Dr Gareth Wynn
MBChB BSc(Hons) DIC MD(Res) MRCP(UK) FRACP FCSANZ
EHRA Certified Electrophysiology Specialist
Gareth is a consultant at The Royal Melbourne Hospital where he is one of only two cardiologists in Victoria accredited to extract chronically implanted pacemakers and defibrillators.
Gareth specialises in the management of heart rhythm disorders and is a European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Certified Electrophysiology (EP) Specialist, performing EP studies and ablations as well as implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators, including biventricular and subcutaneous devices. He is one of only a very small number of cardiologists in Australia performing venoplasty for device related venous stenosis/occlusion. Gareth works at a number of private hospitals including Western Private, Epworth and St John of God.
Gareth moved to Australia from the UK in 2015, having completed undergraduate studies at the University of Manchester and a postgraduate Doctor of Medicine (Research) degree into Atrial Fibrillation at Imperial College London, ranked one of the top ten universities in the world. He completed specialist Cardiology and Electrophysiology training at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH), at the time the UK’s largest single site cardiovascular centre, where he helped Professor Dhiraj Gupta establish LHCH as a major arrhythmia research centre.
Gareth has an interest in patient-centred clinical research, especially in atrial fibrillation and his research is cited in current international guidelines. His research won him the British Heart Rhythm Society’s Young Investigator Award as well as awards from the British Cardiovascular Society and British Heart Foundation.
As well as his expertise in heart rhythm problems (including atrial fibrillation, syncope (collapse), fast or slow heart rates and those needing/with pacemakers or defibrillators), Gareth sees patients with the full range of general cardiology conditions and consults for HeartWest at St Albans and Hoppers Crossing.