Rukshen Weerasooriya

Clinical Professor of Medicine

University of Western Australia (UWA)


Prof Rukshen Weerasooriya is a UWA graduate who completed cardiology training at Royal Perth Hospital.

Prof 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.

Prof Weerasooriya is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UWA and has maintained close links with his alma mater and he maintains a position as visiting scientist at the LIRYC Institute of advanced cardiac arrhythmia mapping in Bordeaux. He has sub-speciality trained in all aspects of heart rhythm management, and in addition to performing catheter ablation procedures, the practice is a high-volume implanter of cardiac rhythm devices such as pacemakers and implanted defibrillators.