My NHS practice is based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, in central London where I run the cardiology inpatient ward and high dependency unit. In this role I supervise the care of all babies and children admitted for investigation or treatment (interventional or surgical) of their cardiac problem. I also provide outpatient consultations for children diagnosed with congenital heart defects (CHD) such as ASD, VSD, PDA, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, other forms of single ventricles. I am also interested in cardiomyopathy, chest pain, syncope (loss of consciousness) and palpitations (SVT or other arrhythmias).


I will be on your side throughout your journey, from the initial consultation, through the investigation process and treatment, as well the recovery progress. I will be able to assess daily the progress of your child if outpatient or hospital admission or treatment is required

Private practice locations

I will be able to see you at three convenient central London locations

Harris International Patient Center, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children
Great Ormond Street
London WC1N 3JH

The Harley Street Clinic Children's Hospital
35 Weymouth Street
London W1G 8BJ

The Portland Hospital
205-209 Great Portland Street
London W1W 5AH

Additionally I can see you in North London at

Chase Lodge Hospital
Page Street
Mill Hill
London NW7 2ED
(Private parking)

Costs and medical insurance


I am a recognised provider with the major medical insurance companies (BUPA, AXA PP, Norwich Union/AVIVA, WPA, SOS Healthcare, etc). Medical insurance firms often require that a referral is obtained by your child's general practitioner as a condition of the insurance policy. I would recommend that you make contact with your insurance firm prior to your initial consultation. The insurance company will give you a pre-authorization reference number which will simplify the payment process. Please bring your insurance details (policy number and authorization number). If pre-authorization has not been granted prior to the consultation, you will be asked to pay by cash or card on the day of your visit prior to your consultation. You should then forward the receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement.


If you are planning to self-fund your child's treatment, I can provide you with an estimate, prior to commencing treatment, for the majority of problems that I treat. Many private hospitals require that payment is made in full or a deposit at or before the time of treatment for self-funding patients. The value of the deposit varies with the therapy needed and is at the discretion of the hospital providing treatment. The hospital may require further payments on account with payment of the residual balance in full upon discharge.

Great Ormond Street - London
Chase Lodge Hospital - London
Doctoralia - Alessandro Giardini
The harley street clinic

Alessandro Giardini on iLondon

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Great Ormond Street - London - WC1N 3JH

The Harley Street Clinic Children's Hospital

35 Weymouth Street - London - W1G 8BJ

Portland Hospital

Great Portland Street - London - W1W 5AH

Chase Lodge Hospital

Mill Hill - London - NW7 2ED

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