Dr Rahul Samanta

  • MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRACP, PhD
  • Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
  • Spoken languages English, Bengali, Hindi

Overview

Special clinical interest in supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular ectopic beats, arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation.

Dr Rahul Samanta completed his medical training in Kolkata, India. He continued working in internal medicine in the United Kingdom before moving to Australia. He completed Basic Physician and Cardiology Advanced Training at The Canberra Hospital. In 2014, Dr Samanta commenced as a Research Fellow at Westmead Hospital, and was conferred his PhD in 2020 by the University of Sydney. Dr Samanta received the Young Investigator award by the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society in 2014 and 2017 (Second Prize). He has contributed significantly to the scientific community with publications in peer reviewed journals.

Rahul underwent further training in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, initially at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, and then at Toronto General Hospital, Canada. His special interests include management of arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease and ventricular tachycardia.

Now settling in Melbourne with his family, Rahul enjoys teaching and research. His hobbies include numismatics and photography.

Awards received

  • Young Investigator – Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society, Oct, 2014
  • Young Investigator – 2nd Prize, Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society, Oct, 2017

Clinical interests

Dr Samanta has a clinical interest in management of arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease.