Dr Barbir graduated in 1980 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and did his initial training in general medicine and cardiology at St James' and Richmond Hospital in Dublin. In 1985, he started a British Heart Foundation research fellowship at Hammersmith Hospital for two years and subsequently completed three years training in clinical cardiology. In 1988 he worked at Harefield Hospital in clinical research under Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub and had further training in the department of cardiology until 1993 when he undertook his current consultant post.
Dr Barbir specialises in cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac catheterisation and CT coronary angiography. He has expertise in lipoprotein apheresis, coronary risk factors, genetic detection of familial hypercholesterolaemia, and management of lipid disorders. He also treats coronary artery disease and hypertension.
Dr Barbir has published more than 40 original manuscripts in medical journals, which include The Lancet, Circulation and The International Journal of Cardiology.
He is a member of the working party of Heart UK on LDL apheresis and a member of the NICE Development Group on clinical guidelines for the management of familial hypercholesterolaemia.
Primary Medical Qualification
MB BCh 1980 National University of Ireland
L LM RCP Irel L LM RCS Irel 1980 RCP & S of Ireland
Specialist Register entry date
Cardiology From 29 May 1996
British Cardiac Society
European Cardiac Society
Royal College of Physicians
Member of the Working Group of NICE