Dr Ashley Chin is a consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist with a special interest in the catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias and implantation of cardiac devices like pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers.
After graduating with a MBChB with Honours at the University of Cape Town in 1997, he completed his training in general medicine (FCP(SA)) in 2004 and cardiology (Cert Cardiology (SA)) in 2008 at Groote Schuur Hospital /University of Cape Town. He was appointed as a consultant cardiologist in the Cardiac clinic at Groote Schuur Hospital from 2008 to 2010. In 2010, he was awarded a MPhil (Cardiology) from the University of Cape Town for his research in tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. He then completed a 2 year clinical fellowship in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology at Hamilton General Hospital /McMaster University (Canada). He was also a research fellow at the Population Health Research Institute in Hamilton (Canada) where he conducted clinical research in varying aspects of atrial fibrillation. He returned to the Cardiac clinic at Groote Schuur Hospital in 2012 and is the head of the electrophysiology unit at Groote Schuur and UCT Private Academic Hospitals.
Dr Chin is a certified electrophysiologist (CEPS) and cardiac device specialist (CCDS) by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE). In 2015, he earned the distinction of being named a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) for his advanced training, certification, and specialization in the field of cardiac arrhythmia research and treatment. He is the current president of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Society of Southern Africa (CASSA).