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First female Australian cardiologist awarded prestigious fellowship


Cabrini cardiologist and researcher Dr Swati Mukherjee has been awarded a prestigious SCAI Fellowship in recognition of interventional cardiology excellence.

Dr Mukherjee was awarded the FSCAI Fellowship by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). SCAI is the leading non-profit medical society in the USA, representing invasive and interventional cardiology.

She is the first female Australian cardiologist to be awarded a FSCAI, and one of only a few cardiologists in total from Australia to hold the award.

Only a few FSCAIs are awarded to interventional cardiologists from around the world each year. They are recognised as a mark of excellence, and serve as a prestigious ranking of interventional cardiologists. Nominated by peers and seniors in the cardiology field, FSCAI fellows are recognised as having ‘mastery over their art and practicing with high ethical standards’.

Only highly experienced members who have met performance standards established by SCAI and who have garnered excellent peer recommendations can achieve the status of FSCAI. Being a Fellow of SCAI puts Swati among the most notable cardiologists across the globe.

Dr Mukherjee specialises in coronary intervention and heart disease in women. As one of only 17 female interventional cardiologists in Australia and New Zealand (less than 5%) she plays an active role towards increasing awareness on women’s cardiovascular issues and bringing gender equity for women cardiologists and physicians through various initiatives and national and international leadership roles and speaking opportunities.

Cabrini congratulates Swati on this wonderful achievement.

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