Dr Rajeev Pathak is a clinical academic and lead of cardiac electrophysiology at The Canberra Hospital. His training in Cardiology was at The Canberra Hospital before subspecializing in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. During his clinical training under Professor Prashanthan Sanders, he completed PhD through the University of Adelaide in 2015. His PhD comprised of a series of studies on the implications of “Aggressive Risk factors management in Atrial Fibrillation” (ARREST-AF) that were awarded several accolades including Eric Prystowsky clinical research award at Heart Rhythm society (2014), Late breaking trials (2015), and Young Investigator awards at the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (Ralph Reader Award) and American Heart Association (Samuel E Levine Young investigator award). Dr Pathak was honoured with Young author achievement award (Parmley award) by the American College of Cardiology in 2016. His was awarded Doctoral research medal and Dean’s commendation by The University of Adelaide for outstanding research and doctoral thesis.
Dr Pathak was then awarded the prestigious Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Bushells Fellowship by Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) to undertake the postdoctoral study under the mentorship of Professor Francis Marchlinski at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, USA. Prof Marchlinski is one of the pioneers in cardiac electrophysiology and his team has been at the forefront of understanding the mechanisms of various heart rhythm disorders and developing techniques to treat patients. The two year Clinical Electrophysiology Fellowship program at the hospital of University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is highly sought and prestigious fellowship program. During his stay in Philadelphia with this group, Dr Pathak has developed a significant expertise in management of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and catheter ablation techniques.
In 2017, Dr Pathak returned to Canberra and was appointed as the Clinical lead for Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at The Canberra Hospital. He is the head for the Heart Rhythm Disorders research group at Australian National University. He has established the Electrophysiology services at The Canberra Hospital to provide specialised care for Cardiac arrhythmias. Dr Pathak is committed to continue making contributions as an educator, and has recently established Electrophysiology fellowship program through collaboration with Australian National University and The Canberra Hospital.
Over last ten years, Dr Pathak has made significant contributions to the literature in the field of Cardiac Electrophysiology. He has >50 publications, >100 abstracts and >1500 citations. He is frequently invited to national and international annual scientific meetings as faculty member and speaker. He has presented as plenary session speaker in several conferences and has numerous publications in the high impact Cardiology journals. Dr Pathak has been recognized as an emerging leader by all major cardiovascular societies such as American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Heart Rhythm Society and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Pathak’s interests are in Clinical Cardiology and Cardiac arrhythmias. He undertakes pacemaker implantation, cardiac defibrillator implantation, cardiac resynchronization, electrophysiology studies and ablation (atrial and ventricular arrhythmias) and all device follow ups. He has admitting rights at Canberra Hospital and National Capital Private Hospital.