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Mr Sunil K. Bhudia


Consultant cardiac surgeon


Education and training

Mr Bhudia qualified in pharmacology with basic medical science at University College London (UCL) in 1994. He continued his medical training at UCL and was awarded his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1996.

He specialised in cardiothoracic surgery in 2001 when he took up the post of research fellow in cardiothoracic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio where he undertook research towards his thesis. 

In 2004, he returned to the UK as a specialist registrar and in 2009 he became a consultant in cardiac surgery at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

Mr Bhudia joined the Trust in early 2016, working at Harefield Hospital as a locum consultant in cardiac surgery.

Clinical expertise

Mr Bhudia is a cardiac surgeon with clinical expertise in:

  • reparative valvular surgery
  • surgery of the major aorta
  • total arterial revascularization
  • minimal access surgery
  • atrial fibrillation surgery
  • arrhythmia surgery.

Research interests


Mr Bhudia’s research interests include team working, human factors and cardiac modeling.  He has been co-investigator in a phase II clinical trial investigating red blood cell washing and acute kidney injury in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

He was the principal investigator in two portfolio studies funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) covering the effect of remote ischaemic preconditioning on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting and the impact of two blood transfusion threshold levels following cardiac surgery.



Mr Bhudia became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2000 and a Fellow in 2009. He was awarded Doctor of Medicine from the University of London in 2009.



Mr Bhudia was the cardiovascular module leader for Warwick Medical School Undergraduate Course and in 2013 was appointed as the block leader for the heart, lung and blood block.  He is also:

  • an assigned educational supervisor and sits on the annual review of the Competence Progression Committee for the West Midlands Cardiothoracic Surgery rotation
  • co-organiser and faculty member of Birmingham basic surgical skills course
  • designated medical supervisor of advanced nurse practitioners undertaking the independent and supplementary prescribing course at Birmingham City University.


Recent publications


A. Palit, S. K. Bhudia, T. N. Arvanitis, V. Sherwood, S. Wayte, G. A. Turley, M. A. Williams. Effect of fibre orientation on diastolic mechanics of human ventricle, in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2015, pp. 6523-6526. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319887


Palit A, Bhudia SK, Arvanitis TN, Turley GA, Williams MA. Computational modelling of left ventricular diastolic mechanics: effect of fibre orientation and right-ventricle topology. J Biomech. 2015 Feb 26;48(4):604-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.12.054. Epub 2015 Jan 6. PubMed PMID: 25596634.


Senanayake EL, Howell NJ, Ranasinghe AM, Drury NE, Freemantle N, Frenneaux M,  Oelofse T, Green D, Wilson IC, Rooney SJ, Mascaro J, Graham TR, Bhudia S, Lewis M, Pagano D. Multicentre double-blind randomized controlled trial of perhexiline  as a metabolic modulator to augment myocardial protection in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy undergoing cardiac surgery†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Dec 23. pii: ezu452. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25538197.


Patel V, Adya R, Chen J, Ramanjaneya M, Bari MF, Bhudia SK, Hillhouse EW, Tan  BK, Randeva HS. Novel insights into the cardio-protective effects of FGF21 in lean and obese rat hearts. PLoS One. 2014 Feb 3;9(2):e87102. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087102. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 24498293; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3911936.


A. Palit, G. A. Turley, S. K. Bhudia, R. Wellings, M. A. Williams. Assigning Myocardial Fibre Orientation to a Computational Biventricular Human Heart Model. in Goh, J.(ed), The 15th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering. 43 Springer International Publishing.144-147, 2014


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