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.