Clinical expertise

Dr Vias Markides is the divisional director for heart at Royal Brompton Hospital. He 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 has been a writing member for the National Service Framework for CHD (Chapter 8: Arrhythmias). For several 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.


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 a 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.

Dr Markides was appointed as director of the heart division at Royal Brompton Hospital in October 2014.


Dr Vias Markides’s research interests include:

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