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Owen Obel did medical school in Johannesburg, South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand. After completing internship, he completed compulsory military service in South Africa. He did Medicine residency in the UK (Kent and Yorkshire) and Cardiology Fellowship at St Georges Hospital, London. He completed a Fellowship in Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He joined faculty in 2004.


Medical School
Univ of Witwatersrand Med School (1986)
Hillbrow Hospital (1987), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Inappropriate ICD shocks
  • Interaction of atrial fibrillation and heart failure


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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Heart Rhythm Society (2012)
  • Royal College of Physicians, London (1993)