of European Paediatric Cardiology.
  • Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).
  • British Congenital Cardiac Association.
  • Association of European Paediatric Cardiologists.


Evelina London.

Language(s)English, Punjabi (conversational), Urdu