Dr Anna Seale

Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist

Dr Anna Seale is a Consultant Paediatric and Fetal Cardiologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Her fetal work is based in Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

Dr Seale graduated from Cambridge University in 1994 and pursued a career in Paediatrics. She was attracted to Paediatric Cardiology and trained in this specialty at Great Ormond Street and Royal Brompton Hospitals, London.

Following a research period studying pulmonary vein stenosis, for which she was awarded a Doctor of Medicine (Cambridge), Dr Seale was appointed as Senior Cardiac Imaging Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, USA. Here she consolidated her experience in echocardiography, fetal and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

She returned to the UK in 2008 and started working as a paediatric and fetal cardiology consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Queen Charlotte’s Hospitals, where she was the lead in paediatric cardiac imaging. Dr Seale moved to Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 2013.


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Professional interests

Dr Seale’s research interests are in prenatal diagnosis and pulmonary vein stenosis, she has over 30 publications and written several book chapters. She is a Clinical Trials Unit Scholar at Birmingham University and lead for the National Fetal Cardiology working Group in the United Kingdom.

Recent publications

1. Morphology of vascular ring arch anomalies influences prognosis and management. Elena Ctori Adrian Crucean Benjamin Pinkey , Simon P McGuirk , Robert H Anderson, John Stickley, Timothy J Jones, Anna N Seale. Arch Dis Child 2020

2. Long-term outcomes in children with absent pulmonary valve syndrome: it’s not just fixing the heart. Katalin Torok, Elizabeth Brettie, Tarak Desai, Paul Miller, Natasha Khan, John Stickley, Prasad Nagakumar, Anna N Seale. Arch Dis Child -accepted 

3. The diagnostic yield of prenatal genetic technologies in Congenital Heart Disease – a prospective cohort study. F Mone, B Scott, S Hamilton, AN Seale, E Quinlan-Jones, S Allen, M Hurles, D McMullan, E Maher, MD Kilby. Fetal diagnosis and therapy – accepted"