Dr Begley is a Cardiologist in the UK who specialises in cardiac rhythm management. This is the investigation and treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities or arrhythmias.

Arrhythmias most often cause an awareness of the heart beating. This is known as palpitations. However, patients with arrhythmias may also have symptoms of fatigue, breathlessness, light-headedness or black-outs. The medical term for a black out is syncope.

As an experienced doctor he aims to quickly identify the cause of these worrying symptoms and provide reassurance or offer appropriate guided treatment.

Dr Begley’s Training and Experience

Dr Begley graduated from Edinburgh Medical School in 1994 (MB ChB). He completed his residency in South East Scotland then spent 3 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Whilst in the USA, he undertook research in the investigation and management of patients with the heart muscle condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This culminated in the completion of a research degree (MD) through the University of Edinburgh.

He returned to the UK in 2002 to complete specialist training in cardiology and cardiac rhythm management at the internationally respected Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

In 2007 he was appointed a consultant in Cardiology at Papworth Hospital. His appointment expanded the existing cardiac rhythm management team. He operated as Clinical Lead for CRM from 2011 until 2016. He proudly maintained the department’s position as one of the highest volume centres in the country for various aspects. These included electrophysiology studies and complex ablations as well as cardiac device implants.  Papworth Hospital was granted Royal Patronage in 2017 and was officially renamed Royal Papworth Hospital in 2018. Dr Begley became Clinical Director for cardiology in 2018.

During his time at Royal Papworth Hospital, Dr Begley was also elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2009 (FRCP).

Planning for the Future

Training future generations of doctors is extremely important. Dr Begley has been heavily involved in education since appointment.

He completed a postgraduate certificate in medical education (PG Cert Med Ed) from the University of Cambridge in 2013. He was also the Royal College Tutor at Royal Papworth from 2013 to 2018. Through his involvement with undergraduates from the School of Medicine in Cambridge, he is also a University of Cambridge Senior Clinical Tutor.

See a Cardiologist in the UK

Dr Begley is a highly regarded cardiologist located in Cambridge. To make an appointment please contact us so you can discuss your specific case.