MBBCH, DCH(SA) FCP(SA)FRACP
I qualified as a General Physician in South Africa at the University of Cape Town. I then went to Newcastle upon Tyne and completed my cardiology training where I gained experience in coronary interventions, cardiac pacing, defibrillator implants and Electrophysiology.
At present, I am director of the Coronary Care Unit and Director of Echocardiology Services at the Sydney Adventist Hospital and Senior Clinical lecturer at the Macquarie University Hospital.
My special interests include device implantation (Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Loop recorders), Interventional cardiology (angioplasty, coronary stents, closure of patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defects) and heart failure. I was the first implanter of leafless pacemakers in Sydney and have been engaged to train other physicians in this technology. I have been principle investigator in a number of Pacemaker and Defibrillator trials including trials for heart failure, and have been instrumental in introducing new procedures such as TAVI (trans catheter aortic valve implantation) to the Sydney Adventist Hospital.
I am part of the Operation Open Heart which is an outreach program run by the Sydney Adventist Hospital, delivering cardiology services to 3rd world countries. At present, we are teaching and delivering services in Myanmar to enable the local cardiologists to gain expertise in various interventional procedures.