Dr Vias Markides, MB(Hons) BS(Hons) MD FRCP

Consultant Cardiologist & Director of the Heart Division

Training and Experience

Dr Markides qualified in 1992 from Imperial College, London, with distinction in all subjects and was awarded the University of London Gold Medal. He continues his training in a number of teaching centres in London, including St Mary’s, St Thomas’ and Hammersmith Hospitals.

He was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist with an interest in arrhythmias in 2002 and led the arrhythmia service on both sites of the Trust, which developed to be the largest in the UK, between 2005 and 2014. In December 2014 he was appointed as Divisional Director for the Heart Division at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Dr Markides has been a writing member for the National Service Framework for CHD (Chapter 8 :Arrhythmias), and for a number of years was the Clinical Lead for Arrhythmias/Devices for the Northwest Lodon Cardiac & 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.

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr Vias Markides specialises in the management of all arrhythmias, but especially ablation for complex arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, as well as implantation of pacemakers, ICDs and devices for cardiac resynchronisation.

Research interests include complex arrhythmia mapping, atrial fibrillation, and endocardial left ventricular pacing for cardiac resynchronisation.


Royal Brompton Hospital

Languages Spoken

English & Greek