Dr Syed Afzal Sohaib



GMC number: 6129361

Practising since: 2005



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Dr Sohaib is a Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in heart rhythm issues including atrial fibrillation, SVTs, ectopic beats, and other causes of palpitations.  He uses the latest techniques to understand the causes of these conditions and works with his patients to find the best treatment.  This might include identifying important lifestyle changes, the right medication, and state of the art treatments and procedures which he performs including ablation procedures, pacemaker implants, and defibrillator implants.  

Dr Sohaib qualified from UCL as one of the highest ranking graduates in London.  He did his cardiology training at leading heart centres in London including Hammersmith Hospital, Harefield Hospital, and Royal Brompton Hospitals before being appointed a Consultant Cardiologist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and King George Hospital.  He has introduced the use of new digital techniques for detecting heart rhythm disorders at his hospitals. 

Dr Sohaib has previously served on the boards of the British Cardiovascular Society and the European Society of Cardiology and has led a number of initiatives to improve training for doctors in cardiology.  

Languages spoken

English, Urdu

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Syed Afzal Sohaib at Nuffield Health

  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • Pacemakers

Locations Dr Syed Afzal Sohaib works with

Related experience


Dr Sohaib has a PhD from Imperial College which investigated how pacemakers benefit the heart and has published numerous papers in leading scientific journals. His research was funded by a prestigious clinical research training fellowship from the British Heart Foundation. He regularly collaborates with researchers from around the world on leading innovations in the management of heart rhythm disorders.  He has published a book on heart rhythm management (“Decoding Cardiac Electrophysiology”).  He is on the editorial board of journals including:
"European Heart Journal – Case Reports" and "Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Review" and regularly reviews articles for a number of other leading cardiovascular journals.  


  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • British Heart Rhythm Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Health NHS Trust

Insurers Dr Syed Afzal Sohaib works with

Dr Syed Afzal Sohaib works with the following private medical insurance providers:

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


Dr Syed Afzal Sohaib does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Syed Afzal Sohaib does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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