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Dr Karen Phillips is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist in private practice in Brisbane. She is a Clinician and Researcher. She heads the Brisbane AF Clinic which is dedicated to the comprehensive management of atrial fibrillation. The clinic is based at Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane – the largest private hospital in Australia.

She underwent specialised training at the Cleveland Clinic, America’s Number One rated Cardiac Hospital in 2006-2007 under the mentorship of Dr Andrea Natale, a recognised world leader in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation.

Since 2008 she has established one of the largest single-operator Atrial Fibrillation ablation services in Australia at Greenslopes Private Hospital. She has emerged as an expert and one of the leaders of Atrial Fibrillation Interventional procedures in Australia, including performing Catheter Ablation for AF and implantation of Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Devices for stroke prevention. She has a strong publication record, presents regularly at national and international conferences, is actively involved in clinical trials and has been a vocal patient advocate for new therapies for atrial fibrillation.

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Atrial Flutter Ablation
  • Left Atrial Appendage Device Occlusion
Conditions Treated
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter


  • Cardiac Electrophysiologist
    Greenslopes Private Hospital Present


Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians

  • Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

  • Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society