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Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
- General cardiology
Dr Zia Zuberi is a consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist practising at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford and St George’s Hospital in London. He has extensive expertise in general adult cardiology and in addition has a particular interest in the management of heart rhythm disorders (electrophysiology) such as atrial fibrillation and complex pacing for heart failure.
Zia graduated Proxime Accessite to the University of London Gold medal for Medicine from University College London (UCL). He was awarded 1st class honours for his intercalated BSc. His research in cardiac electrophysiology was supported by a prestigious MRC clinical training fellowship and led to the award of a PhD. Additionally he holds several academic prizes including the John Murray Prize in medicine and was runner up for the Presidents medal awarded by the Royal Society of Medicine for cardiology.
Zia trained in leading cardiology centres in London and undertook advanced training in cardiac electophysiology at Kings College, St George’s Hospital and at The Heart Hospital. He is trained in both cryoballoon (freezing) and radiofrequency based technologies for AF ablation and performs complex pacing for advanced heart failure such as CRT.
Areas of interest
cardiac electrophysiology ; cardiac arrhythmia ; catheter ablation ; pacemakers ; defibrillators (ICD) ; cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) ; cardiomyopathy ; heart failure ; palpitations ; blackouts (syncope) ; atrial fibrillation ; ventricular tachycardia ; SVT ; chest pain ; coronary disease
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Vivek Sharma Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Surrey County Hospital
St George's Hospital
Pacing in heart failure
Cryoballoon ablation AF ablation
Radio-frequency Based AF ablation
John Murray Prize in Medicine
Runner up President's medal in Cardiology (Royal Society of medicine)
Young Investigator of the Year (HRUK)
EHRA cardiac electrophysiology
MRC Clinical training Fellowship in cardiology
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
- Urdu - Fluent
Zuberi Z, Nobles M, Sebastian S, Dyson A, Lim SY, Breckenridge R, Birnbaumer L, Tinker A.
Absence of the inhibitory G-protein Galphai2 predisposes to ventricular cardiac arrhythmia.
Circulation Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2010 Aug 1;3(4):391-400.
Breckenridge RA, Zuberi Z, Gomes J, Orford R, Dupays L, Felkin LE, Clark JE, Magee AI, Ehler E, Birks EJ, Barton PJ, Tinker A, Mohun TJ.
Overexpression of the transcription factor Hand1 causes predisposition towards arrhythmia in mice.
J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2009 Jul;47(1):133-41.
Zuberi Z, Birnbaumer L, Tinker A.
The role of inhibitory heterotrimeric G proteins in the control of in vivo heart rate dynamics.
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2008 Dec;295(6):R1822-30.
Zuberi Z, Birnbaumer L, Tinker A.
The inhibitory heterotrimeric G-protein Gαi2 provides cardioprotection against ventricular tachycardia and modulates QTc
Europace 2008. 10(10) 1131-1249 supp 2 ii1
Mehta PA, Zuberi Z, Rinaldi CA.
The use of positron emission tomography in the diagnosis of pacemaker related infection.
Heart. 2012 Mar;98(5):376.
Risebro C, Smart N, Gomes J, Clark J; Dobrzynski H, Vieira J, Zuberi Z, Andrew Tinker, Lucile Miquerol, Schwartz R, Paul R. Riley
Epistatic rescue of Nkx2.5 cardiac conduction defects by prospero-related homeobox protein 1
Circulation Research 2012 july 6 111(2)e19-31
Zuberi Z, Mehta P, Kirubakaran S, Rinaldi CA
Sprint Fidelis Leads – Should we keep the faith ?
International Journal of Cardiology 2012 June 26
Kirubakaran S, Zuberi Z, Gill J.
Acute myocardial infarction due to coronary embolus during left atrial ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation
Europace 2012 July 9
Zuberi Z, Kirubakaren S, Lawson C.
Giant sinus of Valsalva aneurysm: the role of multimodality imaging
Heart Asia 2013 ;5:188 doi:10.1136/heartasia-2013-010380
Zuberi Z, Silberbauer J, Murgatroyd F.
Successful non fluoroscopic radiofrequency ablation of incessant atrial tachycardia in a high risk twin pregnancy.
Indian Journal of Pacing and Electrophysiology 2014 Jan 1;14(1):26-31.
Domenichi J, Zuberi Z, Gallagher M.
A pacing lead repositioned without incising the skin: a simplified approach
Europace 2014 Feb;16(2):305.
Zuberi Z, Gill J, O'Neill M.
Dyspnoea post pulmonary vein isolation: Occam's razor blunted.
Int J Cardiol. 2014 Feb 15;171(3):e88-9.
- BSc UCL 1997
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians (London) 2003
- PhD UCL 2009
Reference number 4730477
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
Heart Rhythm UK
Medical Protection Society
- Surrey Cardiovascular Clinic, GU2 7RE
- 12:30 - 17:30
- 01483 467100
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