Dr Amely Zaininger
Dr. Amely Zaininger is a cardiologist specializing in non-invasive cardiology with a specific practice focus and expertise in echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart).
Dr. Zaininger graduated from Munich Medical School in 1986. She completed her Internal Medicine and Cardiology training in Munich and Boston, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zaininger worked at the Royal North Shore Hospital Department of Cardiology before establishing her private practice in Mosman. Combining outpatient and inpatient management, Dr. Zaininger works at Northern Beaches Hospital and the Mater Hospital. Her hospital work includes the management of patients with complex medical problems.
She was appointed Director of Physician Training 2003 until 2009 at Mona Vale Hospital and has an ongoing interest in education of medical students and junior medical staff.
Dr. Zaininger has an interest in general cardiology and non-invasive cardiac diagnostics including echocardiography and exercise stress echocardiography. She has a long experience in performing and interpreting cardiac ultrasound. During a consultation, she herself will perform the echocardiogram if indicated and will explain the result to the patient at the time.
Dr. Zaininger is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and holds a qualifying National Board examination degree in Australia, Germany and the United States of America.
Her qualifications and memberships include FRACP, ABIM, Internist, Dr. Med (doctoral thesis) FCSANZ, FACP.
Dr Elizabeth Robertson
Dr Elizabeth Robertson is a general cardiologist with a special interest in genetically triggered vascular disease, including aortic aneurysm and coronary artery disease
Dr Robertson graduated with an MB BS (Hons) from the University of Sydney in 2006, following completion of BBiomedSc (Hons) at the University of Newcastle in 2002. Dr Robertson holds a PhD in Medicine, supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship, which studiedthe cardiovascular phenotype heterogeneity in Marfan syndrome.
Dr Robertson completed post-graduate specialist training in cardiology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 2013 and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians.She holds clinical appointments Strathfield Private Hospital, the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, and Mater Hospital. Dr Robertson is also an honorary VMO at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Dr Robertson is a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Sydney and is involved in teaching medical students and the supervision of research students in the Discipline of Pathology. Dr Robertson has an ongoing research program based at the Charles Perkins Centre with an interest in the role of epigenetic influences on cardiovascular disease, in particular genetically triggered aortic aneurysms and familial hypercholesterolaemia. She regularly presents her research at both national and international conferences.
Her qualifications are: BBiomedSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACP.
Professor Mark McGuire
Professor Mark McGuire is a cardiologist and specialist cardiac electrophysiologist (a doctor who specialises in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms).
He graduated in Medicine from the University of New South Wales with First Class Honours. He trained in internal medicine and cardiology at St Vincent’s and Westmead Hospitals in Sydney. He was Clinical Superintendent of Westmead Hospital in 1991 and 1992. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Medicine from the University of Sydney and spent 2 years doing post-doctoral research in Amsterdam at the Academic Medical Centre and University of Amsterdam. Professor McGuire was awarded the prestigious Neil Hamilton Fairley Scholarship by The National Health and Medical Research Council.
He returned to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 1994, where he founded the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service. He is a Senior Staff Specialist at Royal Prince Alfred and Prince of Wales Hospitals and is a Visiting Medical Officer at the Mater Hospital, the Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Eastern Heart Clinic and Macquarie University Hospital. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the University of Sydney and has delivered numerous papers to national and international scientific meetings.
Professor McGuire is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Professor McGuire regularly performs cardiac electrophysiological studies and catheter ablations for abnormal heart rhythms and has performed more than 8,000 of these procedures, including more than 600 ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation. Professor McGuire is an expert in the management of patients with pacemakers and implantable defibrillators and runs clinics for the management of these devices at the Heart Rhythm Centre in Newtown, at Mosman and at regional clinics in Orange, Dubbo and Nowra.
Professor McGuire’s research interests include supraventricular tachycardia, sudden death in the young, arrhythmias in patients with complex congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation and, in particular, the biophysics of cryoablation of atrial fibrillation. He teaches medical students at the University of Sydney. He has served on the editorial boards of two major medical journals specialising in abnormal heart rhythms (Heart Rhythm and the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology).
Dr Caroline Medi
Dr Caroline Medi is a cardiologist and electrophysiologist (Heart rhythm specialist).
Dr Medi will be conducting regular pacemaker clinics at the Mosman Cardiology practice in addition to general cardiology reviews, . Dr Medi also has appointments at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and The Mater Hospital.
Dr Medi graduated from the University of Newcastle and completed Cardiology training at Concord Hospital. She undertook subspecialty training in electrophysiology from 2007 to 2010 at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Hospital followed by a PhD program. She was awarded a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2012. She was subsequently appointed a staff electrophysiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 2012.
Dr Medi has clinical expertise and academic interest in inherited arrhythmic heart conditions. She performs implantation of cardiac devices (pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy) and provides complex device management and follow-up. Additionally she performs electrophysiology studies and ablation of arrhythmia.
Dr Medi is a clinician-researcher at the Centenary Institute and recipient of a co-funded NHMRC and National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship. She has presented at numerous national and international cardiology conferences. To date, she has authored or co-authored more than 41 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Medi has appointments at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and The Mater Hospital. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Clare Arnott
Dr Clare Arnott is a cardiologist who specialises in advanced cardiac imaging, women’s cardiovascular health and pulmonary hypertension.
Dr Arnott graduated with an MBBS(Hons) from the University of Sydney in 2007. She also holds a Bachelor of Medical Science (2003) and a PhD in Medicine (2017) from the University of Sydney on non-invasive assessment of the heart in pulmonary hypertension and congenital heart disease. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
She completed her basic medical and advanced cardiology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital. She also obtained a fellowship in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Dr Arnott established the Women’s Heart Clinic at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Charles Perkins Centre) with a particular focus on high risk pregnancies and post-partum cardiovascular health. In addition to this work, she is also at consultant cardiologist at the RPA Pulmonary Hypertension clinic and performs cardiac CT imaging at Alfred Imaging (RPA Medical Centre).
Dr Arnott is a clinical researcher, with a post-doctoral position at the Heart Research Institute where she conducts research into pregnancy associated cardiovascular disease, preeclampsia and pulmonary hypertension. She is regularly invited to speak nationally on her work and has obtained multiple scholarships and awards in the area. Most notably, she has a 2017 Winston Churchill Fellowship for her work in Women’s Cardiovascular Health. Dr Arnott also engages in medical teaching as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney.
Her qualifications are BMedSci MBBS(Hons) phD FRACP.
Dr Julia Isbister
Dr. Julia Isbister is a general cardiologist and specialises in non-invasive cardiology.
Dr Julia Isbister studied Medicine at the University of Sydney and completed specialty training in Cardiology at Prince of Wales and St George Hospitals. She is a general cardiologist and currently undertaking a PhD in Cardiac Genetics and with a particular focus on the Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes. Her research is based at The Centenary Institute at The University of Sydney and in 2019 she was awarded a research scholarship from the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. She has an appointment at The Mater Hospital.
Dr Kevin Liou
Dr Kevin Liou is an interventional and imaging cardiologist with a passion and specialised interest in complex coronary intervention (stent insertion), advanced echocardiography, and the delivery of evidence-based and personalised cardiovascular care.
Dr Liou graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales and subsequently completed a Master degree in Public Health with Merit at the University of Sydney. He was a joint National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian National Heart Foundation postgraduate research fellow and holds in PhD in advanced coronary diagnostics, specialised echocardiography and coronary inflammation. Dr Liou’s research focuses on improving patient care and outcome, and has led to the publication of multiple scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at various national and international conferences.
Dr Liou undertook his Interventional Cardiology Training at the prestigious Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, United Kingdom, before returning to the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, where he spent a further 12 months mastering various advanced interventional skills. His internal medicine and advanced cardiology training at the Prince of Wales, St George, and Sutherland Hospital has taught him the value of good communication and allowed him to develop into a mature, holistic and patient-centric cardiologist and physician.
Dr Liou has an expertise in the management of chest pain and coronary artery disease, cardiovascular disease prevention, palpitation and heart rhythm disturbance, pre-surgery cardiac risk optimisation, valvular heart disease, and heart failure management. He has an academic appointment with the University of New South Wales where he routinely engages in the education of students and junior doctors. He also has clinical appointments at the Prince of Wales Public and Private Hospitals as well as the Eastern Heart Clinic in the eastern suburb of Sydney.
Dr Keyvan Karimi
Dr. Keyvan Karimi is an interventional cardiologist, specializing in trans-catheter treatment of coronary artery disease (a doctor that treats the coronary artery blockages with balloons and stents).
He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2002. He completed his training in internal medicine in London, United Kingdom, and trained in cardiology at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. Dr. Karimi trained in interventional cardiology (treating coronary blockages with balloons and stents) at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. He returned to Sydney in 2018, and is a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the Mater Hospital and the Strathfield Private Hospital, where he treats cardiology patients and performs cardiac procedures.
Dr. Karimi completed a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Sydney in 2014, studying the adverse effects of diabetes on heart and vessels. He also spent two years doing post-doctoral studies at Columbia University in New York, studying new treatments for coronary artery disease, particularly by using new technologies that image inside the coronary vessels to improve the outcomes of unblocking arteries with stents. Together with a colleague at Columbia University, Dr. Karimi pioneered a new way of treating coronary blockages in patients with severe kidney disease, which minimizes the adverse effects of contrast (“dye”) used during the procedure on kidney function in this group of patients. Dr. Karimi has published more than 50 papers in leading cardiology journals and has been an invited speaker and a faculty at international cardiology conferences. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, a New South Wales Health Research Fellow and a Clinician-Scientist at the Heart Research Institute in Sydney.
Dr. Karimi’s qualifications include Doctor of Medicine (MD) and PhD. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medicine and a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London.