Dr Robert Perel is a heart rhythm and cardiac device specialist providing assessment and management of patients with symptoms of arrhythmia including palpitations, slow or fast heart beats, dizziness, blackouts/syncope, and patients with heart rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, ectopic beats, ventricular tachycardia and inherited arrhythmias.

Dr Perel performs diagnostic electro

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablations
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) Ablation
  • Electrophysiology Studies
  • Atrial Flutter Ablation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation
  • Atrial Tachycardia Ablation
  • Ventricular Ectopic Ablation
Conditions Treated
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Ventricular Ectopy
  • AV Node Re-entry Tachycaria
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Valvular Heart Disease


  • Associate; Electrophysiologist
    Queensland Cardiovascular Group (QCG) Present
  • Consultant Electrophysiologist
    Mater Private Medical Centre Present
  • Consultant Electrophysiologist
    St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital & St Andrew's Specialist Centre Present
  • Consultant Electrophysiologist
    Sunnybank Private Hospital Present
  • Consultant Electrophysiologist
    Heart of Australia Present
  • Fellowship of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
    Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand 2014
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
    University of Toronto, Canada 2013
  • Certified Cardiac Device Specialist
    St Michael's Hospital (Toronto, Canada) 2012
  • Certified Electrophysiology Specialist - Adult Cardiology
    St Michael's Hospital (Toronto, Canada) 2012
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians - Cardiology
    Princess Alexandra Hospital & Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 2010


Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • 2014

    Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

  • 2010

    Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

  • 2009

    Member of the Heart Rhythm Society

Research & Publications


1. Subendocardial late gadolinium enhancement in two patients with anthracycline cardiotoxicity following treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma Robert D Perel, Richard E Slaughter & Wendy E Strugnell Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (2006) 8, 789–791

2. Unusual triggers for stroke Jeyaraj Durai Pandian, Robert Perel, Robert D Henderson, John D O’ Sullivan & Stephen J Read Journal of Clinical Neuroscience (2007) 14(8), 786-787

3. Late gadolinium enhancement in non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy and implantable cardioverter defibrillator event occurrence. R Perel, R Gomes, C Chao, K Mallitt, R Denman, P Martin & R Slaughter. Abstract and poster presentation at The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand 57th Annual Scientific Meeting (2009)

4. Smoking in non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy as a predictor of arrhythmic events in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. C Chao, R Gomes, R Perel, K Mallitt, R Denman & P Martin. Abstract and poster presentation at The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand 57th Annual Scientific Meeting (2009)

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  • Acute Coronary Syndromes: An overview of anatomy & physiology, presentation, intervention, medications and rehabilitation Presentation to Queensland Cardiothoracic Specialist Group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association – September 2008
  • Cardiomyopathy and Palpitations: A complicated case of rate and rhythm control Presentation sponsored by AstraZeneca & Medtronic for Queensland Cardiology Registrar Continuing Education. February 2009
  • Antiplatelet Therapy, Coronary Artery Disease and Surgery: Managing the dilemma Presentation sponsored by Sanofi Aventis for Round Table Meeting between Cardiology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery Specialists – July 2009
  • An Overview of Heart Disease and Evidence Base of Key Medications Presentation to the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, sponsored by Sanofi Aventis. Videoconferenced across 21 sites throughout Queensland – September 2009
  • Prevention of Infective Endocarditis: Overview of Guideline Changes for Antibiotic Prophylaxis.
    Presentation to Australian Society of Periodontology QLD Branch. May 2010
  • How to differentiate common rate and rhythm disorders in the cardiac patient Presentation to St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital General Practitioner Education Conference – March 2015
  • Fitness to Drive – the grey and difficult.
    2015 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine. August 2015 Brisbane
  • Blackouts, Cardiac Rhythm Disorders and Fitness to Drive Presentation to St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital General Practitioner Education Program – August 2015 Brisbane
  • Tachycardia – Arrhythmias, Ablation, Cardiac Devices
    “Gundy Medical Muster” – Goondiwindi, Queensland – September 2016
  • Broad Complex Tachycardias and other abnormal ECGs Lecture to Mater Hospital Nursing Continuing Education Program – September 2016
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