A graduate of the University of New South Wales in 1999, A/Prof Gopal Sivagangabalan completed his Cardiology training at Westmead Hospital, Australia. Following completion of a PhD through the University of Sydney he undertook a combined research/clinical fellowship in Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Toronto General Hospital – Canada, where he was awarded the 2010 Research Fellowship award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and was a Finalist for the prestigious Young Investigators Award (Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions, Denver, USA).
In addition to his appointment as the Head of Cardiology Department at Auburn hospital and the Clinical lead for Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation at the Westmead, Gopal’s extensive clinical career has focused on all aspects of procedural cardiology from electrophysiology and ablation, to complex device implantation, to coronary intervention. He also has extensive experience with reporting cardiac CT. This blend brings a unique skill set for complicated LV lead insertion and successful CRT implementation.
Gopal’s passion for education is clear, running several successful device implant courses to train and upskill both Australian and international colleagues particularly in CRT over the past three years. He is also a frequent presenter at many international Electrophysiology congresses and regarded as a highly skilled operator both nationally and internationally.
Public Hospital Appointment: Auburn Hospital