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M.B.B.S, MD (Hons), MRCP (UK), F.R.A.C.P, F.C.S.A.N.Z

Cardiovascular Consultant and Imaging Specialist

Centres

Bunbury

Busselton

Manjimup

Margaret River Surgery

Clinical Consultant Cardiologist and non-invasive cardiac imaging specialist

Dr Buchholz joined GenesisCare Western Australia after previously working with GenesisCare (formerly HeartCare Sunshine Coast) in Queensland for 2 years. He also worked for over 3 years as consultant cardiologist in the public sector in Central Queensland, where he also held the position of Associate Professor with the James Cook University School of Medicine.

Dr Buchholz completed training in all aspects of general cardiology including cardiac MRI at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney before undertaking fellowship sub-speciality training in advanced echocardiography techniques with Prof Michael Feneley at St Vincent’s Hospital and St Vincent’s Clinic, Sydney. He gained further expertise in CT coronary angiography at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA.

He is author and co-author of over 40 scientific publications and abstracts in national and international peer-reviewed journals as well as an avid writer for several educational sections of Australia’s leading independent medical publication for general practitioners.

Being able to expertly utilise advanced cardiac imaging modalities such as transthoracic, stress and transoesophageal echocardiography, Dr Buchholz is a diagnostic ‘all-rounder’. Beyond a commitment to evidence-based health care, research and teaching, his particular clinical interests are in heart failure, cardiomyopathy and valvular heart disease.

Dr Buchholz practices at Bunbury, Busselton and Manjimup.

MBChB (Hons), BSc (Hons), MRCP, FRACP

Cardiologist

Centres

Armadale (Hearts West Clinic)

Murdoch

Rockingham (Hearts West Clinic)

Special clinical interest in heart failure, echocardiography and general cardiology.

Peter graduated with honours from Leeds University Medical School in 2004, also receiving a 1st class honours in Human Anatomy. He moved to Perth in 2008 and completed his general cardiology training and Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Fellowship through Royal Perth Hospital.

Peter is Board Certified in Echocardiography by the American Society of Echocardiography and a member of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Peter is currently employed at Fiona Stanley Hospital as a consultant cardiologist in the state Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant service.

Peter’s fields of specialty include Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Support, Echocardiography and general cardiology.

MBBS, FRACP

Interventional Cardiologist & Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Nedlands

Murdoch

Special clinical interest in chest pain assesment and management, heart failure management, echocardiography and coronary stenting/revascularisation.

Dr Matthew Erickson is an expert in all general cardiology, including heart failure management, assessment and management of chest pain and coronary angiography and stenting. He has dual sub-specialties in interventional cardiology and echocardiography, with a particular interest in the assessment of ischemia, echocardiographic assessment of the heart (including stress and transoesophageal echocardiography) and coronary revascularisation. He is an expert in the radial artery approach for coronary angiography and angioplasty, to improve patient outcomes and comfort.

Matthew graduated medicine from the University of Western Australia. He completed his physician and general cardiology training at Royal Perth Hospital. He then completed a Fellowship in Echocardiology at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne, before going on to Fellowships in Interventional Cardiology at both Royal Perth Hospital and Hôpital Haut-Lévêque in Bordeaux, France.

Dr Erickson is a Consultant Cardiologist at St John of God Murdoch and Hollywood Private Hospital, as well as Fiona Stanley and Royal Perth Hospital. He is the clinical lead in Echocardiology at Fiona Stanley.

He has previously consulted in the WA Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant service and held a teaching position as an Associate Professor with the University of Western Australia’s School of Medicine. He also has a strong interest in aboriginal health, and regularly travels to the Ngaanyatjarra Lands to provide visiting cardiology services.

MBBS (HONS), FRACP, GRAD DIP (EP), FCSANZ

Electrophysiologist

Centres

Cockburn

Karratha

Nedlands

Perth Mount

Port Hedland

Yokine

Electrophysiologist with special clinical interests in arrhythmias / electrophysiology.

Ben is a graduate of the University of Western Australia Medical School with Honours in 2003. He trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Royal Perth and Fremantle hospitals as well as in London, UK. Ben then completed subspecialty training Electrophysiology and Pacing at the University Health Network / University of Toronto in Canada.

Ben is the clinical lead of the Ventricular Tachycardia service at Fiona Stanely Hospital. He practices both in general cardiology as well as heart rhythm disorders. He has trained to implant all forms of pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices as well to perform ablations including supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial fibrillation (AF), ventricular tachycardia (VT) and arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease.

Ben takes an active role in research and has been published in a number of international journals and served on both national and international of advisory boards.

Ben has recommenced private practice with GenesisCare (formerly HeartCare WA) and currently has an appointment at the Mount Hospital and St John of God Hospital Murdoch. Ben consults at Cockburn, Karratha, Nedlands, Perth, Port Hedland and Yokine.

Dr Harveen Kuppusamy

MMBS, FRACP

Cardiologist

Centres

Albany

Armadale (Hearts West Clinic)

Murdoch

Perth Mount

Rockingham (Hearts West Clinic)

Special clinical interest in cardiac imaging.

Dr Harveen Kuppusamy graduated University of Western Australia Medical School in 2010. He completed his physician training at Fremantle Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital he then went on completed his Cardiology training at Fiona Stanley Hospital in 2020.

Harveen is a general Cardiologist with a special interest in cardiac imaging and preventative cardiac care.

He currently consults in Albany, Armadale, Rockingham, Murdoch and Perth (Mount).

MBBS (UWA), FRACP, FCSANZ

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Mandurah

Murdoch

Nedlands

Perth Mount

General cardiologist with special clinical interest in coronary intervention and angioplasty & stenting.

Donald graduated from the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 1989 and trained in cardiology at St Vincent’s Sydney and Fremantle Hospital. He did further training in interventional cardiology in Lausanne, Switzerland, before returning to private practice at St John’s Murdoch in 2000. In 2006 Donald was appointed as an interventional cardiologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
Donald’s particular interests are in the management of acute coronary syndromes and interventional cardiology.

Donald has appointments at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, St John’s Murdoch, Hollywood Private Hospital and the Mount Hospital. He currently consults at Murdoch, Mandurah, and Perth Mount.

BMEDSCI, MBCHB, PHD, FRCP (UK)

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Bunbury

Harvey District Hospital

Manjimup

Special clinical interests in the management of coronary artery disease, inherited cardiac conditions and heart disease in pregnancy.

Allison graduated from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 1998 and since qualifying in 2009 as a Interventional Cardiology specialist, she has worked as a Consultant Cardiologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and as Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield. Allison has sub-specialist expertise in the management of coronary artery disease, inherited cardiac conditions and heart disease in pregnancy. She has worked in and developed the specialist inherited cardiac conditions service in Sheffield, a UK Nationally recognised service.

Allison offers a full time presence at the GenesisCare Bunbury rooms, consulting and performing interventional procedures at SJOG Hospital Bunbury. Allison also consults once a month at Manjimup.

MBBS, FRACP, MMedSc, FCSANZ

Cardiologist / specialist in echocardiograph

Centres

Armadale (Hearts West Clinic)

Murdoch

Rockingham (Hearts West Clinic)

Special clinical interest in cardiac angiograms, transoesophageal echocardiograms and cardioversions.

Barry is a local graduate, attaining his MBBS from the University of Western Australia in 1992, and completing his cardiology training through Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital.

He went on to gain a Master of Medical Science Degree (UWA) by studying the use of ultrasound to measure carotid atherosclerosis and relate this to estrogen levels and other cardiovascular risk factors in elderly women.

He then spent two years at the University of California completing an Echocardiography Fellowship which provided him with 2 years of research and training in advanced Echocardiography and Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

Barry is Board Certified in Echocardiography by the American Society of Echocardiography, is a member of the American College of Cardiology, and a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Echocardiography Specialist and General Cardiologist, Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Barry’s fields of specialty include general cardiology and risk factor management and advanced Echocardiography.

MD, MBBS, FRACP, FACC, FCSANZ

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Mandurah

Perth Mount

Yokine

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist with special clinical interest in non invasive cardiac imaging, echocardiography and the management of coronary disease.

Dr Stefan Mark Nidorf trained in Medicine in Perth Western Australia. He did advanced training in echocardiography at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Harvard Medical School. He is currently working as a Clinical Cardiologist at GenesisCare in Perth and is affiliated with the Heart and Vascular Research Institute at the Perkins Research Institute. His clinical research interest in atherosclerosis led him to initiate the LoDoCo trials of low dose colchicine for the secondary prevention of coronary disease, the rationale of which has been strengthened by an improved understanding of how cholesterol transitions from an essential molecule into a crystalline form that can act to initiate and perpetuate the chronic and acute manifestations of atherosclerosis.

MBChB, MD, MRCP

Cardiologist

Centres

Bunbury

Busselton

Specialises in chest pain, acute coronary syndromes, coronary intervention and cardiac rehabilitation.

Dr Rachel Orme is an interventional and general cardiologist who completed her training and worked as a consultant cardiologist at a large tertiary teaching hospital in Sheffield (UK) before relocating to the South West.

Rachel has a comprehensive background including experience and training in the diagnosis, treatment and management of Ischaemic Heart Disease, Heart failure, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Pregnancy and Heart Disease, Inherited Cardiac Conditions and Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

Rachel has broad experience in the management of primary, acute and elective percutaneous coronary intervention. Her research interests are in the medications used in the management of coronary artery disease treated by angioplasty.

Rachel has been particularly involved in cardiac rehabilitation following Acute Coronary Syndromes and the management of peri-infarct and post-infarct heart failure, secondary prevention and guiding the duration of antiplatelet therapy in individual patients according to their risk factors and coronary anatomy.

BSc, MBCHB, MD, FRCP, FRACP, FCSANZ

Electrophysiologist

Centres

Bunbury

Murdoch

Electrophysiologist with special clinical interest in the management of arrhythmias and pacemakers/defibrillators.

Vince Paul is a specialist in the management of arrhythmias and has extensive experience of catheter ablation, pacemaker implantation, novel methods of CRT and ICD therapy. He is clinical lead for pacing and electrophysiology at Fiona Stanley Hospital.​

Vince trained in the UK and was a consultant in London teaching hospitals before being invited to Perth in 2008. He has pioneered the introduction of newer options for AF ablation, pacemaker implantation and lead removal. ​

Vince has a track record of research with over 100 peer reviewed papers. He continues to be actively involved in research and is on the steering committee for a number of international studies.​

Vince consults and performs procedures privately at the Wexford building Murdoch and in Bunbury.​

MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FCSANZ, FESC, FACC

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Murdoch

Nedlands

Perth Mount

Special clinical interests in general cardiology, cardiac risk assessment, breathlessness and pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and valvular heart disease.

Professor David Playford is the Professor of Cardiology at the University of Notre Dame, where he was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and coordinates the undergraduate cardiovascular teaching program. David is a regular invited speaker to national and international conferences, where his research has recently attracted significant international attention. Until July 2019, David was the Professor and Director of Cardiology at the Mount Hospital, Perth.

David is a cardiac imaging specialist, having run a specialist echo laboratory, an echo core laboratory, and an advanced echo fellowship program. His clinical cardiology interests are general cardiology, cardiac risk assessment, breathlessness and pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and valvular heart disease. David is dual FRACP-trained in General Medicine and Cardiology, and is a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, the American College of Cardiology, the and the European Society of Cardiology.

From a research perspective, his Doctor of Philosophy examined vascular function, lipid abnormalities and diabetes, and he subsequently undertook echocardiography training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston USA. David is the Principal Investigator of the National Echo Database Australia (NEDA), the largest echo database in the world with links to mortality data. He also runs an artificial intelligence program focusing on automation of interpretation of echo and ECG data.

In addition, David provides a subspecialist service in CardioOncology which involves careful attention to cardiac function throughout potentially cardio-toxic chemotherapy, to enable successful delivery of treatment without interruption. His CardioOncology practice is located at Hollywood Private Hospital.

MBBS (UWA) FRACP FCSANZ

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Joondalup – Shenton House

 

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

Peter studied medicine in Perth and graduated from UWA in 1990. He completed cardiology training in Perth, Canberra and Geelong before doing a fellowship in echocardiography at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia under Professor Randy Martin.

Peter’s clinical interests are heart failure, coronary disease, valvular heart disease, stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and cardio-oncology. In 2018 he set up the GenesisCare Cardio-Oncology service in WA for medical oncology and in 2019 he set up the GenesisCare Cardio-Oncology service in WA for radiation oncology.

He is a Clinical Trials Researcher actively involved as Principal Investigator in many current trials and is Head of Research GenesisCare Cardiology Western Australia and was the founding director of Joondalup Cardiovascular Trials Foundation.

He performs coronary angiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and runs a regular stress echo clinic.

Peter admits private patients to Joondalup Private Hospital and the Mount Hospital. Peter currently consults at Joondalup.

MBBS (Hons), FRACP, FCSANZ

Electrophysiologist

Centres

Mandurah

Murdoch

Nedlands

Perth Mount

Electrophysiologist with special clinical interest in cardiac rhythm disorders.

Pradyot graduated with Honours from the University of Western Australia in 2004. He trained at Sir Charles Gairdner and Fremantle hospitals, attaining qualification as a specialist cardiologist.

Pradyot undertook a further 2 years of training in clinical electrophysiology and cardiac pacing at University Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada. Aside from general cardiology, Pradyot has a specific interest in cardiac rhythm disorders. He is trained to perform complex ablations of diverse arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation. His other interests include implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac re-synchronisation devices as well as the diagnosis and management of hereditary rhythm disorders.

Pradyot currently has an appointment at SJOG Murdoch and Mount Hospitals. He also consults at Mandurah, Murdoch, Nedlands and Perth.

MBChB, FRACP, FCSANZ

Electrophysiologist

Centres

Armadale (Hearts West Clinic)

Murdoch

Perth Mount

Special clinical interest in cardiac Electrophysiology

Rafeeq did his undergraduate medical training at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. He then spent a year in London, working in emergency medicine at King’s College Hospital. In 1997, he moved to Perth and subsequently trained in cardiology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He then spent 2 years at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, training in all aspects of cardiac Electrophysiology, including gaining experience with remote magnetic navigation. He returned to Perth in 2007, joined Hearts West and in addition to general cardiology, provides subspecialty electrophysiology expertise to the practice. He also has an appointment at Fiona Stanley Hospital as a consultant Cardiologist/Electrophysiologist. Specialities include: pacemakers, electrophysiology studies, defibrillators, complex ablations, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, coronary angiography, left atrial appendage occlusion.

MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ

Cardiologist

Centres

Rockingham (Hearts West Clinic)

Special clinical interest in management of Chest Pain Syndromes, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD), Microvascular Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Cardiovascular risk assessment and management and Coronary Revascularization.

Dr Imran Shiekh is a Consultant Cardiologist with expertise in General and Interventional Cardiology. He completed Basic Physician and Advanced Cardiology Training from Royal Perth Hospital, Australia.

Imran is highly skilled in variety of coronary interventional procedures. He gained comprehensive expertise in radial and femoral access coronary interventions during his fellowships in prestigious institutions in Canada and Australia – Vancouver General Hospital, Liverpool Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital.

He also completed Advanced Heart Failure / Cardiac Transplant Fellowship from Fiona Stanley Hospital.

MBChB AMC FRACP

Cardiologist

Centres

Armadale (Hearts West Clinic)

Murdoch

Rockingham (Hearts West Clinic)

Special clinical interest in advanced heart failure & cardiac transplantation.

Dr Amit Shah is a Cardiologist providing expertise in the management of general cardiology conditions but not limited to ischaemic heart disease, valvular disease and arrhythmias, with a particular sub-specialty interest in heart failure, non-ischaemic cardiomyopathies, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation.

In addition to consultation, he performs coronary angiography, right heart catheterisation and myocardial biopsies. He is part of our dedicated team of Cardiologists at Hearts West in Armadale, Rockingham and Murdoch Hospitals.

After completing undergraduate medical training in the UK, Dr Shah completed cardiology training in Australia, prior to a two-year fellowship in advanced heart failure; medical circulatory support and cardiac transplant. He holds an appointment as Cardiologist for the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Services at Fiona Stanley Hospital and is actively involved in research in this field. 

AM, MD, MBBS, MBA, FRACP, FACP, FACC, FCSANZ

Cardiologist / Electrophysiologist

Centres

Joondalup – Shenton House

Midland

Nedlands

Perth Mount

Electrophysiologist with special clinical interest in cardiac rhythm disturbances and arrhythmias / electrophysiology.

Isabel trained at the University of Sydney, graduating with first class honours in 1998. She subsequently worked at The Canberra Hospital before relocating to Perth. Postgraduate cardiology training was completed at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Isabel subsequently undertook further specialised electrophysiology studies at The National Heart Centre in Singapore.

Aside from general cardiology, Isabel’s special interests are in cardiac rhythm disturbances. She performs electrophysiology studies and radiofrequency ablations. Isabel also has an interest in device-based management with pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation.

Isabel consults at Joondalup, Midland, Mount and Nedlands.

MBBS, BSc, MRCP (UK), FRACP, FCSANZ

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Kalamunda

Mandurah

Murdoch

Interventional cardiologist with special clinical interest in coronary intervention, angioplasty & stenting.

Alan graduated from Guy’s Hospital, London in 1991 and trained in Cardiology in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Alan was Head of Department of Cardiology at Fremantle Hospital when it closed in 2014 and has been the Clinical Lead for Coronary Intervention at FSH since it opened.

Alan has extensive experience in all aspects of coronary intervention and has been an investigator in many pivotal trails in coronary artery angioplasty. Recent experience includes intervention for structural heart disease involving innovative procedures for valvular heart disease.

Alan has appointments at Fiona Stanley, St John of God Murdoch and Mount Hospitals. Alan currently consults at St John of God Hospital Murdoch, Kalamunda and Mandurah.

MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist

Centres

Murdoch

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist with special clinical interests in valvular diseases, transthoracic / transoesophageal / stress echocardiography, coronary angiography and pacing.

Xiao-Fang is a Cardiologist in private practice at SJOG Murdoch. She was formerly the Director of Coronary Care at Fremantle Hospital and Head of Echocardiology at Royal Perth Hospital. Xiao-Fang holds a Ph.D. in Cardiology. She practiced for three years as an Advanced Cardiology Fellow in Echocardiology and Clinical Cardiology at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation (USA). She is active in cutting edge cardiology, including transcatheter aortic valve implantation, percutaneous structural heart disease management and left atrial appendage occluders.​

Her interests include general cardiology, valvular diseases, transthoracic/ transoesophageal/stress echocardiography, coronary angiography and pacing. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Hokkien and Shanghainese dialects.​

Xiao-Fang consults at SJOG Murdoch with admitting rights to Fiona Stanley, SJOG Murdoch and Mount Hospitals.​

MBBS FRACP

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Armadale (Hearts West Clinic)

Bunbury

Murdoch

Perth Mount

Special clinical interest in transcatheter interventions for structural & valvular heart disease (mitraclip; TAVI etc) Transcatheter stroke prevention ( PFO/ASD closures; LAAO)

Wen-Loong (or Wen) graduated from the University of Western Australia, he completed his cardiology training and two-year coronary interventional fellowship at Royal Perth Hospital in 2011. He then completed a two-year fellowship in adult structural and valvular interventions, with clinical and basic science research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles. His research has been published in peer reviewed journals. In addition to interventional cardiology, he provides general cardiology support to the practice.

MBBS (Hons), FRACP, FSCAI

Interventional Cardiologist

Centres

Bunbury

Murdoch

Perth Mount

Special clinical interest in assessment of ischemia, structural heart disease and coronary revascularisation

Dr Gerald Yong is an interventional cardiologist who has an interest in structural heart and obstructive coronary conditions, as well as general cardiology patients. He is a leading expert in the latest advances in minimally invasive treatment of heart valves or structural diseases (instead of open-heart surgery). These include transcatheter valve replacements, valvuloplasties, and closure of various defects in the heart (ASD, VSD, PDA) and closure of leaks around prosthetic heart valves. He also has special interest in complex and high risk coronary interventions including chronic total occlusions.

He performed the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVI, which is replacement of the aortic heart valve with an artificial valve without open surgery) in Western Australia in 2009. He is frequently asked to proctor and train new operators in Australia and Asia.

Gerald graduated medicine with honours from the University of Western Australia. He completed general cardiology training and a Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Royal Perth Hospital. He then completed super-speciality training in Structural Cardiac Interventions at Evanston Hospital, Chicago and at the Montreal Heart Institute, Canada. He has been involved in numerous national and international research studies, particular in TAVI and structural heart disease. He is widely published and has been an invited faculty member and presenter in many international meetings.

Gerald is a consultant interventional cardiologist at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH), Royal Pert Hospital, Mount Hospital and St John of God Hospital Murdoch. He is the head of structural heart intervention at FSH and the interventional head of the High Risk Aortic Stenosis and TAVI programme at FSH. He participates in the on-call roster for general cardiology and acute angioplasty at FSH and RPH.

Dr Yong combines his keen interest in the development of cardiac prostheses and non-surgical solutions with a strong sense of duty toward the public health system. He combines his expertise in cardiac intervention always with the aim to also optimise the medical management of all his patients. He prioritises access for patients into his practice ensuring minimal delays for assessment and review.