Professional background

Dr Mathurdas graduated in 2006 from Universidade do Porto (Portugal) and completed specialty training in Internal medicine at Hospital Distrital de Santarem (Portugal) in 2013. 

She works as a Consultant Acute Physician at UCLH since 2015 and is the clinical lead for the Enhanced care unit – a Unit that provides high quality, safe and effective care to patients with acute medical pathologies who require enhanced monitoring or treatments, bridging the gap between ward level care and critical care. 

Aside from her clinical work, she has done the Ready Now leadership programme (NHS leadership academy) and is involved in research and teaching activities.


Languages spoken

Gujarati, Portuguese and Hindi


  • Kotecha T, Knight DS, Razvi Y, Kumar K, Vimalesvaran K, Thornton G, Patel R, Chacko L, Brown JT, Coyle C, Leith D, Shetye A, Ariff B, Bell R, Captur G, Coleman M, Goldring J, Gopalan D, Heightman M, Hillman T, Howard L, Jacobs M, Jeetley PS, Kanagaratnam P, Kon OM, Lamb LE, Manisty CH, Mathurdas P, Mayet J, Negus R, Patel N, Pierce I, Russell G, Wolff A, Xue H, Kellman P, Moon JC, Treibel TA, Cole GD, Fontana M. Patterns of myocardial injury in recovered troponin-positive COVID19 patients assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Eur Heart J. 2021 May 14;42(19):1866-1878. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehab075. PMID: 33596594; PMCID: PMC7928984.
  • Joana Parente, Palmira Mathurdas, Luísa Wandschneider, João Aranha, Luís Siopa, Síndroma de Overlap, Acta Med Port 2011; 24(S3): 719-724.
  • Palmira Mathurdas, Felicidade Fernandes, Luísa Wandschneider, Luís Siopa, Hematopoiese extramedular em localização pélvica, Medicina Interna 2012; 19(4): 201-204.
  • David Severino, Palmira Mathurdas, Maria Cristina Esteves, Benefícios Cardiovasculares dos Análogos do GLP-I: Para Além do Controlo Glicémico, Revista Portuguesa de Diabetes 2012; 7(4):178-183.