Speaker and Faculty Biographies

 

Prof. Tom Marwick - Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne

Tom Marwick completed training in medicine and cardiology in Australia, before undertaking an Imaging Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, a PhD at the University of Louvain, Belgium and a Masters in Public Health at Harvard. He is Director of Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, and has divided his career mostly between Australia (formerly at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and Professor of Medicine and Head of Cardiovascular Imaging Research Centre, UQ) and the USA (former Head of Cardiovascular Imaging at Cleveland Clinic). His main contribution has been in clinical research and research training, and has supervised about 30 research higher degree students – mainly clinical – including 22 completed PhDs. He was one of the initiators of stress echocardiography, and has made contributions to the prognostic evidence underlying cardiovascular imaging. His main current research interests relate to the detection of early cardiovascular disease and cost-effective application of cardiac imaging techniques for treatment selection and monitoring. He has published over 650 papers, reviews, chapters and editorials, and is an Associate Editor at JACC and Deputy Editor at JACC-Cardiovascular Imaging. Professor Marwick has been the recipient of more than fifty significant research grants and several awards, including the Simon Dack Award from the American College of Cardiology, 2009 and the RT Hall Prize (2006) and Kempson Maddox Lecture (2011) of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Prof. Liza Thomas - Westmead Hospital, Sydney

Professor Liza Thomas is a Conjoint Professor at Sydney University and University of New South Wales and is the Clinical Lead for non invasive cardiac imaging at Westmead Hospital. Her research focuses particularly on echocardiography; specific interests include imaging for the assessment of atrial dynamics and function, diastolic function, chemotherapy induced cardiomyopathy, amyloid and Fabry cardiomyopathies and cardiac involvement in chronic kidney disease. Liza is actively involved in undergraduate / postgraduate medical student and sonographers. She supervises PhD and Masters students. Liza has been invited to speak at national and international meetings and has published more than 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Prof. Dominic Leung - Liverpool Hospital, Sydney

Professor Dominic Leung is a senior staff specialist and Director of Echocardiography Department of Cardiology at Liverpool Hospital.  Dominic is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), the American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, the Hong Kong College of Physicians, and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Dominic is an internationally acknowledged expert in echocardiography and cardiac imaging and has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, editorials, reviews and invited articles in major national and international journals. The international recognition of his work is reflected in more than 2400 citations of his papers (h index of 22) and frequent invitations to speak at major national and international meetings of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, World Congress of Cardiology and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Dominic is a regular reviewer for international journals including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, Cardiovascular Imaging, American Journal of Cardiology, Heart, American Heart Journal, Eurointervention and the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography. His current research interests include valvular heart disease, heart failure, exercise physiology, exercise echocardiography, diabetic heart disease, microvascular dysfunction, coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndrome and interventional cardiology. In addition to his busy clinical service as a staff cardiologist, he is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and supervises a number of Masters and PhD students.

Dominic has also been able to attract research funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council, National Heart Foundation and other funding bodies. Dominic was nominated for the Australian Of The Year Award 2014.

Ms. Bonita Anderson - The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane

Bonita Anderson is a Clinical Fellow at the School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and an Advanced Cardiac Scientist, Cardiac Sciences Unit, The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH), Brisbane. She is also the International Representative on the Board of Directors for American Society of Echocardiography. Her career includes more than 30 years in clinical echocardiography and 15 years as an academic at the QUT where she was instrumental in the development and inception of the Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound (GDCU). She is also the author of two Echo textbooks which are widely used in many echocardiographic courses within Australia, Europe and the USA.

 

Dr. Rebecca Perry - Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide

Dr Rebecca Perry is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Echocardiography at Flinders Medical Centre and Lecturer in Medical Sonography for the School of Health Sciences at UniSA. She has been a cardiac sonographer since 1998 and has been involved in research and advanced echocardiographic techniques since 2003. She has extensive experience in advanced echocardiographic techniques such as strain and 3-D echocardiography. She completed her PhD in 2013 and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the Heart Foundation through Flinders University in 2018. She has presented extensively both nationally and internationally as an abstract presenter, invited speaker and member of faculty. She has published abstracts, manuscripts and a book chapter on topics such as dyssynchrony, coronary vasomotion, speckle tracking, strain and 3-D echocardiography. She was a lecturer and examiner for the Cardiac Diploma of Medical Ultrasound (DMU) course run by the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM, 2008-2017) and was the previous chair of the cardiac special interest group for the Australian Sonographers Association (ASA, 2012-2016). She has been on multiple scientific meeting organising committees including the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, the ASA and ASUM. She is passionate about education and excellence in echocardiography and advanced imaging techniques.

 

Assoc. Prof. Arun Dahiya - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and Logan Hospital, Brisbane

Dr Arun Dahiya is a staff Cardiologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital as well as Logan Hospital in Queensland, Australia. He completed his cardiology training at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Australia in 2009. He returned to Brisbane, Australia from USA in 2012 after completing his two-year advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, USA. He is also an Associate Professor with Griffith University. He has special interest in Echocardiography, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI and is training advanced trainees in multimodality imaging.

Dr. Sandhir Prasad - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane

Dr Sandhir B Prasad is a senior staff specialist and clinical lead in echocardiography at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. He is a Monash medical graduate, completed his training in cardiology at Wellington Hospital (NZ), and completed research and clinical fellowships at Westmead Hospital (Sydney), Monash Heart (Melbourne) and Princess Alexandra Hospital (Brisbane). He has been awarded research fellowships from the National Heart Foundation (NZ) and the Centres of Health Research (Queensland), as well as an Award of Excellence from the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine. He has an ongoing research interest in left ventricular diastolic function, and is an author / co-author on a number of papers on the subject. He is the current Queensland regional secretary for the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. 

Prof. Tony Stanton - Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Sunshine Coast

Professor Tony Stanton is a Sunshine Coast based cardiologist who has a special interest in non-invasive cardiovascular imaging. His research interests include the use of imaging to detect subclinical LV function, the interaction between systemic disease and the heart, and the assessment of cardiovascular risk.

Professor Stanton is a CI on current NHMRC and Heart Foundation research grants and regularly reviews grants for both funding bodies. He is a member of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Cardiac Imaging Council. He is also one of the current Cardiac Imaging Section Editors of the Heart, Lung and Circulation journal.

Dr. Adrian Chong - Princess Alexandra Hospital and University of Queensland, Brisbane

Adrian Chong (MBBS (Hons) FRACP FASE FCSANZ BPharm) is a cardiologist at the Princess Alexandra and Mater Adults Hospitals in Brisbane. He completed an undergraduate Bachelor of Pharmacy degree before graduating from Medicine with first class honours and awarded a university medal from the University of Queensland. Adrian completed his cardiology training and clinical echocardiography fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital followed by a further two-year clinical and research imaging fellowship at St Michael’s Hospital and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (University of Toronto) in Canada. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland with active research interests in aortic valve disease and is an examiner for the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DMU, Cardiac).

Prof. Kazuaki (Kaz) Negishi - University of Sydney, Sydney

A Cardiologist at Nepean Hospital, NSW; Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia; and a current National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow. He had his Cardiology training and PhD in Japan, then spent three years in Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA before he came to Australia. He was a Senior Lecturer/ Research Fellow at Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, and consultant cardiologist at Royal Hobart Hospital. He holds FACC, FESC, FAHA, FASE, and FCSANZ). He has been contributing extensively to the field of cardiovascular health, especially in cardiovascular Imaging >15 years. His interests are on subclinical cardiac dysfunction associated with diabetes, hypertension and cardiotoxic chemotherapy agents, as well as air pollution and space medicine.

Mr. Mark Alexander - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

Mark has been a Cardiac Scientist for 20 years. After studying at the University of Queensland he spent 4 years in the United Kingdom working at various hospitals in London and southern England. He has been at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane for the past 18 year and specialises in echocardiography. Mark is current the Director of Cardiac Diagnostics at PAH and Chair of the Cardiac Sciences Director's Group QLD.

 

Assoc. Prof. Sudhir Wahi - Princess Alexandra Hospital and University of Queensland, Brisbane

Director of Echocardiography and Senior Staff Cardiologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine with the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He completed his advanced fellowship in cardiac imaging at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation USA. He is the Chair of the Imaging Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSNAZ) and a Board member of the CSANZ. Clinical Lead and Chair of the Statewide Echocardiography Working Group, Regional Chair of the Queensland Branch of the CSANZ. He has been on the teaching faculty for many national and international meetings and symposia. He has a keen interest in pulmonary hypertension and echocardiography research. He has been supervising advanced trainees, cardiac scientists and clinical fellows in all forms of echocardiography for 15 years. Besides expertise in general cardiovascular diseases, he has a special clinical interest in valvular heart disease, heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. He is currently also overseeing the Pulmonary Hypertension program at the PAH.

Mr. William Vollbon - Queensland Health, Brisbane

William Vollbon is currently the Manager of the statewide cardiac clinical informatics unit which administers the Queensland Cardiac Outcomes Registry (QCOR). William has over 10 years experience as a cardiac sonographer and completed the Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound program in 2009. His clinical interests encompass the assessment of pulmonary hypertension by echocardiography and quantification of right ventricular function. Development of quality standards and maintenance of performance measures and clinical indicator programs across all facets of cardiology and cardiac surgery (PCI, EP, CR, HF, CTS) are currently the focus of William’s work. Integration and interoperability of clinical cardiology information systems with wider electronic medical records is also an area of interest.

 

 

Assoc. Prof. André La Gerche - Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

Assoc Prof André La Gerche (MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FESC) is head of the Clinical Research Domain at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, a cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, and a Future Leader Fellow of the National Heart Foundation. André completed a PhD at St Vincent’s / University of Melbourne and 4 years of post-doctoral research at the University Hospital of Leuven, Belgium. His research and clinical work focuses on the effect of exercise on the human heart. He studies the range of health from severe heart and lung disease to elite athletes. André leads a young team of researchers in the Sports Cardiology lab which focuses on defining the physiological limits of cardiac function in health and disease. He has pioneered novel imaging techniques including exercise cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and contrast echocardiography. He has more than 150 peer-review publications and text-book chapters and is regularly invited to present at all major international cardiology conferences.

 

 

Ms. Kate Marriott - Queensland University of Technology and Hearts 1st,  Brisbane

Kate Marriott (B App Sci, MAppSc (Cardiac Ultrasound), ACS, FASE) is a lecturer for the Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound course at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and is a senior Cardiac Sonographer at Hearts 1st Brisbane. She has a Masters degree in Cardiac Ultrasound with over 12 years of experience as a cardiac sonographer.  Her main areas of interest are contrast echocardiography (both agitated saline and commercial UEAs) and sonographer training and education.

 

Goo-Yeong Cho - Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. James L Hare - Alfred Hospital and Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne

Dr James Hare is a cardiologist in Heart Failure and Transplantation at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and a Senior Research Fellow at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. He completed his PhD in advanced echocardiography at the University of Queensland and then undertook a post-doctoral fellowship in cardiac MRI at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His research interests include non-invasive myocardial tissue characterization and the application of novel cardiac imaging techniques to clinical practice. He has published and presented cardiac imaging research in both echocardiography and cardiac MRI at multiple international meetings and journals in Asia/Pacific, Europe and the United States.

 

 

Dr. Jonathan R. Lindner - Oregon Health & Science University and Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon USA

Dr Lindner is currently a Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University where he holds the M. Lowell Edwards Professorship of Cardiology and serves as the Chief of the Division of Cardiometabolic Research at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. He received his medical degree and residency training in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and received his cardiovascular training at the University of Virginia. Dr Lindner has expertise in the fields of cardiovascular imaging and microvascular physiology; and is currently the principal investigator on several R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health. His research laboratory has pioneered the use of contrast ultrasound for non-invasive molecular imaging of disease and the evaluation of microvascular function/dysfunction.  Specific areas of research include: (a) application of molecular imaging techniques in atherosclerosis; (b) molecular imaging for early diagnosis of myocardial ischemic injury and inflammation; (c) microvascular dysfunction and endothelial abnormalities in atherosclerosis, insulin resistance, peripheral artery disease, and sickle cell disease; and (e) novel approaches for therapeutic ultrasound. Dr Lindner currently serves as the President for the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE); and as the Vice-chair for the Exam Writing Committee for the National Board of Echocardiography. He also serves as co-Chair of the NIH/NHLBI Data Safety Monitoring Board for Gene and Cell Therapies. Past honors include the Feigenbaum Award and the Richard Popp Teaching Award from the ASE; and elected membership to the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and the Association of University Cardiologists.

Kenya Kusunose - The University of Tokushima, Japan

 

Mr. Tony Forshaw - Queensland Univerty of Technology and Hearts 1st, Brisbane

Tony Forshaw is the course coordinator for the Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound at Queensland University of Technology. Through this role, he is a strong advocate for improved standards in sonography and provides education and training to sonographers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Tony continues to maintain a clinical role as a cardiac sonographer working in private practice at Hearts 1st in Brisbane. Tony is also the author of the Echo Guru educational website and organiser of the Echo Supervisors Summit. 

Dr. Satoshi Nakatani - Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine and Osaka University Hospital, Japan

Dr Satoshi Nakatani is Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Division of Functional Diagnostics, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. Dr Nakatani is an expert of echocardiography and has a special interest in cardiac function, valvular heart disease, heart failure and new echocardiographic techniques. He enjoys teaching and doing basic and clinical research mainly regarding cardiac function. He is also in charge of Heart Valve Clinic at Osaka University Hospital. He has been named on the list of “Best Doctors in Japan” every year since 2002.

Dr. Calvin Chin - National Heart Centre and Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Dr Calvin Chin is a consultant cardiologist at the National Heart Centre Singapore, and an Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School. He is certified in echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging.  Dr Chin graduated from Loma Linda University, California in 2003 and completed his cardiology training at the National Heart Centre Singapore in 2012. With the support from the National Medical Research Council (NMRC), he completed the Master of Clinical Investigation at the University of Singapore and a PhD program at the University of Edinburgh in 2010 and 2015, respectively. His research examines cardiac remodeling in aortic stenosis and hypertensive heart disease, using non-invasive imaging techniques and biochemical markers. In recognition of his research, Dr Chin has received several national and international awards, including the American Heart Association Young Investigator Award (2018), American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award (2015), British Heart Valve Society Young Investigator Award (2015) and the Singhealth Publish Award (2015 and 2016).

 

 

 

 

 

Assoc. Prof. Darryl J. Burstow - Prince Charles Hospital and Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

Darryl J Burstow (MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ, FASE) is Senior Staff Cardiologist, The Prince Charles Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Queensland and Adjunct Professor, School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology. After completing advanced training in cardiology at The Prince Charles Hospital, his serious echo education began at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester where he completed an Echo fellowship in the late 1980’s. Following his return to Brisbane, he initially worked in private practice at Wesley Hospital before taking up the position of Director of Echocardiography at TPCH from 1991 until 2016. His clinical and research interests include the Echo assessment of diastolic function and prosthetic valves, Intraoperative echocardiography and Echocardiography education.  He is co-Director of the Echo Australia educational meeting which has been running for 17 years. 

Dr Manish Bansal - Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon
Dr Manish  Bansal (MD, DNB Cardiology, Fellowship Cardiac Imaging (Aus), FACC, FASE, FISCU) is the Associate Director Cardiology at Medanta. Dr Bansal trained at premier institutes in India (MAMC, AIIMS) and abroad (Queensland University). He has been a recipient of numerous awards and honors (including Gold-Medals in Pathology, Pediatrics and Cardiology). Dr Bansal's primary interests are Advanced Echocardiography (strain imaging, speckle tracking, stress echocardiography, 3D echo) and early detection of atherosclerosis.

 

He has a keen interest in academics and research with nearly 200 publications, including approximately 80 on PubMed. Dr Bansal is the former editor of Indian Heart Journal, is an editorial board member of JACC Imaging and Cardiovascular Ultrasound JIAE, deputy editor for Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology,  and a peer reviewer for many national and international journals. Dr Bansal also has been a mentor to students undergoing training in Cardiology and Echocardiography at Medanta and has been invited as faculty in various national and international meetings.

Assoc. Prof. David Prior - St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

Associate Professor David Prior is Deputy Director of Cardiology and Director of Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. After training in cardiology at the Alfred Hospital, he completed a PhD in heart failure at the Baker Heart Research Institute and subsequently an imaging fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. He has worked at St Vincent’s Hospital since 2000 and also holds a position as Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. Major clinical and research interests are in heart failure management, echocardiography, cardiac MRI, sports cardiology and pulmonary hypertension.

Michael Bartlett - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

Michael Bartlett is a sonographer working in a large tertiary hospital who has an interest in advanced echo modalities including contrast, strain and 3D imaging. He has worked within both private and public cardiac centres, including 14 months in the UK, and has been involved as an examiner for the Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) Diploma of Medical Ultrasound (DMU), as well as a tutor at QUT Graduate Diploma of Ultrasound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Chris Joyce - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

Dr Chris Joyce is the director of Intensive Care and Chair of the Resuscitation Committee at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and Associate Professor at the University of Queensland. He undertook an Echo fellowship in the cardiology department of Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2004. He is on the teaching faculty of the University of Queensland Gradate Certificate in Critical Care Echocardiography, which provides comprehensive theoretical and practical training in echocardiography to Intensivists in Australia and New Zealand.

Prof. Gillian Whalley - University of Otago, New Zealand

Professor Gillian Whalley started he career as a cardiac sonographer in 1985. She moved into a research role in 1990; her research interests include using echocardiography for prognosis; the role of echocardiography for screening in asymptomatic high-risk populations; and indexing heart size for body composition. Her PhD thesis (2006) evaluated the role of echocardiography in the management of patients with heart failure. Gillian has led several multi-centre international collaborative projects, sometimes combining data from thousands of patients to show the independent clinical value of echo measurements. Currently, she balances clinical sonography work with her academic role at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kazuaki Tanabe - Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Japan

Dr Kazuaki Tanabe is Professor, Division of Cardiology, Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Izumo, Japan. He received his cardiology and echocardiographic training at National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan, Kobe City General Hospital, Kobe, Japan and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA. He is now an Executive Board Member of Japanese Society of Echocardiography.

Robyn Moss - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

Robyn Moss is an intensivist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. Her clinical training included two years at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA and 6 months as a volunteer medic for Raleigh International in Namibia, Africa . As a senior lecturer for the University of Queensland she coordinates the Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Echocardiography, a joint venture between the University of Queensland and the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Sheree Napier - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

Sheree Napier has over 16 years experience as an echocardiographer.  She completed a DMU (Cardiac) and is the senior scientist overseeing echo education at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.  She is also a DMU supervisor and examiner for ASUM.

Arnold Ng - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

Arnold Ng is a NHMRC early career fellow and full-time senior consultant cardiologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital, The University of Queensland. In 2008 to 2010, he was a post-doctoral research cardiologist at Leiden University Medical Centre (The Netherlands) where he specialised in research echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

Dr. S. Allen Luis - Mayo Clinic, USA

Prof. Jae Oh - Mayo Clinic, USA

Assoc. Prof Greg Scalia - Heart Care Partners, Brisbane

Dr Gregory Scalia undertook an Imaging Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic before becoming a senior consultant cardiologist at Heart Care Partners, Brisbane. During this time, Dr Scalia has worked as a senior visiting cardiologist at the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, Australia and is currently the Director of Echocardiography, with principal involvement in the structural heart program. Dr Scalia has served as Principle for the Echo Australia Program since 2002, President of Structural Heart Disease Australia and is the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board at The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane. He also holds the post of Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Queensland.

Assoc. Prof David Platts – The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane

Assoc. Prof. David Platts (B Med Sci, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FESC, FASE) is a Senior Staff Specialist Cardiologist at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane and an Associate Professor within the School of Medicine, at the University of Queensland. He works both in the Echocardiography Department and the Queensland Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant unit. David completed a two year echocardiography fellowship at King’s College Hospital in London, England. He obtained a Doctor of Medicine from King’s College, University of London, following research in contrast specific echocardiographic imaging in coronary artery disease. David has an active clinical and basic science research interest in contrast enhanced echocardiography and imaging of percutaneous and durable mechanical cardiac support devices.

 

 

Assoc. Prof Kean Soon - Eastern Health Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne

Assoc. Prof Kean Soon is a cardiologist sub-specialising in interventional cardiology and cardiac CT. He is a consultant cardiologist at Eastern Health and Epworth Healthcare in Melbourne, Australia. He is a fellow of the Society of Cardiac CT (FSCCT) and CBCCT and SCCT certified level III Cardiac CT specialist. He currently heads the cardiac CT program of Future Medical Imaging Group (FMIG) in Melbourne.