Professor Barbir graduated in 1980 from 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 under Professor Gilbert Thompson and subsequently continued training in lipidology and cardiology for three years. 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. Professor Barbir is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer, Clinical Cardiology and Imaging, NHLI Imperial College.
Professor Barbir’s main interest and expertise is in cardiovascular risk detection, diagnosis and management. Professor Barbir is the lead consultant in Lipoprotein apheresis and familial hypercholesterolaemia at Harefield. He is a member of HEART UK Working Group on Lipoprotein Apheresis and an advisor for NICE on familial hypercholesterolaemia.
Professor Barbir's major research interests are in familial hypercholesterolaemia, refractory angina, lipoprotein apheresis, transplant related coronary artery disease and coronary calcification. He has published more than 90 papers in peer reviewed journals.
Professor Barbir is delighted to continue supporting Professor Yacoub by joining the Friends of the Magdi Yacoub Institute .