St George`s University Hospital

London, UK

Post-CCT fellowship in the Advanced Ventricular Arrhythmia Training and Research (AVATAR) program at St. George’s Hospital, London, UK

                                         Full time

We are recruiting for a fully funded, salaried post-Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) level, or EU-equivalent, clinical fellowship in Ventricular Arrhythmias at St. George’s Hospital, London, UK. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain first-hand operator experience in mapping and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias in a busy tertiary cardiology centre, with quaternary referrals for ventricular arrhythmias. The fellow can expect to gain experience in mapping and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias, including epicardial-endocardial, in all substrates. The minimum duration is 12 months, starting October 2022.

The candidate, along with the Cardiac Electrophysiology Consultants, will be involved as an Investigator in research projects on ventricular arrhythmias and in the education program for allied professionals as well as providing bedside teaching to the medical students and junior doctors attached to the Arrhythmia Service. The experience gained during this fellowship will provide an excellent foundation for a Consultant career in complex arrhythmia management.

This post is appropriate for a senior cardiology trainee committed to a career in ablation, with an interest in clinical research and Arrhythmia Service development. The post holder will have completed their General Professional Training in the UK or EU and will hold full MRCP or equivalent. Applicants will be expected to be independent in SVT and AF ablation, brady- and complex devices and ideally have some preliminary experience of mapping within the ventricles.

Fellows enrolled in the AVATAR program would be expected to be in the lab in all VA ablations carried out as part of the VT ablation program as well as on device, simple and complex ablation lists, cover a weekly Arrhythmia Clinic under Dr Saba’s supervision and be competent to undertake on-call duties at Consultant level. The fellow will be responsible for the Ventricular Arrhythmia database during their tenure.

We have a busy Arrhythmia Service, carrying out over 400 AF ablation cases and up to 100 VA ablations per year, in addition to a high volume of simple ablation procedures, and simple and complex device implantations.

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust is the main Teaching Hospital for St George’s, University of London and plays an important role in medical student teaching. The Cardiology Clinical Academic Group has been created to execute a shared strategic partnership between St George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London.

Interested applicants should contact Dr Magdi Saba, with CV attached, via email at msaba@sgul.ac.uk by February 28th, 2022. Interviews will be held in early March 2022.