This directory is provided to enable GPs and specialists to source the best skilled heart doctors including Melbourne cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to refer their patient to. The majority of Melbourne based cardiologists and cardiac surgeons listed in this directory are MonashHeart, Monash Health VMO’s who provide public and private services.

Dr Abdul Rahman Ihdayhid :

Dr Abdul Rahman Ihdayhid

Dr Abdul Ihdayhid is a cardiologist and interventional cardiology fellow at MonashHeart, Monash Health. Abdul completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia in 2008 and graduated with honours and the AMA Gold Medal (Dux of Medical School). He completed his basic physician and cardiology advanced training at Royal Perth Hospital, including six months in the advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Western Australia.

Abdul is also currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University investigating novel techniques to determine coronary blood flow using cardiac CT to improve the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. He has been selected as a finalist for several national and international scientific awards including the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Young Investigator Award and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Ralph Reader Prize.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong

Dr Suraj Varma :

Dr Suraj Varma

Dr Suraj Varma is a consultant paediatric cardiologist at MonashHeart and Monash Children’s Hospital Monash Health. He has undertaken specialist training in paediatrics and paediatric cardiology in India and Australia. He completed Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Calicut University in 2000, followed by post graduate training in paediatrics (MD Paediatrics 2006) and paediatric cardiology (FNB Paediatric Cardiology 2009).

Dr Varma has subsequently trained in paediatrics and paediatric cardiology at Monash Medical Centre, Monash Health and the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Dr Varma was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2014.

Dr Varma has undertaken sub-specialty fellowships in ventricular assist device/cardiac transplantation and cardiac MRI at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He has participated in multi-centre trials and has published in national and international journals.

Dr Varma consults in all areas of paediatric cardiology.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong and Suite D, Clayton

Dr Tim Barton :

Dr Tim Barton

Dr Tim Barton is a cardiologist who completed his non-invasive imaging fellowship at MonashHeart, Monash Health. He graduated from Monash University with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with honours in 2004.

After completing physician training at Monash Health, Tim joined MonashHeart in 2009 where he undertook his advanced clinical cardiology training and then completed a two year non-invasive imaging fellowship, specialising in advanced echocardiography techniques and cardiac CT interpretation.

Tim has been a consultant cardiologist at MonashHeart, Monash Health as well as Box Hill Hospital, Eastern Health since 2015.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong

Dr Sarah Zaman :

Dr Sarah Zaman

Dr Sarah Zaman is an interventional consultant cardiologist at MonashHeart, Monash Health, with an academic appointment at Monash University. Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Medi-cine/Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sydney. She underwent physician and advanced cardiology training at Westmead Hospital, Sydney and completed a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging fellowship at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. Sarah undertook further sub-speciality training with a two-year interventional fellowship at MonashHeart, Melbourne.

Sarah has an exceptional research background with a PhD targeting prevention of sudden cardiac death in patients who have suffered a heart attack. She also leads research on the recognition and management of heart disease in women. As part of her ongoing research, Sarah has received an Early Career Fellowship with Monash University, is a Robertson Family Research cardiologist, and has been an invited podium speaker at the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. She has presented at over 15 national and international conferences and has over 25 publications in high impact journals. She is a lead investigator for the PROTECT-ICD trial, a multicentre international randomised trial targeting prevention of sudden death.

Sarah is a caring and compassionate doctor with excellent communication skills. She understands that being on the cutting edge of education, technology and research enables her to provide the best care for her patients.

Consults at MonashHeart Casey, Dandenong and Clayton (Suite D)

Dr Stewart Healy :

Dr Stewart Healy

Dr Stewart Healy undertook two years of clinical training in cardiology at the Royal Hobart Hospital before moving to MonashHeart in 2009 where he completed a third year of advanced training.

Stewart then completed a one year non-invasive imaging fellowship with MonashHeart in 2010 with experience in echocardiography and cardiac CT.

Stewart has subsequently completed a specialist fellowship training in cardiac rhythm management at MonashHeart (2011-2012) and in Canada at a high volume EP centre.

Stewart is a member of the MonashHeart cardiologist team with a keen interest in all facets of arrhythmia care.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong and Suite D, Clayton

Dr Sam Mirzaee :

Dr Sam Mirzaee

Dr Sam Mirzaee is a consultant cardiologist and PhD research fellow at MonashHeart. Sam completed basic physician training at Eastern Health, prior to advancing his interest in medical research by undertaking a research fellow position at Barwon Health with a concurrent postgraduate Masters at Monash University in 2012. He completed his advanced training in cardiology at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane with placements at Townsville Hospital, and subsequently joined MonashHeart in 2016. Sam has participated in a number of international multi-centre clinical trials and presented his work in several international and national meetings.

Sam has a particular interest in the assessment of complex lipid disorders associated with premature coronary artery disease. He has introduced a unique model of care for the management of complex lipid disorders; integrating tertiary and primary care. He leads MonashHeart’s multidisciplinary advanced lipid disorder clinic based at MonashHeart Dandenong.

His current PhD project is to determine the application of several novel modalities including index of microvascular resistance, cardiac MRI and coronary flow reserve, to depict the underlying mechanism of abnormal left ventricular contractile reserve to exercise.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong

Dr Srinidhi Rao :

Dr Srinidhi Rao

Dr Srinidhi Rao attended medical school in Bengaluru, India and obtained his MBBS degree. He has trained extensively in paediatrics, neonatology and paediatric cardiology in the UK and Australia. He started his paediatric cardiology training with a fellowship at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. He then moved to the UK for a fellowship in paediatric pulmonary hypertension at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London followed by cardiology fellowships at Southampton General Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He then worked as a consultant in paediatric cardiology in Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK prior to moving back to Australia.

Srinidhi’s main areas of expertise are general paediatric cardiology, fetal cardiology, advanced echocardiography imaging and paediatric pulmonary hypertension. He has particular interest in complex congenital heart disease and exercise testing. He consults in all aspects of paediatric cardiology.

Consults at Monash Children’s Hospital

Associate Professor Andrew Cochrane AM :

Associate Professor Andrew Cochrane AM

Associate Professor Andrew Cochrane is a cardiothoracic surgeon with over 20 years of consultant experience in both adult and paediatric cardiac surgery. He undertook his advanced training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Alfred Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital, and in the United Kingdom. He was a consultant cardiac surgeon at Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane (1993 to 1995), and then at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne from 1995 to 2008. He has been a surgeon at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton since 2003.

Andrew enjoys managing all aspects of adult and adolescent cardiac and thoracic surgical care.

Andrew has developed the adolescent and adult congenital heart surgery program at Monash Medical Centre for patients who require either initial or on-going surgery of heart defects present since birth.

He is actively involved in research, in particular for kidney impairment after heart surgery.

He is an assistant editor for Heart Lung & Circulation, and a reviewer for several other journals.

He is extensively involved in surgical training and education, and is the chair of the science and education committee for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong and Casey

 

Associate Professor Bruce Jackson :

Associate Professor Bruce Jackson

Associate Professor Bruce Jackson graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1970, then completed postgraduate training in Melbourne, Adelaide and the USA. He returned to Melbourne in 1980 and has held senior public hospital and research appointments in medicine, nephrology and cardiology since then. Current appointments in Monash Health include Deputy Head of Medicine at Casey Hospital, Vascular Physician in the Diabetes and Vascular Medicine Service, and Head of the Monash Health Chronic Heart Failure Programme.

Associate Professor Bruce Jackson is Clinical Dean of the Southern Clinical School (Monash University) at Casey Hospital. He has an extensive academic career with many publications in the areas of hypertension, cardiac and renal disease.

Consults at MonashHeart Casey

 

Associate Professor Philip Mottram : Head of Non Invasive Imaging Services

Associate Professor Philip Mottram

Head of Non Invasive Imaging Services

Associate Professor Philip Mottram is a clinical cardiologist and non invasive imaging specialist with expertise in all forms of echocardiography (TTE, stress and TOE) as well as cardiac CT.

Associate Professor Mottram completed his undergraduate degree at Monash University with a high distinction, winning three prestigious university prizes. Phil completed his clinical cardiology training in 2000, followed by an 18-month fellowship in clinical echocardiology with the Department of Cardiology at Southern Health’s Monash Medical Centre Clayton.  Phil then undertook a research fellowship as a National Heart Foundation Scholar with the Cardiac Imaging Research Group in the University of Queensland Department of Medicine. During his PhD, Phil won many competitive scholarships and presented many abstract papers at national and international conferences, including several presentations at the scientific sessions of the AHA, ACC, and ESC. Phil completed his PhD in 2005, which led to several publications in leading international journals, including first author studies in Circulation and JACC.  In 2005, Phil was awarded the John H Tyrer Prize in Internal Medicine.

As a recognised expert in the quantitative assessment of myocardial function with echocardiography, Phil has been an invited speaker at a number of national and international conferences, is a regular reviewer for a number of international journals, a reviewer of grant applications for the National Heart Foundation and NH&MRC, and participates in post-graduate teaching. He is active in clinical research at Monash Heart, collaborates in multicentre cardiac imaging studies, and has co-authored approximately 50 scientific papers. Phil’s current interests include transoesophageal imaging for assessment of patients with mitral regurgitation, and TOE guidance of percutaneous mitral valve interventions.

Phil was appointed as Head of Non Invasive Imaging Services, MonashHeart in 2007. In 2012 he was appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Monash University. Phil has also completed level 2 cardiac CT training and is part of MonashHeart’s cardiac CT reporting team.

 

Associate Professor Sarah Hope : Head of Paediatric Cardiology Service

Associate Professor Sarah Hope

Head of Paediatric Cardiology Service

Associate Professor Sarah Hope has undertaken specialist training in paediatric cardiology both in the UK and in Australia having undertaken a fellowship in paediatric cardiology through the Royal Children's Hospital and Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne.

She has experience in foetal echocardiography as well as the diagnosis and management of patients with congenital heart disease from foetal to adult life.

She has a particular interest in cardiac CT imaging in congenital heart disease. Her work on the assessment of vascular mechanical properties in the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre led to the award of PhD by Monash University. She is an internationally recognised expert in this area.

Sarah is the head of MonashHeart’s Paediatric Cardiology Service, she practices as a paediatric cardiologist, and is a member of Monash Health’s senior medical staff.

Consults at MonashHeart Casey and Suite D, Clayton

 

Associate Professor Sujith Seneviratene : Co-Head of Cardiac CT Services

Associate Professor Sujith Seneviratene

Co-Head of Cardiac CT Services

Associate Professor Sujith Seneviratne completed his undergraduate medical degree at University of Melbourne in 1996. He undertook his general cardiology training at Wellington Hospital in New Zealand and interventional cardiology training at MonashHeart, Melbourne. Dr Seneviratne has also completed a research fellowship in cardiac CT at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston USA achieving level 3 competency.

Associate Professor Seneviratne was the Director of Coronary Care Unit at Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane prior to being appointed as the Head of Cardiac CT services and as an Interventional Cardiologist at MonashHeart in 2008. He is also in private practice with Melbourne Heart Care in Brighton and East Bentleigh as well as with MonashHeart Dandenong.

Associate Professor Seneviratne is known nationally and internationally for his work in cardiac CT and has published widely including, JACC, Circ Imaging, AJC, ATVB and Heart. He has also been an invited speaker at a number of local and international meetings and his main research interests include the role of cardiac CT in the setting of acute chest pain and CT stress perfusion. He also has a keen interest in teaching and has been a key member of the joint CT courses run by CVCTA and MonashHeart, and in providing practical training in cardiac CT to both cardiologists and radiologists around the country.

Associate Professor Seneviratne was a recipient of The National Heart Foundation of New Zealand Fellowship in 2006 and is a fellow of the CSANZ. He is currently the regional representative for Victoria for the Australian arm of SCCT (Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography).

 

Associate Professor Andreas Pflaumer :

Associate Professor Andreas Pflaumer

Associate Professor Andreas Pflaumer is a consultant paediatric cardiologist with a subspecialty interest in electrophysiology, including an in-depth knowledge of invasive and non-invasive electrophysiology, 3-D mapping systems and remote magnetic navigation.

Andreas completed his sub-specialist training in electrophysiology at the German Heart Centre, Technical University, Munich in 2006, subsequently spending a further three and a half years as a senior physician in paediatric cardiology and congenital heart disease there. Andreas has authored/co-authored book chapters, presented at national and international educational events and lectured students.

Andreas has a full time appointment with The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and an honorary appointment with MonashHeart. In 2015 he was awarded an honorary clinical associate professor appointment with the Department of  Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne.

 

Dr Andrew Davis :

Dr Andrew Davis

Dr Andrew Davis is the Lead Clinician of the Arrhythmia Service at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He trained in general paediatric cardiology at the Royal Children’s Hospital then undertook subspecialty training in electrophysiology at both the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and Children’s Hospital, Boston.

Andrew has a special interest in all aspects of paediatric electrophysiology including diagnostic and therapeutic invasive electrophysiology, cardiac inherited diseases such as long QT syndrome and the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in paediatric cardiomyopathy.

Since 1994, Andrew has held an honorary appointment with MonashHeart where he performs paediatric electrophysiology procedures in the cardiac cath lab in adjunct to his full time appointment at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

 

Dr Anthony White :

Dr Anthony White

Dr Tony White is an academic interventional cardiologist who completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne, with subsequent physician and cardiology training at Royal Melbourne Hospital. He completed a PhD into biomechanical and genetic markers of coronary plaque instability, and an interventional cardiology fellowship at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Tony spent three years (2007-2009) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California as a CJ Martin NHMRC post-doctoral fellow, working in the area of cardiac regeneration research.

Tony’s research work has been published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, Atherosclerosis, and Cardiovascular Research, and he has been awarded a competitive three year NHMRC project grant.

In addition to his role as a clinician, Tony is involved in mentoring and supervision of research students. He co-ordinates the BMedSc (Hons) program at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health. The BMedSc (Hons) is a degree for which medical students extend their medical degree by one year to complete a research project. He has guided one PhD student and two BMedSc (Hons) students to successful completion of their degrees.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong

 

Associate Professor Arthur Nasis : Head of Acute Cardiac Services

Associate Professor Arthur Nasis

Head of Acute Cardiac Services

Associate Professor Arthur Nasis, MBBS(Hons) MD, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ

A/Prof Arthur Nasis is a consultant cardiologist and non-invasive imaging specialist. He is the Head of Acute Cardiac Services at MonashHeart and serves as the co-clinical lead of the Victorian Cardiac Clinical Network, Department of Health and Human Services. He has a particular clinical and research interest in the evolving role of cardiac imaging in the assessment of coronary artery disease as well as clinical outcomes and models of acute cardiac care.

Arthur graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in 2003 and subsequently trained at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and MonashHeart where he completed a non-invasive imaging fellowship focused on echocardiography and cardiac CT. He then completed his MD and PhD at the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre at Monash University that investigated the accuracy, utility and prognostic impact of new imaging techniques, including novel aspects of cardiac CT and stress echocardiography. More recently, he undertook a post-doctoral research program at the University College London and the Heart Hospital in London where he also trained in cardiac MRI. The results of his research have led to the design and implementation of new pathways of cardiac care that have improved the assessment of patients with suspected coronary artery disease.

Arthur’s research has been underpinned by the successful granting of several prestigious research scholarships including a National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship, a National Heart Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship, a State Government ‘Victoria Fellowship’ and a MonashHealth Senior Medical Staff Academic Scholarship. In addition he has been the winner or finalist of several national and international scientific prizes including the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Ralph Reader Young Investigator Award, the Radiological Society of North America Alexander R Margulis Award for Scientific Excellence and the Royal Australian College of Physicians Bushell Fellowship in Medicine. He has presented his research findings at multiple national and international conferences and published numerous peer-reviewed articles in high impact journals. As an acknowledgement of his commitment to high-quality education, he has also previously been awarded a Monash University Students’ Choice Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Consults at MonashHeart Suite D, Clayton

 

Dr Benjamin Dundon :

Dr Benjamin Dundon

Dr Benjamin Dundon is an interventional cardiologist with expertise in cardiac imaging utilising cardiac CT and MRI.

Ben undertook his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Adelaide, followed by specialist cardiology training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He has been practising as a consultant cardiologist since 2006. In 2009, Ben completed a three-year PhD and concurrent 2-year clinical fellowship in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Ben subsequently completed an interventional fellowship with MonashHeart, also completing specialist training in cardiac CT imaging.

Since completion of his fellowship training, Ben has taken an active role in interventional trials conducted through the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre of MonashHeart, acting as primary investigator for novel coronary stent trials, and studies evaluating the role of renal denervation in the management of refractory hypertension.

Ben has been awarded a number of successful research grants and scholarships, including the RACP Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research Fellowship, the Pfizer Australia Cardiovascular Lipid Research Grant and the National Health and Medical Research Council / National Heart Foundation of Australia post-graduate research scholarship. Ben has published widely, including numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, a book chapter and over 75 scientific abstracts.

Ben has a particular interest in the management of myocardial infarction and stable coronary artery disease, as well as preventative strategies to minimise future cardiovascular risk. He has been consulting at MonashHeart since 2010.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong and Suite D, Clayton

 

Dr Betty Ho :

Dr Betty Ho

Dr Betty Ho completed her subspecialty training in cardiology at Prince Henry’s Hospital, Melbourne and at Westmead Centre, Sydney.

Betty's main interest is in clinical cardiology, particularly in the management of acute and chronic myocardial ischaemia, heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation and the management of cardiac risk factors. She has been actively involved in the development of cardiac rehabilitation programs for cardiac patients post acute event and in research as well as application of coaching programs for patients to achieve better long-term cardiovascular health.

Betty is a cardiologist with the MonashHeart team. She attends at the weekly cardiac services outpatient clinic at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton and participates as a cardiologist in the chronic heart failure program for Monash Health. She has cross-site responsibilities in ward service in the cardiac care units at Clayton and Dandenong, and is an adjunct lecturer with the Department of Medicine, Monash University.

Betty is also actively involved in the teaching of Monash University medical students and in specialist physician training.

Dr Bon Chou :

Dr Bon Chou

Dr Bon Chou graduated from Monash University with honours in 1997. He underwent advanced training at Box Hill Hospital and subspecialty trained in all aspects of echocardiography at Monash Medical Centre in 2006-2007.

He has extensive experience with assessment of cardiac function and valvular heart disease, utilising stress and transoesophageal echocardiography. He enjoys teaching cardiology trainees as well as working as a general cardiology clinician.

Bon has been a consultant cardiologist at MonashHeart, Monash Health as well as Box Hill Hospital, Eastern Health since 2008.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong

 

Associate Professor Brian Ko :

Associate Professor Brian Ko

Brian is currently appointed as consultant /interventional cardiologist and specialist in cardiac CT at MonashHeart. He is an Associate Professor in Medicine and supervisor of PhD students at Monash University.

Brian graduated with Honours at the University of New South Wales in 2000 and completed his cardiology training at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney in 2008 (FRACP). He then completed his interventional/ PhD fellowship at MonashHeart in 2012, and was awarded his PhD in 2013 for his work on CT stress perfusion imaging. In 2017, he was awarded Doctor of Medicine (MD) for his research on CT-derived assessment of coronary flow. Brian is a Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular CT (FSCCT), and is a level B accredited cardiac CT angiographer in Australia.

Brian has won a number of scholarships, awards and prizes including the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Basser Research Entry Scholarship in 2012-2013 and the National Heart Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 2014-2015. His research interests include the role of fractional flow reserve and CT angiography in interventional cardiology and the novel CT techniques in the hemodynamic assessment of coronary arteries. His research has fostered valuable collaborations between MonashHeart and industry such as Toshiba Medical, Vitrea Imaging and Heart Flow. He has published extensively including two book chapters and in high impact journals such as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, European Heart Journal, Radiology, European Radiology, Eurointervention, Journal of Cardiovascular CT and Medical Journal of Australia.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong, Casey and Suite D, Clayton

 

Dr David Adam :

Dr David Adam

Dr David Adam has expertise in all facets of cardiac rhythm management, having undertaken specialist training in Australia and Canada.

He has a special interest in arrhythmia ablation including atrial fibrillation and ventricular ectopy/tachycardia. He also implants pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and performs cardiac resynchronisation therapy for heart failure.

David is currently a member of the senior medical staff at Monash Health and is also a practising consultant in electrophysiology and pacing at MonashHeart.

Consults at MonashHeart Casey

 

Dr David McGaw :

Dr David McGaw

Completing his undergraduate education at Monash University, Dr David McGaw went on to undertake both his basic physician training and advanced cardiology training at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton.

This was then followed with three years of intensive studies completing a PhD “Activin and Follistatin: Interactions with Anticoagulants and Arterial Restenosis” bridging research between cardiology and the Monash Institute lead by Professor David de Kretser. He subsequently completed his interventional fellowship with the Department of Cardiology, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton.

David has had a number of publications and published a book chapter on percutaneous closure of congenital cardiac defects. He has an ongoing active interest in structural interventional procedures.

David is a member of senior medical staff and interventional cardiologist with MonashHeart, Monash Health.

Associate Professor Dennis Wong :

Associate Professor Dennis Wong

Associate Professor Dennis Wong graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales in 2003. He completed his physician, cardiology and all aspects of cardiac imaging (echocardiography, cardiac MRI and cardiac CT) at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He then completed a two year interventional fellowship at MonashHeart acquiring skills in coronary stenting, intravascular imaging and fractional flow reserve as well as structural intervention.

Dennis is a consultant interventional, cardiac MRI and CT cardiologist at MonashHeart, Monash Health. Dennis sees himself firstly as a general physician and secondly as a cardiologist. He has interest in all aspects of cardiology (coronary artery disease, heart failure, structural heart disease and hypertension) and has been serving regional Australia in Mildura as a visiting general physician and cardiologist since 2010.

Dennis has completed a PhD in cardiac MRI and MD in the area of cardiac CT. His PhD thesis was awarded the Dean’s commendation for thesis excellence by the University of Adelaide. He has published more than 70 original manuscripts in leading international journals such as Lancet and Journal of American College of Cardiology. He is a reviewer and editorial board member for international peer reviewed journals. Besides winning 12 young investigator awards, he won the Ralph Reader prize in 2013 which is the highest accolade for emerging cardiology researchers in Australia and New Zealand. He has been the recipient of prestigious research scholarships including NHMRC postgraduate scholarship and an Early Career Fellowship as well as National Heart Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship. He is an international expert in the field of cardiac CT and has successfully supervised PhD candidates in the area of cardiac CT and plaque assessment. He also has an interest in the intracoronary imaging. He is the co-director of Heart Health Theme Imaging Core Lab at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). He holds an associate professor appointment through Monash University where he actively researches and lectures.

Consults at MonashHeart Casey and Suite D, Clayton

 

Dr Emily Kotschet :

Dr Emily Kotschet

Dr Emily Kotschet has extensive experience in arrhythmia management, including catheter ablation, with special expertise in curative atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation and special interest in arrhythmias in pregnancy and congenital heart disease. She also inserts pacemakers and implantable defibrillators and performs cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure.

Emily completed basic cardiology training at the Alfred Hospital, followed by specialist electrophysiology fellowship training at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne and two years at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, Canada.

Emily is currently a member of the senior medical staff, MonashHeart, Monash Health where she is also a practising consultant in electrophysiology and pacing. Emily heads the busy cardiology team each week at Cardiology Outpatients, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton.

Consults at MonashHeart Suite D, Clayton

Dr Garry Barron :

Dr Garry Barron

Dr Garry Barron is originally from New Zealand, where he attended the University of Otago. The plan was for surgical training following his part 1 FRACS but fate intervened. He undertook his advanced cardiology training in Christchurch. In 1996 Garry moved to Australia to undertake a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Monash Medical Centre for two years.

Garry was the Director of the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory at Dandenong Hospital for four years and the Director of the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory at the Valley Private Hospital for many years. He has been training interventional fellows for 19 years. His interests are in general cardiology and coronary interventions. Garry has managed the cardiological care of patients in partnership with general practitioners in the south east area of Melbourne for over 19 years.

 

Dr Jack Krafchek :

Dr Jack Krafchek

Dr Jack Krafchek trained in cardiology at St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne and completed his post-graduate training in pacing and electrophysiology whilst in the U.S. 1983 to 1986, at Duke University and then in Houston, Texas. He joined the cardiology department at Monash Medical Centre in 1987, when the hospital first opened.

Jack has been a senior member of the MonashHeart team for 30 years and has helped train numerous young cardiologists in the insertion and management of pacemakers and defibrillators. He continues to practise general cardiology with a special interest in arrhythmias and device management.

 

Professor Richard Harper : Interim Director of MonashHeart and Emeritus Director of Cardiology

Professor Richard Harper

Interim Director of MonashHeart and Emeritus Director of Cardiology

Professor Richard (Rick) Harper is the Interim Director of MonashHeart, Monash Health and Emeritus Director of Cardiology, Monash Medical Centre and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Monash University. He is also Chair of the Cardiology Committee of the Medical Benefits Schedule Task Force Review.

After graduating from Melbourne University, Rick undertook his basic physician and advanced cardiology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, followed by appointments as a cardiac fellow firstly at Sahlgrens Hospital, Gothenberg, Sweden and then at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA. Returning to Melbourne, he worked as a specialist cardiologist for ten years at the Alfred Hospital, before being appointed as the Director of Cardiology at the Queen Victoria Hospital. On the establishment of Monash Medical Centre, Clayton in 1986 Rick became the Director of Cardiology, a position he held for 20 years.

Rick has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard University, faculty lecturer with the American College of Cardiology and senior lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor of Medicine, Monash University. Rick has had membership in many professional societies including the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) and the National Heart Foundation of Australia. He has been a past chairman of the Victorian Division of the CSANZ and has served on the Federal Council of the CSANZ. He has also been Chairman of the Professional and Ethical Standards Committee of the CSANZ and a member of the Specialist Training Committee in Cardiology. This is a sub-committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians which is responsible for the training of cardiologists in Australia. He was the foundation Clinical Co-Lead of the Victorian Cardiac Clinical Network. He has lectured widely, extensively taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervised five PhD students. He has published book chapters, editorials and 140 refereed publications.

Dr James Sapontis :

Dr James Sapontis

 

Dr James Sapontis is the head of complex coronary intervention at MonashHeart and is a world-renowned expert in this field. His sub-specialty is in chronic total occlusion angioplasty and he is regularly invited to speak at international conferences and performs live case demonstrations in this area.

Before returning to Australia he underwent fellowship training in both the United Kingdom at Kings College Hospital and the United States at the Mid-America Heart Institute, where he was under the tutelage of world experts. He now trains both local and international cardiologists in contemporary interventional practices and equipment use.

Being an active opinion leader he has involvement in the development of new technologies and novel techniques in both interventional cardiology and cardiogenic shock.

James has a strong research background with publications and manuscripts in his specialty, and heads a number of research projects both with the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre and other international institutions.

Consults at MonashHeart Suite D, Clayton

 

Professor Julian Smith : Head of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professor Julian Smith

Head of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professor Julian Smith is the Head of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Monash Health, Head of Monash University’s Department of Surgery (School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health) and Deputy Head of the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1981. His early post-graduate years were spent at the Royal Melbourne Hospital from where he obtained a Master of Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne and the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in General Surgery. His Australian training in cardiothoracic surgery was carried out at the Royal Melbourne, Alfred and Royal Children's Hospitals. After obtaining the FRACS in Cardiothoracic Surgery, he spent time at Stanford University in the USA and then Papworth Hospital in the UK for further training particularly in the field of transplantation and circulatory support. In early 1995, he returned to the Alfred Hospital as a cardiothoracic surgeon and Deputy Head of the Heart and Lung Transplant Service, positions he held until September 2001.

Professor Smith has an extensive clinical experience in adult cardiothoracic surgery including in organ transplantation and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is one of Australia’s leading academic surgeons having in excess of 300 publications and $7 million dollars in grants covering a broad spectrum of cardiothoracic, general and specialist surgical domains.

Consults at MonashHeart Suite D, Clayton

 

Dr Jeffery Alison : Head of Cardiac Rhythm Management Services

Dr Jeffery Alison

Head of Cardiac Rhythm Management Services

Dr Jeff Alison completed his specialty training in cardiology at Monash Medical Centre, subsequently undertaking clinical electrophysiology training at the University of British Columbia Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, Canada. Jeff has been the Head of the Electrophysiology Program, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton since 1996 and since 2007 has been the Head of Cardiac Rhythm Management Services, MonashHeart. He leads a team of highly skilled electrophysiologists who are all passionate about the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias with the goal of relieving symptoms and improving patients’ lives.

Jeff also holds an honorary electrophysiologist appointment with the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Jeff twice won the University of British Columbia Department of Medicine Joseph Diamond Memorial prize for cardiovascular research and received honourable mention in the 1992 North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology Young Investigator Award competition. Jeff has published in the areas of use of antiarrhythmic drugs, AV node ablation, accessory pathway ablation and implantable device therapies. Jeff has performed a number of “first in Australia” procedures including the first “Artic Front” pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation and, in November 2009, the first WATCHMAN left atrial appendage occlusion procedure.

Consults at MonashHeart Casey

 

Mr Prashant Joshi :

Mr Prashant Joshi

Mr Prashant Joshi is a cardiothoracic surgeon with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton.

Prashant completed his initial training in India at the prestigious Nagpur University followed by further training at Bombay University.

From 2000 to 2009 Prashant was a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Sarawak General Hospital, Malaysia, going on to undertake the role of Adjunct Professor of Surgery and Acting Head of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sarawak General Hospital and University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia. Prashant joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Monash Medical Centre in December 2009, securing a full time consultant position with the Monash Health team in 2013 .

Prashant has been successful in securing a number of research grants and has been principle investigator for a four cardiac surgery trials. He has made many scientific paper presentations internationally; in Asia, UK and Australia.

Consults at MonashHeart Suite D, Clayton

 

Dr John Gelman :

Dr John Gelman

Dr John Gelman is a senior visiting cardiologist at MonashHeart, Monash Health and the former director of echocardiology (1989-2007). He is a consultant cardiologist at Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne and directs a private echo service in Gippsland.

John graduated from Monash University, trained at Prince Henry’s and The Alfred hospitals (including the Clinical Research Unit, Baker Institute) and completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Florida, USA. He has obtained the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound and has been an examiner for ASUM. He is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, invited journal reviewer and speaker at national and international echo courses and meetings.

His major interests include the training and teaching of clinical echocardiography and 3D echo guidance for percutaneous cardiac therapies.

Dr Yuvaraj Malaiapan :

Dr Yuvaraj Malaiapan

Dr Yuvaraj Malaiapan graduated from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. He completed his physician training in Ipoh, Malaysia and subsequently undertook cardiology training in Penang Hospital, Malaysia. He completed his interventional cardiology training at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne.

Yuvaraj worked as an interventional and general cardiologist in Penang, Malaysia from 2002 to 2004. He returned to Australia in 2004 and in 2005, took on the role of Director of Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories, Monash Medical Centre. In 2007, he became the inaugural Head of Interventional Services at MonashHeart, Monash Health, a position he held till 2015. Yuvaraj continues to work at MonashHeart and Jessie McPherson Private Hospital. He has trained in cardiac CT angiogram attaining level 2 expertise and is a member of the cardiac CT angiogram reporting team at MonashHeart. He is also a senior lecturer at Monash University.

Yuvaraj’s passion in interventional cardiology is in intracoronary imaging and complex coronary intervention. He regularly conducts workshops in Australia, teaching and training interventional cardiologists on complex coronary intervention utilising intravascular ultrasound and rotational atherectomy. He enjoys mentoring the next generation interventional cardiologists in the art and science of intra coronary imaging and complex coronary intervention.

Yuvaraj has published widely in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include intracoronary imaging, percutaneous management of acute myocardial infarction, refractory hypertension and chronic total coronary occlusion. He completed his doctoral thesis in the contemporary use of intravascular ultrasound in complex coronary intervention in 2014 and was awarded the MD degree by Monash University.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong and Casey

Dr Wally Ahmar :

Dr Wally Ahmar

Dr Wally Ahmar specialises in interventional and general cardiology. He undertook advanced cardiology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. His interventional training was conducted at MonashHeart, Monash Health with particular emphasis on acute and chronic percutaneous coronary intervention procedures and intravascular ultrasound. He also has an interest in acute coronary syndrome and interventional cardiological procedures.

Wally’s background includes research experience with a science (honours) degree and a PhD. He is currently active in a number of research projects in interventional cardiology with the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre.

Wally is a member of senior medical staff with MonashHeart, Monash Health.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong and Casey

Dr Liam McCormick :

Dr Liam McCormick

Dr Liam McCormick joined MonashHeart as a cardiologist and interventional fellow in 2014. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2002 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. After spending his early post-graduate years at Royal Perth Hospital, Liam moved to Cambridge, UK in 2005. From there, he completed physician training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and advanced clinical cardiology training (specialising in interventional cardiology) at Papworth Hospital - the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital.

Whilst in the UK, Liam completed a Doctorate of Medicine with the University of Cambridge, where he ran a number of clinical trials investigating the cardioprotective effects of a novel metabolic agent in patients with coronary artery disease. He has presented his research at over 14 international cardiology conferences and in 2012, was awarded a prize for the best abstract at the British Cardiovascular Society Annual Scientific Conference. He has published extensively in university textbooks and high impact journals, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Liam is interested in all aspects of clinical cardiology with a particular emphasis on percutaneous coronary intervention and the percutaneous management of structural heart disease, including transcatheter aortic valve implantation and alcohol septal ablation for patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.

Consults at MonashHeart Suite D, Clayton

 

Dr Logan Bittinger :

Dr Logan Bittinger

Dr Logan Bittinger graduated from the University of Melbourne with honours, before undertaking physician training at Austin Health, then focusing on cardiology at Austin/Northern Health, before completing his training at MonashHeart. He then undertook fellowships in cardiac rhythm management at MonashHeart then Austin Health, before travelling to Canada for a year to one of the highest volume ablation centres in Canada, specialising in complex ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. During his time in Canada he participated in high impact clinical research trials and presented at the Heart Rhythm Society conference in San Francisco.

After completing his training in cardiac rhythm management (electrophysiology), Logan returned to MonashHeart as a senior medical officer and member of the MonashHeart cardiac rhythm management team. As well as working in MonashHeart’s public cardiology clinic, Logan brought his specialised rhythm management skills to MonashHeart Dandenong’s consulting rooms as the first electrophysiologist consulting there regularly as well as starting and expanding a regular pacemaker/defibrillator clinic.

Logan is expert all types of cardiac ablation, including modern techniques for treating atrial fibrillation. He also implants all forms of cardiac devices, including pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation devices.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong and Casey

 

Dr Marlies Alvarenga :

Dr Marlies Alvarenga

A clinical psychologist with over twelve years of experience as an academic, scientific researcher and clinician.  Dr Alvarenga is a clinical psychologist and adjunct senior lecturer with the School of Public Health at Monash University.

Her main area of interest is in psychosomatic medicine, specifically cardiac neurosciences. Dr Alvarenga has researched the link between stress, mental illness and increased risk or incidence of cardiovascular disease.

Dr Alvarenga carries her research (and that of others) directly into the clinical arena – as a clinical practitioner and founded a highly used psychocardiology clinic within MonashHeart, Monash Health’s cardiology service. Dr Alvarenga is an active practicing clinician and an AHPRA endorsed clinical supervisor.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong

Dr Michael Leung :

Dr Michael Leung

Dr Michael Leung graduated from Monash University with honours in 1995, and has subsequently completed an impressive array of traineeships in clinical cardiology and cardiology research. Michael undertook further specialist training for five years as the interventional fellow/PhD fellow at Monash Medical Centre Clayton, before relocating to South Australia for two years to complete a post doctoral cardiology fellowship in cardiac CT (level 2) and MRI (level 2) with Professor Stephen Worthley at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Michael has won a number of scholarships, awards and prizes for his research work including the National Heart Foundation J Trust Fund post-doctoral award in 2008. Michael has published widely with articles published in MJA, Am J Physiology Heart Circulation and Cardiology General Practice Journal, and has had over 30 conference abstract publications nationally and internationally.

Michael is a reporting cardiologist with the MonashHeart cardiac CT luminary site team, an interventional cardiologist and a member of Monash Health’s senior medical staff.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong and Casey

 

Dr Vivek Mutha :

Dr Vivek Mutha

Dr Vivek Mutha completed his basic physician training at Monash Health; followed by cardiology advanced training at the Northern and Austin Hospitals. He has also done rural rotations at Bendigo and Ballarat. He maintains an interest in research having authored multiple publications and abstracts.

He is presently pursuing further training in cardiac devices and catheter ablation of arrhythmias at MonashHeart. He maintains an interest in teaching medical students and holds an honorary appointment with University of Melbourne as clinical lecturer.

Consults at MonashHeart Casey

 

Dr Nitesh Nerlekar :

Dr Nitesh Nerlekar

Dr. Nitesh Nerlekar graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with honours in 2007. After completing his basic physician training at Monash Health, he completed his advanced training in cardiology at MonashHeart with placements at the Alfred and Frankston hospitals. He subsequently completed a fellowship in advanced echocardiographic and cardiac CT interpretation at MonashHeart. He is currently undertaking training in cardiac MRI.

Nitesh has a keen interest in cardiovascular research with manuscripts published in high impact journals including The Lancet, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Radiology and The International Journal of Cardiology. He has recently completed a Masters of Public Health, as well as statistical and research diplomas through Harvard University. He is currently undertaking a PhD to assess the effect of structured weight loss in obese patients with cardiovascular disease for which he has been awarded a prestigious National Heart Foundation and National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship, as well as an Academic Fellowship by Monash Health.

Nitesh has an interest in all aspects of cardiology.

Consults at MonashHeart Suite D, Clayton

Dr Stuart Moir :

Dr Stuart Moir

Dr Stuart Moir is a clinical cardiologist and multi-modality non-invasive imaging specialist, with expertise in echocardiography (TTE, stress, TOE, contrast echocardiography), as well as cardiac CT and MRI and he is currently the lead cardiologist for the cardiac MRI service at MonashHeart.

He completed his clinical cardiology training and an 18 month fellowship in echocardiography at MonashHeart in 2002. Stuart then undertook a PhD with the Cardiac Imaging Research Group, University of Queensland, Department of Medicine, examining the application of contrast echocardiography for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease. This led to several publications in leading international journals, and as a research fellow he was awarded the prestigious combined National Heart Foundation and National Health and Medical Research Council Scholarship, presented many papers at national and international conferences and was a finalist for the Ralph Reader Prize at the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Stuart then acted as the contrast echocardiography fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota USA, before returning to a staff specialist position at MonashHeart in 2006. He subsequently trained in cardiac CT in San Francisco in 2008 and completed a cardiac MRI fellowship at The Heart Hospital in London in 2013.

Dr Om Narayan :

Dr Om Narayan

Dr. Om Narayan is a cardiologist and clinical lead for the hypertension clinic at MonashHeart, Monash Health. He graduated from the University of Melbourne with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Biomedical Science with honours in 2005. After completing physician training at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Om undertook his advanced clinical cardiology training at Geelong Hospital and subsequently joined MonashHeart in 2012. He is the recipient of the prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council Scholarship as well as the inaugural Monash Health Senior Medical Staff Academic Scholarship.

Om’s PhD studies investigated the interactions between aortic pressure, cardiac contraction and coronary blood flow. He applied several novel techniques to unravel these interactions leading to several important peer-reviewed publications.

Om is passionate about the care of patients with hypertension through the MonashHeart hypertension clinic which he established in 2015. He has delivered multiple presentations at national and international meetings in this area. Om has also completed a two-year interventional fellowship at MonashHeart. He also sees patients through the MonashHeart private consulting rooms.

Om is fluent in Telugu and conversant in Tamil.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong and Suite D, Clayton

Dr Ravi Kiran Munnur :

Dr Ravi Kiran Munnur

Dr Ravi Kiran Munnur joined MonashHeart in 2014 as a cardiologist.

Kiran graduated from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) University, India, with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He secured above 95th percentile scores in the international medical licensing examinations of USA and UK. After migrating to Australia in 2007, he came second in the Australian Medical Council examination. Subsequently, he completed physician training at Box Hill Hospital and undertook advanced clinical cardiology training at Eastern Health, Monash Health and Peninsula Health from 2011 to 2013. He is currently an interventional fellow at MonashHeart, Monash Health.

Kiran is well versed with all aspects of cardiac CT interpretation. He has a particular interest in the role of non-invasive imaging in the assessment of coronary plaque and undertook a PhD to compare cardiac CT with invasive coronary imaging such as IVUS and OCT. Kiran is also the recipient of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Scholarship, Monash Health Clinical Academic Scholarship and Australian post graduate scholarship.

Consults at MonashHeart Casey

Dr Siobhan Lockwood : Lead Cardiologist, MonashHeart Heart Failure

Dr Siobhan Lockwood

Lead Cardiologist, MonashHeart Heart Failure

Siobhan graduated from Monash University with MBBS (Hons) in 2001. She completed her basic and advanced clinical training through Monash Health, becoming a fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians in 2010. Siobhan undertook her clinical cardiology training with MonashHeart including a two-year fellowship in echocardiology, specialising in transthoracic, transoesophageal and stress echocardiography. In addition, Siobhan has also completed training in cardiac computed tomography (CT) with CVCTA/MonashHeart.

Siobhan is a consultant cardiologist at MonashHeart, the cardiology service of Monash Health, in the areas of general cardiology and cardiac imaging – echocardiography and cardiac CT.Siobhan is also a key member of the MonashHeart structural heart disease program and is heavily involved in the development and implementation of novel, percutaneous structural heart disease therapies such as trans-catheter aortic valve implantation.

In 2014, Siobhan was the recipient of a Victorian Department of Health and Human Services grant which facilitated the development of the MonashHeart Early Intervention Systolic Heart Failure program, which focuses on heart failure patient education and self-management to avoid hospital readmission. In addition, Siobhan works in collaboration with the Monash Women’s program as part of the high-risk, cardio-obstetric clinic.

Consults at MonashHeart Dandenong and Suite D, Clayton

Dr Robert Gooley : Head of Interventional Services and Lead Cardiologist, Structural Heart Disease Program

Dr Robert Gooley

Head of Interventional Services and Lead Cardiologist, Structural Heart Disease Program

Dr Robert Gooley is the head of interventional services and consults at MonashHeart Clayton. He graduated from Monash University with first class honours in 2004 and completed his physician training at Monash Health. He completed advanced training in cardiology at MonashHeart where he has also completed his interventional fellowship, structural heart disease fellowship and PhD. Robert is the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award, Faculty Postgraduate Excellence Award and a National Health and Medical Research Council scholarship.

Robert is the lead cardiologist of the MonashHeart structural heart disease program which offers a non-invasive alternative treatment for patients with structural heart disease at high surgical risk. He has a keen interest in percutaneous coronary intervention and percutaneous management of structural heart disease. In 2017 he was appointed the head of interventional services MonashHeart.

Consults at MonashHeart Suite D, Clayton

Dr Roger Peverill :

Dr Roger Peverill

Dr Roger Peverill trained in cardiology at Prince Henry’s Hospital and Monash Medical Centre and then went on to do a PhD at Monash Medical Centre and Monash University related to the echocardiographic assessment of the potential for cardiac thrombosis.

He has particular clinical interests in heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and the assessment of dyspnoea using echocardiography. His main research interest is echocardiographic assessment of cardiac function. He has a long standing interest in the teaching of echocardiography, including echocardiography fellows and sonographers. He is an invited reviewer for various international journals and has been a reviewer for the NHF and NHMRC.

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