• HRC2021
  • 3 - 6 Oct 2021

Dr Steve Williams

Steve Williams

Position: Clinical Lecturer and Speciality Registrar in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Location: London, UK

Dr Williams is an NIHR locally-matched Clinical Lecturer and Speciality Registrar in Cardiac Electrophysiology, based at King's College London/Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Williams graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2007 and was awarded the Leslie Gold Medal and Ettles Scholarship as the most distinguished graduate of the year. After completing general medical training at St Thomas' Hospital, he undertook a PhD in the Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at King’s College London, supervised by Professor Mark O'Neill and Dr Kawal Rhode. The work from his thesis was published in leading Electrophysiology journals including Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology and JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. Dr Williams was also awarded the President's Prize Medical in Cardiology at the Royal Society of Medicine for his work on atrial ablation undertaken during his PhD.

Subsequently, Dr Williams was awarded one of only two KCL-wide London Law Trust Medal Fellowships and was appointed as an NIHR locally-matched Clinical Lecturer in the Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Group led by Professor O’Neill. Over the past three years, Dr Williams has been a key member of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Group, where he supervises two clinical PhD students, and has helped guide the group from strength to strength. These successes were recognised with the recent award of ‘Research Group of the Year’ at the annual School awards.

Dr Williams' research interests lie at the interface of clinical electrophysiology, imaging sciences and computational modelling and aim to integrate electrical, anatomical and functional data in order to improve the characterisation, representation and modification of arrhythmia substrates. Working across clinical and engineering disciplines Dr Williams has a unique skill set incorporating cardiac electrophysiology, mathematics, computer modelling and computer programming. His current focus is the investigation of atrial arrhythmias using invasive mapping and cross-sectional imaging.

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