• HRC2024
  • 6 - 8 Oct 2024

Prof Orhan Uzun

Orhan Uzun

Speaking at: HRC2024

Position: Consultant Paediatric and Fetal Cardiologist, Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Location: Cardiff, UK

Hospital/Organisation: University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Professor Cardiff University Medical School. Professor, Swansea University Faculty of Engineering and Sport Sciences.

Professor Orhan Uzun has been working as a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at Cardiff and Vale UHB since July 2001. He qualified from Istanbul University Medical Faculty in 1986 and became Consultant Paediatrician and completed his MD in 1992 at the same university hospital. Professor Uzun worked as a Chief Resident in Neonatology at Istanbul University Medical Faculty from 1992 to 1993. He completed Paediatric Cardiology Subspecialist Training at Yorkshire Heart Centre, in Leeds during 1993-1999 and briefly worked as a Locum Consultant in Leicester. He completed 2-year supra-specialist training in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Radiofrequency ablation at St Paul’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in 1999-2001. He undertook Fetal Cardiology and additional Paediatric Electrophysiology training at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, in 2001. He has been at the forefront of teaching and training nationally and internationally in fields of electrophysiology, sport cardiology and sudden death syndromes, ECG, cardiac arrhythmias, echocardiography and fetal cardiology. He founded and led Welsh Paediatric and Fetal Cardiovascular Networks and Welsh Heart Families Support Group. He is the scientific paediatric session organiser, session advisor, faculty, chair and lecturer, Heart Rhythm Congress, UK 2008-2022. He has been formally appointed to Heart Rhythm Congress as the Paediatric Programme Lead in 2022. Honorary Professor at Cardiff University Medical School. Honorary Professor at Swansea University Faculty of Engineering and Sport Sciences.

His research interests are fetal and childhood arrhythmias, electrophysiology, sudden death and inherited arrhythmias, inherited cardiomyopathies, pacing and defibrillation, non-invasive rhythm monitoring, paediatric and fetal echocardiography, cardiovascular changes during pregnancy, exercise and sport physiology, single ventricle and heart failure, artificial assist device in Fontan circuit, telemedicine, remote arrhythmia monitoring, and medical device innovation. He has had national and international collaboration with Cardiff University, University of Bristol, Birmingham University, Bath University, Toronto University-Hospital for Sick Children, University of PristinaKosovo, University of Tetova-Macedonia, University of British Columbia- Vancouver BC Children’s Hospital, Istanbul University-Ankara University-Ordu University in Turkey, Lund University-Sweden, Amsterdam-Netherland, Wisconsin-USA, Berkeley-USA, Colorado-USA, Maryland, USA, Bangalore-India and Swansea University Faculty of Sport Sciences and Engineering. He is a member of Welsh Cardiovascular Research Network and Alumni of BHF.

He is the editor of an ongoing Fetal Cardiology, and also Paediatric EP textbooks. He published 5 book chapters, over 80 journal papers, 130 conference presentations as well as giving over 120 invited lectures at national and international meetings. Awards: 2013 Best Teacher Award, Welsh Deanery, Cardiff University. NHS Innovation Award, Wales 2013. Clinical Excellence Bronze Award 2014 . BMJ Best Cardiology Team Award UK 2016. Clinical Excellence Silver Award 2018. Clinical Excellence Gold Award 2022. Paediatric Educational Supervisor of the Year Award Wales 2021. Arrhytmia Alliance SVT Pioneers Award UK 2023.

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