Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist

Dr. David Fox is a consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist specialising in the management and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders. Each year he performs an impressive volume of catheter ablation procedures and he is one of the UK’s most active doctors in the field.

He was the top medical student at the University of Dundee, having won numerous prizes. He was one of the only 4 students out of 140 that graduated with honours degree in Medicine and the only student of his year to also have a first class honours degree of Medical Sciences in Pharmacology. He worked in some of the major hospitals around Manchester and trained in Cardiology in the North Western Deanery. During his fellowship at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, he became an expert in cardiac pacing and was trained in the latest ablation techniques especially for atrial fibrillation. He trained under the supervision of Professor George J Klein, a leading name and pioneer in the field of cardiology/electrophysiology. Dr. Fox’s great interest in atrial fibrillation ablation is reflected onto his research work as he has published several very influential papers on the topic.

He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at the North West Regional Cardiac Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester in 2008, where he is the lead clinician of the open access atrial fibrillation clinic and the rapid access palpitation clinic.


MBChB (Honours)

University of Dundee (1998)

BMedSci (First Class Honours)

University of Dundee (1995)

Medical Doctorate

University of Manchester (2010)

Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology & Device Therapy

University of Western Ontario (2007)

Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Manchester (2018)

AF Association
British Cardiovascular Society

Peer Review Publications

Dr David Fox has more than 40 peer reviewed publications and book chapters. He has published several influential publications about AF (atrial fibrillation) , the management and treatment of supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs) and the safety and acceptability of ICD (Internal cardioverter defibrillator/biventricular defibrillator) implantation. He has written an algorithm which is widely quoted about techniques of localising the area of an accessory pathway on a standard 12 ECG in patients with the Wolf-Parkinson White (WPW) syndrome published in Heart Rhythm. This technique allows safe planning of any potential ablation that may be required in patients with WPW/SVTs.

Dr Fox was appointed as a Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester in 2018.

Below are listed an example of 20 of his publications.

  • Percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion using different technologies in the United Kingdom: A multicentre Registry.

    Betts, TR, Leo M, Panikker S, Kanagaratnam P, Koa-Wing M, Davies DW, Hildick-Smith D, Wynne DG, Omerod O, Segal OR, Chow AW, Todd D, Cabrera Gomez S, Kirkwood GJ, Fox DJ, Pepper C, Foran J, Wong T.

    Catheter CardiovascInterv. 2017 Feb 15;89(3): 484-492.
  • Chronic total occlusion in an infarct related coronary artery and the risk of appropriate ICD therapies.

    Di-Marco A, Anguera I, Teruel L, Muntane G, Campbell, NG, Fox DJ, Brown BD, Skene C, Davidson N, Leon V, Dallagio P, Elzein H, Garcia-Romero E, Gomez-Hopital JA, Cequier A

    J CardiovascElectrophysiol. 2017; 28(10):145-151.
  • Are some anticoagulants more equal than others? Evaluating the role of Novel Oral anticoagulants in AF ablation.

    Sankaranarayanan, Fox DJ.

    Current Cardiol Rev 2016; 12(4):330-335.
  • How does chronic Atrial fibrillation influence mortality in the modern treatment era?

    SankaranarayananR,Kirkwood GJ, Visweswariah R, Fox DJ.

    Current Cardiol Rev 2014 Sept 2; 200-210.
  • New developments in cardiac resynchronisation therapy

    Sankaranarayanan R, Visweswariah R, Fox DJ.

    Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 2013 Sept; 74(9):503-509.
  • Feeling the squeeze: an unusual cause of atrial fibrillation.

    Temple IP, Schmitt M, Fox DJ.

    Heart. 2013 May: 99(10):752.
  • indications for CRT implantation- not necessarily ‘more the merrier’

    Sankaranarayanan R, Scott M, Fox DJ.

    Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 2013 Jul; 74(7):364-365.
  • Irregular narrow complex tachycardia: What is the mechanism?

    Temple IP, Fitchet A, Fox DJ.

    Pacing ClinElectrophysiol. 2012 Sept;35(9):1154-1157.
  • Does adenosine response predict clinical recurrence of atrial fibrillation after pulmonary vein isolation?

    Gula LJ, Massel D, Leong-Sit P, Gray C, Fox DJ, Segal OR, Krahn AD, Yee RK, Klein GJ, Skanes AC.

    J CardiovascElectrophysiolo. 2011 Sept;22(9):982-986.
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and a left atrial ’mass’. Is there a link?

    Saravanan P, Schmitt M, Bilku RS, Ray S, Balachandran K, Fox DJ.

    Circ J 2011;75(12):2910-2912.
  • How to identify the location of an accessory pathway from the 12-Lead ECG.

    Fox DJ, Klein GJ, Skanes AC, Gula LJ, Yee RK, Krahn AD

    Heart Rhythm 2008 Dec;5(12):1763-1766.
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia: Diagnosis and Management

    Fox DJ, Tischenko A, Krahn AD, Skanes AC, Gula LJ, Yee RK, Klein GJ.

    Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2008 Dec;83(12):1400-1411.
  • When should we recommend catheter ablation for patients with the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

    Tischenko A, Fox DJ, Yee R, Krahn AD, Skanes, AC, Gula LG, Klein GJ.

    Current Opinion in Cardiology. 2008; 23(1): 32-37.
  • Safety and acceptability of implantation of Internal Cardioverter Defibrillators under local anaesthetic and conscious sedation.

    Fox DJ, Davidson NC, Royle M, Bennett DH, Clarke B, Garratt CJ, Hall MCS, Zaidi AM, Patterson K, Fitzpatrick AP.

    Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2007; 30 (8): 992-997.
  • Practical management of atrial arrhythmias 4: Persistent atrial fibrillation.

    Williams P, Fitzpatrick AP, Earley M, Petkar S, Diab I, Fox DJ.

    Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 2007 Jun; 68 (6): 311-314.
  • Practical management of atrial arrhythmias 3: Paroxsymal atrial fibrillation.

    M, Fox DJ, Fitzpatrick AP, Petkar S, Diab I, Williams P

    Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 2007 May; 68 (5): 257-262.
  • Practical management of atrial arrhythmias 2: Common Atrial Flutter.

    Fitzpatrick AP, Earley M, Petkar S, Diab I, Fox DJ, Williams P.

    Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 2007 Apr; 68 (4): 201-204.
  • Practical management of atrial arrhythmias 1: Cardioversion.Fitzpatrick AP, Earley M, Petkar S, Diab I, Fox DJ, Williams P

    Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2007 Mar; 68 (3): 122-125.
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension: Classification, diagnosis and contemporary management.

    Fox DJ, Khattar RS.

    Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2006; 82 (97): 717-722.
  • Optimisation of Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy- Addressing the problem of ‘non responders’.

    Fox DJ, Fitzpatrick AP, Davidson NC

    Heart.2005;91: 1000-1002.

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