Position: Consultant Cardiologist
Location: Glasgow, UK
Derek Connelly is a Consultant Cardiologist with an interest in electrophysiology and devices at the West of Scotland Regional Heart & Lung Centre, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, and at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He is an Honorary Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Glasgow.
He qualified in medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1984. After early training in medicine and cardiology in Glasgow, he moved to the Royal Brompton Hospital, London in 1989 for a research post in cardiac electrophysiology. He then moved to the Cardiothoracic Centre - Liverpool in 1992 as senior registrar in cardiology. He was appointed senior lecturer and consultant cardiologist there in 1997, and moved back to a consultant cardiologist post in Glasgow in 2004.
His main interests are catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias, particularly for atrial fibrillation, and device implantation, particularly biventricular devices (cardiac resynchronisation therapy). From 2005 to 2008 he was President of Heart Rhythm UK (now the British Heart Rhythm Society), and he was a trustee of the Arrhythmia Alliance since its foundation in 2004 until 2012. In these roles, he was instrumental in setting up and establishing the UK Heart Rhythm Congress, which has taken place annually since 2006.