Consultant Profile

Dr James Barry

Dr James Barry MA (Cantab), MB BChir, FRCP, CCDS
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
    • Atrial fibrillation
Special clinical interests:

Heart Rhythm Specialist (Cardiac Electrophysiologist)

Clinical Interests:
The investigation and treatment of palpitations, arrhythmias, dizzy spells, blackouts, atrial Fibrilation (AF) and risk of sudden death.

 The invasive treatment of arrhythmias with cardiac ablation, including SVT, Wolf Parkinson White (WPW)syndrome and atrial flutter

Implantation of cardiac devices, including pacemakers, Implantable Defibrillators (ICD), biventricular pacemakers (CRT) and implantable loop recorders (Reveal devices)

Research interests:

Patient response to cardiac resynchronisation therapy and factors contributing to this.

The effect of acute coronary syndromes on the treatment of stroke risk in patients with AF

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist Regional Cardiac Centre Morriston Hospital ABMUHB
Senior Clinical Tutor College of Medicine Swansea University

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 2073 6011
Private secretary:
Barbara Williams
Private secretary telephone number:
01792 704118
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Barry is a heart rhythm specialists based at the Regional Cardiac Centre in Morriston Hospital Swansea, providing tertiary services for a population of one million people. 

Prior to his consultant appointment in 2009  Dr Barry trained at the University Hospitals in Southampton and Bristol developing a clinical expertise in invasive cardiac rhythm management (ablation) and device implantation. Dr Barry qualified as a doctor from the University of Cambridge in 1997. 

Dr Barry’s current practice involves the investigation of palpitations, syncope and of risk of sudden cardiac death, the management of AF and its associated stroke risk, implantation of pacemakers, ICDs and biventricular pacemakers (to treat heart failure) as well as the treatment of ablatable arrhythmias.

Personal profile:

Dr Barry lives with his family in Cardiff. When not chasing after his young child he enjoys cycling, reading and worrying about Arsenal’s next match.

Recommended links:

Arrythmia Alliance

AF association 

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Dr James Barry

Dr James Barry Cardiology Consultant, Cardiff, private hospital specialist.

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