Professor S Kim Suvarna, FRCP FRCPath BSc

Honorary Chair of Patholgy

Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
Medical School
Beech Hill Road
Sheffield
S10 2RX
UK
Office:
Tel: +44 (0) 114 226 8571
Fax: +44 (0) 114 271 2200
Email:
  s.k.suvarna@sheffield.ac.uk

Biography

I joined the University of Sheffield in 1992 as a locum lecturer and was later appointed to consultant pathology position in the NHS, but supporting academic teaching research.

I am currently senior cardio-thoracic pathologist at the Royal Hallamshire Histopathology department. I work with the Coronial service in autopsy pathology and have a medico-legal practice.

Research Interests

My research interests are cardiac disease (sudden cardiac death, atherogenesis) and occupational lung pathology.

Teaching Interests

I am a proponent in interactive teaching with one:one teaching at the bench and in the autopsy room.

Professional Activities

I am lead pathologist part of the MRCS exams and incoming lead for the CHAT (autopsy) exam for the FRCPath.

Current Projects

  • Editor for the second edition of Cardiac Pathology, (Springer).

Key publications

Cardiac pathology. A guide to current practice. Suvarna (ed). Springer 2012.

 Atlas of adult autopsy pathology and guide to modern practice. Suvarna (ed). Springer 2016.

Bancroft’s Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques (8th edition). Suvarna, Layton, Bancroft (eds). Elsevier 2018.

Suvarna, "Cardiovascular pathology" In Pathology. A clinical approach. Cross (ed). 2018.

Powell, Sturridge, Suvarna, Terrar, Twist. Intact individual heart cells isolated from human ventricular tissue. British Medical Journal 1981; (283):1013-1015.

Stone, Bruneval, Bartolnin, Basso, Batoroeva, Buja, Butany, d’Amati, Fallon, Gittenberger-de-Groot, Gouveia, Halushka, Kelly, Kholova, Leone, Litovsky, Maleszewski, Miller, Mitchell, Preston, Pucci, Radio, Rodriguez, Sheppard, Suvarna, Tan, Thiene, van der Wal, Veinot. Consensus statement on surgical pathology of the aorta from the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and the Association for European cardiovascular Pathology: 1. Inflammatory diseases.  Cardiovascular Pathology 2015; (24):267-78.

Sheppard, Suvarna. Autopsy guidelines. Royal College Pathologists website. Deaths with a likely cardiac pathology. July 2015.

Halushka, Angelini, Bartoloni, Basso, Batorooeva, Bruneval, Buja, Butany, d'Amati, Fallon, Gallagher, Gittenberger-de Groot, Gouveia, Kholova, Kelly, Leone, Litovsky, Maleszewski, Miller, Mitchell, Preston, Pucci, Radio, Rodriguez, Sheppard, Stone, Suvarna, Tan, Thiene, Veinot, van der Wal. Consensus statement on surgical pathology of the aorta from the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and the Association for Cardiovascular Pathology. II.  Cardiovascular Pathology 2016; (25):247-257.

Suvarna, Kitsanta, Burton. The effects of postmortem CT scanning all cases entering a UK public mortuary: a 3-month pilot. J Clin Pathol 2017; (70):903-904.

Nunn, Lopes, Syrris, Murphy, Plagnol, Firman, Dalageorgou, Zorio, Domingo, Murday, Findlay, Duncan, Carr-White, Robert, Bueser, Langman, Fynn, Goddard, White, Bundgaard, Ferrero-Miliani, Wheeldon, Suvarna, O’Bierne, Lowe, McKenna, Elliott, Lambiase. Diagnostic yield of molecular autopsy in patients with patients with sudden arrhythmic death syndrome using targeted exome sequencing. Europace 2016; (6):888-96. doi: 10.1093/europace/euv285