Christopher Wong

Christopher Wong

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Christopher X Wong MBBS MSc MPH PhD FRACP FACC FESC CCDS is a clinical and academic cardiologist with broad interests in cardiovascular medicine, heart rhythm disorders, and public health.

He attended Pembroke School on full scholarship, graduating as Dux and with a maximum tertiary entrance rank (top 0.05%). After studying medicine at the University of Adelaide, where he was an elected member of the University Council, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. He read for masters degrees in clinical trials, epidemiology and population health at the University of Oxford, and subsequently completed a PhD in cardiovascular medicine. He was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to gain further experience in the United States.

Chris is a currently Consultant Cardiologist at the Cardiovascular Centre, an Electrophysiology Fellow at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders (CHRD), University of Adelaide, supported by a National Heart Foundation of Australia Post-Doctoral Fellowship and a Hospital Research Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP), American College of Cardiology (FACC), and European Society of Cardiology (FESC), and an internationally Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS).

He has published over 200 journal articles and conference proceedings (75% first, second or last author, attracting >3000 citations, h-index 27), in in major general medical (Archives of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal), cardiovascular (Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, European Heart Journal) and subspecialty journals (Heart Rhythm, JACC Clinical Electrophysiology, Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology). He has held multiple Category 1 scholarships, fellowships and grants totalling over AUD 1.7 million dollars in funding. He reviews regularly for over 40 international journals, and sits on multiple grant-funding committees, such as those of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. He has also been an invited faculty member at the leading international (Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions) and Asia-Pacific (Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions) heart rhythm conferences. He is actively involved in supervising research students and has been recognised with awards for teaching of medical students.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Electrophysiology and Pacing Fellow Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2016 - 2019 Cardiology Registrar Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2015 - 2018 NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellow Universities of Oxford and Adelaide
    2014 - 2016 Specialist Registrar Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
    2013 - 2016 Clinical Research Fellow Clinical Trial Service Unit, University of Oxford
    2013 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia MBBS
    University of Oxford United Kingdom MSc Clinical Trials and Epidemiology
    University of Oxford Australia MPH Population Health
    University of Adelaide Adelaide PhD
    Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia FRACP
    American College of Cardiology United States FACC
    European Society of Cardiology Europe FESC
  • Research Interests

  • 2020: Fulbright Scholarship
  • 2019: National Heart Foundation (NHF) Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2019: The Hospital Research Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship
  • 2018: Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Trainee Research Award
  • 2017: Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Robert Maple-Brown Research Establishment Fellowship
  • 2015: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Neil Hamilton Fairley Clinical Fellowship
  • 2015: National Heart Foundation (NHF) of Australia Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2013: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship
  • 2012: Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand McCredie-Wilcken Fellowship (Top-Ranked Applicant)
  • 2010: Rhodes Scholarship
  • 2010: Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Poster Prize (First Place)
  • 2008: Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Affiliate Prize (First Place)
  • 2005: Australian Federal Government Student Prize
  • 2004: Dux of Pembroke School (Attended on Full Scholarship)

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