Professor William Heddle RFD MD FRACP FCSANZ FAMA FHRS CCDS GAICD is a highly trained and experienced cardiologist and electrophysiologist and has been a pioneer in the development of arrhythmia management. Professor Heddle has been with SA Heart since its inception in 1984.
Prof. Heddle graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1972 where he was awarded the John Campbell Prize for first place in Biochemistry. He then went on to postgraduate studies in Obstetrics and Anaesthesia followed by Physician Training in 1974 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Prof. Heddle commenced his cardiology training at the Flinders Medical Centre in 1977 and he was the first trainee in cardiac electrophysiology in SA. Since then his training has been directed towards furthering his expertise in management of arrhythmias.
This has included research performed both in Australia and The Netherlands into the diagnosis, mechanisms and management of arrhythmias. Prof. Heddle was awarded his Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1980, his Doctorate in Medicine in 1985, and Fellowship of the Cardiac Society of Australian and New Zealand (FCSANZ) in 2004. He was granted Fellowship to the Australian Medical Association in 2006.
Prof. Heddle is Senior Consultant Cardiologist at Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Associate Dean and Head Flinders Southern Adelaide Clinical School, School of Medicine, Flinders University.
Earlier in 2012 Prof. Heddle was awarded Fellowship in the Heart Rhythm Society (FRHS). At that time Prof. Heddle was the ninth Australian and first South Australian to be awarded the FRHS.
Prof. Heddle's honorary appointments are many and varied and include: