About

Gareth is a consultant at The Royal Melbourne Hospital where he is one of only two cardiologists in Victoria accredited to extract pacemakers and defibrillators.

Gareth specialises in the management of heart rhythm disorders and is a European Heart Rhythm Association 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 moved to Australia from the UK in 2015, having completed a 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, at the time the largest single site cardiovascular centre in Europe.

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.

Epworth hospital locations

Hospital

Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Cato Cardiology

888 Toorak Rd
Camberwell VIC 3124

Consulting Location

HeartWest

153 Heaths Road
Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029

Special interests

  • Cardiac electrophysiology (diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm problems)
  • Atrial fibrillation, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • Pacemaker and ICD (defibrillator) insertion
  • Extraction (removal) of pacemaker and defibrillator leads
  • Venoplasty for pacemaker lead-related venous stenosis (narrowing)

Research

  • Catheter ablation
  • Lead Extraction
  • Surgical Ablation

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons)
  • MB ChB
  • MRCP(UK)
  • MD (Res)
  • FRACP

Professional Associations

  • RACS
  • RCP
  • CSANZ
  • APHRS
  • HRS
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.