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MBBS | FRACP | FCSANZ | CEPS & CCDS (IBHRE) | BVSc (Hons)

Electrophysiologist Cardiologist

Dr Robert Perel is an Associate of the Queensland Cardiovascular Group, with sub-specialty training in cardiac electrophysiology and specialises in heart rhythm disorders and cardiac electronic implanted devices.

He provides assessment and management of patients with symptoms of arrhythmia, including palpitations, dizziness, slow or fast heart beats and syncope, and patients with heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, ectopic beats, ventricular tachycardia, cardiomyopathies, and inherited arrhythmias.

Dr Perel performs diagnostic electrophysiology studies, atrial fibrillation ablation, atrial flutter ablation, supraventricular tachycardia ablation, ventricular ectopy and ventricular tachycardia ablation, and implantation of cardiac electronic devices (pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices, and implantable cardiac monitors / loop recorders). He provides ongoing cardiac device management including programming, follow-up and remote follow-up for applicable devices.

Dr Perel is also a general cardiologist, offering consultation and management for patients with coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, heart failure and valvular heart disease.

Dr Perel is a graduate of the University of Queensland with degrees in Medicine and Veterinary Science. He undertook his physician and cardiology specialty training in Queensland, predominantly at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He completed a two-year Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology with the University of Toronto at St Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Dr Perel is recognised as a Certified Electrophysiology Specialist and Cardiac Device Specialist by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE), affiliated with the Heart Rhythm Society.

Dr Perel has been instrumental in the foundation of the Heart of Australia truck since its inception in 2014, and provides a monthly cardiology service to Charleville and Roma.

Education & Training

Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS)
International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners | International

Certified Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS)
International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners | International

Fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology
University of Toronto, St Michael's Hospital | Toronto, Canada

Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ)
Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand | Australia

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
Royal Australasian College of Physicians | Australia

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
University of Queensland | Brisbane, Australia

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc (Hons))
University of Queensland | Brisbane, Australia

Professional Memberships & Awards

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
Fellow

Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Fellow

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