Dr. Hari Sugumar is a specialist cardiologist and electrophysiologist completing his PhD through the University of Melbourne. He has been awarded the prestigious combined NHRMC-NHF research fellowship, RACP JJ Billings award for excellence and the Nick Christopher PhD Scholarship at RMH for 2017-2020.

His research interests include paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation ablation and the impact of AF in heart failure (reduced and preserved). He has designed and executed international randomised controlled studies and multiple multi-centre trials to assess the impact of catheter ablation in these conditions. He is conducting his research through the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Alfred Health and Cabrini Hospitals.

He continues to present his research work at several local and international conferences. He has several publications in some of the world’s leading cardiology journals.

Dr. Hari Sugumar completed his medical degree though the University of Melbourne in 2005 and was admitted as a fellow to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2010 and specialised in Cardiology through Austin Health. Dr. Sugumar sub-specialised in Electrophysiology and Cardiac devices, including cardiac re-synchronization therapy, at Austin health prior to completing an advanced clinical fellowship in Electrophysiology and Cardiac Devices in British Columbia, Canada.

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Melbourne Heart Rhythm has an international reputation as one of the centers of excellence in cardiac arrhythmia research in Australasia and the world.

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Our friendly team are committed to providing excellence in patient care. They are all well qualified and knowledgeable about patients and their cardiac conditions.

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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.