Associate Professor Arthur Nasis – MBBS (Hons), MD, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, Head of Acute Cardiac Services

Associate Professor Arthur Nasis is a consultant cardiologist and non-invasive imaging specialist who was appointed as the Head of Acute Cardiac Services, MonashHeart in February 2015. He has a particular clinical and research interest in the evolving role of cardiac imaging in the assessment of chest pain. View full profile

Dr David Adam – MBBS, FRACP, Electrophysiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Wally Ahmar – MBBS, BSc(Hons), Phd , FRACP, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Jeff Alison – MBBS, FRACP, 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. View full profile

Dr Garry Barron – MBChB, FRACP, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Tim Barton – MBBS (Hons), FRACP, Cardiologist

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

Dr Logan Bittinger – MBBS, FRACP, Electrophysiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Bon Chou – MBBS, FRACP, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Benjamin Dundon – MBBS, PhD, FRACP, Cardiologist

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). View full profile

Dr John Gelman – MBBS(Hons), FRACP, FCSANZ, DDU, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Robert Gooley – MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACP, Cardiologist, Head of Interventional Services

Dr Robert Gooley is the head of interventional services and consults at MonashHeart Dandenong. He graduated from Monash University with first honours in 2004 and completed his physician training at Monash Health. He completed advanced training in cardiology at MonashHeart and has completed interventional fellowship and PhD. Robert is the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award, Faculty Postgraduate Excellence Award and a Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand scholarship. View full profile

Professor Richard Harper – MBBS(Hons), FRACP, FACC, FCSANZ, Interim Director of Cardiology, 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. View full profile

Dr Stewart Healy – MBBS, FRACP, Electrophysiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Betty Ho – MBBS(Hons), FRACP, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Associate Professor Brian Ko – BSc (Medicine), MBBS (Hons), MD, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FSCCT, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Emily Kotschet – MBBS, FRACP, Electrophysiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Jack Krafchek – MBBS, FRACP, Electrophysiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Michael Leung – MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRACP, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Siobhan Lockwood – MBBS(Hons), FRACP, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Yuvaraj Malaiapan – MBBS, MD, MRCPI, FRACP, FCSANZ, Cardiologist

Dr Yuvaraj Malaiapan completed his subspecialty training in cardiology at Penang Hospital, Malaysia, subsequently undertaking interventional training at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton. He was appointed as Director of the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories and Interventional Cardiology, MonashHeart in 2005. Yuvaraj was the Head of Interventional Services, MonashHeart from 2007 to 2015. View full profile

Dr Liam McCormick – MBBS, MRCP(UK), MD, FRACP, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Dr David McGaw – MBBS, PhD, FRACP, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Stuart Moir – MBBS, PhD, FRACP, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Associate Professor Philip Mottram – MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, Cardiologist, 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. View full profile

Dr James Sapontis – BSc(Hons), MBBch, FRACP, FCSANZ, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Associate Professor Sujith Seneviratne – MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ, Co-Head of Cardiac CT, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Tony White – MBBS, PhD, FRACP, Cardiologist

Tony is an academic interventional cardiologist who completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne. Subsequent basic training and cardiology training was at Royal Melbourne Hospital. In 2000 he was awarded the Bryan Hudson medal for the highest nationwide score in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians examinations. Next, he completed a PhD at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute into biomechanical and genetic markers of coronary plaque instability. View full profile

Associate Professor Dennis Wong – BSc (Med), MBBS (Hons), MD, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, Cardiologist

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. View full profile

Dr Sarah Zaman – MBBS, PhD, FRACP, Cardiologist

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. View full profile