Dr John Paisey

Dr John Paisey

Dr John Paisey is a consultant cardiac electrophysiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University Hospital Southampton.

John qualified from Southampton in 1997 and trained in Wessex and Oxford. He is the educational lead for cardiology in Wessex and arrhythmia training nationally.  John currently serves on BHRS Council as a Doctor representative and chairs the BHRS Education Committee.

Dr Vishal Luther

Dr Vishal Luther is an Electrophysiologist at the Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital.

He has a keen interest in VT ablation, with a PhD (2017) investigating novel mapping and ablation techniques in myocardial scar. In Dec 2022, he published a study reconsidering the conventional 0.5-1.5mV bipolar voltage limits, describing an alternative approach to differentiate ventricular scar from borderzone using Ripple Mapping.  He is a keen teacher, and founder of Cardio Webinar. He has been an active member of prior HRC/BHRS meetings, speaking in the “EP Master-classes”, and national “EP Traces Courses.”

Fozia Ahmed

Fozia Ahmed is Consultant Cardiologist at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Fozia Ahmed graduated from the University of Manchester in 2003 and undertook specialist in cardiology in the North-West region. In 2015 she was appointed as a consultant cardiologist at Manchester University Hospitals, where she specialises in heart failure and cardiac devices. She is the NIHR specialty lead for cardiovascular research in Greater Manchester. Her research interests broadly span the themes of remote monitoring and management of heart failure, and prevention of cardiovascular infection.

Shahnaz Jamil-Copley

Dr. Jamil-Copley is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

She is the VT ablation service lead, having started the service in 2016. She trained in clinical EP at St.Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospitals, London and gained further advanced VT ablation experience at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan. Her PhD at Imperial College involved “Testing and Development of Novel techniques for mapping and ablating VT”.

Prof Dhiraj Gupta

Professor Dhiraj Gupta is a consultant cardiologist at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH).

LHCH is the largest specialist cardiothoracic centre in the United Kingdom. Prof Gupta is a very high-volume operator in interventional electrophysiology and Left Atrial Appendage Occluder (LAAO) work. He proctors cardiologists nationally and internationally for LAAO implants. Prof Gupta has served as the Chief Investigator for many multicentre international trials in the field of catheter ablation, and he has over a hundred scientific publications to his name. He has an honorary appointment with the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool, and has supervised and examined several PhD students. Prof Gupta served as the Treasurer of the British Heart Rhythm Society 2017-2018, and he sits on the Clinical Standards Committee of the British Cardiovascular Society.

Dr Justin Lee

Dr Justin Lee trained in cardiac electrophysiology in Cambridge and Melbourne Australia, before becoming a consultant in Sheffield in 2014.

Justin is interested in novel mapping and ablation techniques for both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. Justin initiated the cardiac SABR service locally in 2018, and is currently a member of the UK SABR Consortium Cardiac SABR Subgroup.

Dr Claire Martin

Claire Martin is an Electrophysiologist at Royal Papworth Hospital.

She completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge funded by a MRC Training Fellowship, and was awarded the BCS Young Research Workers’ Prize. After specialist training at Papworth Hospital, she undertook clinical fellowships at Barts Heart Centre and Bordeaux, through funding from an ESC Training Grant. She has subspecialist interests in the ablation of ventricular arrhythmias in structural heart disease and in arrhythmias in patients with adult congenital heart disease. Her research interests are in the mechanisms and ablation strategies for complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.

Dr Mark Dayer

Dr Mark Dayer is a cardiologist in a district general hospital. He is a complex device implanter.

He has contributed to the National Audit of Cardiac Rhythm Management and became the clinical lead at the start of 2023. Aside from this, he is also the lead for ACHD at the Trust and infective endocarditis is a significant research interest.

Dr Niall Campbell

Dr Niall Campbell is a Consultant Cardiologist based at the Manchester Heart Institute and has a specialist interest in cardiac devices.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and is Chair of the Board of Trustees for NW Hearts Charity. He is also a Clinical Associate of the Greater Manchester & East Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network and leads its Cardiac Rhythm Management Group. He has an active research interest in approaches that reduce inequalities in cardiac rhythm management, AF after cardiac surgery and risk stratification for ventricular arrhythmias.

Professor Elijah R Behr

Elijah Behr is an international expert in the field of arrhythmias.

Elijah is a Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine at St George’s, University of London where he leads the Cardiology Research Section and Directs the Cardiovascular Clinical Academic Group. He is past president of the Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions and the first chairperson of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Genetics Group of EHRA. He co-leads the arrhythmia syndrome sub-domain of the UK 100,000 Genomes Project Cardiovascular Genome England Clinical Interpretation Partnership and advise the NHS England Clinical Reference Groups for Cardiovascular and Genomics Services. He leads the NHS England Coronial Sudden Unexpected Death Pilot.

Eleri Gregory

Eleri is a Consultant Cardiac Physiologist for Cardiac Rhythm Management at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester.

She has been a physiologist for over 15 years and is involved in the EP lab and with Cardiac Device implantations and follow-up. She enjoys teaching and training in both subjects and is involved with delivering education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is an elected council member of the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) and is the current President-Elect. She is also a member of the British Cardiac Society Cardiac Physiology / Scientist Council representing the BHRS.

Dr John Silberbauer

John Silberbauer is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist working at the Sussex Cardiac Centre in Brighton.

He has a special interest in ventricular arrhythmia ablation and enjoys teaching and research within the field. He undertook a 2-year VT fellowship under the tutelage of Dr Paolo Della Bella in Milan and has pioneered the Coronary Vein Exit and CO2 Insufflation technique for epicardial VT access.

Dr Lisa Anderson

Dr Lisa Anderson is a Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Reader at St George’s Hospital, London.

Dr Anderson is Chair Elect of the British Society for Heart Failure and Member of the NHSE Expert Advisory Group for Heart Failure and Valve disease. Dr Anderson led the project to open the UK’s first Acute Heart Failure inpatient unit, providing specialist nursing, therapist, and cardiac care to admitted patients with heart failure. Dr Anderson wrote the proposal for the NCEPOD enquiry into deaths in Acute Heart Failure (2018) Writing group chair for the UK Ambulance Service Heart Failure guidelines. Research Interests are V122I TTR cardiac amyloid and improving outcomes in acute heart failure. Sub-speciality is CMR.

Dr Anthony Li BSc MBBS MD

Dr Anthony Li is a Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist at St. George’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Li graduated from St. George’s Hospital Medical School and undertook training in cardiology in the Southwest Thames rotation. His post doctoral degree involved developing a novel algorithm for mapping of ventricular arrhythmias. Dr Li undertook an international fellowship at the UCLA cardiac arrhythmia centre in Los Angeles. He is currently co-director of the Advanced Ventricular Arrhythmia Teaching and Research (AVATAR) program at St. George’s Hospital.

Dr Donah Zachariah

Dr Donah Zachariah is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge.

Previously consultant at University Hospitals of North Midlands, Stoke on Trent. Area of special interest Ventricular arrhythmias, with Fellowship and Masters in Complex Ventricular Arrhythmias from University of San Raffaele, Milan, Italy. Electrophysiology fellowships from Bristol Heart Institute, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Wessex Cardiology trainee and MD Research in heart failure and cardiorenal syndrome from University of Southampton. Medical school from Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala, India.

Professor Tarv Dhanjal

Professor Tarv Dhanjal leads the Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Research Group at UHCW and was appointed as Professor of Cardiology with Warwick Medical School.

The group aims are to improve the understanding and management of VT with a bench to bedside programme of clinical and translational research and collaborates with Bart’s Translational Arrhythmia Research Group, Paris (Henri Mondor INSERM U955), US (University of Washington, Seattle) and Barcelona (Hospital Clinic de Barcelona). Recently the group has focused on functional substrate identification using high-density mapping catheters and evaluating novel ablation technologies. Tarv is an international speaker and proctors other UK and international centres.

Professor Charlotte Manisty

Charlotte Manisty is Consultant Cardiologist and Professor of Cardiology at University College London specialising in cardiac MRI and is clinical lead for Cardio-Oncology at Barts Heart Centre.

She leads the UK Joint Working Group on MRI for patients with cardiac devices (pacemakers and defibrillators) and is on the Board of the international Society for Cardiovascular MR (SCMR), and Secretary of the British Cardio-Oncology Society. She is regularly invited to speak both Nationally and at International conferences on CMR and Cardio-oncology, and is author of over 170 publications and book chapters.


Zachary Whinnett, M.D., Ph.D. is a Consultant Cardiologist practicing at Imperial College NHS Trust, working principally at Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals.

His specialist areas of expertise are pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and cardiac electrophysiology. He leads the research program in implantable cardiac devices at Imperial College London. This program includes mechanistic studies, the development of new technologies and multi-centre clinical trials. He has published widely in the field.

Dr Paul Foley

Paul Foley is a consultant cardiologist at The Great Western Hospital and an elected council member of The British Heart Rhythm Society.

He undertook his MD Thesis research in Birmingham under Professor Leyva using cardiovascular magnetic resonance to predict morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure treated with CRT. Working with his colleagues, he undertakes collaborative clinical and device research. The current focus of the research is into physiological pacing.

Dr Alistair Slade

Dr Alistair Slade is a consultant cardiologist in Truro and President of  The British Heart Rhythm Society.

Alistair trained in cardiology at the Brompton and St George’s Hospital. He has worked as a consultant in Truro since 1996 expanding local CRM services and also serving as a CD, Associate Medical Director in Truro and served on the inaugural Peninsular Cardiac Network. He is the current BHRS President having been on Council since 2013, serving as secretary until 2019. His term of office ends in September of this year.

Dr Waqas Ullah

Dr Waqas Ullah is Consultant Electrophysiologist at University Hospital Southampton.

Waqas trained in London and completed his PhD focussed on left atrial ablation at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. He has developed a novel, patented, AF mapping algorithm. He has been a consultant electrophysiologist at University Hospital Southampton since 2016 and as an Honorary Senior Lecturer with the University of Southampton leads an active research program supervising fellows in cardiac mapping and ablation.

Syed Ahsan MD, FRCP

Syed Ahsan is a consultant electrophysiologist and training lead in EP at Bart’s heart centre.

He has established the surgical AF programme at Barts Heart Centre and has been involved in development and training for the convergent ablation programme in the UK.

Dr Daniel Keene

Dr Niall Campbell is a Consultant Cardiologist based at the Manchester Heart Institute and has a specialist interest in cardiac devices.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and is Chair of the Board of Trustees for NW Hearts Charity. He is also a Clinical Associate of the Greater Manchester & East Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network and leads its Cardiac Rhythm Management Group. He has an active research interest in approaches that reduce inequalities in cardiac rhythm management, AF after cardiac surgery and risk stratification for ventricular arrhythmias.

Dr Andrew Flett

Dr Andrew Flett is a consultant cardiologist at University Hospital Southampton.

He subspecailises in heart failure, CMR and devices. He is the chief investigator for the recently BHF funded BRITISH study – a large multicenter RCT of ICDs in NICM patients with scar.

Dr Aaisha Opel

Dr Aaisha Opel is a Consultant Electrophysiologist and Cardiologist based in London.

She trained at the Bart’s Heart Centre and set up the first day case AF ablation service and in a district general hospital. She has widely published in peer reviewed journals and is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences. Dr Opel has been a voice on many councils, is an ambassador for women in electrophysiology, mentor and considered a role model. She is actively involved in teaching and training and has been appointed as Clinical Safety Officer in her trust.

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