Tel: 07561 611768 

Email: info@tobe-heartsafe.org.uk

Email: info@tobe-heartsafe.org.uk

Tel: 07561 611768 

MEET THE TEAM

Over 40 years experience within healthcare including cardiology specialists, sport & fitness:

Clare Addison RGN

Has clinical and leadership experience having worked at senior level in the NHS, academic and private sectors. For the last 20 years she has been responsible for the delivery of cardiac services within a private clinic. Clare helps lead the training programme.

Lucia Amato RGN

Lucia is a cardiac nurse specialist and has worked within the NHS and private sector for over 30 years. She has specialised in cardiac nursing from the acute setting through to rehabilitation. She now helps lead the training programme and has a keen interest in risk assessments for defibrillator placement.

Kerry Milliken

Is a communication specialist helping market brands and develop their communication and influencer strategies. She has helped lead charity campaigns as well as develop CSR programmes for corporate clients.

Professor Saidi (Sam) Mohiddin. MB ChB (Hons), BSc (1st), FRCP, FESC, MD (Res).

Sam is a Consultant Cardiologist based at Barts Heart Centre and an Honorary Professor of Cardiology at Queen Mary, University of London. His clinical and research interests include inflammatory and inherited heart muscle diseases, and in the use of Cardiac resonance imaging in the assessment of these & other heart conditions. Sam heads up our sports screening team.

Dr Michael Quail

Dr Michael Quail is a consultant cardiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, specialising in congenital heart disease. He trained in medicine at the University of Edinburgh and received his PhD in cardiovascular physiology and imaging from UCL. He later went on to receive a Fulbright scholarship, which allowed him to conduct postdoctoral research at the University of Yale. Dr Quail is widely respected for his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease in children and adults and has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters in this area. Dr Quail has been a speaker at many national and international conferences, sharing his knowledge and research findings with colleagues from around the world. In addition to his clinical and research work, Dr Quail is also a dedicated teacher and mentor, training the next generation congenital heart disease specialists.

Sam Richards

Is an executive producer and founding partner of Storyvault Films, developing and producing a wide range of arts, features and factual entertainment programmes and series for UK and international distribution. She was co-executive producer of the BBC Three documentary/film “Sudden Death: My Sister’s Silent Killer” to help raise awareness of SADs, and has been instrumental in the formation of ToBe-Heartsafe following the tragic death of her own son Toby at the age of 22.

Luke Stevenson

Is a sports science consultant with a decade of experience in coaching, performance and partnerships. He worked with England Men’s Sevens, winning a silver medal in London 2017 and with England Women’s 7s qualification at the 2018 World Cup, San Francisco. He has led multifaceted programmes with Ealing Trailfinders, RFU, Harlequins, Samurai Sevens RFC, London Scottish, Richmond Women’s FC, St Mary’s and Brunel University Performance Programmes, British Canoe Polo and London Broncos Academy.

Dr Eleanor Wicks - Consultant Cardiologist (Oxford)

Eleanor leads the Oxford ICC service. She has longstanding specialist interests in inherited and acquired (including inflammatory) conditions, genomics, heart failure and multimodality imaging. She studied Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. After qualifying in 2004, she trained in General Medicine, gaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2009 and completed her general cardiology training at Barts Heart Centre, London. She was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist with dual accreditation in General Medicine in 2016 and moved to Oxford in 2017. Eleanor harnesses clinical and academic synergy via collaborative networks to help define disease mechanisms and ensure the translation of novel molecular biological and clinical research approaches into clinical practice. She utilises state-of-the-art genomics and imaging for rich phenotyping to help reveal the molecular, imaging and genetic basis of inherited and acquired heart diseases in search of improved diagnoses, risk stratification and the exploration of potential therapeutic targets in the hope of delivering personalised therapy with substantial benefits for patients.

Caroline Westgate

Caroline is a principal cardiac physiologist specializing in cardiac ultrasound. She trained at The National Heart Hospital in central London and during her career in the NHS ran the non-invasive cardiac investigations departments at both the National Heart Hospital and at the Royal Brompton Hospital. She now runs her own cardiovascular diagnostic clinic in Harley Street. Caroline was one of the founding members of the British Society of Echocardiography and was their Honorary Secretary for 10 years. In 2021 she was awarded a lifetime achievement award for her service and contribution to the advancement of echocardiography. Caroline has been involved in cardiac sports screening for many years, both through the FA screening program and independently. She helps run the screening program for ToBe Heartsafe alongside Professor Mohiddin.

Dr Filip Zemrak

Dr Filip Zemrak is a consultant cardiologist with more than 15 years of experience based in central London. He specialises in heart failure, complex devices and has special interests in valvular diseases, adult congenital heart diseases and health economics. Dr Zemrak received his Medical Degree from the Medical University of Lodz, Poland, in 2006 before undertaking specialist cardiology training in North East London. He then completed a PhD in Cardiovascular Science at Queen Mary University of London, UK, in 2015, which focused on cardiomyopathy, a rare heart muscle disease. During this time, he worked in London as well as the National Institute of Health in the USA. He became a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda in 2013 and a Clinical Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London from 2010 until 2015. He then became a Darzi Fellow in 2017, helping improve services for heart failure, and became a qualified consultant in cardiology in 2019. In 2020 he was appointed as a consultant cardiologist. Dr Zemrak is a prestigious Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. He is involved in research and has co-authored more than 35 papers in the fields of cardiology and cardiovascular sciences.

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