Dr Christopher X Wong

Associate Professor Christopher X. Wong MBBS MSc MPH PhD FRACP FACC FESC CCDS

Associate Professor Christopher X. Wong is a consultant cardiologist with clinical and research interests in cardiovascular medicine and heart rhythm disorders.  

Born in Adelaide, Chris attended Pembroke School on full scholarship and matriculated as Dux and with a maximum tertiary entrance rank. After studying medicine at the University of Adelaide, he was named a Rhodes Scholar in recognition of his academic achievement. He read for masters degrees in cardiovascular clinical trials and public health at the University of Oxford, and completed a PhD in cardiology. He was subsequently awarded Fulbright and Menzies Scholarships to further study, training and collaborations at the University of California San Francisco and Harvard University.

Chris’ 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. Chris 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), the American College of Cardiology (FACC), and the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). He is also an internationally recognised Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS).

Chris leads an active research program as an Associate Professor of Medicine 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.