Dr Asif Qasim, Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Asif Qasim

Dr Asif Qasim is a consultant cardiologist providing national health service and private practice heart specialist services in central and south London.

NHS Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Croydon University Hospital (Lead Consultant Cardiologist)

King's College Hospital (Honorary Consultant Cardiologist)



Interventional Cardiology

Dr Qasim has expertise in all aspects of percutaneous coronary intervention with special interests in intra-vascular ultrasound and complex interventions, including left main coronary artery disease, bypass graft intervention and acute coronary syndromes.

Angiography and interventional procedures can be performed by the radial (wrist) or femoral (groin) approach. This relative merits of each can be discussed prior to treatment.

General Cardiology

Diagnosis and management of all aspects of general cardiology including:

  • Chest pain, breathlessness and palpitations
  • Heart rhythm management and permanent pacemaker implantation
  • Echocardiography and trans-oesophageal echo
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Screening for coronary disease
  • Athlete cardiac risk assessment
  • Sports Cardiology

Dr Qasim graduated from the University of Cambridge, with prizes and awards for research and clinical medicine. He trained in general medicine and cardiology in Cambridge, Birmingham and London .

He returned to Cambridge to complete a PhD examining cardiovascular stem cell biology, with research papers and presentations at scientific meetings in Europe and north America. He has published papers in peer reviewed journals on a range of interventional and general cardiology subjects. Dr Qasim remains active in cardiology research and is a senior investigator for a number of clinical trials.

Dr Asif Qasim has a high level of expertise in interventional cardiology, and performs all aspects of coronary intervention. He was awarded an interventional fellowship spent a year working in Milan with a world-leading team developing new techniques and research. He continues to train other doctors in interventional cardiology techniques.

Dr Qasim is a member of the following professional organisations:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • British Medical Association
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Cardiovascular Interventional Society
  • European Society of Cardiology

As well as active clinical practice and cardiology research, Dr Asif Qasim has a wide-ranging educational role. He has developed a revision program for medical students, which is now taken every year by 1500 final year medical students in the UK. He is also the founder director of the medshr.net online network that provides education and training for in all aspects of cardiology for doctors around the world.