Dr Afzal Sohaib

Dr Afzal Sohaib

MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCP, PhD, ECES

Cardiology

Recommended by  
2 specialists

14 years of experience
2 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Very thorough assessment of my symptoms and clear explanations of the various findings.“
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Subspecialty

  • Electrophysiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6129361
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    116 reviews

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    85 reviews

    Spire London East Hospital

    Roding Lane South, Redbridge, United Kingdom, IG4 5PZ
    0 reviews

    One Heart Clinic

    68 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 7HE
    279 reviews

    About

    Dr Afzal Sohaib is a Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in the management of heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), and causes of palpitations, shortness of breath, and blackouts. He implants pacemakers and defibrillators and performs ablation procedures for heart rhythm disorders.

    His NHS practice is at the Bart’s Heart Centre at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, one of Europe’s largest specialist heart centres, and he is lead for the heart rhythm service at Barking, Havering & Redbridge Unversity Hospitals, one of London's busiest Trusts.  He is also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

    He graduated from the University College London in 2005 with a distinction and numerous prizes including the Betuel Prize for finishing second in the University of London Gold Medal Examination. After graduating he completed his cardiology training at leading centres in London including Hammersmith Hospital, the Royal Brompton Hospital, and Harefield Hospital.

    He was awarded a prestigious Clinical Research Training Fellowship funded by the British Heart Foundation which funded his PhD at Imperial College London. Dr Sohaib’s PhD investigated how pacemakers improve symptoms in heart failure. He has published numerous articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals and regularly speaks at national and international cardiology meetings. He is author of the book "Decoding Cardiac Electrophysiology".

    He enjoys teaching and training young aspiring cardiologists. He was President of the British Junior Cardiologists’ Association (BJCA) and was on the Council of the British Cardiovascular Society.

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    Medical procedures

    • Biventricular pacemaker implantation
    • Defibrillator implantation
    • Pacemaker Implantation
    • AF ablation
    • Electrophysiology studies
    • Ablation for supraventricular tachycardia 
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    Education

    MB BS University College London

    MRCP London

    PhD Imperial College London


    Memberships:

    European Society of Cardiology

    British Cardiovascular Society

    Royal College of Physicians (London)

    British Heart Rhythm Society

    British Society for Heart Failure

    European Heart Rhythm Association

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    Reviews

    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very thorough assessment of my symptoms and clear explanations of the various findings.

    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations
    ECG (electrocardiogram)
    Echocardiogram
    Video Consultation
    Cardiology
    20-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I felt I was taken care of very seriously

    17-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Understanding thorough sympathetic feel assured by his advice

    Patient seen for:
    Breathlessness
    28-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I couldn't fault anything about the experience, the doctor was great, as werre all the staff.

    21-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very clear on causes and options. Reassuring.

    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation
    12-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    A pleasing visit.

    Patient seen for:
    Possible A/F
    07-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Sohaib fully explained everything thoroughly and in layman's terms. Very thorough and professional.

    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation
    16-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Listened attentively to symptoms, explained the tests to be performed and after the tests explained the results clearly and concisely. Very professional and would highly recommend.

    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations
    Breathlessness
    12-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr. Sohaib has been extremely supportive, listened and answered in detail all my questions, provided a very thorough consultation and explained all my tests results ( ECG, 24 hrs Holter, echocardiogram). He is very professional and I would recommend him to everyone who needs a real good specialist.

    11-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I found Dr Sohaib informative, approachable, thorough, and very professional throughout pretreatment, operation, and post operation.

    Dr Afzal Sohaib

    Thanks for the kind words!

    11-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Able to address my concerns

    09-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very professional

    Patient seen for:
    Preexisting condition
    12-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Thorough consultation and approachable manner.

    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations
    Dizziness
    12-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Took plenty of time to go through the options and answer my questions.

    25-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very helpful and informative

    13-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Friendly, informative of procedure, able to answer questions clearly and genuinely interested in patient background

    16-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I highly recommend Dr Sohaib. I felt his care was exemplary. He has a very pleasant bed side manner, very thorough and made sure I understood everything. He is polite, extremely knowledgeable and carried out all relevant investigations. I will be recommending him to everyone I know.

    Dr Afzal Sohaib

    Many thanks for the kind words!

    Patient seen for:
    pericarditis
    08-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I cannot praise the Harley Street Clinic enough. The care and attention that I received from the nurses and all the other staff was excellent and that includes the food. A very special thank you to Dr. Sohaib for his kindness and efficiency in inserting my pacemaker.

    20-08-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent

    23-07-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Courteous, well informed and precise.

    17-07-2019

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Cardiology

    Dr Oliver Guttmann
    Dr Oliver Guttmann
    Cardiology

    20-06-2020

    Dr Sohaib is a well known specialist for heart rhythm disorders. He is loved by his patients and highly regarded by highly regarded by his colleagues. All the patients I have referred to Dr Sohaib were extremely satisfied and most importantly all their problems were sorted.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer
    Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer
    Cardiology

    29-07-2020

    Dr Afzal Sohaib is an innovative specialist in Electrophysiology who has written textbooks in the field. He is at the cutting edge for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia including atrial fibrillation. He is dedicated and caring Consultant Cardiologist and I wholeheartedly recommend him.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation
    Connection: Is a colleague

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