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Dr Barveen Abu Baker

MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRACP, CCDS, CEPS

Consultant cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

Centres

Balwyn

Berwick

Bundoora

Heidelberg

Ringwood

 

Specialises in atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular ectopics, ventricular tachycardia and devices troubleshooting.

Dr Abu Baker completed her basic medical training and subsequently undertook cardiology training at renowned National Heart Institute of Malaysia. The National Heart Institute (IJN), is an advanced cardiovascular and thoracic health center which mainly services adult and paediatric heart patients. The IJN works jointly with leading international medical establishments that innovates new clinical techniques into the system of this heart institution.

In 2017, Dr Abu Baker commenced her two-year Electrophysiology and cardiac device fellowship at Northern Health, Victoria under the mentorship of Dr Uwais (Wes) Mohamed and gained an insightful knowledge of His bundle pacing (HBP), which has recently emerged as a technique for achieving physiological pacing.

Dr Abu Baker’s area of interests includes Diagnosis and Management of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, Supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia. In addition to that she has demonstrated her expert implantation skills and follow up of cardiac implantable electronic devices including pacemakers, defibrillators and monitoring devices.

MBBCh , M.Sc., FRACP, FCSANZ

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Berwick

Mulgrave

Pakenham

Interventional Cardiologist with special clinical interests in Coronary Intervention.

Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2010; Master of Science (Cardiology), 2003; MBBCh CAIRO, 1995; FCSANZ, 2011

Awarded a Masters in Cardiology in 2003, Dr Joseph Amin gained extensive clinical experience during his time with the National Heart Institute – Egypt before moving to Australia in 2005 and completing his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2010. Joseph’s talent for coronary intervention lead him to pursue his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Princess Alexandra Hospital and Townsville Hospitals, as well as contributing to clinical research advances in the management of atrial fibrillation with atrial pacing following CABG, and the impact of initiating “Code STEMI” on Door To Balloon Time. Passionate about supporting the development of our next generation of physicians, Joseph regularly contributes to Grand Round presentations, sharing his knowledge on contemporary management of STEMI and Antiplatelet therapy after angioplasty.

Dr Joseph Amin provides General Cardiology consulting from our Berwick and Mulgrave, in addition to coronary intervention procedures at Mulgrave Private Hospital and sessional consulting within Lakeside Square Medical Precinct in Pakenham.

MBChB, FRACP

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Langwarrin

Lilydale

Special clinical interest in Coronary Intervention and is a general cardiologist.

Originally a NZ graduate; obtained Part 1 FRACS but fate led lead to a career change. Moved to Australia 14 years ago to sub-specialise; Garry was the inaugural Fellow in Interventional Cardiology at Monash Medical Centre for a period of two years. Garry’s interests are in general cardiology and particularly coronary interventions with a developing expertise in the transradial approach. Credentialed to undertake intravascular ultrasound studies and rotational atherectomy. Is also developing an interest in nutraceuticals and relevance to cardiovascular disease.

He has active involvement in interventional clinical research with his appointment at Monash Medical Centre.

Garry has been managing the cardiological care of patients with general practitioners in the South East area for the last 12 years. He is involved in the care of in-patients at Monash Medical Centre and Peninsula Private Hospital. Consulting is undertaken at Langwarrin and Lilydale.

Married with two teenage children. His interests outside of medicine include travel, aviation, food and wine.

MBBS, MD, Dip Card (UK), FACC, FRACP

Cardiologist

Centres

Doncaster East

Lilydale

Special clinical interest in general cardiology, heart failure, arrhythmias, cardiac imaging & cardio-oncology.

Dr Bilgrami is an overseas trained cardiologist with extensive clinical, administrative and research experience.  His current focus of interests includes heart failure, cardiac arrythmias and cardiac imaging. He also provides a Cardio-Oncology service.

Having obtained his basic medical training from India, Dr Bilgrami received certification in clinical cardiology from Royal Post Graduate Institute, London in UK. Back in 1997 he obtained interventional and electrophysiology training through fellowship at Flinders’ Medical Centre, Adelaide in Australia. He has been accredited to perform Cardiac CT Coronary Angiography (CTCA) by several international bodies including  Australian Conjoint Committee, BSCCT (UK) and SCCT (USA).

Dr Bilgrami has over 35 years’ experience managing cardiology patients with both simple and complex problems. Prior to moving to Australia in 2019 he performed device implants and several electrophysiology procedures. He has worked in various parts of the world including India, Middle East and Brunei Darussalam. Research and education have remained a focus for him during his illustrious career. He has published many papers in reputed cardiology journals and given innumerable lectures.

Currently Dr Bilgrami is also associated with teaching at the University of Melbourne and affiliated with Austin Hospital as Honorary Cardiologist.

A/Prof Jaya Chandrasekhar

MBBS MS PhD MRCP FRACP

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Balwyn

Bundoora

Doncaster East

Heidelberg

Special interest in coronary intervention, transcatheter aortic valve therapies, complex PCI, pharmacotherapy regimens for ACS and atrial fibrillation, and is a interventional cardiologist.

Recently returning to Australia having completed Clinical Fellowships and Postdoctoral Research in Ottawa and Vancouver, Canada and New York, USA in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Intervention (TAVI) and Structural interventions, A/Prof Jaya Chandrasekhar joins our expert Cardiac Intervention team.

A/Prof Chandrasekhar provides general cardiology consultation from GenesisCare Heidelberg, Bundoora, Balwyn and Doncaster East suites and performs interventional procedures through Warringal Private Hospital, Heidelberg. She also leads the Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic at Bundoora, Doncaster East, Warringal Private Hospital and Balwyn. Her public work is carried out through Box Hill Hospital. She holds an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor position with Monash University and Eastern Health Clinical School.

Having gained several qualifications during her extensive training in Australia and overseas, Jaya brings a wealth of experience to our local team, particularly within the specialised fields of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Therapies, structural heart interventions, complex PCI, pharmacotherapy regimens for acute coronary syndromes and atrial fibrillation, and women’s health.

Principal Author of a number of peer reviewed publications in high impact journals, Jaya’s expertise is underpinned by her dedication to medical research and commitment to improving patients’ lives by tailoring treatment plans to incorporate evidence-based medicine with cutting-edge procedural experience.

MBBS FRACP FCSANZ FASE

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Bundoora

Greenvale

Heidelberg

Langwarrin

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist with a special interest in non invasive cardiac imaging.

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography.

After completing general cardiology fellowship at Austin Health in Melbourne, Dr Cotroneo undertook two years of dedicated specialty training in echocardiology at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation – the number 1 hospital in the USA for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery for 23 consecutive years. Whilst there, Dr Cotroneo gained proficiency in techniques such as echocardiography, trans-oesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography.

Training was formally completed in 2005 on passing the board examinations in echocardiology with admission to the Fellowship of the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr Cotroneo continues however to update his skills and knowledge through attendance at conferences, peer meetings and workshops. Dr Cotroneo is also engaged as a consulting cardiologist at Austin Health and speaks fluent Italian.

A/Prof David Eccleston

MBBS MMedSci FRACP FCSANZ FSCAI FACC

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Balwyn

Bundoora

Greenvale

Parkville

Interventional Cardiologist with a special clinical interests in coronary intervention.

A/Prof David Eccleston expertise and dedication to optimising patient outcomes has underpinned decades of caring for patients within clinical work and also his recent appointment as the Australian Clinical Research Services Director with Genesis HeartCare Cardiovascular Research.

Originally, David trained in Sydney and at Royal Perth Hospital before completing a two-year Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and basic research in vascular biology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. After working as an interventional cardiologist and Director of the Coronary Care Unit at Fremantle Hospital, David took up appointments as an Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal Melbourne and Western Hospitals in 1997. He subsequently attained a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology and became a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne where he plays an active role in the development of future generations of physicians.

David’s interests include complex coronary angioplasty, intravascular ultrasound and research in the areas of acute coronary syndromes and angioplasty outcomes databases. David also has a public appointment at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. A keen athlete, David balances his clinical and research commitments with marathon running, and also enjoys traveling with his family.

MBBS MD FRACP FACC FCSANZ

Electrophysiologist

Centres

Balwyn

Electrophysiologist with a special clinical interest in arrhythmias / electrophysiology.

Dr Angas Hamer has spent over 40 years practising medicine, working at several major teaching hospitals as well as caring for patients in the private sector. In addition to General Cardiology, Angas has longstanding experience as an electrophysiologist managing cardiac arrythmia, Holter reporting and continues to supervise several large pacemaker clinics. He has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of syncope, and performs over 500 tilt table tests per year.

Dr Hamer is the primary author of over 50 peer reviewed journal articles, numerous abstracts for society meetings and several book chapters. He is passionate about training the next generation of doctors, and is a valued mentor to cardiology trainees in arrhythmia management at Eastern Health.

A graduate of the University of Melbourne Medical School in 1973, Angas gained his public appointment at The Royal Melbourne Hospital before undertaking advanced studies and clinical work at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles until 1982. Over the ensuing decades, Angas has had a number of public appointments across Austin Health and Eastern Health, as well as building a substantial private practice that has included Warringal, Epworth Eastern and Epworth Richmond Hospitals.

Outside work, Dr Hamer relaxes by playing his trumpet and French Horn, as well as restoring classic cars and taking to the skies as a licensed private pilot with over 40 years flying experience.

MBBS FRACP FCSANZ

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Heidelberg

Lilydale

Special interests in coronary angioplasty and the management of acute coronary syndromes.

One of the founders of HeartCare Victoria (now GenesisCare) over 10 years ago, Dr Mark Horrigan actively served a number of years as Chairman of the HeartCare Victoria (now GenesisCare) Clinical Management Committee before becoming a Cardiology Director on the GenesisCare Board in 2015.

During his clinical work, Mark performs a comprehensive range of percutaneous interventions including coronary angioplasty, valvuloplasty and device closure. His research interests include coronary angioplasty and the management of acute coronary syndromes, in addition to his passion for health system redesign to optimise patient outcomes across a number of cardiac conditions.

During Mark’s tenure as Director – Cardiac Catheterisation Service at Austin Health 1997 – 2013, he (somehow!) found time to pursue his passion for fine wine and enjoyment of the countryside. Mark established Pimpernel Vineyards in the Yarra Valley in 2001, and travels the world not only to contribute to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension research at Papworth Hospital – Cambridgeshire, UK, but also to research the finest vintages on offer throughout Europe alongside his family.

Originally a medical and philosophy graduate of the University of Melbourne, Mark undertook a fellowship at the Royal Perth Hospital before becoming a Senior Fellow in Interventional Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic in 1994 where he undertook advanced training in coronary and structural interventions, and basic research in angiogenesis.

Dr Rajika Karunadasa

MBBS FRACP

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Berwick

Mulgrave

Special clinical interest in non invasive cardiac imaging and is a cardiovascular imaging specialist

Graduating from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka, Rajika received her FRACP in 2006 prior to undertaking further training in echocardiography at St Vincent’s Hospital and completing her specialist training in the UK and New Zealand. Rajika provides general consultation and specialist cardiac testing services at Mulgrave Private Hospital, and our GenesisCare Berwick and Balwyn rooms.

BMedSci MBBS (Hons) PhD FRACP

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Bundoora

Special clinical interests in heart failure optimisation, valvular heart disease and coronary artery disease.

Dr Leighton Kearney began his extraordinary medical career at the University of Tasmania, where he was awarded the University Medal for Academic Excellence along with First Class Honours. Extensive post-graduate training took place at the Austin Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital – UK, where Leighton completed Fellowships in both Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging and Cardiac MRI.

Since his return to Australia, Leighton has served a number of public appointments across Northern Health, Eastern Health and Monash Heart, in addition to supporting patients within the private sector. Leighton’s expertise and tireless dedication to improving the lives of Heart Failure patients has resulted in his recent appointment as Director – Heart Failure Clinical Services with Genesis HeartCare Cardiovascular Research.

Leighton’s passion for improving patient outcomes through research, registry design and implementation of novel models of care has seen him as the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including from the National Heart Foundation. Recently, Leighton received the International Young Investigator Award at the Asia Pacific Society of Cardiology for his PhD investigating valvular heart disease and techniques for detecting myocardial dysfunction. An author of many publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, Leighton frequently presents at national and international scientific congresses, and is actively involved in state-based medical education forums.

Leighton’s clinical interests include Heart Failure optimisation, Valvular Heart Disease and Coronary Artery Disease, whilst maintaining an active research presence both locally and internationally.

In recent years, Leighton has founded the international best-practice Heart Failure Management Clinic at GenesisCare Bundoora, which has subsequently expanded across Australia within the GenesisCare cardiology network.

MBChB (NZ) FRACP

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Bundoora

Ringwood

Special clinical interests in non-invasive cardiac imaging.

Dr Mohammad Latif specialises in non-invasive cardiac imaging. He completed his MBChB at the University of Otago in New Zealand in 2002 and completed his FRACP in 2007 prior to completing his Non-Invasive Imaging Fellowship at the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg in 2015. Mohammad’s special interests are in Cardiac CT, MRI, Echocardiography and Heart Failure.

Mohammad also speaks Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Malay, and has lived in Brunei and New Zealand before settling in Melbourne with his young family. Dr Latif provides consulting and non-invasive cardiac imaging from our rooms located at Bundoora and Ringwood.

MBBS, BMed Sci, FRACP

Electrophysiologist

Centres

Balwyn

Bundoora

Heidelberg

Special clinical interests in electrophysiology & diagnostic procedures, ablation of atrial, supraventricular & ventricular arrhythmias & device implantation including ICD & CRT.

Consultant and Electrophysiologist

Prior to joining the HeartCare Victoria (now GenesisCare) team in 2014, Dr Tina Lin graduated from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 2004 and went on to complete her Advanced Traineeship and Pacing Fellowship at the Austin Hospital – Heidelberg in 2012. Awarded the prestigious EHRA (European Heart Rhythm Association) Fellowship in 2012, Tina studied for two years under the guidance of Prof Karl-Heinz Kuck (recent European Heart Rhythm Society President) at Asklepios Klinik St Georg – Hamburg (GER), where she trained in electrophysiology studies, and ablation of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias using a variety of novel ablation and mapping methods. Tina’s areas of special clinical interest include Electrophysiology and diagnostic procedures, ablation of atrial, supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias (including epicardial access) and device implantation including ICD and CRT. Tina has a particular interest in the management of Atrial Fibrillation, with a focus on improving the role of ablation in patients with persistent AF and AF in the setting of structural heart disease. In addition to being a valued member of the GenesisCare Victorian device team – one of the largest in the state, Tina also runs Victoria’s largest remote device monitoring service, and shares her expertise by co-supervising the Austin Health Cardiac Resynchronisation training course. Given her wealth of international training experience, Tina is also fluent in English, Mandarin and German.

MBBCh, MRCP(UK), FRACP

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Balwyn

Doncaster East

Ringwood

Special clinical interest in cardiac MRI, echocardiogram, heart failure and heart transplant.

Consultant and Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging Specialist.

Prior to completing a Fellowship in Cardiac MRI & Echocardiography at Flinders Medical Centre, Dr Pey Wen Lou completed Basic Training at University of Wales – College of Medicine, Cardiff before undertaking General Cardiology & Advanced training at Wellington Hospital in New Zealand. Pey Wen’s expertise in Heart Failure management has been strengthened by experience at The Alfred Hospital, one of the world’s leading Heart Failure & Transplant Units. GenesisCare is fortunate to be able to offer heart failure patients the care and expertise Pey Wen adds to the team.

Dr Pey Wen Lou provides general cardiology consultation from Ringwood, Doncaster East and Balwyn, also providing Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging and Heart Failure Management Clinic services across these sites as supported by her special clinical interest in cardiac MRI, echocardiogram, heart failure and heart transplant.

MBBS, FRACP

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Balwyn

Bundoora

Doncaster East

Heidelberg

Whittlesea

Special clinical interest in echocardiography and heart failure

Dr Ken Lu is a cardiologist specialising in non-invasive cardiac imaging. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne in 2001 and obtained his fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Cardiology) in 2009. His special interest is heart failure. He is currently undertaking a PhD Research Higher Degree at the University of Melbourne investigating the role of novel cardiac imaging modalities and biomarkers in heart failure. He currently holds a position as Locum Cardiologist and Honorary Cardiology Research Fellow at Austin Health.

MBChB FRACP FCSANZ

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Berwick

Mulgrave

Ringwood

Special clinical interest in coronary intervention and is a interventional cardiologist.

Dr Ali Safaa graduated as Top Medical Student at the University of Babylon, Iraq, before undertaking his basic and advanced training at the Gold Coast University Hospital and Prince Charles Hospital in Queensland. Ali’s passion for Interventional Cardiology then led him to the position of Interventional Cardiology Fellow at the Royal Perth Hospital where he extended his procedural expertise and completed several research projects. Following this, Ali took a position as Interventional Cardiology Fellow at Wellington Hospital, New Zealand, focussing on complex cases and further developing his skills in a range of Interventional techniques, having performed 3000 procedures, including over 1200 angioplasties, by this time. Ali joined HeartCare Victoria (now GenesisCare) in 2016, and has quickly established himself as a valued member of the team. His special areas of interest include complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and intracoronary imaging, including Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) along with coronary physiologic assessment using Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) technology. He has also gained extensive experience in structural heart disease interventions including Aortic Balloon Valvuloplasty and PFO closures.

MD, FRACP

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Doncaster East

Lilydale

Surrey Hills

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist with special clinical interest in non-invasive cardiac imaging, cardiac MRI and heart failure management.

Having trained in Australia and overseas, Dr Hamid Salehi joins our expert team of Cardiologists as a General Cardiologist and Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging specialist.

Dr Hamid Salehi finished his specialist training in Cardiology in Iran before heading to the US to complete his Research Fellowship at Tufts Medical Centre. Post Fellowship, he and his family moved to Australia in September 2014, where Hamid spent a year at Barwon Health as an advanced trainee. Recently completing his appointment at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg as a Cardiac Imaging Fellow, Hamid further trained in echocardiography, cardiac CT/MRI and in the valve and heart failure clinics.

Hamid has contributed as an author for international textbooks in General Cardiology and Echocardiography and is a principal author in peer reviewed publications.
Experienced in heart failure management, and highly skilled and accredited in cardiac CT and cardiac MRI, Hamid has a locum public position as a Cardiologist at the Austin Hospital.

Dr Hamid Salehi is based at our Doncaster East, Surrey Hills and Lilydale clinics.

MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRACP, PhD

Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

Centres

Balwyn

Bundoora

Greenvale

Heidelberg

Special clinical interest in supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular ectopic beats, arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation.

Dr Rahul Samanta completed his medical training in Kolkata, India. He continued working in internal medicine in the United Kingdom before moving to Australia. He completed Basic Physician and Cardiology Advanced Training at The Canberra Hospital. In 2014, Dr Samanta commenced as a Research Fellow at Westmead Hospital, and was conferred his PhD in 2020 by the University of Sydney. Dr Samanta received the Young Investigator award by the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society in 2014 and 2017 (Second Prize). He has contributed significantly to the scientific community with publications in peer reviewed journals.

Rahul underwent further training in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, initially at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, and then at Toronto General Hospital, Canada. His special interests include management of arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease and ventricular tachycardia.

Now settling in Melbourne with his family, Rahul enjoys teaching and research. His hobbies include numismatics and photography.

A/Prof Piyush Srivastava

MBBS FRACP FCSANZ FESC FACC FAHA

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Balwyn

Mulgrave

Richmond (Epworth)

General cardiologist with special clinical interest in Non Invasive Cardiac Imaging, Heart Failure, Diabetes, Valvular Heart Disease and Cardio Oncology.

Associate Professor Piyush Srivastava undertook his Cardiology training in Melbourne, and then undertook a Fellowship at Austin Health in non-invasive Cardiac Imaging.

Piyush has a wide range of interests within Cardiology, and is committed to the training and development of future generations of cardiologists in addition to his senior public appointment with Austin Health.

A widely published clinical researcher, Piyush holds a Clinical Associate Professor position at the University of Melbourne, and supervises Cardiology Fellows as well as PhD candidates. Piyush has also been appointed Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne, with almost a hundred publications in highly regarded peer reviewed journals from around the world.

Piyush’s areas of special clinical interest and ongoing research include valvular heart disease, heart failure, diabetic cardiovascular disease, cardio-oncology and all aspects of non-invasive cardiac imaging including stress, trans thoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography as well as Cardiac MRI/CT.

A/Prof Piyush Srivastava provides general cardiology consultation from Mulgrave, Balwyn and Richmond, also providing Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging services across these sites.

MBBS(Hons) BMedSci FRACP

Electrophysiologist

Centres

Berwick

Doncaster East

Heidelberg

Mulgrave

Electrophysiologist with special clinical interest in arrhythmias / electrophysiology

Consultant and Electrophysiologist

Prior to completing a Fellowship in Clinical Electrophysiology at Mayo Clinic – Minnesota, USA in 2012, Dr Matthew Swale undertook General Cardiology & Electrophysiology training at the Austin and Box Hill Hospitals after graduating from the Monash Medical School with Honours in 1999.

In addition to undertaking positions as a Consultant Cardiologist at The Valley Private Hospital (now Mulgrave Private Hospital) from 2007 and an Honorary Fellow at the Royal Melbourne Hospital from 2008, Matthew joined HeartCare Victoria (now GenesisCare) in 2012 and rapidly established himself as an invaluable member of the Electrophysiology team, contributing to expanding cardiology patient services across Victoria as a Senior Clinical Management Committee member.

Matthew specialises in the ablation of atrial, supra ventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, and in device implantation for bradycardia and Heart Failure to support individualized medical therapy. Author of a number of clinical papers and abstracts presented at CSANZ and HRS congresses, and passionate about evidence-based approaches to General Cardiology conditions, Matthew’s special interest is in the management of arrhythmias and syncope, particularly in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia.

As an advocate of lifestyle modification to optimize patient outcomes, Matthew likes to practice what he preaches – he eats healthily and exercises moderately.

MBBS (Hons) FRACP

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Berwick

Langwarrin

Mulgrave

Special clinical interest in non invasive cardiac imaging and is a cardiovascular imaging specialist.

In addition to General Cardiology consultation, Dr Wai-ee Thai specialises in non-invasive cardiac imaging (transthoracic, transoesophageal and exercise stress echocardiography) as well as cardiac computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. She also has a special interest in Heart Failure management and leads our Heart Failure Management Clinics at both Mulgrave and Langwarrin. Wai-ee graduated from Medicine at Monash University with honours and completed her advanced cardiology and further specialist training in echocardiography at Monash Heart, Southern Health. She underwent a post doctoral non-invasive cardiac imaging and research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston USA in cardiac CT and MRI. In conjunction with her clinical work, Wai-ee’s research interest lies in the use of non-invasive cardiac imaging techniques to assess myocardial structure and function. She has presented her research both at national and international scientific conferences and has multiple publications in cardiology and radiology peer reviewed journals.

MBBS FRACP

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Berwick

Mulgrave

Special clinical interest in non invasive cardiac imaging.

Dr Bryan Wai is a clinical cardiologist and cardiovascular imaging specialist. He has expertise in echocardiography (including transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography and exercise and dobutamine stress echocardiography) and CT coronary angiography. He returned to Melbourne in March 2013 from Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston where he completed a Cardiac Imaging Fellowship. Prior to this he completed medical school at the University of Melbourne and has undertaken cardiology training at Barwon Health and Austin Health. He completed cardiac fellowships in non-invasive cardiac imaging where he trained in transthoracic echocardiography, stress echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance. Dr Wai also has a strong interest in cardiac research, especially in the area of refining non-invasive cardiac imaging techniques for cardiovascular risk assessment. He was awarded a NHMRC and Heart foundation postgraduate scholarship for research on the effect of diabetes mellitus on the heart with the University of Melbourne.

MBChB BSc(Hons) DIC MD(Res) MRCP(UK) FRACP FCSANZ

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Centres

Bundoora

A patient-centred clinician focussed on improving patient’s understanding of heart rhythm problems and providing the highest quality treatments.

Gareth specialises in heart rhythm management and is a European Heart Rhythm Association Certified Electrophysiology (EP) Specialist, performing EP studies and ablations as well as pacemaker and defibrillator implantation (including biventricular devices). Gareth is a consultant at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and is one of only two Victorian cardiologists accredited to extract failed or infected cardiac devices. He is also one of the only cardiologists in Australia performing venoplasty for device-related venous stenosis/occlusion. Gareth works at several private hospitals including Epworth Richmond and Melbourne Private.

Gareth moved to Australia from the UK in 2015, having completed a postgraduate Doctor of Medicine (Research) degree into Atrial Fibrillation at Imperial College London, one of the world’s top ten universities. He completed specialist training at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH), at the time the UK’s largest cardiovascular centre, where he helped Professor Dhiraj Gupta establish LHCH as a major arrhythmia research centre.

Gareth is one of the highest volume lead-extraction specialists in Australia and regularly gives talks nationally and internationally on this highly sub-specialised field.