Sydney – Australia

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia

The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital is a major teaching hospital situated in inner Sydney, adjoining the main campus of Sydney University.  We offer a salaried cardiac rhythm management (CRM) fellowship positions which can be extended over a two year training period. Our service performs over 300 EP/ablation procedures per year including pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), VT ablation and ablations in adult congenital heart disease patients. There is routine use of cryoballoons as well as RF catheters, and frequent use of 3D cardiac mapping/imaging (CARTO, NavX, LocaLisa and Philips EP Navigator).  We are therefore able to offer useful experience even to Fellows who have undertaken a year or two of CRM training elsewhere.  Our CRM device implant numbers are relatively modest (over 100 per year), but we follow-up and test a larger number of defibrillators and CRT-D devices, including those implanted by our cardiac surgeons who maintain a substantial implant practice.

Academic research is an integral component of our program. Fellows are expected to undertake research projects and publish papers. Fellows are to aim to present at local Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) and international meetings.

Regular CRM educational meetings and journal clubs are held, and Fellows are also encouraged to attend the twice-weekly departmental meetings comprising journal clubs, imaging and EP presentations, morbidity and mortality discussions, and grand rounds presentations.

Candidate prerequisites

  • Completion of core cardiology, initial  EP and device implantation training.
  • MD or PhD, or a strong commitment to complete a MD or PhD.

The hospital administration provides assistance with the Visa and credentialing process.

Application process

Enquiries and applications to:

A/Prof Michael Kilborn
Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
Phone: +61 2 9515-8063;  Fax : +61 2 9550 6262
email: MKILBORN@med.usyd.edu.au

Also available for informal enquiries:

Dr Justin Ghosh: justinmg@doctors.org.uk