Dr Malcolm Finlay



GMC number: 6030169

Practising since: 1998



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Dr Malcolm Finlay is a Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Barts Heart Centre, and holds honorary positions at UCL and QMUL. He is an expert in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) with catheter ablation, and in the diagnosis and management of a full range of heart rhythm problems. He has a particular interest and expertise in the development of medical technologies, particularly those for minimally invasive catheter treatments of heart disease, and how these can best be used to help patients. 

Clinically, he has developed particular skills in minimising x-ray use during procedures, and has lead the introduction of many safety techniques within the department at Barts, including the use of checklists and highly consistent and reproducible procedures. He actively uses safety management skills learnt during aviation training to improve patient safety during procedures. His introduction of such methods to the department at Barts has contributed to low complication rates. Such skills also lend themselves to efficient, calm and successful management of complex situations which may occur from time to time during invasive procedures. 

Dr Finlay read Medicine at Oxford University (BA 1998, BMBCh 2001). He was awarded his PhD in the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmia in 2014 from University College London and appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre in the same year, with honorary positions at University College London and Queen Mary University of London. 

Languages spoken

French, English

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His research interests include the translation of basic engineering and bioengineering principles to commercial realisation and patient benefit. He has founded three spin-out companies: Epicardio Ltd, Echopoint Medical Ltd and Rhythm AI Ltd; plus has raised over £5M in investment and grants over the past 3 years. 

Dr Finlay’s awards and honours include the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians 2020, European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society Best Abstract award (Cardiac Sudden Death) 2013 and Barts Innovator of the Year award 2016. 


  • BMA
  • EHRA
  • BCS

Other posts held

  • Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Electrophysiologist at Barts Health NHS Trust

Insurers Dr Malcolm Finlay works with

Dr Malcolm Finlay works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr Malcolm Finlay does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Malcolm Finlay does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Malcolm Finlay does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.