Dr Marina Hughes
Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Marina Hughes’ career has focused on non-invasive cardiac imaging. Her passion and special expertise is cardiac MRI for adults and children with congenital and inherited heart disease. She has experience in service development, management, research, specialist clinical imaging and patient care. She has published her own clinical research and has continually helped to educate junior and senior trainees.
After medical school in Western Australia, Dr Hughes completed a PhD and trained in clinical paediatrics in Oxford, UK. She then trained in paediatric cardiology and became consultant and echocardiography lead at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. After moving back to the UK in 2006, Marina worked as clinical lead for cardiac MRI at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, helping to build a leading service, scanning more than 1000 paediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease per year.
Dr Hughes is now the clinical lead for adult congenital heart disease at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, where she is supporting an advanced imaging service for patients with congenital heart disease.