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Director of Cardiology/Heart Research Group Leader
A/Prof Michael Cheung trained at the leading Congenital Cardiac centres in the world including Great Ormond St (London), Royal Brompton Hospital (London), Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto) and The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. He is currently Director of Paediatric
Cardiology in Melbourne and Leader of the Heart Research Group at MCRI. His area of sub specialty interest is non-invasive imaging (echocardiography and MRI).
The Heart Research based at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute consists of 7 senior researchers, 5 postgraduate fellows and 4 research assistants. He has established a dedicated research laboratory for echocardiography and vascular ultrasound. The group has significant experience
and ongoing studies in molecular cardiology, in vitro cardiac assessment, and also invasive assessments of cardiac function.
Deputy Director of Cardiology/Clinical Lead in Cardiac MRI
Dr Bryn Jones is Deputy Director of Cardiology and Clinical Lead in Cardiac MRI. He also consults at the Fetal Management Unit at the Royal Women’s Hospital. He graduated from the University of Queensland and completed his Paediatric Training at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane
prior to training in Paediatric Cardiology at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane and the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He undertook further Cardiac MRI training at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London before returning to RCH.
Non-invasive imaging (Cardiac MRI, Echocardiography. Cardiac Rehabilitation in Children with Congenital Heart Disease.
Senior Cardiologist/Clinical Lead Heart Failure/Transplant Program.
Dr Weintraub trained in paediatrics at the Prince of Wales children’s Hospital and in cardiology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He worked as a cardiologist in Harefield Hospital and completed his training at the UCSD Medical Center, San
Diego. He is the lead physician for the Pulmonary Hypertension and Heart Transplant service.
Pulmonary hypertension, heart
failure and cardiomyopathy, heart transplantation, Global Burden of Disease
consortium. More information is available on the MCRI website.
Paediatric Cardiologist/Clinical Lead Arrhythmia Service
Paediatric Cardiologist/Clinical Lead Interventional Electrophysiology
After studying at the LMU in Munich, Germany, followed by Paediatric
and Neonatal training, Andreas completed his sub-specialist training in
Paediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease as well as Electrophysiology at
the German Heart Centre (Technical University Munich) in 2006. He spent a further
three and a half years in Munich as a Senior Physician in Paediatric Cardiology
and Congenital Heart Disease. In 2009, Andreas moved to Melbourne at the RCH
where he is leading the Invasive Electrophysiology. He also holds honorary
appointments with the University of Melbourne, the MCRI, the Royal Melbourne
Hospital and Monash Heart.
Invasive and non-invasive Electrophysiology mapping systems,
quality improvement in Ablation and Pacing therapy and prevention of Sudden
Death in the Young. More details can be found on the University of Melbourne Website.
Paediatric Interventionalist Cardiologist/Clinical Lead in Cardiac Catheterisation Intervention
Paediatric and Fetal Cardiologist
Paediatric Cardiologist/Pediatric Intensivist
Professorial Fellow, Dept. of Paediatrics/Senior Paediatric Cardiologist (retired)
Prof James Wilkinson trained in the UK where he
first worked in paediatric cardiology in Birmingham in 1968. He was appointed
as a Lecturer in Child Health at Liverpool University before being appointed to
a consultant position in 1975. He stayed in Liverpool for twelve years,
becoming director of the Cardiac unit there, before being invited to apply for
the vacant position of Director of Cardiology at The Royal Children's Hospital
in Melbourne in 1987. He started in that role in early 1988 and has been a
member of the team for thirty years, having been involved in the training of
most of the current team.
He has in the past been involved in research in epidemiology,
cardiac morphology, echocardiography, cardiac transplantation and
interventional cardiology. Having retired from his full-time position he is no longer
actively engaged in research but continues to teach paediatric trainees and
cardiology fellows on a regular basis and does occasional outpatient clinics to
provide cover for absent colleagues.
Chief Technologist, Technical Leader, Imaging
Telephone 9345 5723
Technical Leader, Invasive and Arrhythmia
Telephone 9345 9765
Telephone 9345 5709
Cardiology IT and Applications Administrator
Telephone 9345 4787
Tuqa Al Lawati
Shereen May Yi Toh
Idoia Grange Sobe
Nurse Unit Manager, Cardiology
Pulmonary Hypertension CNC
Ventricular Assisted Device/Transplant CNC
Ventricular Assisted Device CNC (currently on leave)
Telephone 9345 5943
Telephone 9345 4830
Telephone 9345 5713
Assoc Professor Andreas Pflaumer
Assoc Professor Andrew Davis
Dr Bryn Jones
Dr Geoff Lane
Professor Robert Weintraub
Telephone 9345 5718
Assoc Professor Michael Cheung
Dr Bennett Sheridan
Dr Darren Hutchinson
Dr Jacob Mathew
Dr Lucas Eastaugh
Dr Remi Kowalski