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Malcolm Finlay Consultant Cardiologist in Cath Lab wearing a suit

Dr Malcolm Finlay

BA (Oxon) BM BCh PhD FRCP    

Safe, Compassionate, Expert 

Dr Malcolm Finlay is a Consultant Cardiologist & expert in Atrial Fibrillation, Catheter Ablation and modern treatment of Heart Rhythm disorders.

Private consultations now available

​Your heart rhythm problem needs the very best treatment so you can get back to leading the life you want. 


I put patients first, and believe in making treatment choices together so you have the very best outcomes. I ensure I have access to the latest techniques and technologies to give us the best chance of success. 


I want you to be highly satisfied with our clinic consultation about your heart rhythms, and for your procedure to be quick, successful and safe


In my clinical work, I perform a full range of complex EP procedures, including ablations, pacemakers, ICDs and other cardiac devices

To arrange an appointment: 0207 183 0514 |



Where do you see patients?

Dr Finlay sees patients at One Welbeck StWhipps Cross Hospital and Barts Heart Centre. The majority of patients now elect for a "virtual" first appointment, where we can decide on management plans and investigations needed, with a face-to-face appointment at a second step.

What cardiac rhythm problems do you treat?

Dr Finlay has a particular expertise in the management of all adult atrial arrhythmias, especially AF, Atrial Flutter and SVTs. He manages patients with all types of heart rhythm problems, and is an acknowledged expert in pacemakers and ICDs as well as other cardiac devices. Dr Finlay does not treat children with heart rhythm conditions.

Can I get a same-day appointment?

Dr Finlay only sees selected patients  privately. However, on some occasions it is possible to arrange an appointment urgently. Please contact to enquire, the ability to perform a virtual clinic appointment makes this much more straightforward than in the past.

Will my insurance cover my visit?

Dr Finlay is registered with all the main UK health insurers, most insured patients are fully covered for their clinic appointment. However, do check your policy as this varies by insurer. You may also be liable to pay for any investigations recommended.

Can I see Dr Finlay on the NHS?

Dr Finlay practices at Barts Heart Centre and holds his outpatient appointments at Whipps Cross Hospital (part of Barts Health NHS Trust). Ask your GP for a direct referral to his clinic (via ERS) if you wish to see him in the NHS.

Can I pay for an appointment or procedure directly?

Yes, Dr Finlay is happy to provide a "self-pay" appointment where these options can be discussed. As a rough guide, an AF ablation can cost between £15-19k "all in" as a self-pay patient.

"I will always recommend what I believe to be the best treatment course for you, and also let you know the alternatives and options. How we best get to that point we can discuss in person."

Dr Finlay in the Catheter Lab wearing a Cath Lab Lead jacket and mask

My Background

Dr Malcolm Finlay is a Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Barts Heart Centre, and holds honorary positions at UCL and QMUL. Dr Finlay was raised in Cardiff, Wales, before leaving to study Medicine at Oxford University and completing his training in London's top hospitals. He is an expert in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) with catheter ablation, and in the diagnosis and management of a full range of heart rhythm problems.


He has a particular interest and expertise in the development of medical technologies, particularly those for minimally invasive catheter treatments of heart disease, and how these can best be used to help patients. 

Dr Finlay read Medicine at Oxford University (BA 1998, BMBCh 2001). He was awarded his PhD in the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmia in 2014 from University College London and appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre in the same year, with honorary positions at University College London and Queen Mary University of London.

His research interests include the translation of basic engineering and bioengineering principles to commercial realisation and patient benefit. He has founded three spin-out companies: Epicardio Ltd, Echopoint Medical Ltd and Rhythm AI Ltd; plus has raised over £5M in investment and grants over the past 3 years.

Dr Finlay’s awards and honours include the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians 2020, European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society Best Abstract award 2013 and Barts Innovator of the Year award 2016. He is co-Chair of the European Heart Rhythm Association Certification Committee and Research Lead for Electrophysiology at Barts Heart Centre. 


Our clinic offers a wide range of services, including new and follow-up appointments, EP procedures, pacing/ICD, and comprehensive cardiac investigations. Book an appointment with Dr Finlay now!

Contact Us

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Via my Personal Assistant: 

Ms Kitti Katona

0207 183 0514

NHS queries: 020 8950 0534

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