Dr Robert Perel

Dr Robert Perel
MBBS | FRACP | FCSANZ | FHRS | BVSc (Hons) | GAICD

Dr Robert Perel

Dr Robert Perel is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist and Cardiologist and is the Chair of the QCG Board of Directors.

The main focus of Dr Perel’s clinical practice is in the field of Cardiac Electrophysiology (Heart Rhythm Disorders) and Cardiac Implanted Electronic Device management (Pacemakers and Defibrillators).   

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

Dr Perel performs diagnostic electrophysiology studies and catheter ablation including atrial fibrillation ablation, atrial flutter ablation, supraventricular tachycardia ablation, atrial ectopic ablation, ventricular ectopic ablation and ventricular tachycardia ablation.  He performs cardiac electronic device implantation, device programming and remote follow up of devices including pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices, and implanted cardiac monitors. 

Dr Perel is a Queensland local, having grown up in Brisbane and with strong family links to Western Queensland.  His first degree was in Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland completed and he spent several years working as a veterinarian in both city and rural practice.  He returned to the University of Queensland to complete the UQ Graduate Medical Degree. He then undertook six years of hospital practice and Physician Training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, followed by three years of Advanced Training in Cardiology at RBWH and Princess Alexandra Hospitals.   

Dr Perel completed an additional two years of cardiology subspecialty training in Cardiac Electrophysiology at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada gaining a Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology with the University of Toronto. 

Dr Perel is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and 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. 

Clinical Interests
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

Heart Rhythm Society
Fellow

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
Fellow

Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Fellow

Languages spoken (other than English)
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