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Cardiology staff

  • Senior Medical Staff (Cardiologists)


    Associate Professor Michael Cheung

    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).

    Research Interests

    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.


    Dr Bryn Jones

    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.

    Research Interests

    Non-invasive imaging (Cardiac MRI, Echocardiography. Cardiac Rehabilitation in Children with Congenital Heart Disease.


    Professor Robert G Weintraub

    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.

    Research Interests

    Pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and cardiomyopathy, heart transplantation, Global Burden of Disease consortium. More information is available on the MCRI website.


    Associate Professor Andrew Davis

    Paediatric Cardiologist/Clinical Lead Arrhythmia Service


    Associate Professor Andreas Pflaumer

    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.

    Research Interests

    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.


    Dr Geoffrey K Lane

    Interventional Cardiologist


    Dr Lucas Eastaugh

    Paediatric Interventionalist Cardiologist/Clinical Lead in Cardiac Catheterisation Intervention

    Darren 2017

    Dr Darren Hutchinson

    Paediatric and Fetal Cardiologist 


    Dr Bennett Sheridan

    Paediatric Cardiologist/Pediatric Intensivist


    Dr Remi Kowalski

    Paediatric Cardiologist 

    Dr Jacob Matthew

    Paediatric Cardiologist

    Jim Wilkinson

    Professor James L Wilkinson

    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. 

    Research Interests

    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. 

    Cardiology Technical Department

    David Scicluna

    Chief Technologist, Technical Leader, Imaging

    Telephone 9345 5723

    Kate Mikkelsen

    Technical Leader, Invasive and Arrhythmia

    Telephone 9345 9765

    Erin Date

    Technical Leader, Invasive and Arrhythmia

    Telephone 9345 5709 

    Heather Smith

    Cardiology IT and Applications Administrator

    Telephone 9345 4787

    ECG Technologist

    Pager 5707

    Cardiology Fellows

    General Fellows  

    Anika Rath

    Christine Jaques

    Luke Taylor

    Mangesh Jadhav

    Geeth Sooriyasena 

    Honorary Fellows  

    Tuqa Al Lawati

    Mohammad Elhammdan 

    EP Fellow

    Georgia Spentzou

    VAD Fellow  

    Anika Rath

    Non-Invasive Fellow

    Idoia Grange Sobe 

    Nurse Managers/Clinical Nurse Consultants

    Caitlin Elliot

    Nurse Unit Manager, Cardiology

    Anne Shipp

    Transplant CNC

    Vanessa Connell

    Electrophysiology CNC

    Samantha Lopez

    Pulmonary Hypertension CNC

    Kathy Lim

    Pulmonary Hypertension CNC

    Clare Mason

    Ventricular Assisted Device/Transplant CNC

    Jodie Collins

    Ventricular Assisted Device/Transplant CNC

    Georgia Minio

    Ventricular Assisted Device CNC 

    Cardiology Outpatient Nursing

    Telephone 9345 5943

    • Lyn Marshall
    • Cherie Dobie
    • Jodi Hislop
    • Kathy Lim
    • Paula Prosia
    • Stavroula Pataridis
    • Mary Merriman
    • Jodie Cuthbert

    Administration Support Team

    Debbie Cations

    Administration Manager

    Telephone 9345 4830

    Cheryl Seenyen

    Telephone 9345 5713 BH 7.30 am - 4 pm

    Secretary to

    Assoc Professor Andreas Pflaumer

    Assoc Professor Andrew Davis 

    Dr Bryn Jones 

    Dr Geoff Lane

    Professor Robert Weintraub

    Sheree Greer

    Telephone 9345 5718  BH 7.30 am - 4 pm

    Secretary to

    Assoc Professor Michael Cheung

    Dr Bennett Sheridan

    Dr Darren Hutchinson

    Dr Jacob Mathew

    Dr Lucas Eastaugh 

    Dr Remi Kowalski