Dr. Alfakih qualified in 1993 from st. Bartholomew’s Medical College. He undertook his Cardiology training in Leeds and Nottingham Cardiac Centres, specialising in Diagnostic Cardiac Imaging. He is BSE accredited in Transthoracic and Transoesophageal Echocardiography as well as having SCCT level III accreditation in Cardiac CT.
His research was funded by a junior British Heart Foundation fellowship and was undertaken in the Institute of Genetics and the BHF Cardiac MRI unit in Leeds, leading to an MD and over 20 peer reviewed articles.
He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist to Lewisham University and King’s College Hospitals in 2008 where as well as General Cardiology he performs Stress and Transoesophageal Echocardiography, Cardiac CT, Cardiac MR and Cardiac Pacing. He leads clinical governance and research in cardiology department.