Associate Professor Rod Warren has been the director of Interventional Cardiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital for 20 years. Having trained at Royal Melbourne, undertaken a PhD at the Baker Institute and advanced angioplasty training in the United States. He has performed more than 50000 procedures and has been instrumental in developing the acute infarct service at Royal Melbourne and Melbourne Private hospitals. He has trained many interventional cardiologists both locally and from overseas and the units have achieved outstanding results for re-vascularisation either by stent or bypass surgery.
He also provides a service to country centres and interstate in Tasmania.
Graduated from Melbourne University in 1973 with honours and equal first in Medicine, Cardiology training was at St Vincent’s and Prince Henry’s Hospital. Postgraduate studies were completed at the Department of Medicine Vincent's and St Vincent’s School of Medical Research as a National Heart Foundation Research Scholar then Canadian Heart Foundation Research Fellow at Mc Master University Ontario Canada. He established his clinical practice at Sacred Heart Hospital in 1984 and has been the director of the initial Critical Care Unit and subsequently Coronary Care.He established John Fawkner Cardiology with Roderic Warren and developed cardiac testing at Sacred Heart Hospital and John Fawkner Hospital.More recently he developed CT coronary Angiography (CTCA) in association with i-Med and as level B specialist in CTCA provides high quality studies. Since 2000 he has travelled widely in Africa assessing health projects for Edmund Rice Foundation Australia and recently facilitated a major solar energy project at St Therese Hospital South Sudan.
Associate Professor James Wong
Dr. Helen Thomson
Trained in cardiology at The Prince Charles Hospital and was awarded the Prince Charles Clinical Fellowship and NH&MRC Postgraduate scholarships to complete a PhD at the University of Queensland in Baroreceptor function in health and disease. Further post graduate fellowship was obtained in an Advance Cardiac Imaging Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic USA. Dr. Thomson has appointments at the Alfred Hospital, and has joined The Heart Specialists as a non invasive cardiologist with excellent clinical and research credentials in cardiac ultrasound and stress echocardiography.
Dr Wright graduated with his medical degree from University of Melbourne before undertaking his clinical training at Royal Melbourne and Austin Hospitals. He completed advanced physician training in Cardiology before specialising in multi-modality cardiac imaging, including level A CT coronary angiography accreditation, and is one of a very small number of cardiologists in Melbourne with dual training in Nuclear Medicine.
He is currently appointed as a staff specialist Cardiologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, as a consultant physician at Northern Health and provides nuclear cardiology (and general nuclear) investigations at MIA radiology at John Fawkner Hospital, Epping and Warringal Private Hospital.
Special interests include; chest pain, undifferentiated dyspnoea, heart failure and managing cardiac issues in complex medical patients.
Dr Liew completed her undergraduate training at the University of Melbourne and undertook post-graduate training at Eastern Health where she completed her cardiology training, followed by a two year fellowship in device implantation and cardiac rhythm management at MonashHeart. She is one of the primary cardiologists overseeing cardiac device management of pacemakers, defibrillators and implantable loop recorders at The Heart Specialists and helps oversee our regular clinics.
Dr. Pavithra Naidu
Dr Naidu completed her medical degree from the University of Adelaide. She then undertook postgraduate training in Cardiology at Geelong Hospital followed by a two year Echocardiography fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She joined the Heart Specialists in 2015. Areas of interest include chest pain, heart failure and adult congenital heart disease.