Dr Jeff 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. View full profile

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 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 Andrew Davis – MBBS, FRACP, Peadiatric Electrophysiologist

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. View full profile

Ms Melissa Harvey – Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Cardiac Rhythm Management, MonashHeart

Melissa Harvey gained the position of cardiac rhythm management clinical nurse consultant in October 2016. Melissa began her cardiac nursing career in 2009 on MonashHeart’s cardiac care unit where she gained extensive cardiac nursing experience. Melissa helped establish the nurse led, cardiologist supported Atrial Fibrillation Clinic within MonashHeart where patients receive a combination of medical therapy, education and on-going support. Melissa holds a post-graduate certificate in cardiac care and a master of nursing practice.

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 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. 1983-86, 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

Associate Professor Andreas Pflaumer – FRACP, MD, Paediatric Electrophysiologist

A/Prof 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. View full profile

Ms Lucy Rudolph – Lead Cardiac Rhythm Management Techonlogist

Lucy has more than 13 years’ experience as a cardiac technologist in various hospitals in London and Australia. For the last five years Lucy focussed on the sub-speciality area of cardiac rhythm management, with qualifications, skills and experience in both cardiac electrophysiology and devices. Lucy became the lead cardiac rhythm management technologist for MonashHeart in May 2015.

Ms Kara Zantuck – Nurse Unit Manager, Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories & Cardiac CT

Kara Zantuck began her career in cardiothoracic nursing 11 years ago before gaining further nursing experience overseas. Her passion for cardiac nursing lead her to the cath lab in 2006, where she found her niche. Kara’s advanced skills in procedural cardiology have seen her involved in many MonashHeart first’s including TAVR, Watchman and Mitralclip procedures, and live case transmissions. With post-graduate qualifications in health management and experience as both cardiac cath lab ANUM and cardiac liaison coordinator, Kara now leads her team as nurse unit manager of the MonashHeart cardiac cath lab and cardiac CT service.

CRM Cardiac Techonologists

  • Lucy Rudolph (Lead Cardiac Rhythm Cardiac Technologist)
  • Thi Bui
  • Angela Coumountouros
  • Jess Cseh
  • Daniel Nicolici
  • Amanda Way