I am a general adult cardiologist with expertise in a broad range of non-invasive cardiology. I am the Director of Cardiac Services at Cabrini Health having commenced this exciting role in 2017.
I graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1999 and was also awarded a Bachelor of Medical Science for research at the Baker Heart Research Institute. I completed basic physician training at Austin Health in 2003 and undertook advanced training in cardiology, heart failure and transplantation at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne from 2004 to 2006. I then undertook further post graduate studies investigating the mechanisms of syncope (low blood pressure and fainting) from 2006 to 2009. This work resulted in several high profile peer reviewed research publications in leading cardiovascular journals.
I was awarded the Ralph Reader Prize by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand in 2008 for my research investigating syncope. I am the Head of Heart Failure Services at Northern Health and have been heavily involved in redesigning the heart failure program including a focus on direct engagement with general practice. I was the recipient of the Department of Health grant of $300,000 to improve models of care for heart failure patients and this project will be completed in 2018.