Dr. Usama Boles
- UPMC Whitfield Hospital
MB. BCH, MSc, FRCPI, FHRS, FESC, FEHRA, PhDProfessional Profile
Dr. Usama Boles is a Consultant Electrophysiologist and Cardiologist. He has previously worked as a Consultant in Dublin and currently practices at Tipperary University Hospital.
Dr. Boles trained in the Royal Free Hospital, London, Southampton University Hospital, and Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital, for sub-specialities including, congenital heart disease and pregnancyrelated heart disease. In 2017 Dr. Boles completed his advanced training programme in cardiac arrhythmia, invasive electrophysiology and intracardiac devices management at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada. He then went on to complete his basic medical and cardiology specialist training schemes through the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and was appointed as specialist registrar in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.
Dr. Boles completed his PhD in Sweden (Umeå University) on coronary artery disease. He has published in internationally peer-reviewed journals and presented at distinguished international cardiology meetings. He also completed a Masters degree in cardiology at Trinity College Dublin with a thesis on 'Ventricular Activation Time in Early Stage of Hypertension with Diastolic Dysfunction.' In addition, he has a postgraduate diploma from UCD in Healthcare Management and a degree in Leadership and Management in Health Systems from the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland.
Arrhythmia and cardiac devices management is the main focus of Dr. Boles’ work. This includes invasive treatment of all cardiac arrhythmias by ablation, either complex (e.g. Complex Atrial Fibrillation and ventricular ablations) or simple (e.g. supraventricular ablations). He also implants simple devices for slow heartbeats associated with fainting or syncope events, and complex cardiac resynchronisation devices to manage severe heart failure symptoms and defibrillator implants in primary and secondary preventions for sudden cardiac death. He also provides dedicated arrhythmia diagnostic services either remotely or through minimally invasive loop recorder implants, in addition to Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) screening and risk assessment through various cardiac investigation tools and drug provocation tests.
- Cardiac arrhythmia management and investigation
- Invasive electrophysiology; simple and complex ablation
- Simple and complex device implants and loop recorders implant
- Non invasive investigations; echocardiogram, holter monitor, event monitor, stress test and electrocardiogram
- Congenital arrhythmia and risk of sudden cardiac arrest assessment
- Coronary angiogram
- Family screening and investigations, ischaemic heart disease risk assessment and management
Dr. Boles is accepting referrals for patients in UPMC Whitfield Hospital through Healthlink.