CSANZ 2021

Roderick Tung

The University Chicago Medicine, USA

Roderick Tung, MD, is an internationally renowned cardiologist and specialist in cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Tung is an expert in the management of heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias), with a particular focus on advanced therapies for atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias. He specializes in arrhythmia management through catheter ablation — a procedure that targets and cauterizes abnormal tissue to eliminate heart rhythm irregularities. Dr. Tung is also one of a few electrophysiologists in the world who routinely performs epicardial mapping and ablation.

In addition to Dr. Tung's clinical work, he is dedicated to researching and investigating new and innovative ways to treat and manage arrhythmias. He currently serves as the principal investigator for several prospective randomized ventricular tachycardia ablation clinical trials focusing on the role of robotic navigation, high-density multielectrode mapping, and early intervention to improve patient survival. Dr. Tung's work has been published in numerous respected, peer-reviewed journals, including CirculationJournal of the American College of CardiologyHeart RhythmCirculation: Arrhythmia Electrophysiology and Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

Dr. Tung gives lectures nationally and internationally to speak on his research and specialty interests, including advances in catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia and non-arrhythmic ablation for treating cardiovascular disease.

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