About us

Professor Weerasooriya has developed a team based approach to deal with the complexity and potential risks of AF procedures. The team includes dedicated electrophysiology technicians, physician assistants, specific cardiac cath lab nurses, a subspecialised clinical nurse practitioner and a team of anesthetists who all have high volume expertise in AF ablation procedures. Each member of the team is highly trained and experienced. Because AF ablation is one of the most complex proceduresin cardiology, we have adopted risk management strategies from the aviation industry including the routine use of checklists and a ‘no blame’ reporting and communication policy.

Professor Rukshen Weerasooriya

Professor Weerasooriya commenced private atrial fibrillation ablation procedures in 2003 after returning from 2 years training overseas at the world’s leading centre for AF ablation – the Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque in Bordeaux, France. AF ablation was pioneered and subsequently developed for mainstream application by the cardiac electrophysiologists in Bordeaux. Professor Weerasooriya has maintained close links with his Alma Mater and he maintains a position as Adjunct Professor at the LYRIC Institute of advanced cardiac arrhythmia mapping in Bordeaux (www.ihu-liryc.fr).

rukshen@afablationclinic.com.au

Mr Vijay Sourinathan

Mr Vijay Sourinathan is a Singapore trained clinician and a Curtin University nursing graduate. He completed his Masters in Nurse Practitioner from Flinders’ University and pursued a pathway in general practice, with special interest in cardiac electrocardiography. Vijay is in a collaborative clinical role at AFAC, which encompasses patient care, clinical research, remote device monitoring and cardiac rehab.

vijay@afablationclinic.com.au

Aruni Weerasooriya

Aruni is an Electrophysiology Technician who works with Professor Weerasooriya and his team, during the ablation procedures at Hollywood Private Hospital. Aruni has been carefully trained under the direct supervision of Professor Weerasooriya, to work with a high level of focus on safety and commitment to improving patient care. Aruni’s role at AFAC include the preparation of individualised pre-ablation tests and patient instructions. Aruni assists Professor Weerasooriya with co-ordinating his research projects when required. Aruni has completed many formal and informal studies and training during the last 8 years and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Electrophysiology through the Cardiac Electrophysiology Institute of Australasia.

aruni@afablationclinic.com.au

International Expert Advisory Board of AFAC

The International Expert Advisory Board represents some of the worlds most experienced electrophysiologists in the field of AF ablation. The panel provides expert advice and consultation to Professor Weerasooriya regarding complex or technically challenging cases. Members of the panel regularly visit Perth to undertake clinical work, quality assurance/audit, research and teaching in collaboration with AFAC

Professor Pierre Jaïs

We are very privileged to welcome Professor Pierre Jaïs to our team as a visiting consultant and senior advisor to the AF ablation clinic. Professor Jaïs was one of the pioneers of AF ablation and is usually based in Bordeaux. Professor Jaïs has spent one year in Perth on sabbatical during 2015 and 2016. In the longer term, Professor Jaïs will regularly visit Perth at least annually to undertake patient care, research, training and quality assurance at AFAC.

Professor Christophe Scavee

Christophe is the Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Cliniques St Luc in Brussels. Christophe is a high volume AF ablation specialist who is dedicated to teaching and research at The Catholic University of Louvain.

Professor Laurent Macle

Laurent is the Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Montreal Heart Institute. He heads a team of 15 cardiac electrophysiologists in a very high volume North American center. Laurent is a highly experienced cardiac electrophysiologist who recently published a landmark study about AF ablation in The Lancet.