Dr Tomos Walters graduated from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 2003 with a first class honours degree in Medicine and Surgery and a Bachelor of Medical Science degree in molecular virology.
After completing his residency at the Royal Melbourne Hospital he then went on to complete advanced training in cardiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2011.
Dr Walters is currently a Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Electrophysiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne, working under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Kalman and A/Prof Peter Kistler. Dr Walters’ particular interests are the electrical mechanisms which sustain atrial fibrillation, and the factors driving the changes in the function of the left atrium that facilitate development of this heart rhythm disturbance.
Dr Walters is the recipient of a Postgraduate scholarship from the National Health and Medical Research Council and the National Heart Foundation. He was awarded the prize for Best Abstract at the 2013 Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Meeting. After completion of his PhD in early 2015 Dr Walters intends to continue his academic and clinical training at the University of California San Francisco.