Edward Rowland

Edward Rowland

Consultant cardiologist and Medical Director at St Bartholomew's Hospital

Edward Rowland qualified in medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School in 1974. After house jobs at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, Battle Hospital, Reading and St Bartholomew's Hospital, Edward moved to The Royal Postgraduate Medical School and completed training in cardiology and developed, as a British Heart Foundation Fellow, a special interest in the management of cardiac arrhythmias.

In 1984 he moved to The National Heart Hospital and was appointed Waring Lecturer in the National Heart and Lung Institute in 1988. He was appointed Director of Pacing and Electrophysiology at the National Heart Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital. He moved to St George's Hospital Medical School in 1992 as Sugden Senior Lecturer and Hon Consultant Cardiologist and transferred to become Clinical Cardiologist in St George's Hospital in 1996. From 1989 he also held appointments as Hon Consultant Cardiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children and as Visiting Consultant Cardiologist at Papworth Hospital.

In 2008 he moved to The Heart Hospital (UCLH) as Consultant Cardiologist. In 2013 he was appointed Divisional Clinical Director of the Heart Hospital. He co-chairs the Clinical Academic Strategy Group which was established to deliver a new tertiary Cardiovascular Unit (Barts Heart Centre) for North East London. From May 2015 he transferred to Barts Health NHS Trust as Consultant Cardiologist and is a Senior Clinical Director at the Barts Heart Centre. 

Special interests and treatments

Edward is particularly interested in the investigation and management of cardiac arrhythmias. He continues to be involved in the clinical management of patients with rhythm disorders and in the development of new methods of treatment. He has specialised in the development of clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac pacemakers, and especially catheter ablation techniques. He has given more than 300 lectures, written more than 100 papers and appeared on over 300 abstracts.

Leadership roles

  • Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians
  • Founding Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • Member of the British Cardiac Society, Heart Rhythm UK (formerly the British Pacing and Electrophysiology Group), the Heart Rhythm Society (formerly North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology)
  • Founding fellow of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society
  • Co-founded the London Electrophysiology Group