PCCS celebrates OBE award to Dr Sanjiv Nichani

PCCS is delighted to announce that Dr Sanjiv Nichani, senior consultant in paediatric intensive care at the University Hospitals of Leicester, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Medicine and Charity.

Dr Nichani has been a highly respected Paediatrician at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield General Hospital for nearly 25 years. He qualified in Pune, India in 1985, trained in Cardiac Intensive Care at Great Ormond Street and in North America, and came to UHL in 1996 as one of the first consultants in the newly established children’s Intensive Care Unit.

In 2007 Sanjiv set up the ‘Healing Little Hearts’ children’s cardiac surgical charity camps now running in India, Africa, and Europe. Under his leadership, ‘Healing Little Hearts’ has become one of the foremost children’s heart charities in the world, treating 1,700 patients, partnering with 35 hospitals and operating in 130 camps across three continents. Through its outstanding team of volunteers, the charity also trains and empowers local staff to develop expertise so that its centres can become self-sustainable.

Sanjiv is an inspirational leader and a passionate advocate for his team, his patients and their families. PCCS congratulates him on this fantastic achievement.