Dr Mark E. Hands
MBBS (Hons), FRACP, FCSANZ, GAICD.
Clinical Associate Professor (The University of Western Australia)
Chairman, Western Cardiology
Dr Mark Hands graduated with honours in 1979 from The University of Western Australia and was awarded the AMA Gold Prize (dux in final year Medicine). He trained in cardiology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and subsequently at the Brigham Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston (1986-88).
Since completing his cardiology training in 1988 he has been in private practice at Western Cardiology (Chairman since 1992). Dr Hands is an Emeritus Consultant Cardiologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) and a Clinical Associate Professor in Cardiology at The University of Western Australia.
In addition to general cardiology and echocardiography, his special interests include investigation and treatment of acute and chronic ischaemic heart disease.
As an interventional cardiologist his procedural skills include:
- Coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting in stable angina and in acute coronary syndromes of unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction via radial and femoral artery approaches.
- Cardiac pacing.
- Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale.
- His private practice with Western Cardiology includes consulting at St John of God Hospital, Subiaco (SJOGHS), Sanori House Joondalup, Duncraig and Busselton. Privately insured inpatients are managed at SJOGHS and uninsured inpatients at SCGH.
Dr Hands is a Fellow of the Royal Australia College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, member of the Australian Medical Association and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Stephen P. F. Gordon
MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ, FCANZ
Stephen Gordon is a graduate in medicine from The University of Western Australia and trained in cardiology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and subsequently at the Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.
Practising in all areas of adult cardiology, Stephen performs cardiac catheterisation, transoesophageal echocardiography and has a special interest in echocardiography.
Stephen has private practice locations with Western Cardiology at St John of God Health Care Subiaco, Sanori House Joondalup and Balcatta.
Dr Philip A. Cooke
MBBS (WA), FRACP, FCSANZ
Dr Philip Cooke graduated from The University of Western Australia in 1987 and trained in cardiology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital. In 1997 and 1998 he undertook post fellowship training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Chicago.
Upon returning to Perth in October 1998 Dr Cooke joined Western Cardiology and currently consults at rooms in Subiaco. His interests, in addition to general cardiology, include:
- Cardiac electrophysiology
- Catheter ablation of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias
- Cardiac pacing
- Implantation and follow-up of implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
Dr Cooke is also a sessional consultant cardiologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and a clinical tutor in Medicine at The University of Western Australia.
Dr Johan H A Janssen
MD, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ
Dr Johan HA Janssen was born in the Netherlands and studied Medicine at Maastricht, the first problem-oriented university in the Netherlands.
He studied cardiology under Professor Hein Wellens specialising in electrophysiology and interventional cardiology. As an Associate Professor he worked at the Academic Hospital in Maastricht and Rotterdam. After an interesting time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia he came with his family to Perth, WA were he joined the team at Western Cardiology.
Dr Janssen runs weekly clinics in Kalgoorlie and monthly clinics in Geraldton. He provides teaching for medical students in rural areas (Rural Medical School UWA and Notre Dame) as well as at SJOG Hospital Subiaco Perth. He is based at Western Cardiology in Joondalup but also consults and provides inpatient care at St John of God Hospital, Subiaco.
Johan’s nickname is the ‘Flying Dutchman’ and he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johan is also providing telemedicine consultations. His Skype address is Westerncardiology.johan. These consults can be booked through his Joondalup office on +61 8 9300 2545.
Dr Paul Stobie
MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ
- Cardiac arrhythmias and catheter ablation, including curative procedures for atrial fibrillation
- Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation including cardiac resynchronization (biventricular pacing)
- Cardiac failure
- Teaching and clinical research
- Outside interests include golf, travel, and his new family.
Dr Paul Stobie is available for consultation at Subiaco (primary location), Joondalup and Applecross.
Dr Brendan M McQuillan
MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ
Brendan McQuillan completed his undergraduate medical degree (MBBS) at The University of Western Australia. He worked as a junior doctor at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital where he was actively involved in improving working conditions, serving as as president of the Resident Medical Officers’ Society and as its representative to the Hospital Clinical Association and the Australian Medical Association. He successfully completed examinations in internal medicine before undertaking three years full-time research with the Heart Research Institute of Western Australia. He completed his PhD in vascular biology, studying novel risk factors for atherosclerosis.
He presented as a finalist for the Advanced Trainees prize sessions at the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He has published over 30 papers in peer reviewed international medical journals. Following advanced training in cardiology he entered the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He then accepted a position as a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University and completed two years of subspeciality training in echocardiography at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is currently an Associate Professor in cardiology at The University of Western Australia and head of the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Unit of the School of Medicine and Pharmacology. He is a consultant cardiologist in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director of the Echocardiography Department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
He has recently completed a three year term as director of clinical training for the resident medical officers at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and has ongoing research interests in genetic epidemiology, inflammatory pathways in atherosclerosis and the metabolic syndrome.
He maintains active involvement in the supervision and training of junior doctors and medical students at St John of God Hospital, Subiaco. His clinical focus and interest in echocardiography includes performance and reporting of exercise stress echocardiograms as well as transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography.
Dr Chris Finn
Chris Finn is a consultant cardiologist with private rooms at Western Cardiology. He also practices as a consultant cardiologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
Chris completed his medical degree at The University of Western Australia before training and working in clinical cardiology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He undertook specialised fellowship training in echocardiography at the National Heart Centre, Singapore and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.
Chris practices all aspects of general cardiology and performs coronary angiography. He has a special interest in advanced echocardiography including transoesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography.
Dr Eric Yamen
MBBS (Hons), MMed, FRACP, FCSANZ
Eric Yamen graduated from The University of Western Australia with honours in 1998. He trained in clinical cardiology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Western Australia, before completing fellowships in interventional cardiology (coronary angioplasty) at Concord Hospital in Sydney in 2006-2007 and Stanford University Medical Centre in 2008-2009.
He has a clinical appointment at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands.
Eric’s interests include management of complex coronary artery disease with angioplasty and minimally invasive therapies for valvular heart disease, atrial septal defects, patent foraman ovale and hyperthropic cardiomyopathy. He has a special interest in percutaneous (minimally invasive) management of mitral valve disease and invasive management of hypertension.
Dr Michelle Ammerer
MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ
Michelle Ammerer is a graduate in medicine from The University of Western Australia and trained in cardiology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and subsequently at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.
In addition to all areas of adult cardiology, Michelle is an interventional cardiologist with skills in coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting.
Michelle consults with Western Cardiology at Duncraig, Midland and Subiaco. She is also Director of Coronary Care and an interventional cardiologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
Michelle is a director on the board of the WA branch of the National Heart Foundation, and a Fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Michelle was the winner of the 2008 40Under40 competition, recognising her considerable contribution to the field of cardiology and the community.
Dr Andre Kozlowski
Dr Andre Kozlowski graduated from Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, Krakow, Poland. He completed cardiology training in Poland. Whilst working in Poland his main area of interest was valvular disease. He also trained in France where he was focusing on coronary interventions.
After moving to Australia he has continued to work as a clinical cardiologist providing consultations in association with Western Cardiology. He also provides a comprehensive cardiac service in his Bunbury rooms.
Dr Tim Gattorna
MBBS (Syd) FRACP, FCSANZ
Tim Gattorna graduated from the University of Sydney and completed his cardiology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney). He underwent further subspecialty training in electrophysiology and pacing at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney) and Royal Perth Hospital, before participating in an international fellowship program (Europe, United States).
His areas of interest include the diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias, including catheter ablation, and implantation and management of cardiac devices (pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and biventricular devices). He is involved in a number of multicentre, international clinical trials and is actively involved in the training and education of medical students from The University of Western Australia.
Tim is a keen sportsman who enjoys playing tennis, golf and cycling.
Dr Devind Bhullar
BMedSc, MBBS, FRACP, FSCANZ, FACNEM
Devind Bhullar graduated in medicine in 1991 from the University of Tasmania. Training in medicine and cardiology in Canberra, Queensland and at Fremantle Hospital, he was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2001. He completed his interventional cardiology fellowship at National Heart Centre, Singapore.
His interest lies in general cardiology, interventional cardiology and the management of acute and chronic coronary artery disease. Devind also has a special interest in preventative, nutritional and holistic medicine, having completed his fellowship with the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.
Devind’s procedural skills include coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty and stenting, pacemaker implantation, transoesophageal echocardiography and renal artery denervation.
He is the cardiologist-in-charge of the Cardiovascular Invasive Laboratories at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Head of Intervention at Joondalup Health Campus.
Devind consults in Applecross, Subiaco, Joondalup and Geraldton.
Dr Kalilur Anvardeen
Kalilur Anvardeen (Kalil) completed his medical degree (MBBS) from India in 2003. Prior to starting his physician training at Royal Perth Hospital in 2006, he worked as a senior house medical officer in India and at Barnsley General District Hospital, UK. He completed 3 years of advanced cardiology training at Sir Charles Gairdner and Royal Perth Hospitals in 2013. He subsequently undertook specialized fellowship training in echocardiography at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and then worked as a Consultant Cardiologist in Townsville, QLD.
Kalil’s passion for research and echocardiography persuaded him to undertake a further fellowship in advanced echocardiography at the North American Centre of Excellence, University of Ottawa Heart Institute where he worked closely with world experts in echocardiography including Dr Ian Burwash and Dr Kwan Chan. During his fellowship he was also involved in Aortic and Adult Congenital Heart Diseases clinical sessions.
He has presented his research at various international conferences such as American Heart Association, Chicago Nov 2014 and the World Congress Cardiology, Melbourne May 2014. His recent research work in 3D echocardiography regarding incidence of tricuspid regurgitation post permanent pacemaker was presented at the American Society of Echocardiography conference in June 2016 at Seattle, Washington.
Kalil’s special interests include:
- Performance and reporting of non-invasive cardiac testing (stress ECG, stress echo, 24 hours BP moniter, Holter),
- Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) including 3D,
- TTE, 3D echo, cardiac strain and strain rate assessment in chemotherapy,
- Valvular heart disease including rheumatic heart disease,
- Dobutamine stress echo in aortic stenosis (i.e. to differentiate true from pseudosevere aortic stenosis),
- Assisting with TOE during percutaneous interventional and perioperative procedures, and
- Research in 3D echocardiography.
Dr Luigi D’Orsogna
MBBS, DRCOG, FRACP
Luigi D’Orsogna is a graduate of The University of Western Australia. He trained in paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) in Western Australia.
Thereafter, he completed a fellowship in Paediatric Cardiology at the Children’s Hospital in Boston and the Harvard Medical School where he developed a special interest in fetal cardiology and interventional cardiac catheterisation procedures for congenital heart disease.
Currently, he is a visiting consultant cardiologist to PMH and King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), and is the director of fetal cardiology in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Service at KEMH.
Dr D’Orsogna also consults in private practice at Western Cardiology for all aspects of general paediatric cardiology including congenital and acquired heart disease of childhood, arrhythmia and echocardiography.
Dr Deane Yim
MBchB, FRACP, DCH.
Deane Yim graduated from the University of Otago Medical School, New Zealand, in 2002 and completed general paediatric training in 2008. She commenced paediatric cardiology training at Princess Margaret Hospital and completed general and advanced cardiology fellowship training at Bristol Hospital for Children, UK, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and most recently, SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Canada where she has worked as a consultant paediatric cardiologist since 2015.
Deane’s subspecialty interests are in non-invasive cardiac imaging, including advanced transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Her research has been presented at international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. She has current clinical appointments at Princess Margaret Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital for general and fetal cardiology.
Deane consults privately at Western Cardiology in Subiaco, Mt Lawley and Joondalup in all aspects of paediatric and neonatal cardiology.