HRX Pitch Competition: Deadline Extended to July 17, 2024

HRX Pitch Competition: Deadline Extended to July 17, 2024

Prashanthan Sanders

Cardiac Electrophysiologist & Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology

University of Adelaide

About Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FHRS

Professor Sanders is a clinical academic based at the University of Adelaide and is the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Professor Sanders holds the Knapman – NHF Chair of Cardiology Research and is supported by an Investigator Grant from the NHMRC.

He has established and leads a clinical and research team in Australia with a spectrum of research into heart rhythm disorders; ranging from computer modelling of cardiac arrhythmias, cellular electrophysiology, small and large animal models of disease to evaluate arrhythmia mechanisms, clinical mechanistic, outcome and more recently population-based studies. The group has an established clinical trials program and is involved in the development of novel technologies with a particular focus on the mechanisms, consequences, treatment, and prevention of Atrial Fibrillation. Investigators from the group conduct cutting-edge research encompassing the understanding of why cardiac arrhythmias occur and working on better ways to treat them via scientific and clinical pathways. Furthermore, the group explores the relationship between atrial fibrillation, blood clotting, and stroke, while assessing the burden of cardiac arrhythmia in the community and the health system, trying to understand patient experience and provide targeted education to improve quality of life.

Professor Sanders has published more than 700 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is recognised to be in the top 1% of cited researchers in Medicine.

Professor Sanders holds a variety of leadership roles. Some of his current roles include Chair of the Digital Education Committee for the Heart Rhythm Society; Convenor for the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society 2024 Scientific Sessions; and Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal.