Dr Paul Sparks

Paul Sparks is the Director of Electrophysiology at Epworth Hospital and also holds an appointment as Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He completed his MBBS at Melbourne University in 1988 and attained his FRACP in 1996. Paul completed a PhD in 1998 in cardiac electrophysiology. His post doctorate studies were at the University of California, San Francisco, USA from 1998-2000.

Paul has also received a number of prestigious awards including the Young Investigator Award in Research for The North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology in 1998, The Ralph Reader Prize for The Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand in 1998 and the Premiers Award for Medical Research in 2000. He is actively engaged in clinical arrhythmia research at Royal Melbourne Hospital with an emphasis on atrial fibrillation, stroke prevention and the effects of Omega-3 fatty acids on the heart. He is responsible also for the clinical supervision and training of other electrophysiologists and PhD candidates. Paul speaks fluent Italian.

Specialty and interests
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias, Syncope, Survivors of and Risk Stratification for Cardiac Arrest, Pacemaker and Defibrillator Issues
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Heart Failure requiring Biventricular Device Insertion
  • Hereditary Arrhythmic Disorders: Long QT, Brugada Syndrome, HOCM
  • Heart Rhythm problems in Athletes
Publications and media

See PubMed website


Services offered
  • Ablation for Arrhythmias: Atrial fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Complex mapping procedures for arrhythmias following cardiac surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion
  • Defibrillator Insertion
  • Biventricular device insertion for heart failure
  • Tilt Table Testing




The Epworth Centre

Suite 6.7 Level 6, 32 Erin St,
Richmond, Vic, 3121

p: 03 9429 7939