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Prof Jonathan Skinner


Assoc Prof Jon Skinner joined the Auckland Heart group in 2014. He is paediatric cardiologist/electrophysiologist at Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, and Associate Professor at Auckland University department of Child Health. He runs the national arrhythmia service for children and adults with congenital heart disease. He chairs the Cardiac Inherited Diseases Group which runs the NZ national inherited heart disease registry and multidisciplinary investigative service of young sudden unexplained death. Jon also chairs the genetic council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and has authored over 100 peer reviewed scientific articles, with a focus on cardiac ion channelopathies such as long QT syndrome, together with a text book and seven chapters in various medical texts.

He qualified in medicine in the UK, and trained in paediatric cardiology in Newcastle, Birmingham and Bristol. He was trained in cardiac electrophyisology and catheter ablation of arrhythmias in Hamburg, Germany under Professor Karl Heinz Kuch and Dr. Joachim Hebe, and has performed catheter ablations in Auckland since 1998 with a focus on children, youth and adults with congenital heart disease. He introduced 3D mapping to Auckland, and cryoablation of arrhythmias to New Zealand in 2008.

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