Dr Afzal Sohaib (m)

Consultant Cardiologist

QualificationsMBBS, University College London; BSc (Hons), University College London; MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians, London; ECES, European Society of Cardiology; PhD, Imperial College London

Languages spoken:English, Urdu and Hindi

Main NHS base:

  • Barts Health NHS Trust and Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Clinical interests:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Palpitations
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Syncope and Blackouts
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Defibrillator implantation (including biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators)
  • Heart Failure

Fees, Training & Background:

Dr Afzal Sohaib is a Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in heart rhythm problems. He performs pacemaker and defibrillator implants and performs ablation procedures for heart rhythm disturbances.

He completed his medical training at University College London in 2005, finishing in second place in the University of London Gold Medal Examination. Dr Sohaib undertook cardiology training at leading heart centres in North West London including Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals NHS Trust.  He completed a PhD at Imperial College studying ways to understand and treat heart failure with pacemakers.  This was supported by a research fellowship from the British Heart Foundation.

He was appointed as a Consultant in 2018 at the Bart’s Heart Centre in London and Barking, Havering, and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Dr Sohaib has an interest in improving teaching and training in Cardiology.  He is Chair of the European Society of Cardiology’s (ESC) Committee for Young Cardiovascular Professionals.  He also sits on the ESC Council for Stroke and Media Committee.  He has edited a book on heart rhythm abnormalities and has published numerous research articles on heart rhythm abnormalities in a range of prestigious medical journals.

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Member of:

  • Royal College of Physicians, London
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • British Heart Rhythm Society
  • European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Medical Defence Union
  • British Medical Association