Biography

Professor Jonathan Kalman is an internationally recognised Electrophysiologist and a highly respected heart rhythm expert in Australia. Professor Kalman is the Director of the Department of Cardiac Arrhythmias at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne.

Professor Kalman performed the first curative ablation procedure for atrial fibrillation in Australia in 1997 and his department has since performed over 2000 ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation. He has two dedicated electrophysiology laboratories for performing a range of complex catheter ablation procedures daily.

Dr. Kalman is the immediate past president of the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) and was the scientific chair of APHRS for 4 years. He was the Scientific Chair of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand for 6 years. He has published over 380 peer-reviewed manuscripts, over 30 book chapters, delivered over 200 invited presentations internationally and nationally, is on the editorial board of 7 major international journals, and has won numerous prestigious awards for his research and contributions.

Professor Kalman completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Melbourne, and later obtained his Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). Following this, he completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne focusing on ‘Interactive aspects of sinus node function and atrial fibrillation.’ He is also a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ), Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), Fellow of the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (FAPHRS), and Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS).

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