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Dr Riyaz Kaba

Dr Riyaz Kaba

Consultant Cardiologist

Clinical Interests

Atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular defects, angina, lipid abnormalities, chest pain, hypertension, heart failure, coronary and ischaemic heart disease, breathing difficulties, SVTs including ablation therapy, cardiomyopathies, sudden death syndrome (SDS), arrhythmias, ventricular tachycardias, ICDs and pacemakers, slow heart beats, syncope, loss of consciousness, dizziness, abnormal electrocardiograms (ECGs), and echocardiograms.


Dr Riyaz Kaba is a substantive consultant cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist at both St George’s Hospital, London and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, Surrey. He conducts several specialist clinics in cardiac electrophysiology, ablations, and complex pacing systems.

During his postgraduate training in North West London, at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, St Mary’s Hospital and King’s College Hospital, Dr Kaba was awarded an advanced fellowship at the prestigious Ivy League institution of Columbia University in Manhattan and at New York University.

Dr Kaba’s specialist interests include arrhythmias (the disturbance of electrical activity within the heart) and he performs potentially curative procedures for these conditions in the form of ablations. With his team from South London and Surrey, Dr Kaba hosts the Surrey AF Meeting to enhance the clinical treatment and care of patients with atrial fibrillation. Dr Kaba also specialises in implanting complex pacemakers and was one of the first operators in the world to implant the state-of-the-art quadripolar lead for a patient with severe heart failure.

Dr Kaba is an internationally renowned speaker and trainer, and a senior lecturer and examiner at a number of universities. In collaboration with researchers from The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, he has published in the highly distinguished journal, Nature Genetics, following the discovery of an ion channel in the heart. He also has publications in a number of other leading journals, including The Lancet and Heart Rhythm, and has received several academic awards including prestigious international awards from America and Europe.

His NHS Base is St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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