Dr Glyn Thomas
Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist
MBBS, MRCP, PhD, FACC
Since my appointment as a Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the Bristol Heart Institute in 2009, I have led the development and continued expansion of the Arrhythmia Service.
I qualified from University College London Medical School in 1997 and rotated through various London teaching hospitals before returning to university in 2003 to undertake research into the causes of abnormal heart rhythms. I was awarded a prize-winning PhD from Cambridge University in 2006 before returning to London to sub-specialise in heart rhythm treatment at St Bartholomew's Hospital.
I am trained in all aspects of cardiac arrhythmia management including catheter ablation, pacemaker/defibrillator implantation, cardiac resynchronisation therapy and system extraction. My specialist interest is ablation of complex arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular tachycardia.
In addition to my work at the Bristol Heart Institute, I have a particular interest in critical care and am one of several volunteer helicopter-doctors who assist in the treatment of severely unwell/injured patients from the region with the Great Western Air Ambulance Service.
I have written two books, Cardiology in Focus (Churchill Livingstone, 2004) and Ready Reference: Cardiology (Elsevier 2010) and numerous scientific papers specifically relating to the mechanisms, treatment and mathematical modelling of cardiac arrhythmias.
MBBS / University College London / 1997
Bachelor of Surgery
MRCP (UK) / Royal College of Physicians / 2001
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians
PhD / University of Cambridge / 2006
FACC / American College of Cardiology / 2012
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
FRCP / Royal College of Physicians / 2013
Dip IMC / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2017
Diploma Immediate Medical Care
American Society of Cardiology
Sub-specialty Lead for Arrhythmia Service, Bristol Heart Institute
Consultant Cardiologist & Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist Bristol Heart Institute.
Honorary Research Fellow University of Bristol.
I enjoy all outdoor pursuits including hill walking, wild camping, kayaking and fishing with my wife (also a doctor) and two young sons.