Dr. Peter Kabunga

Consultant Electrophysiologist and Cardiologist
LMSSA(London), MRCP(UK), Grad. Dip. (Cardiac EP)

Dr Peter Kabunga qualified in 2001 from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London (LMSSA). He completed his junior medical training at the Royal Free Hospital, London and senior specialist cardiology training at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Dr Kabunga is accredited in cardiac electrophysiology by the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS). He completed a graduate diploma in cardiac electrophysiology (Australia) and a 2 year advanced Fellowship in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology at the prestigious Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

Dr Kabunga is jointly appointed as a Consultant Electrophysiologist and Cardiologist at Darent Valley Hospital, Kent and King’s College Hospital, London.

Dr Kabunga won a silver medal at the European Heart Rhythm Association Congress ECG championships. (March 2019, Lisbon, Portugal)and was recognised with an award as one of the AF Association Healthcare Pioneers 2019 at a ceremony in Westminster Palace. The AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Report recognises best practice in the identification, diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and is used as a benchmark to improve services and care for patients with AF.


Awards and Prizes


AF Association Healthcare Pioneers London, United Kingdom



Silver Medal

European Heart Rhythm Association Congress ECG Quiz Lisbon, Portugal



Best presentation

ANZ ECG & Arrhythmia Symposium Sydney, Australia




Australasian Cardiac Devices Conference Quiz, Sydney, Australia



Young Investigator Award, European Society of Cardiology

Coronary pathophysiology and Microcirculation, Vienna, Austria


Special interests

Electrophysiology studies and ablation for heart rhythm disorders
Implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices (CRT)
General cardiology (inpatient care and outpatient clinics)
Management and the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Current Appointments

Dr Kabunga is jointly appointed as an NHS Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Darent Valley Hospital (Kent) and King’s College Hospital (London)

The Harley Street Clinic, London

London Bridge Hospital, London

The Harley Street Clinic, London

London Bridge Hospital, London

Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery(KIMS) Hospital, Kent

BMI The Blackheath Hospital, London

BMI The Sloane Hospital, London

BMI Chelsfield Hospital, London

Spire St Anthony’s Hospital , London

International Experience

Dr Kabunga is widely travelled and has worked, trained or observed clinical practice in

USA – Holds US Medical Licensing Exam certification – ECFMG certificate


CHANNEL ISLANDS – Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, Jersey

AUSTRALIA – Cardiac EP Fellowship, Sydney, Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Electrophysiology, CEPIA, Australia

ASIA – Biotronik B-connected Physician cardiac electrophysiology education program at Takeda Hospital, Kyoto and Hayama Heart Centre, Tokyo, Japan

EUROPE – Masters in Pulmonary Vascular disease, University of Bologna, Italy

1.Mahmood A, Dhillon P, Kabunga P. Identification of the Retrograde Circuit in Left Posterior Fascicular Ventricular Tachycardia as a Target for Ablation. European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2020;6(1):39-42

2. Kabunga P, Medi C, et al: Malignant Ventricular Arrhythmic Storm Triggered by Short-coupled Premature Ventricular Contractions Arising from the Anterolateral Papillary Muscle. European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, 2016;2(1):33–6

3. Kabunga P, Phan K, et al: Meta-Analysis of Contemporary Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Strategies: Irrigated Radiofrequency Versus Duty-Cycled Phased Radiofrequency Versus Cryoballoon Ablation. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology Jun 2016, 2 (3) 377-390

4. Phan K, Ha H, Kabunga P, et al: Systematic Review of Defibrillation Threshold Testing at De Novo Implantation. Circulation Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016 Apr;9(4)

5. Kabunga P et al: Loss of Biventricular Pacing During Exercise: What Is the Mechanism? J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2016 Mar;27(3):362-5

6. Kabunga P, et al: Adenosine-Sensitive Ventricular Tachycardia arising from the Middle Cardiac Vein. Heart Lung Circ. 2015 Aug;24(8):838-9

7. Phan K, Kabunga P et al: Defibrillator Threshold Testing at Generator Replacement – Is It Time to Abandon the Practice? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Jul;38(7):777-81

8. Kabunga P, et al: Systematic review of cardiac electrical disease in Kearns-Sayre syndrome and mitochondrial cytopathy. International Journal of Cardiology. 2015 Feb 15; 181:303-10

9. Ghosh J, Kabunga P,, et al: Subclavian vein pacing and venous pressure waveform measurement for phrenic nerve monitoring during cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation. Europace. 2015 Jun;17(6):884-90.

10. Kabunga P, et al; what is the mechanism of tachycardia? Heart. 2014 Dec;100(24):1932