Dr Vias Markides studied at Imperial College London, qualifying in 1992 with distinction in all subjects. He was awarded the University of London Gold Medal.
He continued his training in a number of teaching centres in London, including Mary’s, St Thomas’ and Hammersmith hospitals.
In 2002, he was appointed as consultant cardiologist with an interest in arrhythmias. From 2005 until 2014, he led the arrhythmia service at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals. During that time, the arrhythmia service has developed into the largest service of its type in the UK.
In October 2014, Dr Markides was appointed as director of the heart division at Royal Brompton Hospital.
Dr Vias Markides specialises in the management of all arrhythmias, but especially ablation for complex arrhythmias. This includes:
Dr Markides has been a writing member for the National Service Framework for CHD (Chapter 8: Arrhythmias). For a number of years, he was the clinical lead for arrhythmias/devices for the Northwest: London Cardiovascular and Stroke Network, before taking overall leadership for cardiovascular services for the same network. He has played an important role in the shaping and delivery of a novel model of care for arrhythmias in London.
Dr Vias Markides’ research interests include: