Dr rohan wijesurendra
MB BChir MA (Cantab) DPhil (Oxon) MRCP
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 his postgraduate medical training and commenced higher specialist training in Cardiology in 2011. 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.
He was appointed as Clinical Research Fellow at CTSU in 2021, and his current research combines large-scale trials with more mechanistic clinical studies. His sub-specialist clinical training is in Electrophysiology and Complex Devices and he has a particular interest in atrial fibrillation and cardiometabolic risk factor modification. 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.