Dr Rohan Wijesurendra

Qualifications

MB BChir, MA (Cantab), DPhil (Oxon), MRCP, FESC

GMC number: 6139297

Practising since: 2006

Specialties

Cardiology

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About

Dr Wijesurendra is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist. He has particular expertise in managing heart arrhythmias – electrical disorders of the heart rhythm. He completed medical training at Cambridge University with several scholarships and distinctions. He moved to Oxford to undertake a PhD and training in Cardiology, including advanced training in all aspects of the management of cardiac rhythm disorders. He works jointly at the John Radcliffe Hospital and at the University of Oxford. Each year he sees and treats hundreds of patients with rhythm disorders such as atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. One of the key treatments is catheter ablation, in which a catheter is inserted into the heart via a vein. Heat energy delivered from the tip of the catheter modifies the problem tissue and restores normal heart rhythm. This treatment can be used as an alternative to long-term rhythm stabilising medication. The patients that Dr Wijesurendra sees will typically have one or more of the following: a fast or irregular heartbeat or palpitation, ectopic or ‘skipped’ beats, a slow heartbeat, dizzy spells, blackouts, breathlessness, fatigue, or concerns regarding cardiovascular risk. In addition to undertaking catheter ablation, Dr Wijesurendra also implants and follows-up pacemakers and implanted cardiac defibrillators (ICDs).

Special interests

  • Heart rhythm disorders 
  • Atrial fibrillation 
  • Palpitations 
  • Blackouts 
  • Electrophysiology study/catheter ablation 
  • Pacemaker/ICDs 

Personal interests

When not at work, Dr Wijesurendra is a busy father of two. His hobbies include being a close follower of most sports (and long-suffering fan of Arsenal FC). 

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Rohan Wijesurendra at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • Cardiovascular risk profile
  • Assessment of all Aspects of Cardiology
  • Cardiac electrophysiology study and catheter ablation
  • Zio® XT Cardiac Monitor
  • Pacemakers
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

Locations Dr Rohan Wijesurendra works with

Related experience

Research

Dr Wijesurendra undertakes research in the Nuffield Department of Population Health and the Radcliffe Department of Medicine. He his research work combines large-scale clinical trials in cardiovascular disease with more mechanistic translational and clinical studies. He has particular interests in atrial fibrillation and in cardiometabolic risk factor modification. 

Dr Wijesurendra has been awarded several prestigious research 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. He has published almost 100 scientific papers, abstracts, and book chapters. 

A list of Dr Wijesurendra’s full-length scientific publications can be viewed here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=wijesurendra+r 

Memberships

  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology

Other posts held

  • John Radcliffe Hospital – Honorary Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

Insurers Dr Rohan Wijesurendra works with

Dr Rohan Wijesurendra works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Westfield Health WPA

Declaration

Dr Rohan Wijesurendra does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Rohan Wijesurendra does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Rohan Wijesurendra does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.