Consultant Profile

Dr Riyaz Somani

Dr Riyaz Somani MB ChB, MRCP, PhD
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
Special clinical interests:

Cardiac electrophysiology and heart rhythm management, Radiofrequency ablation for arrhythmia, Cardiac arrhythmias
Palpitations, Atrial fibrillation, Ventricular tachycardia ablation including epicardial ablation (using 3D mapping), Sudden cardiac death risk assessment, Single and dual chamber pacemakers, Loop recorder implant, Implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) therapy, Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) for heart failure, Cardioversion (internal and external), Pacemaker interrogation and analysis, Electrocardiogram (ECG), ECG monitoring, Echocardiogram, Blood pressure assessment and treatment, Exercise stress testing.

Research interests:

Atrial fibrillation
Sudden cardiac death

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

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

Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London
British Medical Association
European Cardiac Society
Member of the AF Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Mrs Jeanette Garnett
Private secretary telephone number:
07479 663806
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Riyaz Somani was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, in December 2014. He specialises in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders) and in complex pacing.

Dr Somani qualified from the University of Leeds in 1998 and subsequently undertook specialist cardiology training at the Yorkshire Heart Centre in Leeds. He obtained a PhD from the University of Leeds in 2011 after a period of dedicated research in the field of cardiology. More recently, Dr Somani has specialised in the field of interventional cardiac electrophysiology and device therapy having successfully completed a two year fellowship (Diploma) at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada where he received extensive training in the management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

Dr Somani's specific areas of interest are: palpitations and heart rhythm disorders, radiofrequency ablation procedures, atrial fibrillation ablation, ventricular tachycardia ablation, pacemaker implantation, defibrillator implantation, cardiac resynchronisation therapy (biventricular pacing) for heart failure and the assessment of sudden cardiac death risk.

Personal profile:

Dr Riyaz Somani was raised in Leicester and was delighted to return to his roots after being appointed as a Consultant in Leicester in 2014. He is married with two children who take up most of his spare time. When time allows, his other interests include foreign travel, football and music.

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Dr Riyaz Somani

Dr Riyaz Somani Cardiology Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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