Dr Ronel Talker (Matriculated 2010; Downing College)
MB BChir MA (Cantab) MRCPCH
Ronel qualified in Clinical Medicine at University of Cambridge in 2016, during which he took a keen interest in paediatrics and child health through elective placements in Cambridge, London and Mumbai (India). He completed his foundation training before pursuing Paediatrics specialty training in North West London, gaining his MRCPCH in 2019. Throughout his training, he has rotated in general paediatrics and neonatology at various DGHs and teaching hospitals in North West/Central London, and then worked as a Neonatal ICU Registrar at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
His main interests are in paediatric cardiology and paediatric (cardiac) intensive care, and he has spent a year training in these fields at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital in London. He is currently undertaking a Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship at RBH, before embarking on a Senior Paediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Evelina Children’s Hospital. Alongside this, he is a Research Associate with the neonatal haemodynamics team at Imperial College London. He has a particular interest in paediatric echocardiography, congenital heart disease and paediatric heart failure/transplant.
Outside of the clinical environment, Ronel is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, particularly in improving children’s heart disease education amongst paediatrics trainees and in general practice. He recently founded an online education forum, Paediatric Cardiac Education (PaCE) and enjoys mentoring aspiring doctors and future paediatricians. In his free time, he enjoys hip-hop/urban dance, and has worked as a dancer, choreographer and teacher since studying in Cambridge in 2010, as well as travelling abroad to India, Germany and Los Angeles to train and teach dance. His volunteer work is related to health and social mobility and he hopes to join missions abroad to congenital heart disease camps.