Dr Arthur Masis

Academic appointment details

  • Head of Acute Cardiac Services, MonashHeart, Monash Health
  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Monash University

Academic address

MonashHeart
Monash Medical Centre
246 Clayton Road, Clayton
Victoria Australia 3168

Academic contact details

Phone: +61 3 9594 2243
Fax: +61 3 9594 2246

Summary of qualifications, experience and current interests

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.

Professional qualifications

Qualifications – University of Melbourne

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours (MBBS, Hons), 2003

Qualifications – Monash University

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), 2012
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 2015

Qualifications

  • Level B Cardiovascular CT Angiography Specialist, Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in CCTA, 2011
  • Level 2 Cardiac MRI Specialist, Society of Cardiovascular MRI, 2014

Professional registrations

  • Registered medical practitioner, Australia

Scientific and professional societies

  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
  • Fellow, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ)
  • Member, American Society of Echocardiography
  • Member, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Member, European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Member, Australian and French Association of Science and Technology
  • Member, Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Member, Victorian Endowment For Science, Knowledge & Innovation (veski) connection
Current appointments
  • Head, Acute Cardiac Services, MonashHeart, Monash Health, Victoria
  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Monash University
  • Member, Senior Medical Staff, MonashHeart, Monash Health, Victoria
  • Co-Clinical Lead, Victorian Cardiac Clinical Network, Department of Health & Human Services, State Government of Victoria
  • Director, Victoria Heart, Windsor and East Melbourne, Victoria
Awards and honours
  • Henry Burger Prize for Clinical Research (Best Published Clinical Research), MonashHealth Senior Medical Staff Association, 2015
  • Bushell Fellowship in Medicine, Royal Australian College of Physicians, 2014
  • Ralph Reader Prize Finalist, Young Investigator Award (Clinical Science), Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2013
  • Australian French Association for Science and Technology Associate Award, 2013
  • Early Career Investigator Award (Clinical Research), Monash Health Research Week, 2012
  • Alexander R Margulis Award for Scientific Excellence (Finalist), Radiological Society of North America, 2012
  • National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship, 2011
  • National Heart Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship, 2011
  • Monash Health Senior Medical Staff Academic Scholarship, 2011
  • Victoria Fellowship (Life Sciences), Victorian Endowment For Science, Knowledge & Innovation, 2011
  • Monash Health Clinical School Student’s Choice Award for Distinguished Teaching, Monash University, 2011
  • Jamieson Prize for Clinical Medicine (Finalist), University of Melbourne, 2003
  • General Practice and Community Medicine Prize, University of Melbourne, 2002
  • Dean’s Honours List, Fifth Year MBBS, University of Melbourne, 2002
  • Dean’s Honours List, Fourth Year MBBS, University of Melbourne, 2001
  • Entrance Scholarship (MBBS), University of Melbourne, 1998
Committee Memberships
  • Co-Chair, Victorian Cardiac Clinical Network, Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria
  • Treasurer, Hellenic Medical Society of Australia
Research interests
  • Role of CT angiography in chest pain assessment
  • Early identification of myocardial dysfunction using stress echocardiography
  • Clinical outcomes and models of acute cardiac care
Publications

Theses

  1. Advances in Cardiac Imaging with Wide-Area Multidetector Cardiac Computed Tomography. Monash University, 2011.
  2. Clinical Application of Cardiac Computed Tomography: Implications for Chest Pain Assessment. Monash University, 2014.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

  1. Nerlekar N, Mulley W, Rehmani H, Ramkumar S, Cheng K, Vasanthakumar SA, Rashid H, Barton T, Nasis A, Meredith IT, Moir S, Mottram PM. Feasibility of exercise stress echocardiography for cardiac risk assessment in chronic kidney disease patients prior to renal transplantation. Clinical Transplantation. 2016;10:1209-1215
  2. Yudi MB, Clark DJ, Tsang D, Jelinek M, Kalten K, Joshi S, Phan K, Nasis A, Amerena J, Arunothayaraj S, Reid C, Farouque O. SMARTphone-based, early cardiac REHABilitation in patients with acute coronary syndromes [SMART-REHAB Trial]: A randomized controlled trial protocol. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 2016;1:170
  3. Captur G, Wilson R, Bennett MF, Luxán G, Nasis A, de la Pompa JL, Moon JC, Mohun TJ. Morphogenesis of myocardial trabeculae in the mouse embryo. Journal of Anatomy. 2016;2:314-325
  4. Xu B, Gooley R, Seneviratne SK, Nasis A. Clinical utility of multi-detector cardiac computed tomography in structural heart interventions. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. 2016;3:299-305
  5. Muthalaly RG, Nasis A. Unilateral pulmonary oedema: A case report of a commonly missed and highly consequential condition. International Journal of Cardiology. 2016;62-63
  6. Nerlekar N, Nasis A. CT Coronary Angiography in Kidney Transplantation Candidates. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2016;3:328-329
  7. Ngu PJ, Harper RW, Nasis A. Percutaneous repair of acquired Gerbode defect complicated by hemolysis and acute kidney injury. International Journal of Cardiology. 2016;37-39
  8. Captur G, Wilson R, Bennett MF, Luxán G, Nasis A, de la Pompa JL, Moon JC, Mohun TJ. Morphogenesis of myocardial trabeculae in the mouse embryo. Journal of Anatomy. 2016
  9. Treibel TA, Fontana M, Maestrini V, Castelletti S, Rosmini S, Simpson J, Nasis A, Bhuva AN, Bulluck H, Abdel-Gadir A, White SK, Manisty C, Spottiswoode BS, Wong TC, Piechnik SK, Kellman P, Robson MD, Schelbert EB, Moon JC. Automatic Measurement of the Myocardial Interstitium Synthetic Extracellular Volume Quantification Without Hematocrit Sampling. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2016;1:54-63
  10. Nasis A, Meredith IT, Cameron JD, Seneviratne SK. Coronary computed tomography angiography for the assessment of chest pain: current status and future directions. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging. 2015;125-143
  11. Reant P, Captur G, Mirabel M, Nasis A, Sado DM, Maestrini V, Castelletti S, Manisty C, Herrey AS, Syrris P, Tome-Esteban M, Jenkins S, Elliott PM, McKenna WJ, Moon JC. Abnormal septal convexity into the left ventricle occurs in subclinical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2015;1:64
  12. Nasis A, Harper RW. Anatomical versus Functional Testing for Coronary Artery Disease. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2015;1:90-91

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