Special clinical interest in coronary intervention and is a general 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.