Her Majesty the Queen will officially open the Royal Papworth Hospital on Tuesday 7th July 2019.

Clinical Director for Cardiology, Dr David Begley, will be attending the official Royal visit during which Her Majesty will be meeting patients and staff of the hospital.

More about Dr David Begley

Dr. David Begley graduated from Edinburgh Medical School in 1994 (MB ChB).

Following completion of his residency in South East Scotland, he spent 3 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

During his time there, he undertook research in the investigation and management of patients with the heart muscle condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, culminating in the completion of a research degree (MD) through the University of Edinburgh.

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

Professional Experience

Dr. Begley became a Consultant in Cardiology at the internationally renowned Royal Papworth Hospital in 2007, to expand the existing cardiac rhythm management team.

He was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2009 (FRCP) and was the Clinical Lead for CRM from 2011 until 2016 during a period of rapid growth.

He maintained the department’s position as one of the highest volume centres in the country for both electrophysiology studies, complex ablations and cardiac device implants, and has personally carried out thousands of these procedures.

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Cardiac Rhythm Management is the investigation and treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities, i.e. arrhythmias.

Arrhythmias most often cause an awareness of the heart beating (palpitations) but patients with arrhythmias may also have symptoms of fatigue, breathlessness, light-headedness or black-outs (syncope).

Dr David Begley’s work with this condition sees him aim to quickly identify the cause of these worrying symptoms, providing reassurance or offering the appropriate, guided treatment.

Contact Dr David Begley at the Royal Papworth Hospital

To make an appointment please contact Dr David Begley’s Private Secretary:

Lynn Thomas

01223 850423 or 07368 364147

Royal Papworth Hospital
Papworth Road

Cambridge Biomedical Campus