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MBBS, MMedStats, FRACP

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Sunshine Coast    

Special clinical interests in cardiac disease in women, spontaneous coronary artery dissection, intracoronary imaging, coronary calcium modification

Dr Amy Bailey graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2011, where she later commenced her general medical training at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle as a registrar. This led her to complete advanced cardiology training at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in Birtinya.

During her physician training, Amy also completed a Master of Medical Statistics through the University of Newcastle in 2018. This complemented Dr Bailey’s numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles that have not only been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), Heart and Lung Circulation and Congenital Heart Disease Journals, but also honourably presented at international cardiology conferences.

Amy later relocated to Brisbane, conducting her interventional fellowship at Princess Alexandra Hospital with special emphasis on diagnostic coronary angiography and percutaneous intervention.

In 2020, Amy then became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Her passion for cardiology saw her complete a second fellowship in Complex Coronary Intervention at St George’s University Hospital in London. This advanced cardiology training included specialisation in chronic total occlusions, left main and bifurcation procedures.

She currently consults from Sunshine Coast Private Hospital and Buderim Private Hospital, both with admitting rights.

MBBS Bsc (Hons) FRACP FCSANZ

Electrophysiologist

Centres

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Consulting)

Milton

Special clinical interests in arrhythmias/electrophysiology, atrial fibrillation, inherited channelopathies, inherited and acquired cardiomyopathies

Dr Deepak completed an Honours degree in science (majoring in Anatomy and Exercise Physiology) at Monash University, Melbourne where he was awarded with an anatomy dissection scholarship. He scored in the top 1% of the GAMSAT entrance exam and moved to Brisbane to study medicine at the University of Queensland. He trained in cardiology at The Prince Charles, Royal Brisbane and Women’s and Gold Coast Hospitals. He pursued subspecialty training in cardiac electrophysiology, predominantly device implantation (pacemakers and implantable defibrillators) and cardiac catheter ablation at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

He then gained further experience including complex ablation (atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia) over a two year fellowship at one of the largest ablation centres in North America at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, British Columbia, Canada. He has presented research at international conferences in Australia, North America and Europe, most recently published in The Lancet 2012.

Dr Deepak’s special interest areas include atrial fibrillation, inherited channelopathies, inherited and acquired cardiomyopathies. He is a keen cyclist and runner and also specialises in sports related arrhythmia.

Dr Deepak joined GenesisCare (formerly HeartCare Partners) in 2013 and practices at the Mater Private Clinic and The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane.

MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Sunshine Coast

Gympie

Special clinical interests in non invasive cardiac imaging and invasive cardiac imaging (TOE)

Dr Tau Boga is a general cardiologist and echocardiography specialist and joined HeartCare Sunshine Coast in March, 2014. He completed his cardiology training in Wellington Hospital, New Zealand in 2007 and underwent subspecialty training at The Prince Charles Hospital in cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and stress echo) as well as CT coronary angiography.

He subsequently worked at Nambour Hospital as a Staff Cardiologist before returning to New Zealand working as a Consultant Cardiologist where he was able to perform all aspects of his training. He was also senior lecturer to medical students enrolled with the Otago University.

Dr Boga practices at GenesisCare (formerly HeartCare Sunshine Coast) located in the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital and consults in Nambour Public Hospital. He also regularly consults in Gympie.

MBBS (Melb), FRACP, FCSANZ

Cardiologist and Cardiac Imaging Specialist

Centres

Mater Brisbane

Milton

Special clinical interests in non invasive cardiac imaging , management of heart failure, valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, peri-operative medicine

Dr Michelle Butler completed her undergraduate training at the University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School. She then went on to complete her residency at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, followed by advanced cardiology training at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.

Dr Butler then pursued subspecialty training in non-invasive cardiac imaging, completing an imaging fellowship at The Alfred Hospital which encompassed all aspects of echocardiography (transthoracic, transoesphageal and stress echo) as well as training in cardiac MRI and cardiac CT. She has also been involved in cardiac magnetic resonance research.

Dr Butler’s clinical interests are wide and include management of heart failure, valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, peri-operative medicine and management of cardiac conditions during pregnancy.

Dr Butler joined GenesisCare (formerly HeartCare Partners) in 2013 and works from the Mater Private Clinic.

MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Kingaroy

Milton

Mount Ommaney

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Consulting)

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Testing)

Special clinical interests in non invasive cardiac imaging and invasive cardiac imaging

Associate Professor Peter Cain is a cardiac imaging specialist at GenesisCare (formerly HeartCare Partners). He is also involved at a national level as a member of the imaging working group for GenesisCare. He has extensive experience in all areas of cardiac imaging and undertook advanced training in cardiac MRI at the Huddinge and Lund University Hospitals in Sweden for almost three years.

His background also includes advanced cardiology training in Brisbane and a PhD in Medicine from the University of Queensland in the field of stress echocardiography. He has developed new digital diagnostic technologies in this area and published nearly 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Assoc. Prof. Cain performs and interprets echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography, cardiac MRI, exercise stress testing and stress echocardiography.

He has a busy consulting service at The Wesley Hospital, Mount Ommaney and Milton and visits Kingaroy on a monthly basis.

MBBS (Monash, Hons1), MHA (Monash), FRACP, FCSANZ

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Consulting)

Special clinical interests in structural heart disease procedures (TAVR / TAVI and MitraClip) and percutaneous coronary intervention (coronary stents).

Dr Anthony Camuglia is an interventional cardiologist who joined GenesisCare in 2014 after returning from Canada where he completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at London Health Sciences Centre, Western University, Canada. Prior to this and after completing medical school at Monash University with first class honours he trained at The Alfred Hospital Melbourne, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital Brisbane.

He has a special interest in the minimally invasive treatment of valvular heart disease and in cooperation with his colleagues helped to establish the percutaneous heart valve programs at The Wesley Hospital Brisbane (TAVI / TAVR and MitraClip) and Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane (TAVI / TAVR). He is a member of the Australian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (ACOR) steering committee for TAVR / TAVI and chair of the Queensland Cardiovascular Outcomes Registry (QCOR) structural heart disease sub-committee. Anthony also holds a staff specialist appointment at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and is senior lecturer with the University of Queensland.

He lives in Brisbane with his wife and four children. Anthony consults from and performs procedures at both Mater Private Hospital Brisbane and The Wesley Hospital.

MBBS (Hons), FRACP, FCSANZ, GAICD

Interventional Cardiologist and Vascular Physician

Centres

Greenslopes

Emerald

Special clinical interests in coronary intervention, angioplasty & stenting, vascular medicine, hypertension

Dr Gerard Connors is an Interventional Cardiologist and Vascular Physician. He completed two sub-specialty fellowships in the United States – Interventional Vascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston and Interventional Cardiology at Stony Brook University, New York.

Prior to this, he graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours and completed specialist training in Cardiology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. His specialist interests include coronary artery disease, vascular medicine, venous thromboembolism, peripheral artery disease and hypertension.

He performs coronary intervention, peripheral and renal artery intervention and renal denervation for treatment of refractory hypertension. Dr Connors provides consulting and interventional services at Greenslopes Private Hospital, is a Visiting Medical Officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and regularly visits Springfield and Emerald.

MBCHB, MMED, FCP(SA), FRACP, FCSANZ

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Friendly Society Private Hospital Bundaberg

Base Hospital Bundaberg

Special clinical interests in coronary intervention, angioplasty & stenting, non invasive cardiac imaging, heart failure management, TOE, Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

Dr Andre Conradie is an interventional Cardiologist and the founding partner of GenesisCare. He completed his FCP (SA) in Free State, Bloemfontein, Republic of South Africa before undertaking two years of Cardiology training at the University Hospital, University of the Free State and then five years private practice at the Union Private Hospital in Alberton as Specialist Physician/Cardiologist.

In 2004 Dr Conradie immigrated to Bundaberg, Australia and later established GenesisCare. He has held visiting appointments to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital.

Dr Conradie has an extensive workload including Director of the Coronary Care Unit, Friendly Society Private Hospital, Bundaberg and Medical resident and medical student training in Cardiology, Bundaberg Base Hospital and Friendly Society Private Hospital.

MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Clayfield

Kingaroy

Rockhampton

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Consulting)

Interventional Cardiologist with special clinical interests in angioplasty & stenting, invasive cardiac imaging (Cath)

Dr Stephen Cox completed his cardiology training in Brisbane and spent two years in Boston, USA, at the Lahey Clinic. There he developed his interventional cardiology skills before returning to GenesisCare (formerly HeartCare Partners). His interests include the care and treatment of acute coronary syndrome patients, as well as structural heart disease.

Dr Cox’s cardiac catheterisation skills include acute infarct angioplasty and elective stenting, as well as the treatment of structural heart defects using closure devices (ie PFO/ASD/VSD and post-surgery paravalvular leaks).

Recently GenesisCare at The Wesley Hospital, in Brisbane, commenced a percutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVR) programme. Dr Cox is part of that programme along with other GenesisCare cardiologists and the Multi-disciplinary TAVR team at both The Wesley and The Princess Alexandra Hospitals.

He consults at The Wesley Hospital and Clayfield in Brisbane, and visits clinics at outreach Kingaroy and Rockhampton. Dr Cox is a senior Visiting Medical Officer in Cardiology at The Princess Alexandra Hospital.

MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ

General cardiologist

Centres

Milton

Sunshine Coast

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Consulting)

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Testing)

Special clinical interests in non invasive cardiac imaging and invasive cardiac imaging (TOE)

Dr David Cross is one of the longest serving members of GenesisCare Cardiology.

He also has a long standing commitment to cardiovascular research, particularly clinical trials. He chairs the GenesisCare Cardiology clinical research unit and has been a principal investigator in numerous important clinical studies over the past 25 years. He has also had a long term relationship with Wesley Medical Research and currently chairs their Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Research Committee.

He is a senior visiting cardiologist at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. In addition to his practice at Wesley Hospital he also regularly visits GenesisCare Cardiology Sunshine Coast.

Dr David Cross also consults in the GenesisCare heart failure management clinic at Westside Private Hospital.

MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Hervey Bay Hospital

Milton

St Stephen's Hospital

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Consulting)

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Testing)

Special clinical interests in coronary angiography and intervention, non invasive cardiac imaging

Dr Robert Fathi, having completed his general training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, undertook advanced cardiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. His interest in vascular medicine culminated in a PhD from the University of Queensland.

To advance his expertise in the field of interventional cardiology and stroke prevention, he completed an interventional fellowship in coronary, peripheral and carotid angioplasty at the Cleveland Clinic, USA, from 2004-2005.

He returned to GenesisCare Cardiology with a high level of expertise and experience in coronary intervention. Dr Fathi is consulting at Wesley Hospital, Mount Ommaney, and visits Hervey Bay on a monthly basis.

MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Clayfield

Greenslopes

Roma

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Consulting)

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Testing)

Special clinical interest in non invasive cardiac imaging, transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), heart failure and cardio-oncology

Dr Ben Fitzgerald is a Cardiologist with subspecialty training in Cardiac Imaging (Echocardiography and CT). He is a University of Queensland graduate and has worked as a doctor for the Royal Australian Navy.

He undertook his Cardiology training in Queensland and his Imaging Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in the USA. His research interests include stress echocardiography and cardiac amyloidosis. He is a visiting Echocardiologist at The Prince Charles Hospital.

Dr Fitzgerald consults and tests at Clayfield, The Wesley Hospital and Greenslopes Private Hospital, while visiting Roma on a monthly basis. Dr Fitzgerald also consults in the GenesisCare heart failure management clinic at our Clayfield centre.

MBBS, FRACP

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Friendly Society Private Hospital Bundaberg

Base Hospital Bundaberg

Special clinical interests in coronary angiography and interventional cardiology.

After studying medicine at the University of Sydney in 1971, Dr Grout went on to complete his fellowship in cardiology in Southampton, UK and at the Royal Perth Hospital. Dr Grout has since practised both publicly and privately throughout Sydney including at his own established private practice on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Throughout this period, his special interest was coronary angiography and interventional cardiology. He performed the first coronary angioplasty in Sydney and was one of the earliest cardiologists in Australia to offer coronary angioplasty as an alternative to coronary artery bypass surgery. Dr Grout was also a founding director of Sydney Heart Image, where he was instrumental in setting up Australia’s first multi slice high-speed gated coronary and cardiac CT scanner for early diagnosis of coronary artery disease.

Dr David Grout joined GenesisCare (formerly Bundaberg Cardiology) in November 2017.

BSc, MBBS (Hons), FRACP

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Gladstone

Mater Brisbane

Special clinical interests in 3D imaging techniques, transthoracic, stress and transoesphageal echocardiography, heart failure, valvular heart disease and obstetric cardiology

Dr Hall is an Honours Graduate of the University of Queensland Medical School, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Cardiology. She completed her advanced training in Cardiology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Subsequent to this, Dr Hall underwent a further two years of fellowship training dedicated to Advanced Echocardiography.

Her first year of fellowship was completed at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. Dr Hall then travelled to Canada for a second year of cardiac imaging training through the McMaster University Health Service in Hamilton, Ontario.

Through her two fellowships, Dr Hall has obtained extensive experience in transthoracic, stress and transoesophageal echocardiogram as well as 3D imaging techniques.

Dr Hall is involved in research related to cardiac imaging and heart failure and consults in the GenesisCare heart failure management clinic at Greenslopes Private Hospital.

Dr Hall consults at Mater Private Clinic, Greenslopes Private Hospital and visits Gladstone.

MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ

Electrophysiologist

Centres

Buderim Private Hospital

Caloundra

Sunshine Coast

Special clinical interest in the management of atrial fibrillation, syncope, device implantation and other aspects of heart rhythm management.

Dr Alana Harris practises as a cardiologist with expertise in heart rhythm management.

She is a graduate of the University of Queensland and holds fellowships in Cardiology with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and a member of Heart Rhythm Society and the European Heart Rhythm Association.

Dr Harris started the first cardiac electrophysiology service and pacemaker clinics on the Sunshine Coast in 2005 after completing a Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Ottawa.  She has undertaken further training in the cryoablation of atrial fibrillation and initiated this service at Buderim Private Hospital in 2015.

Her clinical interests include the management of atrial fibrillation, syncope, device implantation and other aspects of heart rhythm management. Other clinical interests include implantable cardiac defibrillators, implantable loop recorders, pacemakers and electrophysiological studies.

BSc, MSc, MBBS (Hons), FRACP

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Gympie

Mater Brisbane

Special clinical interest in angioplasty & stenting, and invasive cardiac imaging (Cath)

Dr Sam Hayman is a cardiologist with subspecialty training in interventional cardiology, who joined GenesisCare in 2017.

Dr Hayman graduated medical school with honours in 2008 from the University of Queensland and worked as a cardiac scientist at The Prince Charles Hospital during medical school. He then undertook his physician training and advanced training in cardiology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Nambour General Hospital, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2015. He went on to complete two years of fellowship in interventional cardiology (coronary and structural interventions) at the London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada.

Dr Hayman has additional training and interest in transcatheter heart valve implantation and repair and is an accredited TAVI practitioner. He has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals and has ongoing research interests.

Dr Sam Hayman works from the Mater Private Clinic in South Brisbane for general cardiology and coronary intervention, is a member of The Wesley Heart Team performing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and Mitraclip, performs Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and coronary interventions at Greenslopes Private Hospital and visits Gympie on a regular basis. He also has a public appointment at The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and is an associate lecturer for The University of Queensland.

MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ

General Cardiologist

Centres

Mount Ommaney 

Rockhampton

Sunshine Coast

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Consulting)

Special clinical interests in non invasive cardiac imaging

Dr Geoff Holt is the founding partner of the practice. He completed his FRACP in Queensland before undertaking four years of cardiology training in the USA, including two years at Mayo Clinic. Dr Holt initially practiced as a interventional cardiologist. His activities are now focused on clinical consulting with a particular interest in aviation medicine and the cardiovascular problems encountered by athletes.

Dr Holt strongly supported the development of the electronic medical record for cardiology at GenesisCare, which has enabled the practice to commence monitoring the quality of care delivered and guideline adherence.

Dr Holt’s practice is at the Wesley Hospital, and Mt Ommaney, he visits Rockhampton.

MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ, FASE, BHMS (Ed) (Hons-1st Class)

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Greenslopes

Hervey Bay Hospital

St Stephen's Hospital

Special clinical interests in non invasive cardiac imaging, invasive cardiac imaging (Cath) and heart failure (with focus on diastolic heart failure)

Dr Julie Humphries completed an Advanced Echocardiography Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. She has a particular interest in heart failure, with a focus on diastolic heart failure.

Dr Humphries has expertise in the management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, diseases of the ascending aorta including Marfan syndrome and bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy, and common adult congenital heart diseases, such as bicuspid aortic valve, mitral valve prolapse, ASD and Ebsteins anomaly.

She is locally and internationally recognised for specialist imaging in LAA appendage occlusion procedures and is involved in the structural heart program at The Prince Charles Hospital.

Dr Humphries completed her cardiology training at The Prince Charles Hospital before heading to the USA. She initially trained as an exercise physiologist, has an extensive background in cardiovascular disease and was once the Director of the Wesley Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program.

Dr Humphries practices at Greenslopes Private Hospital, and does consulting work at Maryborough and Hervey Bay. She also visits The Prince Charles Hospital on a sessional basis.

Dr Ibtihalat Mohamed

MBBS (Hons 1), FRACP (Dual fellowship)

Paediatric Cardiologist

Centres

Mater Brisbane

Milton

Sunshine Coast

Special clinical interest in Congenital Heart Disease Rheumatic Heart Disease, Aortopathies, Paediatric Cardio-Oncology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

Dr Ibtihalat Mohamed graduated with 1st class honours from Gezira University in Sudan and worked in Saudi Arabia for a couple of years before moving to New Zealand where she completed her basic Paediatric training, mainly at Starship Hospital. She then went on to complete her advanced paediatric training in various facilities throughout Australia gaining extensive experience in acute General paediatric care including neonatal and paediatric intensive care.  Ibtihalat then went on for her  cardiology training completed at Monash Childrens then Perth Children’s Hospitals in 2020. She then undertook further advanced cardiology training with a special emphasis on  echocardiogram skills at Queensland Children Hospital.

Ibtihalat has been passionate about education participating in undergraduate University lecturing as well as clinical mentoring at both Curtain University and Queensland University.

Ibtihalat takes pride in being compassionate with children and their families with excellent communication skills and ability to relate to families.

She consults primarily at Mater Private and Sunshine Coast private hospitals with admitting rights as well as Park Road GenesisCare Centre.

Specialises in:

  • Trans-thoracic Echocardiogram
  • Trans-oesophageal Echocardiogram
  • Holter Monitor and Exercise Test interpretation
  • Foetal echocardiogram interpretation and counseling

Centres

Milton

St Vincent's Toowoomba

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Consulting)

Special clinical interest in interventional cardiology.

Dr Peter Moore is a cardiologist with subspecialty training in interventional cardiology.

Dr Moore graduated from the University of Queensland medical school with First Class Honours and a University Medal in 2008. He undertook his advanced training in Cardiology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, and attained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2015. He subsequently undertook two interventional cardiology fellowships: at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane in 2016; and the Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria Heart Institute Foundation, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 2017-18.

Dr Moore has published multiple studies in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented research findings at national and interventional conferences.

Dr Moore works from The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane and visits Toowoomba.

MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ

Electrophysiologist

Centres

Milton

Rockhampton

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Consulting)

Special clinical interest in arrhythmias / electrophysiology and cardiac device implant remote monitoring

Dr Stephen Pavia completed his cardiology training in 1998 by rotation through Princess Alexandra, the Townsville General, the Prince Charles and the Royal Brisbane hospitals. His post graduate fellowship training in cardiac electrophysiology and pacing was completed in 2001 at the Cleveland Clinic, USA. Dr Pavia’s major practice is at the Wesley Hospital and he visits Rockhampton. He also runs an arrhythmia clinic at Westside Private Hospital. His field of expertise includes all aspects of electrophysiology, including ablation and cardiac device implantation.

Dr Pavia has a special interest in remote monitoring of cardiac implantable devices and the diagnosis and management of syncope (commonly known as blackouts or fainting). Dr Pavia runs a weekly dedicated syncope clinic at the Wesley Hospital and uses the latest in diagnostic and remote monitoring technology, which aids in the detection of potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias. On a weekly basis many patients are identified in the syncope clinic as needing cardiac therapy and treatment is initiated promptly leading to positive clinical outcomes.

BPharm, MBBS (Hons), FRACP, FCSANZ

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Clayfield

Gladstone

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Consulting)

Special clinical interest in coronary intervention, angioplasty & stenting, non invasive cardiac imaging and invasive cardiac imaging (Cath)

Dr Tony Rafter completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Queensland before returning to study medicine and graduating with first class honours in 1990. Advanced cardiology training was undertaken at the Princess Alexandra and the Prince Charles Hospitals in Brisbane.

After admission to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1997 he undertook a two-year fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Royal Perth Hospital and was involved in the development of intracoronary brachytherapy during that time. He returned to GenesisCare, previously HeartCare Partners, in 2000 and is currently the Director of the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories at The Wesley Hospital.

Dr Rafter specialises in interventional cardiology and has a special interest in invasive assessment of functional ischaemia and intravascular imaging. He remains an active member of the TAVR and Structural Heart Team.

He has an active consultation service both at The Wesley Hospital and Clayfield locations and visits Gladstone regularly for outreach clinics.

MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Clayfield

Gladstone

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Consulting)

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Testing)

Special clinical interest in non invasive cardiac imaging, invasive cardiac imaging (TOE), invasive cardiac imaging (Cath)

Dr Andrew Rainbird returned from the Mayo Clinic, USA, with extensive training in many non-invasive techniques. His current interests within the group include a consulting practice, coronary angiography, echocardiography, stress echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography.

Dr Rainbird visits Gladstone regularly. He also consults at the Wesley Hospital and has a non-invasive practice at Clayfield.

Professor Gregory M Scalia

MBBS (Hons), MMedSc, FRACP, FCSANZ, FACC,FASE, JP

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Hervey Bay Hospital

St Stephen's Hospital

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Consulting)

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Testing)

Special clinical interest in non invasive cardiac imaging, invasive cardiac imaging (TOE), invasive cardiac imaging (Cath)

Dr Andrew Rainbird returned from the Mayo Clinic, USA, with extensive training in many non-invasive techniques. His current interests within the group include a consulting practice, coronary angiography, echocardiography, stress echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography.

Dr Rainbird visits Gladstone regularly. He also consults at the Wesley Hospital and has a non-invasive practice at Clayfield.

MBBS, FRACP, AMC

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Buderim Private Hospital

Sunshine Coast

Special clinical interests in the assessment and management of acute chest pain, Echocardiography, Stress Echocardiography, Transoesophageal Echocardiography and Coronary Angiogram

Dr Umesh Sinnya is a skilled and established cardiac specialist, who has contributed to the development and advancement of cardiology services at Buderim Private Hospital.

Born in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Dr Sinnya graduated from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Completing his Cardiology specialist training at St George Hospital, Sydney and Canberra Hospital, Dr Sinnya received his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Cardiology in 2003. He was a visiting Cardiologist at the Nambour General Hospital from 2005 – 2015 and is currently a full time private Cardiologist at the Buderim Private Hospital.

Centres

Beaudesert 

Cleveland

Greenslopes

Jimboomba

Special clinical interest in non invasive cardiac imaging and invasive cardiac imaging (Cath)

Dr Anders Taylor undertook his medical training at the University of Queensland and subsequently completed his advanced cardiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Royal Brisbane Hospital. From 2003-2004, he completed an interventional fellowship at the Sunnybrook and Women’s Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, specialising in interventional cardiology.

His practice is primarily based at the Greenslopes Private Hospital, providing consulting and angioplasty services, and he visits Capalaba, Beaudesert and Jimboomba.

A/Prof Angus Thompson CF

MBBS, PhD, BSc (Hons), FRACP, FCSANZ, FSCCT, Grad Cert Crit Care Echo

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Hervey Bay Hospital 

Milton

St Stephen's Hospital

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist with special clinical interest in cardiac imaging and heart failure.

Angus commenced practicing general cardiology and cardiac imaging at GenesisCare Hervey Bay February 2019 and previously practiced with GenesisCare in Western Australia. He undertook residency and advanced cardiology training at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia. Angus undertook further specialty training at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld completing his fellowship in cardiology from the RACP specialising in echocardiography.

He was then appointed Staff Cardiologist at Ipswich Hospital, Queensland and Senior Lecturer in Medicine, UQ. There he ran the heart failure clinic and undertook further graduate studies and research in echocardiography and ultrasound in critical care. He completed a cardiac imaging fellowship in cardiac CT and MRI at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC where he became Board Certified in Cardiac CT.

Subsequently Angus was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in heart failure, visiting numerous centres of excellence in the USA and UK. He was a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the School of Medicine and Pharmacology, UWA and Consultant Cardiologist at the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Angus previously consulted at the Mount in Western Australia and co-reported Cardiac CT angiograms with Perth Radiological Clinic at Mount, Subiaco, Joondalup and Murdoch.

MBBCH, DTM&H, FCP(SA), FRACP

 Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Base Hospital Bundaberg

Friendly Society Private Hospital Bundaberg

Special clinical interest in non invasive cardiac imaging, heart Failure management, invasive Cardiac Imaging (TOE), Adult Congenital Heart Disease and is a general cardiologist.

Dr Hermann Wittmer was born in Cape Town in 1958 and received his MBBCh at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1981. While in the army as a medical officer he obtained his diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1984. Dr Wittmer went on to do his physician training in 1985 and obtained his FCP(SA) in 1988 from Wits University. He was also, in that year, awarded the Jock Gear Award for having contributed the most to the welfare of patients, Hospital and Department Medicine at Wits University.

Dr Wittmer completed his cardiology training at Wits University under the guidance of Prof John Barlow of Barlow Syndrome fame. During this time he became proficient as an interventional, non-invasive and clinical cardiologist. In 1991, he moved into private practice in Johannesburg before immigrating to Australia in 2009 when he joined GenesisCare (formerly Bundaberg Cardiology). In 2011 he was awarded the FRACP.

Dr Wittmer’s current fields of interest include non-invasive testing, heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation. He is also the Chairperson of the Cardiac Rehab program, HeartStart in Bundaberg.

He is married to Glenda and has two children, Christina and Craig, who are all naturalised as Australians.