Dr Senthil Kirubakaran is a well-respected consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist based in Portsmouth, specialising in palpitations and cardiac arrhythmias, catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardias (SVT), accessory pathways (WPW) and atrial and ventricular tachycardias alongside pacemaker implantation. He privately practices at the Spire Portsmouth Hospital and Queen Alexandra Hospital. His NHS practice is based at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust at the Queen Alexandra Hospital.
Dr Kirubakaran has an honours degree in Medicine from the University of Manchester (1998) and after being awarded a British Heart Foundation research grant for research in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and atrial fibrillation, he was awarded an MD from the university in 2011. His further training took place at leading cardiac centres in London, following which he went to Milan, Italy, where he undertook specific training in complex arrhythmia management.
Dr Kirubakaran has extensive experience in all aspects of adult general cardiology, however his specific interest and expertise is in assessing and managing patients with abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). His expertise is illustrated in his current clinical practice, where he is the lead for the arrhythmia service at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, where he introduced and developed the ablation service to the Trust in 2014, which now offers a comprehensive service with state of the art technology for patients with cardiac arrhythmias.
Dr Kirubakaran is committed to medical education and knowledge. He introduced a regional Wessex arrhythmia teaching program for doctors, cardiac physiologists and specialist arrhythmia nurses in 2016 and has written book chapters on cardiac arrhythmias and is currently writing a book on the Interpretation of the ECG (Electrocardiogram) for junior doctors.
Dr Kirubakaran's research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals and he is a Principle Investigator for a number of multicentre clinical trials in the field of cardiac arrhythmias and catheter ablation. He is accredited in cardiac electrophysiology from the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examination (IBHRE-CEPS) and has been awarded a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) and Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS).