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Dr rohan wijesurendra

Dr rohan wijesurendra

Rohan Wijesurendra

MB BChir MA (Cantab) DPhil (Oxon) MRCP FESC

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Rohan Wijesurendra studied medicine at Cambridge University with several prizes and scholarships including distinctions in all parts of the Final MB and the George Peter Baker prize for the best performance across the university in the written component of the Final MB examinations. He moved to Oxford for postgraduate medical training and higher specialist training in Cardiology. He was awarded a DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicine in 2018, following a period of research using multi-parametric cardiovascular magnetic resonance techniques to investigate the left ventricular phenotype in patients with atrial fibrillation. For aspects of this work, he also received the Young Investigator Award in Clinical Science of the European Society of Cardiology and the Melvin Judkins Young Investigator Award of the American Heart Association. 

Rohan was appointed as Clinical Research Fellow at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) in 2021, and became Senior Clinical Research Fellow in 2023. He also works as an honorary consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His research combines large-scale trials in cardiovascular disease with more mechanistic clinical studies; he has particular interests in atrial fibrillation and cardiometabolic risk factor modification. He continues to undertake a wide gamut of clinical work in cardiac rhythm management, including diagnostic electrophysiology, simple and complex ablation, and device implantation and extraction. In addition to his research and clinical commitments, he regularly undertakes undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and is Stipendiary Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at St John’s College.