Dr Gareth Wynn
MBChB BSc(Hons) DIC MD(Res) MRCP(UK) FRACP FCSANZ
A patient-centred clinician focussed on improving patient’s understanding of heart rhythm problems and providing the highest quality treatments.
About Dr Gareth Wynn
Gareth specialises in heart rhythm management and is a European Heart Rhythm Association Certified Electrophysiology (EP) Specialist, performing EP studies and ablations as well as pacemaker and defibrillator implantation (including biventricular devices). Gareth is a consultant at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and is one of only two Victorian cardiologists accredited to extract failed or infected cardiac devices. He is also one of the only cardiologists in Australia performing venoplasty for device-related venous stenosis/occlusion. Gareth works at several private hospitals including Epworth Richmond and Melbourne Private.
Gareth moved to Australia from the UK in 2015, having completed a postgraduate Doctor of Medicine (Research) degree into Atrial Fibrillation at Imperial College London, one of the world’s top ten universities. He completed specialist training at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH), at the time the UK’s largest cardiovascular centre, where he helped Professor Dhiraj Gupta establish LHCH as a major arrhythmia research centre.
Gareth is one of the highest volume lead-extraction specialists in Australia and regularly gives talks nationally and internationally on this highly sub-specialised field.
- 2014 – Young Investigator Award Winner (Clinical) British Heart Rhythm Society
- 2013 – Highest scoring abstract (Cardiac Rhythm Management) British Cardiovascular Society/ British Heart Foundation
Gareth has an interest in patient-centred clinical research, especially in atrial fibrillation and his research is cited in current international guidelines. His research won him the British Heart Rhythm Society’s Young Investigator Award as well as awards from the British Cardiovascular Society and British Heart Foundation.
- Wynn G, Gupta D, Andrade J, Whitlock R. Propensity-matched registry results: too good to be true? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jan 4;59(1):281. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezaa251.
- Kumar S, Haqqani H, Wynn G, Pathak RK, Lipton J, Mahajan R, Sanders P, Healey S, Wilsmore B, Mariani JA, Thomas SP, Weerasooriya R, McGavigan A, Gould PA, Weatherley P, Saad N, Cowan M, Turnbull S, Trivic I, Wong M, Tonchev I, Morton JB, Skinner JR, Pflaumer A, McGuire M, Kistler P, Kalman JM; Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Heart Rhythm Council COVID-19 Pandemic Working Group. Position Statement On The Management Of Cardiac Electrophysiology And Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices In Australia During The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Living Document. Heart Lung Circ. 2020 Jun;29(6):e57-e68. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.04.001. Epub 2020 May 11.
- Wynn G, Gupta D, Maille B, Snowdon R, Waktare J, Todd D, Hall M, Mahida S, Modi S. Demonstration of pulmonary vein exit block following pulmonary vein isolation: A novel use for adenosine. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2018 Nov;29(11):1493-1499.
- Wynn G, Panikker S, Morgan M, Hall M, Waktare J, Markides V, Hussain W, Salukhe T, Modi S, Jarman J, Jones DG, Snowdon R, Todd D, Wong T, Gupta D. Biatrial linear ablation in sustained non-permanent AF: Results of the Substrate Modification with Ablation and antiarrhythmic drugs in Non-Permanent Atrial Fibrillation Trial. Heart Rhythm. 2016 Feb;13(2):399-406. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.10.006. Epub 2015 Oct 9
- GJ Wynn, DM Todd, M Webber, LJ Bonnett, J McShane, P Kirchhof, D Gupta. The European Heart Rhythm Association Symptom Classification for Atrial Fibrillation: Validation and Improvement through a Simple Modification. Europace 2014;16:965-72.
- Fellow, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
- Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
- Member, Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society
- Member, Heart Rhythm Society