Ep 166: Cardiac Screening, Medical Tests, and Running Healthy with Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Medical Director of the London Marathon

Run with Fitpage

Mar 20 2024 • 50 mins

In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we have one of the best Sports Cardiologists in the world - Dr. Sanjay Sharma. Dr. Sharma talks about heart health, cardiac screening, a number of medical tests for runners and alot more with our host, Vikas Singh.

Dr. Sanjay Sharma is a highly esteemed Professor of Cardiology and Head of Research at St George’s University of London, where he leads a renowned clinical and academic group. With a focus on sudden cardiac death in the young and heart muscle diseases, Dr. Sharma boasts an international reputation, backed by over 250 PubMed citations. He serves as the director of the largest sports cardiology unit in the UK, providing essential care for athletes from prestigious organizations like the British Premier Soccer and Rugby League. As the medical director of the Virgin London Marathon and lead cardiologist for the 2012 London Olympics, Dr. Sharma has been recognized for his exceptional contributions to endurance event medical services worldwide. He is also actively involved with charity work, notably leading the largest cardiac screening program in the UK with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), screening over 20,000 individuals annually and advocating for preventative measures against young sudden death.

In addition to his clinical and research endeavors, Dr. Sharma is dedicated to education, having authored several educational books, including the widely acclaimed Rapid Review of Medicine. With a passion for teaching and a commitment to saving lives, Dr. Sanjay Sharma continues to make significant strides in the fields of cardiology and sports medicine, leaving an indelible mark on both his students and the broader medical community.

About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale, and Reliance before coming up with the idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
Instagram: @vikas_singhh
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
Twitter: @vikashsingh101

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