Biography

Dr Joe Morton is a Senior Cardiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, John Fawkner Private Hospital, Melbourne Private Hospital, Western Hospital and is part of Melbourne Heart Rhythm. He is involved with all aspects of clinical cardiac electrophysiology including arrhythmias, cardiac ablations, pacing implantation and resynchronisation therapy.

Joe completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne and his basic physician and specialty cardiology training at Austin Health. He completed further training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He was awarded a scholarship from the National Heart Foundation and completed a PhD focusing on atrial electrophysiology and the link between atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation.

Following this, he completed a two-year clinical postdoctoral electrophysiology fellowship at the Loyola University Medical Centre in Chicago Illinois under the guidance of Professor David Wilber and gained significant training and experience in complex ablations of arrhythmias. His return to Victoria after this fellowship saw him integral in the introduction of new techniques for ventricular tachycardia catheter ablations, which led to the increased utilisation of catheter ablation at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Dr Morton is dedicated to medical research and education at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne. His current research interests are focusing on sudden cardiac death, particularly in patients with chronic kidney disease and continuing to investigate ventricular arrhythmias.

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