This excellent training program will equip four fellows in the art and science of interventional cardiology including:
Our program is particularly geared to those looking towards an academic and research career in interventional cardiology as we have considerable involvement in interventional clinical trials. The MonashHeart interventional fellowship program has been structured to include the opportunity for MD/PhD degree over a four to five year program with alternate years undertaking research. MonashHeart supports four interventional training fellowship positions. Generally one of these positions is dedicated to training of a self funded overseas candidate (one year position only).
The two MonashHeart interventional laboratories at Monash Medical Centre (MMC), Clayton, Victoria, perform over 1,280 PCIs and 3,200 coronary angiograms per year. The laboratories operate eight hours per day, five days per week, providing adult interventional services. Plans are currently in progress to commence a paediatric interventional service. There is high demand for our emergency primary/rescue PCI service, with over 380 emergency PCIs performed in 2013.
There is growing demand for more complex cardiac interventions such as atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closures, balloon mitral valvuloplasty and other vascular interventions. MonashHeart was the first centre in Australasia to be credentialed to independently undertake percutaneous aortic valve implantation with CoreValve and the first centre worldwide to perform the Sadra Lotus heart valve procedure. In November 2012 MonashHeart successfully performed the world first renal denervation in a child.
Interventional services currently include the following coronary and cardiac interventions:
Enquiries and applications to
Mr John Koutsoubos
Operations Manager, Procedural & Diagnostic
Tel: +61 3 9594 7855
Fax: +61 3 9594 6239
Mail: MonashHeart, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton 3168