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Dr Robert Weintraub - Curriculum Vitae

  • Name:

       Robert Gideon Weintraub

    Marital Status:

       Married, Three Children


     Present positions:

    • Associate Professor, Dept of paediatrics, University of Melbourne
    • Paediatric Cardiologist, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
    • Honorary Research Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
    • Visiting Specialist, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne
    • Visiting Cardiologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne

    Previous position:

    • Tutor, Medical Radiations Sciences, Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology

    Degrees and Professional Qualifications:

    • M.B.,B.S. Honours. University of Sydney. January 1979
    • Fellowship Royal Australian College of Physicians. December 1987
    • M.D. in Paediatrics (in progress). University of Melbourne

    Scholarships and Research awards:

    • 1988 Clinical Research fellowship, Royal Child ren's Hospital, Melbourne
    • 1989 Nestle overseas travelling scholarship, Australian College of Paediatrics
    • 1990 Australian cardiovascular training fellowship, National Heart Foundation of Australia
    • 1992 American College of Cardiology/Bristol Laboratories affilitate travel award
    • 1994-1995 Research grant-in-aid, National Heart Foundation of Australia
    • 1995-1996 Children's Research Foundation grant, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
    • 1998 Children's Research Institute grant, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
    • 1999-2000 Research grant-in-aid g 98m 0159, National Heart Foundation of Australia
    • 1999-2000 Research grant-in-aid g 98m 0160, National Heart Foundation of Australia
    • 2000 Bernard O'Callaghan Award, National Heart Foundation of Australia
    • 2005-2006 National Australian Childhood Cardiomyopathy Study, ANZ Children's Heart Research Centre
    • 2005-2006 National Paediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Database, ANZ Children's Heart Research Centre
    • 2005-2006 Research Grant-in-Aid G 04M 1586, National Heart Foundation of Australia
    • 2006-2007 Research Grant-in-Aid G 05M 2151, National Heart Foundation of Australia
    • 2008-2009 Research Grant-in-Aid G 07M 3185, National Heart Foundation of Australia
    • 2008-2009 Research Grant-in-Aid G 07M 3180, National Heart Foundation of Australia

    Membership of Professional Organisations:

    • Associate Fellow American College of Cardiology
    • American Heart Association Scientific Council of Cardiovascular Disease in the Young
    • Member International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
    • Fellow Royal Australian College of Physicians
    • Member Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
    • Member Paediatric Research Society of Australia and New Zealand

    Other Activities:

    Secretary

    • Paediatric Research Society of Australia, 1996- 2000

    Medical advisor

    • Cardiomyopathy Association of Australia 2000-present

    Editorial board

    • Paediatric Cardiology: 1997-present

    Clinical responsibilities:

    • Care of inpatients and outpatients with congenital heart disease, including participation in the on-call service, echocardiography and cardiac catheterisation
    • Physician in charge of the national paediatric cardiac transplant programme, based at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
    • Physician in charge of the cardiomyopathy programme
    • Physician in charge of the pulmonary hypertension programme
    • Participation in the transoesophageal echocardiographic service to outpatients and inpatients, including during cardiac catheterisation and open heart surgery
    • Participation in the foetal echocardiographic service

    Clinical interests:

    • Cardiomyopathy and myocardial disease
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • Cardiac transplantation
    • Marfan syndrome
    • Cardiac effects of anthracycline therapy
    • Growth and congenital heart disease
    • Foetal, thoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography

    University Academic Record:

    • 1974-1978 University of Sydney M.B.,B.S. Honours
    • Distinction in Paediatrics
    • Credits in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Community Medicine

    High school academic record

    • 1973 Higher School Certificate, Newington College, Sydney
      First level passes:
      • English
        Maths
        Science
        French
        Music

    1971 School Certificate, Newington College, Sydney
    Advanced passes:

    • English
      French
      Latin
      Russian
      Music
      Maths
      Science
      Social Studies
    • Credit:   Hebrew

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