CARDIOLOGISTS IN MELBOURNE

Cardiology is the study and treatment of disorders of the heart and the blood vessels. A person with heart disease or cardiovascular disease may be referred to a cardiologist.

Cardiology is a branch of internal medicine. A cardiologist is not the same as a cardiac surgeon. A cardiac surgeon opens the chest and performs heart surgery.

Prof robert whitbourne cardiologist

East Melbourne

(03) 9928 6050
East Melbourne Rooms 141 Grey Street East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Prof Rob Whitbourn is the Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Clinical Director of Ambulatory & Business Support Services at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and an internationally recognised expert in Coronary Interventions and stenting.

He was the Director and co-founder of the CvRC, Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine, the University of Melbourne and is also an Adjunct Professor to ACU.

Prof Whitbourn completed his advanced training in Cardiology in Australia before spending 2 years as Interventional Cardiology and Research Fellow at Stanford University Medical Center in the USA. Since 1997 he has been a fulltime staff cardiologist and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine.

Prof Whitbourn's primary interest is interventional cardiology & new device therapies for coronary artery disease. He has over 120 Peer reviewed medical publications, has led numerous scientific studies of stents and novel cardiac devices, including bioabsorbable stents, performed the first cases in man of renal sympathetic denervation for resistant hypertension and leads the percutaneous Aortic Valve (TAVI) team at St Vincent’s Melbourne.

Services Offered:

  • Personalised care
  • Chest Pains
  • Ischaemic Heart Disease
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • TAVI (Percutaneous Aortic Valve Implants)
  • Arrhythmias

Other locations:

  • Werribee Heart Rooms, Level 1, 242 Hoppers Lane, Werribee

Dr Alex Adel

Hoppers Crossing

(03) 8754 7600
755 Sayers Road Medical Centre 755 Sayers Road Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

Dr Alex Adel is a male Cardiologist in Hoppers Crossing, VIC who speaks English, Persian and Farsi.

  • 2013 - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
  • 2005 - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BM BS) from Monash University

Dr David Adam

Brighton

(03) 9592 2177
Suite 16 / 3 Male St Brighton, VIC 3186

Dr David Adam is a male Cardiologist in Brighton, VIC.

Dr Ali Al-Fiad

Wheelers Hill

(03) 9560 7558
Wheelers Hill Shopping Complex G2 / 202 Jells Rd Wheelers Hill, VIC 3150

Dr Ali Al-Fiad is a male Cardiologist in Wheelers Hill, VIC.

Dr Jeffrey Alison

Brighton

(03) 9592 2177
Suite 16 / 3 Male St Brighton, VIC 3186

Dr Jeffrey Alison is a male Cardiologist in Brighton, VIC.

Dr Sadanand Anavekar

Reservoir

(03) 9426 6692
73-75 Pine Street Reservoir, VIC 3073

Dr Sadanand Anavekar is a Cardiologist in Reservoir, VIC.

Prof Peter Barlis

East Melbourne

(03) 9928 6370
East Melbourne Rooms Suite 31, Level 3 / 141 Grey Street East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Prof Peter Barlis is a male Cardiologist in East Melbourne, VIC.

Dr Garry Barron

Berwick

(03) 8794 2200
2 / 11 Gloucester Avenue Berwick, VIC 3806

Dr Garry Barron is a male Cardiologist in Berwick, VIC.

Dr Tim Barton

Brighton

(03) 9592 2177
Suite 16 / 3 Male St Brighton, VIC 3186

Dr Tim Barton is a Cardiologist in Brighton, VIC.

Dr Rashid Bashir

Williamstown 

(03) 9397 0134
36 Lyons St Williamstown, VIC 3016

Dr Rashid Bashir is a male Cardiologist in Williamstown, VIC.

Dr Peter Bergin

Malvern

(03) 9500 0296
Suite 12 / Isabella St Malvern, VIC 3144

Dr Peter Bergin is a male Cardiologist in Malvern, VIC.

Berwick Specialist Suites

Berwick

(03) 9801 3848
Suite 9, Level 1 / 50 Kangan Drive Berwick, VIC 3806

 

Cardiologist in Melbourne.

Dr Logan Bittinger

Hampton

(03) 9599 5551
12 Linacre Hampton, VIC 3188

 

Dr Logan Bittinger is a male Cardiologist in Hampton, VIC.

Bond Cardiology

Ringwood East

(03) 8579 5300
78 Mount Dandenong Road Ringwood East, VIC 3135

Melbourne Cardiologist

Assoc Prof Andrew Burns

East Melbourne

(03) 9419 5339
Level 3, Suite 32 / 141 Grey Street East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Assoc Prof Andrew Burns is a male Cardiologist in East Melbourne, VIC.

Dr Paul Calafiore

Richmond

(03) 9426 6381
122 Elizabeth Street Richmond, VIC 3121

Dr Paul Calafiore is a male Cardiologist in Richmond, VIC.

Cardiac Investigation Unit

Fitzroy

(03) 9288 4423
St Vincent's Hospital St Vincents Hospital / 41 Victoria Parade Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Melbourne Cardiologist

Cardio Vascular Services Armadale

Armadale

(03) 9533 7133
Suite 2 / 615 Dandenong Road Armadale, VIC 3143

Melbourne Cardiologist

Cardio Vascular Services Glen Waverley

Glen Waverley 

(03) 9533 7133
Suite 1 / 260 Springvale Road Glen Waverley, VIC 3150

Melbourne Cardiologist

Cardio Vascular Services Surrey Hills

Surrey Hills

(03) 9533 7133
UNVERIFIED ☆ 203 Union Road Surrey Hills, VIC 3127

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Andrei Catanchin

Heidelberg

(03) 9459 0444
Suite 6, Level 2 / 214 Burgundy Street Heidelberg, VIC 3084

Dr Andrei Catanchin is a male Cardiologist in Heidelberg, VIC who speaks English and Romanian.

Cato Cardiology

Camberwell

(03) 9805 4305
Epworth Camberwell Suite 3 / 888 Toorak Road Camberwell, VIC 3124

Melbourne Cardiologist

Cato Cardiology

Parkville

(03) 9805 4305
UNVERIFIED ☆ Melbourne Private Hospital Royal Pde Parkville, VIC 3052

Melbourne Cardiologist

Central Melbourne Cardiology

Coburg

(03) 9384 2530
132 Sydney Rd Coburg, VIC 3058

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Robert Chan

Heidelberg

(03) 9455 4800
Suite 1 / 216 Burgundy St Heidelberg, VIC 3084

Dr Robert Chan is a male Cardiologist in Heidelberg, VIC.

Dr Yew Cheong

Box Hill

(03) 9897 4088
1 Arnold Street Box Hill, VIC 3128

Dr Yew Cheong is a Cardiologist in Box Hill, VIC.

Dr David Chong

Ascot Vale

0414 018 018
1300 870 772
357 Mt Alexander Rd Ascot Vale, VIC 3032

Dr David Chong is a male Cardiologist in Ascot Vale, VIC.

Dr Bon Chou

Brighton

(03) 9592 2177
Suite 16 / 3 Male St Brighton, VIC 3186

Dr Bon Chou is a male Cardiologist in Brighton, VIC.

Dr Jennifer Coller

Ascot Vale

1300 870 772
0414 018 018
357 Mt Alexander Rd Ascot Vale, VIC 3032

Dr Jennifer Coller is a female Cardiologist in Ascot Vale, VIC

Complete Care Cardiology

 Mill Park

1300 935 952
6 Redleap Avenue Mill Park, VIC 3082

Melbourne Cardiologist

Complete Care Cardiology

 Mill Park

1300 935 952
574 Melton Highway Sydenham, VIC 3037

Melbourne Cardiologist

Complete Care Cardiology

Gisborne

1300 935 952
6 Lydell St Gisborne, VIC 3437

Melbourne Cardiologist

Complete Care Cardiology

Point Cook

1300 935 952
Next to Gimelli’s Cafe. Opposite Phoenix Hotel 122 / 22-30 Wallace Avenue Point Cook, VIC 3030

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Susan Corcoran

Camberwell 

(03) 9805 4305
Suite 3 / 888 Toorak Road Camberwell, VIC 3124

Dr Susan Corcoran is a female Cardiologist in Camberwell, VIC.

Dr Ben Costello

East Melbourne

(03) 9419 5339
Level 3, Suite 32 / 141 Grey Street East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Dr Ben Costello is a male Cardiologist in East Melbourne, VIC.

Dr John Cotroneo

Bundoora

(03) 8467 5900
Suites 8-10 / 20 Scholar Drive Bundoora, VIC 3083

Dr John Cotroneo is a male Cardiologist in Bundoora, VIC.

Dr Nicholas Cox

Albans

(03) 9421 2155
161 Furlong Road St Albans, VIC 3021

Dr Nicholas Cox has a special interest in Angioplasty and Stenting, Chest Pain Management, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Angioplasty and Interventional Cardiology.

CVS Victoria

Armadale

(03) 9533 7133
Ground Floor, Suite 2 / 615 Dandenong Road Armadale, VIC 3143

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dandenong Cardiology Practice

Dandenong

(03) 9791 3811
35 King Street Dandenong, VIC 3175

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dandenong Cardiology Practice

Dandenong

(03) 9791 3811
35 King Street Dandenong, VIC 3175

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Lyndal Darkin

Glen Waverley

(03) 9802 9250
476 Blackburn Rd Glen Waverley, VIC 3150

Dr Lyndal Darkin is a female Cardiologist in Glen Waverley, VIC.

Dr Dimuth De Silva

Wheelers Hill

(03) 9560 7558
1300 693 246
G2 / 202 Jells Rd Wheelers Hill, VIC 3150

Dr Dimuth De Silva is a male Cardiologist in Wheelers Hill, VIC.

Assoc Prof Ron Dick

Richmond

(03) 9429 6547
57 Erin St Richmond, VIC 3121

Assoc Prof Ron Dick is a male Cardiologist in Richmond, VIC.

Dr Ronald Dick

Richmond

(03) 9426 6690
122 Elizabeth Street Richmond, VIC 3121

Dr Ronald Dick is a male Cardiologist in Richmond, VIC.

Dr Daniel Doyle

Coburg

275 Moreland Rd Coburg, VIC 3058

Dr Daniel Doyle is a male Cardiologist in Coburg, VIC.

Dr A M Wilson Specialist Practice

Fitzroy

(03) 9411 7224
St Vincents & Mercy Private Hospital 59-61 Victoria Parade Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr A S Walton Specialist Practice

Richmond

(03) 9426 6693
Level 6, Suite 6 / 122 Elizabeth Street Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr A Yapanis Specialist Practice

Kew

(03) 9852 8890
Princess Tower Princess Tower, Suite 204 / 1 Princess Street Kew, VIC 3101

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr C Goods Specialist Practice

Box Hill

(03) 9837 5228
Epworth Eastern Hospital 1 Arnold Street Box Hill, VIC 3128

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr C R Webb Cardiologist

Richmond

(03) 9645 1800
122 Elizabeth Street Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr C Y Wong Specialist Practice

Box Hill

(03) 8807 7316
Epworth Eastern Hospital 1 Arnold Street Box Hill, VIC 3128

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Calafiore Specialist Practice

Richmond

(03) 9426 6381
122 Elizabeth Street Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Cheong Cardiologist

Box Hill

(03) 9897 4088
Suite 1 / 25 Arnold Street Box Hill, VIC 3128

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr David J Rollo Cardiologist

Richmond

(03) 9421 6200
Outpatients Department Suite 8.3 / 32 Erin Street Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Dharsh Fernando Cardiologist

Mulgrave

(03) 9790 5000
Dan Valley Consulting Suites Suite 8 / 529 Police Road Mulgrave, VIC 3170

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr E G Manolas Cardiologist

Richmond

(03) 9429 6547
122 Elizabeth Street Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Eccleston Cardiologist

Balwyn

(03) 9888 6855
481 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, VIC 3103

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr G D Kerr Specialist Practice

Box Hill

(03) 9895 7600
Epworth Eastern Hospital Suite 2 / 1 Arnold Street Box Hill, VIC 3128

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr G Leitl Specialist Practice

East Melbourne

(03) 9417 3076
East Melbourne Rooms Suite 34 / 141 Grey Street East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Gary Gordon Specialist Practice

Box Hill

(03) 9890 6472
1 / 25 Arnold Street Box Hill, VIC 3128

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Geoffrey Lane Paediatric Cardiologist

Parkville

(03) 9345 6688
Lvl 3 / 48 Flemington Rd Parkville, VIC 3052

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr George Proimos Cardiologist

Richmond

(03) 9429 6094
Outpatients Department Suite 8.3 / 32 Erin Street Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Gishel New Cardiologist

Box Hill

(03) 9895 4833
Epworth Eastern Hospital 1 Arnold Street Box Hill, VIC 3128

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Hamer Specialist Practice

Box Hill

(03) 9898 3777
Epworth Eastern Hospital Unit 5, Level 2 / 1 Arnold Street Box Hill, VIC 3128

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Horrigan Cardiologist

Balwyn

(03) 9888 6855
481 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, VIC 3103

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr J A Fuller Cardiologist

Richmond

(03) 9429 4907
122 Elizabeth Street Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr J A Fuller Cardiologist

Richmond

(03) 9429 4907
Outpatients Department Suite 3-4A / 32 Erin Street Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr J G Morgan Specialist Practice

North Melbourne

(03) 9329 5093
Chelsea House Suite 205, Level 2 / 55 Flemington Road North Melbourne, VIC 3051

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr J G Sloman Cardiologist

Richmond

(03) 9429 2724
Suite 6.9, Level 6 / 122 Elizabeth Street Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr J J Hammond Specialist Practice

 East Melbourne

(03) 9429 2724
1300 859 887
Suite 6.9, Level 6 / 122 Elizabeth Street Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr J Johns Cardiologist

Richmond

(03) 9429 2724
Suite 6.4 / 89 Bridge Road Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr J Lefkovits Cardiologist

Malvern

(03) 9509 5977
Suite 21 Cabrini Medical Centre,Cabrini Private Hospital Suite 50 / 183 Wattletree Road Malvern, VIC 3144

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr J M Gutman Specialist Practice

Fitzroy

(03) 9826 0991
55 Victoria Parade Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr J M Gutman Specialist Practice

 East Melbourne

(03) 9826 0991
Epworth Freemasons (Clarendon Street) 166 Clarendon Street East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr J M Gutman Specialist Practice

Toorak

(03) 9826 0991
Suite 2 / 44 Ross Street Toorak, VIC 3142

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Jelinek Cardiologist

Fitzroy

(03) 9417 0177
Level 6 / 55 Victoria Parade Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Justin Mariani Cardiologist - Reservoir

Reservoir

(03) 9460 4833
Reservoir Private Consulting Rooms / 73-75 Pine Street Reservoir, VIC 3073

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr L Fong Cardiologist

Box Hill

(03) 9890 0518
Suite 4 / 25-29 Prospect Street Box Hill, VIC 3128

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Laufer Specialist Practice

Richmond

(03) 9428 4297
Suite 6.4 / 122 Elizabeth Street Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr M Hiscock Cardiologist

Richmond

(03) 9429 4055
Epworth Richmond Hospital/Leigh Place Building 89 Bridge Road Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Mark Freilich Cardiologist

Malvern

(03) 9509 5009
Cabrini Hospital Malvern 181-183 Wattletree Road Malvern, VIC 3144

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Mark Freilich Cardiologist Pakenham

Pakenham

(03) 9509 5009
44 Main Street Pakenham, VIC 3810

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Menahem Cardiologist

 Box Hill

(03) 9509 1333
Epworth Eastern Hospital 1 Arnold Street Box Hill, VIC 3128

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Michael Rowe - Interventional Cardiologist

 Box Hill

(03) 8892 2222
25 Arnold St Box Hill, VIC 3128

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Michael Rowe - Interventional Cardiologist

Richmond

(03) 9800 5058
Epworth Hospital Suite 2.5 / 62 Erin St Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Michael Rowe - Interventional Cardiologist

Wantirna

262 Mountain Highway Wantirna, VIC 3152

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Nicholas Cox - Cardiologist (Glen Waverley)

Glen Waverley

(03) 9421 2155
Victorian Cardiovascular Services Suite 6 / 264 Springvale Road Glen Waverley, VIC 3150

Melbourne Cardiologist

Dr Nicholas Cox - Cardiologist (Richmond)

Richmond

(03) 9421 2155
Epworth Hospital Suite 6.2, Victorian Heart Centre, Level 6 / 89 Bridge Road Richmond, VIC 3121

Melbourne Cardiologist

What does a cardiologist do?

A cardiologist is a doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating diseases of the cardiovascular system, conditions centred around the heart and blood vessels. The cardiologist will carry out tests, and they may some do procedures, such as heart catheterizations, angioplasty, or inserting a pacemaker. You might also visit a cardiologist so you can learn about your risk factors for heart disease and find out what measures you can take for better heart health. Many cardiologists are listed in the professional directories.

When you are dealing with a complex health condition like heart disease, it is important that you find the right match between you and your specialist. A diagnosis of heart or vascular disease often begins with your primary care doctor, who then refers you to a cardiologist. The cardiologist evaluates your symptoms and your medical history and may recommend tests for a more definite diagnosis. Then, your cardiologist decides if your condition can be managed under his or her care using medicines or other available treatments. If your cardiologist decides that you need surgery, he or she refers you to a cardiovascular surgeon, who specializes in operations on the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. You remain under the care of your cardiologist even when you are referred to other specialists.

Cardiology is a complex field, so many cardiologists specialize in different areas. All cardiologists are clinical cardiologists who focus on the diagnosis, medical management (use of medicines), and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Some clinical cardiologists specialize in pediatric cardiology, which means they diagnose and treat heart problems in children. When clinical cardiologists treat only adult patients, they specialize in adult cardiology. Other clinical cardiologists may specialize in interventional procedures (balloon angioplasty and stent placement), echocardiography, or electrophysiology

What can cardiology help with?

Cardiology is an important medical discipline. The heart is a highly important organ, responsible for pumping blood through the whole human body. Its central role means it is connected to and influences other things that affect circulation and respiration. Cardiologists are trained to look for heart disorders, that is anything that would indicate the heart is not working in a normal and healthy fashion. It’s the job of a cardiologist to take down a patient’s medical history and to perform any tests they need to in order to ascertain how the heart is functioning. Sometimes they locate problems in the coronary circulation system and sometimes in the muscle or lining of the heart (the myocardium or pericardium). Cardiologists may also run a test to see if the heart valves are functioning properly or to assess if someone has diseased blood vessels. They may also treat people who have congenital defects of the heart, that is a problem in the heart’s actual structure that has been there since the patient was born.

There are many different kinds of possible heart problems, some mild and other more severe. Cardiologists may treat patients in offices, clinics or hospitals. Patients might see them if they have a heart murmur or a cardiac arrest. A cardiologist often recommends certain kinds of test such as an echocardiogram (EKG) or a cardiac catheterization. Depending on the problems a cardiologist finds, they may recommend various kinds of treatments. Some of these may be preventative measures, such as changes in nutrition and physical exercise that can lead to better heart health. Sometimes they prescribe medications, and other times, they may need to recommend surgical procedures to try to correct a heart problem.

How do I find a cardiologist?

A cardiologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system). A suspicion of heart disease is frequently detected by a primary care physician, who will then refer a patient to a specialist, known as a cardiologist (or heart doctor).

When coping with a complex health issue like heart disease, it is critical that you find the right match between yourself and the cardiologist who will provide your care. Your cardiologist will study your medical history, evaluate your symptoms and may recommend further testing before providing a definite diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is made, your cardiologist will determine how to best manage or treat your heart condition based on your individual healthcare needs.

Many cardiologists are specially trained in Cardiac Catheterizations, but others specialize in office diagnosis, the performance and interpretation of echocardiograms, ECGs, and exercise tests. Still, others have a special skill in cholesterol management or cardiac rehabilitation and fitness. All cardiologists know how and when these tests are needed and how to manage cardiac emergencies.

Whether the cardiologist sees you in the office or in the hospital, he or she will review your medical history and perform a physical examination which may include checking your blood pressure, weight, heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Some problems may be diagnosed by your symptoms and the doctor’s findings when you are examined. You may need additional tests such as an ECG, x-ray, or blood test. Other problems will require more specialized testing. Your cardiologist may recommend lifestyle changes or medicine. Each patient’s case is unique.

What qualifications does a cardiologist need?

A cardiologist is a physician who is certified to treat problems of the cardiovascular system—the heart, arteries, and veins. Cardiology is classified as an internal medicine subspecialty. Knowledge of internal medicine and other specialties is required to obtain certification.

Cardiologists receive extensive education, including four years of medical school and three years of training in general internal medicine. After this, a cardiologist spends three or more years in specialized training. That’s ten or more years of training!

In order to become certified, doctors who have completed a minimum of ten years of clinical and educational preparation must pass a rigorous two-day exam given by the American Board of Internal Medicine. This exam tests not only their knowledge and judgment but also their ability to provide superior care.

After satisfactory completion of graduate education, the physician is allowed to take the Internal Medicine board certification examination. Once this examination has been passed, the physician receives board certification in internal medicine. This is a prerequisite to becoming certified in cardiology.

Becoming a cardiologist takes many years of study, training and practice. Their training generally takes about a decade, which is broken down into four years of medical school, three years in general medicine and three years in specialized medicine. After all that study and experience, they have to take a two-day test. If they pass this exam, then they can become certified as a cardiologist. Some cardiologists are thought of so highly by their patients and peers that they can be elected as fellows.

A subspecialty educational program in cardiology must provide training and supervised experience in the evaluation and management of a variety of patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions. The training and experience must be 3 years in duration and at a level sufficient to acquire the competency of a specialist in the field. 24 months minimum of clinical training, including inpatient and special experiences.  4 months in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. 6 months in noninvasive cardiac evaluations, consisting of 3 months of echocardiography, 2 months of nuclear cardiology, and 1 month of other noninvasive cardiac evaluations, including at least exercise stress testing, ECG interpretation, and ambulatory ECG recording.  2 months devoted to electrophysiology, pacemaker follow-up, and ICDs.  8 months of nonlaboratory clinical practice activities (e.g., consultations, cardiac care units, postoperative care of cardiac surgery patients)

To find out more about what it takes to become qualified in Australia Melbourne University has a full study guide.

What is studied in Cardiology?

A cardiologist is a physician who is certified to treat problems of the cardiovascular system—the heart, arteries, and veins. Cardiology is classified as an internal medicine subspecialty. Knowledge of internal medicine and other specialties is required to obtain certification.

Cardiologists receive extensive education, including four years of medical school and three years of training in general internal medicine. After this, a cardiologist spends three or more years in specialized training. That’s ten or more years of training!

In order to become certified, doctors who have completed a minimum of ten years of clinical and educational preparation must pass a rigorous two-day exam given by the American Board of Internal Medicine. This exam tests not only their knowledge and judgment but also their ability to provide superior care.

After satisfactory completion of graduate education, the physician is allowed to take the Internal Medicine board certification examination. Once this examination has been passed, the physician receives board certification in internal medicine. This is a prerequisite to becoming certified in cardiology.

Becoming a cardiologist takes many years of study, training and practice. Their training generally takes about a decade, which is broken down into four years of medical school, three years in general medicine and three years in specialized medicine. After all that study and experience, they have to take a two-day test. If they pass this exam, then they can become certified as a cardiologist. Some cardiologists are thought of so highly by their patients and peers that they can be elected as fellows.

A subspecialty educational program in cardiology must provide training and supervised experience in the evaluation and management of a variety of patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions. The training and experience must be 3 years in duration and at a level sufficient to acquire the competency of a specialist in the field. 24 months minimum of clinical training, including inpatient and special experiences.  4 months in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. 6 months in noninvasive cardiac evaluations, consisting of 3 months of echocardiography, 2 months of nuclear cardiology, and 1 month of other noninvasive cardiac evaluations, including at least exercise stress testing, ECG interpretation, and ambulatory ECG recording.  2 months devoted to electrophysiology, pacemaker follow-up, and ICDs.  8 months of nonlaboratory clinical practice activities (e.g., consultations, cardiac care units, postoperative care of cardiac surgery patients)

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