St Bartholomew's Hospital: Site management team

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Dr Edward Rowland, Medical Director

Headshot of Dr Edward Rowland, medical director at St Bartholomew's Hospital

Dr Rowland graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School and trained in cardiology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and the National Heart Hospital.

He developed a specialist interest in heart rhythm abnormalities and grew this interest at the National Heart and Lung Institute; as director of pacing and electrophysiology at the Royal Brompton National Heart Hospital; as Sugden senior lecturer and as consultant cardiologist at St George’s Hospital.  In 2008, Dr Rowland moved to the Heart Hospital (UCLH) as consultant cardiologist, where he took up the post of clinical director.

Dr Rowland’s particular interest in cardiac rhythm disorders encompasses all techniques for clinical cardiac electrophysiology, catheter ablation techniques and implantable devices for rhythm control. In 2010, he was awarded the British Cardiovascular Society Silver Medal.

Dr Rowland is a founder member of the European Society of Cardiology; he also served as President of Heart Rhythm UK (now the British Heart Rhythm Society). He served as co-editor of the NHS National Service Framework Chapter 8 (Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death) and as adviser to the London Cardiovascular Panel on redesigning cardiovascular services in London.

In 2012, Dr Rowland was appointed co-chair of the joint collaborative panel to design and establish the Barts Heart Centre, the largest cardiovascular hospital in the UK. Since 2015, he has served as medical director of St Bartholomew’s Hospital.