Professor S Kim Suvarna

FRCP, FRCPath, BSc

Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease

Honorary Chair of Pathology

s.k.suvarna@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 226 8571

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Professor S Kim Suvarna
Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
Sheffield
S10 2RX
Profile

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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.

Current projects

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

Teaching activities

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.

Key Publications

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Suvarna SK, ed, 2019. Cardiac Pathology A guide to current practice. (2nd edition). Springer Switzerland. ISBN: 9783030245597.

Suvarna SK, ed, 2012. Cardiac pathology. A guide to current practice. (1st edition). Springer London. ISBN: 978-1-4471-6899-7.

Suvarna SK, ed, 206 Atlas of adult autopsy pathology and guide to modern practice. Springer Switzerland. ISBN: 978-3-319-27020-3.

Suvarna SK, Layton C, Bancroft J, eds, 2018. Bancroft’s Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques (8th edition). Elsevier Oxford. ISBN: 9780702068645

Suvarna SK, 2018 "Cardiovascular pathology" In Cross SS, ed. Underwood’s Pathology. A clinical approach. Elsevier Oxford. ISBN: 9780702072123

Sheppard M, Suvarna SK. (2015) Sudden death with a likely cardiac pathology. Autopsy guidelines. Royal College Pathologists.

Suvarna, Kitsanta, Burton. (2017) The effects of postmortem CT scanning all cases entering a UK public mortuary: a 3-month pilot. J Clin Pathol, 70(10): 903-904.

Halushka MK, Angelini A, Bartoloni G, Basso C, Batorooeva L, Bruneval P, Buja LM, Butany J, d'Amati G, Fallon JT, Gallagher PJ, Gittenberger-de Groot AC, Gouveia RH, Kholova I, Kelly KL, Leone O, Litovsky SH, Maleszewski JJ, Miller DV, Mitchell RN, Preston SD, Pucci A, Radio SJ, Rodriguez ER, Sheppard MN, Stone JR, Suvarna SK, Tan CD, Thiene G, Veinot JP, van der Wal AC. (2016) Consensus statement on surgical pathology of the aorta from the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and the Association for Cardiovascular Pathology. II. Cardiovascular Pathology, 25(3): 247-257.

Nunn LM, Lopes LR, Syrris P, Murphy C, Plagnol V, Firman E, Dalageorgou C, Zorio E, Domingo D, Murday V, Findlay I, Duncan A, Carr-White G, Robert L, Bueser T, Langman C, Fynn SP, Goddard M, White A, Bundgaard H, Ferrero-Miliani L, Wheeldon N, Suvarna SK, O’Bierne A, Lowe MD, McKenna WJ, Elliott PM, Lambiase PD. (2016) Diagnostic yield of molecular autopsy in patients with patients with sudden arrhythmic death syndrome using targeted exome sequencing. Europace, 18(6): 888-96.

Stone JR, Bruneval P, Bartolnin G, Basso C, Batoroeva L, Buja LM, Butany J, d’Amati G, Fallon JT, Gittenberger-de-Groot C, Gouveia RH, Halushka MK, Kelly KL, Kholova I, Leone O, Litovsky SH, Maleszewski JJ, Miller DV, Mitchell RN, Preston SD, Pucci A, Radio SJ, Rodriguez ER, Sheppard MN, Suvarna SK, Tan CD, Thiene G, van der Wal AC, Veinot JP. (2015) 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, 24(5): 267-78.

Powell T, Sturridge MF, Suvarna SK, Terrar DA, Twist VW. (1981) Intact individual heart cells isolated from human ventricular tissue. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed), 283(6298): 1013-1015.