Dr Vias Markides - RB&HH Education

Dr Vias Markides

Consultant cardiologist, Divisional director for heart at Royal Brompton Hospital and Medical Director
Specialises in managing and treating all arrhythmia, including complex cases.

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.

Clinical expertise

Dr Vias Markides specialises in the management of all arrhythmias, but especially ablation for complex arrhythmias. This includes:

  • atrial fibrillation
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • implantation of pacemakers, ICDs and devices for cardiac resynchronisation.

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.

Research interests

Dr Vias Markides’ research interests include:

  • complex arrhythmia mapping
  • atrial fibrillation
  • endocardial left ventricular pacing for cardiac resynchronisation.
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
  • Fellow, European Society of Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • Heart Rhythm UK