Bhupesh Pathik graduated from the University of Tasmania with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with First Class Honours. He completed his Basic Physician Training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Advanced Training in Cardiology at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide. He subsequently completed a PhD at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne evaluating the mechanisms of atrial arrhythmias using novel 3D mapping techniques under the supervision of Professor Kalman and A/Prof Geoff Lee. He was awarded the prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and National Heart Foundation (NHF) Postgraduate Research Scholarship and Margorie Hooper Scholarship to undertake this research. His research has been presented at national and international meetings and published in leading international journals.
After completing his PhD, Bhupesh Pathik completed a two year clinical fellowship in Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA under the supervision of Professor Vivek Reddy. Here, he furthered his skills with a focus on the use of 3D mapping for complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and intracardiac echocardiography.
His research interests include understanding the mechanisms of persistent atrial fibrillation, namely the concept of epicardial-endocardial dissociation as well as determining the cause of sudden cardiac death in chronic kidney disease patients.