Our Story

About Us

In 1988 Dr Barry Hopkins and Dr Brian Lloyd relocated their private cardiology consulting rooms to St John of God Healthcare, Subiaco. Later that same year Dr Mark Hands, joined and St John of God Cardiology was established as the first hospital-based private cardiology practice in Western Australia. In 1991 Dr Eric Whitford joined and a 24 hour on-call private cardiology service was complemented by noninvasive testing, including the first colour flow Doppler echocardiogram studies offered in private practice in Western Australia.

Dr Mark Hands took over chairmanship of the practice in 1992 and continued his leadership until June 2020. In January 1995 the practice relocated to the southwest corner of the hospital and expanded its services to Joondalup, Busselton and Mirrabooka. In 1997, St John of God Cardiology became Western Cardiology.

In July 2006, Dr Luigi D’Orsogna formally joined the practice to provide a complete paediatric cardiology service.

Earlier in 2006, Western Cardiology relocated to new purpose-built rooms at the on-site medical clinic at St John of God Hospital, Subiaco on McCourt Street, where the practice continues today, along with numerous suburban and regional clinics.

In July 2020 Dr Paul Stobie assumed chairmanship of Western Cardiology, leading the practice into the future with high quality, innovative heart care.

The rooms in Subiaco Medical Clinic where we still reside, have been designed with a strong emphasis on patient comfort, efficient service delivery, privacy, and confidentiality. Additionally, we are able to offer:

Non-invasive cardiac testing provided by a large staff of cardiac technicians, ensuring short waiting periods.

Paid undercover parking with direct access to the medical centre, including pathology and pharmacy services.

State-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation laboratories, located on the floor directly above Western Cardiology.

A dedicated Coronary Care Unit at St John of God Hospital Subiaco.

To facilitate our growth and expansion over the years, specialist cardiologists have been carefully selected and recruited, including Dr Paul Stobie, Dr Mark Hands, Dr Luigi D’Orsogna, Dr Steve Gordon, Dr Philip Cooke, Dr Kevin Chung, Dr Cameron Seaman (Congenital Interventionalist Cardiologist), Dr Brendan McQuillan, Dr Eric Yamen, Dr Chris Finn, Dr Michelle Ammerer, Dr Devind Bhullar, Dr Tim Gattorna, Dr Deane Yim (paediatric cardiologist), and Dr Paul Maggiore, who today make up our expert team.

Cardiology testing available include echocardiograms, exercise testing, stress echocardiograms, Holter monitoring, event monitoring, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, ECGs, pacemaker & defibrillator checks and coronary calcium CT scanning (HeartRisk scan).

We provide a 24/7 on-call service for referring doctors.

Western Cardiology this year will provide services at the following locations: