Consultant Profile

Dr Zaheer Yousef

Dr Zaheer Yousef BSc (hons), MBBS, MD, FESC, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
    • Congenital heart disease
    • Hypertension
    • Interventional cardiology
Special clinical interests:

General cardiology
Heart Failure
Sports Cardiology
Pulmonary Hypertension
Inherited Cardiac Conditions
Heart Failure Devices

Research interests:

Biventricular pacemakers, heart failure, cardiomyopathies

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant cardiologist: University Hospital of Wales & University Hospital Llandough
Senior Research Fellow (honorary): Cardiff University
Reader (honorary): Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiologist (honorary): Cardiff City Football Club

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

Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
British Cardiovascular Society (BCS)
Welsh cardiovascular Society (WCVS)
European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA)
Association of Inherited Cardiac Conditions (AICC)

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group PLC

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
02920 736011
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Yousef is the clinical lead for heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and heart failure devices (biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators) at the University Hospital of Wales. He has implanted over 1,000 heart failure devices and is a European Society of Cardiology proctor for these procedures. He leads an active research group, has served as the UK Chief investigator of several International clinical trials, and was appointed as a National Institute of Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) fellow in 2011. He has published >50 high impact medical papers and has contributed to several chapters in medical textbooks. Dr Yousef is approved by the Football Association for cardiac screening of elite athletes.

Personal profile:

In his spare time, Zaheer has recently completed a major renovation of a Victorian property and is involved in several charities. He chairs the Heart Research, Wales charity which aims to promote education and research in Wales, and annually undertakes missions to Africa to help develop heart failure and pacing facilities in poorer countries (Pace4Life charity). He tries to be a father to his 2 children, and sadly, sporting activities these days are restricted to spectatorship and serving as a cardiologist for local football and rugby clubs.

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Dr Zaheer Yousef

Dr Zaheer Yousef Cardiologist at Spire Cardiff Hospital in South Wales

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