Dr Vias Markides is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital who treats both NHS and private patients. He 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 St Mary’s, St Thomas’ and Hammersmith hospitals.
In 2002, he was appointed as consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital. From 2005 until 2014, he led the arrhythmia service at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals. During that time, the arrhythmia service developed into the largest service of its type in the UK, a considerable achievement.
Dr Markides has led the Heart Division at the Royal Brompton Hospital as Divisional Director since October 2014 and was also appointed as deputy Medical Director for the Trust in 2019.
Dr Vias Markides specialises in the management of all arrhythmias, but especially the ablation of complex arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. He is also experienced in the implantation of pacemakers, ICDs and devices for cardiac resynchronization.
Dr Markides is involved in education others in his speciality and has been a writing member for the National Service Framework for CHD and serves an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College London. For a number of years he was also 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.
His particular clinical and research interest is in individualised mapping of atrial fibrillation to guide therapy and improve outcomes.