• HRC2024
  • 6 - 8 Oct 2024

Dr Richard Bala

Richard Bala

Speaking at: HRC2024

Position: Clinical Lead in Cardiac Rhythm Management
Location: Bournemouth, UK

Richard graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1996 and trained in cardiology at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge before pursuing a fellowship in Electrophysiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia under Jon Kalman. During the course of his cardiology training, he completed a PhD at Cambridge University in ventricular arrhythmias in genetically modified murine models of arrhythmogenesis. He joined the team at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in 2009, where he is now EP lead. His areas of expertise lie particularly in the ablation of atypical atrial arrhythmias and atrial tachycardia. He is the NIHR specialty lead for the Wessex Cardiovascular Local Research Network and has been a principal investigator for a number of clinical trials, many of which are now in print. Richard is one of the most experienced users of PFA in the UK and has published and spoken widely about the technology. 

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