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MBBS (HONS I), PHD, FRACP, FCSANZ, CEPS, FHRS
Northern Specialist Centre, NSPH, 3 Westbourne Street, St Leonards 2065
Dr Karin Chia graduated with first class honours from the University of Sydney where she later also obtained her PhD studying modulation of oxidative stress on the sodium pump in heart muscle cells.
Her training in internal medicine and cardiology was at the centre of excellence, Royal North Shore Hospital. She subsequently completed a rigorous fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the prestigious Stanford University Medical Centre in California, USA. She has had extensive experience in all aspects of management in cardiac rhythm disorders including as a senior consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for several years before returning to Sydney where she is also on staff at Royal North Shore Hospital. Her expertise encompasses catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias and the implantation of management of all cardiac devices (pacemakers, defibrillators, CRT and S-ICD).
With a holistic approach to her patients, Dr Chia also manages cardiology issues aside from rhythm disturbances and is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin and Hokkien).