About Professor Richard Schilling

Consultant Cardiologist

Heart Health

Sub-specialties: Catheter-based treatment of Congenital Heart Disease (including ASD and PFO closures), Heart Rhythm Disturbances including Atrial Fibrillation, Pacing and Syncope, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, Pacemakers, heart-health, Arrhythmias, transoesophageal-echocardiography .

Professor Richard Schilling is a Consultant Cardiologist at OneWelbeck Heart Health.


Bookings: bookings.hearthealth@onewelbeck.com

Tel: 02036532005

Areas of Expertise

Professor Schilling performs a range of treatments, including:

Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:

  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart failure

About Professor Richard Schilling

Professor Richard Schilling is a consultant cardiologist at Welbeck Health, specialising in arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation.

He has been closely involved in the evolution and development of atrial fibrillation since its inception, and performs 200+ AF ablations each year. He has also been widely published for his research focusing on improving outcomes and safety of catheter ablation.

He is a professor of cardiology and electrophysiology at St Bart’s Hospital, where he is also director for strategy and commercial. He is also president of the British Heart Rhythm Society and served as the treasurer of the British Heart Rhythm Association.

He also helped establish two patient charities: the Arrhythmia Alliance and Atrial Fibrillation Association, and serves as their medical director.

“I joined Welbeck Health as much of my later academic career has focused on improving outcomes for patients. Welbeck Health offers me a golden opportunity to put much of this into practice, improving efficiency while working with some of the best cardiologists in the world to deliver amazing patient experiences.”

Additional Information


  • British Cardiac Society Young Research Workers’ Competition Winner, 1998
  • Rudolph Virchow award for outstanding innovation in electrocardiology – awarded by the University of Berlin, at the 1999 world congress of electrophysiology
  • Oliver Sharpey Lecture and Prize, 2011

Research Highlights

Professor Schilling’s research interests focus on elucidating the mechanism of complex cardiac arrhythmia in the human heart and the development of percutaneous treatments for them.

His current research topics cover: radiation reduction using non-fluoroscopic mapping systems, catheter ablation of coarse AF, catheter maze for cure of permanent AF, new applications of bi-ventricular defibrillators and catheter ablation for patients with adult congenital disease.

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Professor Richard Schilling is a Consultant Cardiologist at OneWelbeck Heart Health.