Team Members

This is our course faculty for the Mechanical Life Support Course with experience from medical and nursing teams from the department of heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and intensive care. The team work at Harefield Hospital which is part of Guy’s & St Thomas Foundation Trust. 

Waqas Akhtar

Waqas Akhtar

Chief Registrar, Cardiology & Intensive Care

I am a UK Specialist Registrar in Cardiology & Intensive Care with a particular interest...

Sofia Pinto

Sofia Pinto

Lead ECMO Nurse, Intensive Care

Senior Sister and Lead ECLS nurse in Harefield Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Vasileios Panoulas

Vasileios Panoulas

Cardiologist Consultant

Dr Vasileios Panoulas is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust

John Dunning

John Dunning

Director of Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support

Helen Maberley

Helen Maberley

Practice Educator, Transplant

My name is Helen Maberly and I am Practice Educator on the Transplant Unit.

Daliya Thomas

Daliya Thomas

Practice Educator, Transplant

Hi, my name is Daliya Thomas. I am a Practice Educator on Transplant Unit, Harefield.

Fernando Riesgo Gil

Fernando Riesgo Gil

Heart Failure, Transplant & Mechanical Circulatory Support Cardiologist

Consultant cardiologist in heart failure, transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at Harefield Hospital. 

Agnieszka Wypych-Zych

Agnieszka Wypych-Zych

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Mechanical Circulatory Support

Majs Jimeno

Majs Jimeno

Echo Deputy Lead

It is absolutely inspiring to see patients getting back on their feet and living their lives again.

Alex Rosenberg

Alex Rosenberg

Consultant in Intensive Care

Alex Rosenberg is a Consultant Intensivist at Harefield Hospital in London

Kristine Kiff

Kristine Kiff

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Mechanical Circulatory Support

I am a clinical nurse specialist in mechanical circulatory support, commonly known as a VAD nurse.

Chris Bowles

Chris Bowles

Specialist in Mechanical Circulatory Support

Chris is a world leading expert on mechanical circulatory support

Lara Merry

Lara Merry

Field Clinical Specialist, Heart Failure Division at Abbott

I am a Field Clinical Specialist working in the Heart Failure Division at Abbott across the UK and Ireland.

Brigitte Gamble

Brigitte Gamble

Senior Resuscitation Officer

I am a Senior Resuscitation Officer having worked in Intensive Care in Australia and the UK.

Laura Rowlands

Laura Rowlands

Senior Staff Nurse

I am an ECMO CNS and work in intensive care as a senior staff nurse 

Emanuele Gerlando

Emanuele Gerlando

Clinical Nurse Specialist in ECMO

I’m an ECMO CNS and Practice Educator.

Luka Poprijan

Luka Poprijan

Senior Staff Nurse

I have worked in Intensive care for 6 years in both the UK and Slovenia.

Sabrina Persaud

Sabrina Persaud

Senior Staff Nurse

I'm a ECMO CNS  and practice facilitator in Intensive Care.