A/Prof William Chik is an Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiologist and Adult General Cadiologist. He has extensive experience in general cardiology, hypertension and heart failure management. He specializes in management of heart rhythm disorders and is an expert in radiofrequency ablation of acardiac arrhythmia. He has special interests in cardiac device implantation including pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and biventricular resynchronization therapy devices.
He was awarded his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the Universtiy of Adelaide in 2002. He completed advanced cardiology training in South Austalia and Westmead Hospital in New South Wales. He was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2009. He has academic appointments with the University of Sydney and Notre Dame Australia. His enthusiasm and ongoing commitment to active clinical teaching led to his position as the Clinical Lead for Postgraduate Cardiology Training at the Westmead Hospital.
A/Prof Chik was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. He undertook his PhD studies in the subspecialty field of Cardiac Electrophysiology from 2009 to 2014. Outstanding cardiac research has been highlighted by over 100 national and international peer reviewed publications and abstract presentations, culminating in international recognition and awards from the cardiac electrophysiology and pacing community.
He returned to Australia following completion of his Clinical Interventional Fellowship specializing in Cardiac Arrhythmia and Cardiac Device Management at the prestigious Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (2013 to 2015) where he worked and published clinical research with the renowned world leading experts in this field.
He is a current Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ) and American College of Cardiology (FACC).
He speaks fluent Cantonese and is conversant in Mandarin.