Dr Vias MarkidesMBBS MD FRCP MBA

Consultant cardiologist, Director of the heart division at Royal Brompton Hospital


Dr Vias Markides is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital who treats 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 has developed into the largest service of its type in the UK.

Dr Markides has led the Heart Division at the Royal Brompton Hospital as Divisional Director since October 2014.

Clinical expertise

Dr Vias Markides specialises in electrophysiology and the management of all arrhythmias, but especially the intervention and ablation of complex arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.He also specialises in transoesophageal echocardiography and cardioversion.

Additionally, he treats patients for the implantation of pacemakers, laser lead extraction, ICDs (defibrillator) 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 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’s research interests include:

  • complex arrhythmia mapping
  • atrial fibrillation
  • endocardial left ventricular pacing for cardiac resynchronization.


Royal Brompton Hospital

Languages spoken

English, Greek