Secretary: Athos Athanasiou

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Clinical interests

Dr Specterman’s interests include:

  • Management of families with unexplained sudden deaths, the Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Ion channel diseases including The Long QT and Brugada syndromes
  • Drug-induced arrhythmia and QT prolongation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Management of sudden death risk
  • Management and treatment of arrhythmias
  • Ablation of simple and complex arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation
  • Complex device therapy (ICD implantation and biventricular pacing)

Professional profile

Dr Specterman is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist at St George’s, University of London and St George’s University Hospital, London. He runs a Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinic treating patients with arrhythmias and a separate Inherited Cardiac Conditions Clinic. Dr Specterman is co-chair of the South London Inherited Cardiac Conditions (SLICC) network.

Dr Specterman completed medical training at Imperial College London in 2005 and went on to specialise in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre and Barts Heart Centre, London, where he also received training in the management of Inherited Cardiac Conditions.

Dr Specterman was awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellowship at Queen Mary, University of London and Barts Heart Centre London to investigate mechanisms and drug targets for atrial fibrillation via scientific laboratory-based techniques. He now continues research at St George’s, University of London alongside his clinical work. This research investigates the mechanisms of arrhythmia cardiomyopathy and inherited cardiac conditions in the search for new anti-arrhythmic therapies and methods of risk stratification of sudden death.