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The Cardiac Surgery Team

  • Consultant Surgeons

    Professor Christian Brizard

    Christian Brizard Portrait

    MD, MS.

    Director, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiac Surgery Unit - RCH
    Senior Research Fellow, CNN - MCRI
    Professor, Department of Paediatrics - University of Melbourne


    Professor Igor Konstantinov

    IK 2020

    MD, PhD, FRACS

    Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiac Surgery Unit - RCH
    Senior Research Fellow, CNN, MCRI

    Director, Melbourne Children's Centre for Cardiovascular Genomics and Regenerative Medicine

    Professor, Department of Paediatrics - University of Melbourne


    Dr. Ben Davies

    Dr Ben Davies

    PhD, BMedSci BM BS FRACS

    Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiac Surgery Unit - RCH


    Perfusionists

    Dr. Stephen B. Horton

    Steve Horton Perfusionist

    PhD, CCP(Aus), CCP(USA), FACBS

    Associate Professor | Director of Perfusion
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics - University of Melbourne  
    Honorary Research Fellow - Murdoch Childrens Research Institute


    Clarke A. Thuys

    Stephen Bottrell  

    Martin Bennett  

    Simon Augustin  

    Bradley Schultz



    Cardiac Surgical Fellows

    Dr Yaroslav Ivanov

    Dr Edward Buratto

    Dr Antonia Schulz



    Cardiac Theatre Nurses

    May Chan - Clinical Nurse Consultant

    Bambang Kurnia - Associate Unit Manager

    Sarah Downie - Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Sheryl Aylward - Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Renae Tranter - Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Heidi Osberg - Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Cheaw Shya Lim - Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Yan Jin - Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Nicole Pickford

    Doreen Bachus


    Cardiac Coordinator

    Kate Harley & Kimberley Claro - 03 9345 5205


    Administration Staff

    Diana Josevska - Office Manager and Personal Assistant to Prof Christian Brizard - 03 9345 4616

    Belinda Bortone - Administration Officer - 03 9345 6410


    Data and Research Support Manager

    Nick Fulkoski - 03 9345 4586


    International Patient Enquiries (Cardiac Related Only)

    Contact the Cardiac Coordinator - 03 9345 5205