Dr David Chieng is a cardiologist and is currently a PhD research fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing through the University of Melbourne. His work is supported by the prestigious combined NHMRC/ National Heart Foundation postgraduate research scholarship, and the Bright Sparks scholarship from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute His research studies are focused on optimising ablation outcomes in persistent atrial fibrillation, which are undertaken through clinical trials based at the Alfred Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital. He also has an interest in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in AF patients.

Dr David Chieng completed his MBBS degree (honours) through the University of Western Australia in 2010 with a UWA SWANS Scholarship, winning multiple academic prizes (pharmacology, pathology, emergency medicine) during his medical training. He completed his cardiology advanced training in 2018 through all major tertiary hospitals in Perth, Western Australia (Royal Perth Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital). He has presented his research work at local and international conferences and had previously been awarded research grant through the RPH Medical Research Foundation


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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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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.