Dr Christopher X Wong

Cardiologist

 

Dr Christopher X. Wong MBBS MSc MPH PhD FRACP FACC

Dr Christopher X. Wong is a consultant cardiologist with broad clinical and research interests in cardiovascular medicine.

Born in Adelaide, he attended Pembroke School on full scholarship and matriculated as Dux before studying medicine at the University of Adelaide. Upon graduation, he was named a Rhodes Scholar in recognition of his academic achievement. He read for masters degrees in cardiovascular clinical trials, epidemiology and population at the University of Oxford, and subsequently completed a PhD in cardiology.

Dr Wong’s clinical training in internal medicine and cardiology was at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He also spent part of this time training at the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals in Oxford, England. He has wide clinical experience in managing patients across the entire spectrum of cardiovascular medicine and has trained in all forms of cardiac investigation, such as echocardiography (including transoesophageal and stress echocardiogram), cardiac CT, cardiac MRI, and cardiac catheterisation. Dr Wong is also undertaking gaining further experience in cardiac electrophysiology and pacing as a fellow at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He is accredited as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and the American College of Cardiology (FACC), and has admitting rights at all major private hospitals in Adelaide.

Dr Wong leads an active research program as a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, University of Adelaide. He has published widely on the mechanisms, clinical treatment and public health implications of cardiovascular disease, particularly heart rhythm disorders, and has authored over 200 journal articles and abstracts. He regularly speaks at international conferences and his research has been funded by prestigious fellowships and grants from both the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) and the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHF). He is also actively involved in supervising research students and has also been recognised with awards for education and teaching.

  • Professor Sanders says...

     
    Atrial fibrillation is a consequence of several reversible risk factors - high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnoea, and excessive alcohol. Your management of atrial fibrillation must include strict control of these risk factors.