About

Dr Michael Wong is currently Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Western Health and has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards for his novel basic and clinical research as a Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne and undertook clinical training at the Austin, Alfred and Royal Melbourne Hospitals. He subsequently completed his Doctorate as a clinical PhD research fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology under the mentorship of Professor Jonathan Kalman and Dr Joseph Morton at Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne. His PhD research thesis reported novel findings on predictors, mechanisms and contemporary epicardial ablation techniques for lethal cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in non-ischaemic, ischaemic cardiomyopathy and chronic kidney disease. He is a National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow with the University of Melbourne and is responsible for the clinical supervision and training of medical students, junior medical doctors and trainee cardiologists. Michael specialises in cardiac device implantation (leadless pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac resynchronisation therapy) and treatment of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias using contemporary catheter ablation techniques while maintaining an active interest in clinical research with his work receiving multiple accolades including the prestigious Ralph Reader prize from the co-hosted Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand/World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, the Young Investigator Award from North American Heart Rhythm Society and the Young Investigator Award from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology/Renal Society of Australasia. He is the recipient of multiple awards from the National Heart Foundation of Australia including the Keith Goldsbury Award Postgraduate Scholarship, Vanguard Research Grant, Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and the Heart Foundation Paul Korner Innovation Award (for the most successful innovative postdoctoral fellowship application in 2017). Michael is happy to take referrals across the spectrum of cardiac rhythm disorders through the cardiac arrhythmia clinics at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Health or in his private consulting rooms in Epworth Richmond and Box Hill. He also offers consultations in Cantonese and Mandarin.
 

Epworth hospital locations

Hospital

Epworth Richmond

Hospital

Epworth Eastern

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

The Epworth Centre

Suite 8.6 32 Erin Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Consulting Location

Eastern Heart Victoria

25 Arnold Street
Box Hill VIC 3128

Special interests

  • Interventional treatment of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias (Atrial Fibrillation/Ventricular Tachycardia)
  • Heart Failure
  • Complex Cardiac Device Implantation (Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy)
  • Leadless Pacemakers / His Bundle & Deep Septal LV pacing

Education and training

  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Melbourne

Research

  • Sudden Cardiac Death (including in Chronic Kidney Disease)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia/Fibrillation

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • Grad Dip (Cardiac EP)
  • PhD
  • FRACP

Professional Associations

  • Heart Rhythm Society, North America
  • APHRS
  • CSANZ
  • RACP
  • ACMAV & AMA
The institute is committed to the care of patients with cardiac disease and provides the highest standards in investigation and management to ensure a speedy and effective recovery process.