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Women in Cardiology

The Women in Cardiology Focus Group was created in 2020 to look in detail at novel ways in which BCIS can:

  • Attract women into our subspecialty
  • Support female trainees who have chosen Interventional Cardiology
  • Support existing female Interventional Cardiology consultants
  • Ensure that the appropriate representation of women in BCIS activities is transparently fair
  • Ensure that women in Interventional Cardiology are highly visible to medical students and trainees

The group has been divided into four sub-groups to focus on specific demographics within Interventional Cardiology, these are research, medical students and core trainees, registrars and finally, consultants. Each subgroup has devised a plan of action to meet the aims of the group within their sub-groups demographic. More details of the group’s findings and achievements will be available soon.

Other Valuable Resources


Women As One

  • A non-profit organization fighting gender inequalities in medicine by providing talented women physicians unique professional opportunities.
  • Talent directory: the Talent Directory is for any female cardiologist looking to build her career. Sign up to become a part of a global community and connect more easily with peers around the world and unlock unique professional learning opportunities.
  • Climb 2022 – clinical/research programmes offering curated learning opportunities with coronary, electrophysiology, pulmonary embolism, and peripheral vascular disease tracks.
  • Escalator Awards – gain professional visibility with targeted financial support, access to mentorship and exclusive networking opportunities across three award categories
  • Radiation Safety in the Practice of Cardiology

BCS Women in Cardiology Network


  • Engage -To develop new initiatives to attract female doctors to cardiology in the UK
  • Collaborate – To work with other cardiology societies to identify and address reasons for gender inequality
  • Support – To champion changes in working practice which promote equity for male and female cardiologists and trainees
  • Inform – To provide contemporary educational resources and support re issues relevant to women in cardiology
  • Network – To create a community of female cardiology trainees/consultants across the UK

More information:

  • Resources for pregnant cardiologists, their partners & supervisors 2021
  • Role models in all sub-specialties
  • Articles of interest
  • Personal examples of men and women undertaking flexible working/training across different subspecialties
  • Links to support/role modelling available

CSANZ – on the pulse – April 2022, celebrating women in cardiology

“And Then She Vanished”, Suzanne Feigofsky MD

Look out for bcis bi-monthly wiic webinars & View past webinars on-demand




Shrilla Banerjee


East Surrey Hospital

Dr Shrilla Banerjee is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, UK. She has a particular interest in Coronary artery disease (prevention and complex intervention) in Women, and also in Aviation Cardiology.

She was invited to Chair the BCIS Focus Group for Women which has resulted in change-drivers and campaigns to shape a more equitable future in Interventional Cardiology.

Alexandra Moss


New Cross Hospital

Rasha Al-Lamee

Imperial College NHS Trust

Clare Appleby

Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital

Nick Curzen

Southampton University Hospital

Shazia Hussain

Glenfield Hospital

Dan McKenzie

Royal United Hospital, Bath

Peter O’Kane

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Mamta Buch

Wythenshawe Hospital

Joanne Shannon

Frimley Park Hospital

Vinoda Sharma

Birmingham City Hospital

I am an Interventional Cardiology Consultant at Birmingham City Hospital, SWBH NHS Trust since 2016.
I completed an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship from Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital.
I am a trained CTO PCI operator with interests in CT coronary angiography and intracoronary imaging. I am a PI for many multi-centre cardiovascular trials and my research interests are calcium modification and CTO PCI.
In addition, I am a member of the Women As One (WAO) international organisation for female Cardiologists and am keen on encouraging and guiding junior female cardiology trainees.

Helen Routledge

Worcestershire Royal Hospital

CSG Chair
Stroke Thrombectomy Focus Group


Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah Fairley

Wellington Hospital

Bethan Freestone

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital