Biography

Professor Peter Kistler is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist and internationally recognised for his research and work in cardiac arrhythmias. Located in Victoria, Professor Kistler is the Head of Electrophysiology at The Alfred Hospital and Head of Clinical Electrophysiology Research at The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. He also consults at the Cabrini Private Hospital, Melbourne Heart Group and Melbourne Private Hospital.

Professor Kistler has a strong interest in the management of arrhythmias, including defibrillator and pacemaker implantation, and catheter ablations. He completed a PhD focusing on atrial fibrillation mechanisms and post-doctoral research at St Bartholomews Hospital in London. His research has been supported by the NHMRC and the National Heart Foundation through fellowships and grant support. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and Monash University, and he has supervised a number of PhD students.

Professor Kistler has over 150 publications in many of the worlds most recognised journals and is regularly an invited speaker at major national and international conferences and meetings. He is on the editorial boards for Heart, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (JCE) and British Medical Journal: Case Reports. Additionally, he is the Australian representative on the membership committee for the Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society. He was a member of the writing committee for the Heart Foundation Guidelines on the management of heart failure in 2018.

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