Dr. Mark Abela


Dr. Mark Abela

Dr. Mark Abela is a Cardiology registrar practicing at Mater Dei Hospital. He has finished specialty training in Cardiology and has undergone a fellowship in Sports Cardiology and Inherited Cardiac Conditions at St George’s Hospital in London. His main academic and clinical interests are athletic cardiac adaptation,  cardiac screening, inherited cardiac conditions and cardiac rehabilitation. He is a University of Malta Graduate, having obtained his MD in 2011. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London. He read for an MSc in Internal Medicine (University of Edinburgh) and an MSc in Sports Cardiology (St George’s University, London).  He was the lead clinical investigator for BEAT-IT, a national cardiac screening program in Maltese adolescents (athletes and non-athletes). He has been appointed as the official content reviewer of the 2020 ESC Position Paper on Sports Cardiology on behalf of the Maltese Cardiac Society. He has also recently been appointed as a junior reviewer on the European Heart Journal of Case Reports editorial board. He sits on the medical committees on both the Malta Football Association and the Maltese Olympic Committee. He has presented at several local and international conferences and has published several papers in international journals. He looks forward to contributing more to his niche in the years to come.

Areas of Interest:
Sports Cardiology, Inherited Cardiac Disorders and Cardiac Rehabilitation