Dr Rohan Wijesurendra

Dr Rohan Wijesurendra

Stipendiary Lecturer in Clinical Medicine



I am a Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

I completed medical training at Cambridge University with several prizes and scholarships including Distinction in Final MB: Pathology and the George Peter Baker prize for the best performance across the University in the written component of the Final MB examinations (also with Distinction). I moved to Oxford to undertake research and pursue higher specialist training in Cardiology. I continue to undertake a wide gamut of clinical work in cardiac rhythm management, including diagnostic electrophysiology, simple and complex ablation, and device implantation and extraction.

In addition to my research and clinical commitments, I jointly coordinate the Special Study Module in Cardiovascular Medicine, undertake undergraduate and postgraduate lectures and seminars, and provide regular bedside teaching for St John’s College clinical students.

Research Interests

The main focus of my DPhil was exploring the nature of the relationship between atrial fibrillation (the most common heart rhythm abnormality) and the function of the left ventricle (the main pumping chamber). The quality and originality of my work was recognised in several prizes and awards, including the Young Investigator Award in Clinical Science of the European Society of Cardiology and the Melvin Judkins Young Investigator Award of the American Heart Association, and I have published extensively in leading high-impact scientific journals.

My current research in the Nuffield Department of Population Health and the Radcliffe Department of Medicine combines large-scale clinical trials in cardiovascular disease with more mechanistic translational and clinical studies. I have particular interests in atrial fibrillation and cardiometabolic risk factor modification.