Professor Robert Whitbourn
The team at Werribee Heart is led by Professor Robert Whitbourn, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at St Vincent’s Hospital and Director of Cardiology at St. Vincent’s Private Melbourne & Werribee. He was Interventional Cardiology and Research Fellow at Stanford University Medical Centre in the USA, and since 1997 has been a cardiologist at St Vincent’s Public and Private Hospitals and is also on staff at Werribee Mercy Hospital. Professor Whitbourn has an international profile, published over 140 papers in peer reviewed journals, presented at all major international cardiology scientific meetings and been principal investigator of over 50 medical device trials. His primary interest is interventional cardiology, leading numerous international trials of stents and novel cardiac devices. He also leads the TAVI team at St Vincent’s, implanting percutaneous Aortic Valves for severe Aortic Stenosis.
Professor Andrew Wilson
Spanning a successful career in clinical medicine, Andrew continues to practise as a cardiologist at St Vincent’s Health Melbourne, in the private sector and in rural Victoria. His clinical focus is on treatment and prevention of atherosclerosis. He has an academic appointment at the University of Melbourne and leads an active clinical research program supervising research students and fellows.
He previously worked at Stanford University Medical Centre where he was a NHMRC Research Fellow focusing on translational research in atherosclerosis.
Dr Alex McLELLAN
Dr Arul Baradi
Dr Arul Baradi is a consultant clinical cardiologist who continues to be involved in clinical research. He has clinical appointments at Werribee Mercy and St Vincent’s Private Hospitals, Melbourne.
Dr Ben Pang
Dr Brendan Flaim
Dr Candice Shields
Dr Odgerel Tumur
Dr Odgerel Tumur is a Cardiologist and General Physician with experience in preventive cardiology (lipidology), cardiac disease in women, cardiac issues in cancer therapy, heart failure, and cardiac imaging. Odgerel is passionate about providing comprehensive and holistic care to her patients, especially those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In addition to English and Mongolian (first language), Odgerel is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and Russian.
She graduated MBBS in 2001 at Peking University in China, and trained there in Cardiovascular Medicine, including a PhD on hormones and coronary artery disease in postmenopausal women. In 2008, Odgerel and her family migrated to Australia. She undertook further studies in General Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Western Health, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Eastern Health and Ballarat Health Services and cardiac imaging at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, attaining her Royal Australasian College of Physician’s Fellowship in Cardiology and General Medicine (2019).
Dr Ian Matthews
Dr Khoa Phan
Dr Tim Roberts
Mr Andrew Newcomb
Andrew is trained in all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery including heart failure, congenital, thoracic and aortic surgery as well as pace maker implantation. He has a special interest in complex aortic surgery including David procedure, and endovascular treatment of aortic dissections, coronary surgery, including all arterial revascularisation, pacing and high voltage devices, including Epicardial Left Ventricular lead insertion.
Andrew is also involved in research regarding cardiac stem cells and clinical aspects of cardiac surgery.
Andrew’s qualifications cover, a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery through The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (July 2007), and in 1995 a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery University of Queensland. Andrews is currently the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.