Dr Ramanathan Parameswaran is a specialist cardiologist and is currently a Research Fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing. His research studies involve understanding the mechanisms of persistent atrial fibrillation and the three dimensional activation characteristics of human atrium. His clinical research also focusses on the impact of catheter ablation on psychological distress and neurocognitive function in patients with atrial fibrillation.
After completing his undergraduate and post-graduate (Doctor of Medicine) degrees in India, he moved to Australia and completed his cardiology advanced training at Launceston General Hospital, Tasmania. Subsequently, he undertook a 12 month clinical fellowship in Electrophysiology and Cardiac device implantation at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney before commencing his PhD with University of Melbourne in 2017.
He is a recipient of The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Research Scholarship and the NHMRC Post graduate Scholarship and has won the ‘Young Investigator Award’ in the 12th Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Session in 2019 in recognition of his substantial contribution to the field of atrial fibrillation.