Prof. Jon Kalman

An internationally respected Electrophysiologist, Professor Jonathan Kalman is one of the leading heart rhythm experts in Australia. Professor Kalman is head of the Royal Melbourne Heart Rhythm department which is internationally renowned for the high quality of clinical medicine and investigative research performed.

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Dr Paul Sparks is the Director of Electrophysiology at Epworth Hospital and also holds an appointment as Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine University of Melbourne.

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Dr Joseph Morton

Dr Joe Morton is a senior cardiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is heavily committed to maintaining the long standing status of the RMH as a centre of excellence for arrhythmia management through his involvement in all aspects of clinical cardiac electrophysiology including complex catheter ablation of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and cardiac pacing and resynchronisation therapy.

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Dr Geoff Lee is a Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist with a joint appointment in the Department of Cardiology at Melbourne Health and the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. He specializes in complex mapping and AF and VT ablation.

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Professor Jitendra Vohra is a Cardiologist/ Electrophysiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) in Melbourne, Australia. He established the Electrophysiology Service and introduced Radiofrequency ablation for cardiac arrhythmias at the RMH and implanted the first Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) in Australia in 1984. He was recently appointed as Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne in Feburary 2015.  This recognises Professor Vohra’s outstanding academic achievements and leadership in research, teaching, clinical practice and to the medical profession.

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Dr Harry Mond is an Associate Professor at both Melbourne and Monash Universities in Victoria, Australia. He completed his cardiac fellowship in 1974 at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia and has been performing pacemaker implantation since 1970 at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has authored three books, numerous book chapters and over 260 published manuscripts.

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Portrait of Prof. Neil Strathmore

Associate Professor Neil Strathmore trained at the University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital.  He has been a member of the RMH Cardiology Department since 1991. He has a wide interest in Cardiology and in training junior doctors.  He is particularly interested in arrhythmias, especially the management of Atrial Fibrillation and Bradycardias.

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Dr Irene Stevenson is a cardiologist and arrhythmia specialist. She completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s hospital and went on to specialist training in cardiology at Box Hill Hospital and The Alfred Hospital. This was followed by a clinical fellowship year in electrophysiology at Monash Medical Centre prior to commencing a higher degree at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

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Our Research

Melbourne Heart Rhythm has an international reputation as one of the centers of excellence in cardiac arrhythmia research in Australasia and the world.

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Our Team

Our friendly team are committed to providing excellence in patient care. They are all well qualified and knowledgeable about patients and their cardiac conditions.

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Learn More

To learn about common arrhythmias and our cardiac procedures, visit  our Cardiovascular Library for more information.

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About Us


Melbourne Heart Rhythm is the arrhythmia service at the Department of Cardiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. We are comprised of a team of highly trained and dedicated health care professionals specializing in heart rhythm management. We have a strong focus on patient education and patient centered care. Our arrhythmia specialists have an international reputation of excellence in arrhythmia research and clinical arrhythmia management.