Dr Paul William Foley

Consultant Cardiologist


Professional Membership

  • British Cardiovascular Society

  • British Society of Echocardiography

  • Heart Rhythm UK

  • European Heart Rhythm Society

  • British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance


Personal profile

Dr Paul Foley is a consultant cardiologist at Great Western Hospital, Swindon and visiting consultant cardiologist at the Oxford Heart Centre based at the John Radcliffe Hospital. He qualified from Bristol University in 1997 and gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2000. He trained in Brighton, London, Wessex and most recently in Birmingham. Dr Foley has completed specialist training and is accredited as a specialist in cardiology and general (internal) medicine.

In addition, Dr Foley is accredited by The British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) in adult trans-thoracic echocardiography and Heart Rhythm UK (HRUK - devices). He has passed the written examination of the European Heart Rhythm Association. Dr Foley has trained in cardiovascular magnetic resonance in Birmingham and also undertaken further training at Charite Hospital, Berlin and Leeds. He has contributed to 3 books and published 34 papers in peer reviewed journals. He has undertaken an approved advanced training fellowship in heart failure, cardiac resynchronisation pacing and cardiovascular magnetic resonance at Good Hope Hospital.

Dr Foley has undertaken research period study into device treatment of heart failure for which he was awarded the Harry Hollier Travelling Fellowship in 2008 and the 1st prize by the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in 2008. Dr Foley’s interests include general adult cardiology, heart failure, modern cardiac imaging with echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance, heart rhythm disorders and complex cardiac pacing including cardiac resynchronisation and defibrillator therapy. He works closely with cardiology colleagues at Swindon and Oxford.

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