Clinical expertise

Dr Miles Dalby specialises in interventional cardiology (treating the heart using ‘keyhole’ methods under local anaesthetic through thin tubes).

He is a co-founder of the renowned Harefield Hospital ‘primary angioplasty’ program treating heart attack patients with emergency stent procedures. The program has now treated more than 10,000 patients.

Having visited the ‘first in man’ program in France, Dr Dalby set up and leads the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) service at Harefield Hospital which has treated more than 500 patients. He trains consultant colleagues in this technique nationally and internationally.

He has expertise in:


Dr Dalby trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (now part of Imperial College London), going on to study for his MD thesis at the Royal Brompton Hospital. Subsequently, he undertook fellowships at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital Paris and Hôpital Charles-Nicolle Rouen, as part of his clinical training.

Dr Dalby has worked at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals as a consultant cardiologist since 2005 and has been awarded a silver national merit award for his clinical work, service development, teaching and research.


Dr Dalby is an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College and his research interests focus on his clinical areas of expertise including:

  • logistics of heart attack treatment
  • transcatheter aortic valve implantation
  • heart failure and mechanical circulatory support


Dr Dalby has published more than 100 scientific papers and acted as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals including the principle cardiac journals European Heart Journal and Circulation.


Dr Dalby teaches medical students at Imperial College London, and postgraduate doctors nationally and internationally working with both the British Cardiac Society and the European Society of Cardiology.

He developed and runs the annual international London SHOCK meeting which brings together experts in this important area.

He also leads the multicentre patient and public ‘Your Heart Hospital’ meeting which serves to explain to the public what happens in a specialist heart hospital and demystifies the complex treatments used in contemporary practice.