Special clinical interest in valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease and adult congenital heart disease.
Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, and American Society of Echocardiography.
Associate Professor Paul Calafiore is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and trained at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne before traveling to the USA where he undertook an Advanced Cardiology Fellowship in Echocardiography at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Upon returning to Australia, Paul was appointed as a Staff Specialist at The Austin Hospital where he introduced transoesophageal echocardiography to Victoria, as well as bringing intraoperative echocardiography – a fundamental advancement to the initiation of mitral valve repair surgery at the Austin Hospital. During his years as Director of Echocardiography at Austin Health and at Epworth Richmond, Paul introduced exercise and pharmacological stress echocardiography as well as 3D transoesophageal echocardiography.
Paul’s specific areas of clinical interest are in valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease and adult congenital heart disease. His commitment to sharing knowledge and expertise is clearly demonstrated through his teaching commitments with medical students, cardiology trainees and trainee cardiac sonographers.; Paul participates in interventional cardiology programs such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation, MitraClip (a minimally invasive mitral valve repair process), percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage occlusion and Atrial Septal Defect closure.