Dr Al-Kaisey is a specialist cardiologist currently undertaking his Ph.D. studies at the Royal Melbourne Hospital through the University of Melbourne. His research studies focus on understanding the mechanisms of persistent atrial fibrillation and the 3-dimensional activation of the human atria.
Dr David Chieng is a cardiologist and is currently a PhD research fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing through the University of Melbourne. His work is supported by the prestigious combined NHMRC/ National Heart Foundation postgraduate research scholarship, and the Bright Sparks scholarship from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute His research studies are focused on optimising ablation outcomes in persistent atrial fibrillation, which are undertaken through clinical trials based at the Alfred Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital. He also has an interest in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in AF patients.
Dr. Tonchev is a specialist cardiologist currently undertaking his clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is also involved in several research projects focused on atrial fibrillation and supraventricular tachycardias. He has presented his research work at local and international conferences and had previously been awarded for best presentations.
Dr Robert Anderson is a cardiologist and PhD research fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Royal Melbourne Hospital through the University of Melbourne (supervised by Professor Jonathan Kalman, Associate Professor Geoffrey Lee and Associate Professor Saurabh Kumar). He is fortunate to be supported by a combined NHMRC/National Heart Foundation postgraduate research scholarships and Royal Australasian College of Physicians NHMRC Woolcock Scholarship. He is also an honorary electrophysiology fellow at Westmead Hospital and research affiliate at the University of Sydney. His research studies are focused on improving the diagnosis of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia (VT), mechanisms responsible for VT in structural heart disease, novel catheter-based technology to assess substrate characterisation and catheter ablation techniques to achieve substrate homogenisation.
Melbourne Heart Rhythm is the arrhythmia service at the Department of Cardiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. We are comprised of a team of highly trained and dedicated health care professionals specializing in heart rhythm management. We have a strong focus on patient education and patient centered care. Our arrhythmia specialists have an international reputation of excellence in arrhythmia research and clinical arrhythmia management.