Position: Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist
Location: Cardiff, UK
Cardiff University-School of Medicine, and Swansea University-School of Engineering and Sport Sciences)
NHS Position: Consultant Paediatric and Fetal Cardiologist and Paediatric Cardiac Electrophysiologist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
Professor Orhan Uzun has been working as a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at Cardiff and Vale UHB since July 2001. He qualified from Istanbul University Medical Faculty in 1986 and became Consultant Paediatrician and completed his MD in 1992 at the same university hospital. Professor Uzun worked as a Chief Resident in Neonatology at Istanbul University Medical Faculty from 1992 to 1993. He completed Paediatric Cardiology Subspecialist Training at Yorkshire Heart Centre, in Leeds during 1993-1999 and briefly worked as a Locum Consultant in Leicester. He completed 2-year supra-specialist training in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Radiofrequency ablation at St Paul’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in 1999-2001. He undertook Fetal Cardiology and additional Paediatric Electrophysiology training at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, in 2001.
He has been at the forefront of teaching and training nationally and internationally in fields of electrophysiology, sport cardiology and sudden death syndromes, ECG, cardiac arrhythmias, echocardiography, and fetal cardiology. He founded and led Welsh Paediatric and Fetal Cardiovascular Networks as well as Welsh Heart Families and Welsh Patient-Parent Research Group under the auspices of BHF and Cardiff University. He is the scientific paediatric session organiser, session advisor, faculty, chair and lecturer, Heart Rhythm Congress, UK 2008-2022. One of the organisers of the World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology in 2017, and The World Congress of Perinatology in 2019. Awards: 2013 Best Teacher Award by the Wales Deanery. 2013 NHS Innovation Award, NHS Wales. 2014 Clinical Excellence Bronze Award. 2016 BMJ Best Cardiology Team Award, UK. 2018 Clinical Excellence Silver Award. 2021 Clinical Excellence Gold Award. 2021 Educational Supervisor of the Year for RCPCH-Wales. He has developed Fetal Cardiology, Paediatric Cardiology Telemedicine and Wearable Arrhythmia Monitoring services in Wales.
His research interests are fetal and childhood arrhythmias, electrophysiology, sudden death and inherited arrhythmias, inherited cardiomyopathies, pacing and defibrillation, non-invasive rhythm monitoring, paediatric and fetal echocardiography, cardiovascular changes during pregnancy, exercise and sport physiology, single ventricle and heart failure, artificial assist device in Fontan circuit. He has on-going education, training, education, and research collaborations with national and international academic institutions across Europe (Sweden, Netherlands, Greece, Turkiye, Kosovo, Macedonia), America (USA, Canada), and Asia (India). He is a member of Welsh Cardiovascular Research Network, BCCA, Turkish Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Association, and Alumni of BHF. He is the chief editor of an ongoing Fetal Cardiology Textbook and in the editorial board of a medical journal. He has published 5 book chapters, over 70 journal papers, over 140 conference presentations as well as giving over 120 invited lectures at national and international meetings.