Consultant Profile

Dr Alastair Sandilands

Dr Alastair Sandilands BSc, MBBS, MRCP PhD
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Cardiology
    Special clinical interests:

    Electrophysiology and cardiac pacing.

    Atrial Fibrillation and cardioversion, palpitations, ablation for arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death and cardiovascular genetics, syncope and blackouts.

    Research interests:

    Atrial fibrillation and cardioversion, ablation.

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer University of Leicester.

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

    Heart Rhythm UK

    Royal College of Physicians

    British Cardiac Society

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0116 265 3685
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0116 2583297
    Tuesday evenings
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    I have practised Cardiology for 8 years but more specifically electrophysiology for nearly 6 years. I was previously a locum Consultant Cardiologist in Bristol followed by my permanent appointment  at the Glenfield Hospital Leicester in 2009. I find this area of cardiology stimulating and rewarding by diagnosing and treating patients with arrhythmias. 
    My training started with a research in cardiovascular genetics at the University of Cambridge, being awarded a PhD for my work. Subsequently, my cardiology training was in the South West at Bristol and Bath Hospitals, culminating in a year’s fellowship in electrophysiology at Southampton General Hospital.

    Palpitations, arrhythmias, AF- diagnosis and treatment/ cardioversion/ ablation/pacemakers.
    Diagnosis and management of sudden cardiac death and syncope.

    Personal profile:

    I am married with 3 boys, so  I have a busy family life. I am very keen on sports so enjoy training and run, swim and cycle.   A Padi certified open water diver, I am also interested in diving ,visiting the Great Barrier Reef, Egypt and West Indies.

    If not watching films, I like to relax with good food and wine.

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    Dr Alastair Sandilands

    Dr Alastair Sandilands Cardiology Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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