Our Doctors

Dr Srikanth Adusumalli

MBBS FRACP

Dr Srikanth (Sri) Adusumalli is an interventional cardiologist and an expert in assessment and management of angina (chest pain or shortness of breath), coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting.

He graduated fro...

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Dr Srikanth (Sri) Adusumalli is an interventional cardiologist and an expert in assessment and management of angina (chest pain or shortness of breath), coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting.

He graduated from Siddhartha Medical College, India and then pursued his post graduate training in Adult Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Princess Alexandra Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. He then undertook training in interventional cardiology at The Prince Charles Hospital and then further fellowship in complex coronary interventions (CHIP) and chronic total occlusion (CTO) revascularisation at Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

He is extensively trained in all aspects of cardiac catheterisation, coronary physiology assessment, intracoronary imaging and percutaneous coronary intervention including complex and advanced techniques such as chronic total occlusion (CTO) revascularisation. He has performed high volume of procedures in relation to complex coronary interventions in highly calcified coronary arteries including atherectomy, intravascular imaging (IVUS & OCT) and shockwave lithotripsy.

Dr Adusumalli is a passionate advocate for cardiac research and education. He has published articles in renowned cardiac journals and his academic interests include research in intravascular imaging, chronic total occlusion (CTO) revascularisation, complex coronary revascularisation methods.

Outside of work, he is a runner and enjoys watching cricket and football. He likes to travel with his family and enjoying the outdoors.

 

Dr Alan Appelbe

Dr Alan Appelbe

MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ

Dr Appelbe is a cardiologist with special interest in echocardiography, particularly valvular heart disease. He graduated in 1983 and did his undergraduate training at the Royal Melbourne and Alfred hospitals before spending...

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Dr Appelbe is a cardiologist with special interest in echocardiography, particularly valvular heart disease. He graduated in 1983 and did his undergraduate training at the Royal Melbourne and Alfred hospitals before spending two years at Emory University in USA doing post graduate training and research in echocardiography. He has been part of the Geelong medical community for over 20 years and introduced stress echo and transoesophageal echo to Geelong.

Consultation fees

First appointment – $270
Reviews – $140

Dr Chin Hiew

A/Prof Chin Hiew

B.Sc (Hons), PG Echo, PG Clinical Trials, MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ, FSCAI

A/Prof Chin Hiew is Director of Cardiology at Barwon Health. Chin is a Consultant & Interventional Cardiologist and Cardiac CT specialist (Level B). He completed his MBBS at the University of Queensland and subsequently ...

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A/Prof Chin Hiew is Director of Cardiology at Barwon Health. Chin is a Consultant & Interventional Cardiologist and Cardiac CT specialist (Level B). He completed his MBBS at the University of Queensland and subsequently attained his FRACP in Cardiology. He did further post graduate studies and training in Australia, USA and London, UK.

Chin has an interest in the application of evidence-based cardiology to clinical practice in addition to percutaneous cardiovascular intervention. He is the principal site investigator for VCOR and MIG Registries and co-investigator in many multi-centres clinical trials through the Geelong Cardiology Research Unit. He has an academic appointment with Deakin University in the School of Medicine as a Clinical Senior Lecturer and has been involved in teaching and supervisory role for medical students, cardiology registrars and fellows.

He is a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and American Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention.

Consultation fees

First appointment – $260
Pensioner – $195
Reviews – $140/$115

Dr Adam Hutchison

A/Prof Adam Hutchison

MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ

A/Prof Hutchison is an interventional and general cardiologist who studied at Harvard and Monash Universities. His main area of interest is the diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes. As part of his PhD, Adam w...

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A/Prof Hutchison is an interventional and general cardiologist who studied at Harvard and Monash Universities. His main area of interest is the diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes. As part of his PhD, Adam was a key figure in the MonAMI study, enabling ambulances to definitively diagnose ST elevation myocardial infarction and expedite critical hospital based therapy. This model of care was subsequently adopted throughout metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong.

Adam is a senior clinical lecturer at Deakin University, clinical supervisor of general medical and cardiology trainees at Barwon Health and an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Adam enjoys teaching and consistently gets very positive feedback from students and patients who appreciate his clear communication style.

Consultation fees

First appointment – $250
Pensioner – $200
Reviews – $135/$110

Dr Cathy Jaworski

Dr Cathy Jaworski

MBBS (Hons), BBiomedSc (Hons) FRACP

Dr Jaworski is a consultant Cardiologist with dual sub-specialty training in Interventional Cardiology and Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging. She graduated from Monash University in 2004 with honours in both MBBS and BioMedSc. Sh...

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Dr Jaworski is a consultant Cardiologist with dual sub-specialty training in Interventional Cardiology and Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging. She graduated from Monash University in 2004 with honours in both MBBS and BioMedSc. She completed her basic and advanced training in Cardiology at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, gaining fellowship of RACP in 2012. Following this she undertook an advanced multimodal imaging Fellowship focusing on cardiac MRI, cardiac CT and echocardiography at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

She spent 2013 and 2014 working in the UK where she was selected as the Interventional Fellow at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, the largest specialist heart hospital in the United Kingdom. During this high volume fellowship, she practiced at the cutting edge of complex Interventional Cardiology. She enjoys ongoing participation in clinical research and has published a number of papers in the highest impact cardiology journals. Cathy is passionate about the care of her patients and is interested in all aspects of clinical cardiology. She has a particular focus on coronary intervention and the treatment of angina.

Consultation fees

First appointment – $280
Pensioner – $195
Reviews – $140/$110

Dr Kate Rankin

MBBS (Hons.) FRACP

Dr Kate Rankin is a consultant cardiologist with dual sub-specialty training in echocardiography and heart failure. She graduated from Monash University in 2008 with honours and completed her cardiology training at Universit...

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Dr Kate Rankin is a consultant cardiologist with dual sub-specialty training in echocardiography and heart failure. She graduated from Monash University in 2008 with honours and completed her cardiology training at University Hospital, Geelong and the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. She undertook two clinical fellowships at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto General Hospital in Canada from 2017 to 2019 in echocardiography and advanced heart failure and transplantation. During this time she performed a large volume of complex echocardiography cases, was published in major cardiology journals and presented research at international conferences. Kate’s practice covers all aspects of cardiology with a particular focus on the care of patients with acute and chronic heart failure and the diagnostic use of echocardiography. She also has a special interest in the fields of cardio-oncology and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Consultation fees

First appointment – $235

Pensioner – $175

Reviews – $115/$100

 

Dr Ryan Spencer

Dr Ryan Spencer

MBBS, MHPE, FRACP

Dr Spencer is a Cardiologist and General Physician who trained at University Hospital Geelong and the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. He sought further training in echocardiography at Vancouver General Hospital, Canada and is ...

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Dr Spencer is a Cardiologist and General Physician who trained at University Hospital Geelong and the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. He sought further training in echocardiography at Vancouver General Hospital, Canada and is currently undertaking a 2nd fellowship in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne.

He is a general Cardiologist with special interests in echocardiography, cardiac pacing and arrhythmia. In addition to overseeing all forms of echocardiography he implants a wide range of cardiac devices including pacemakers and defibrillators. He is currently completing a Masters in Health Professional Education and is published in major international journals.

Consultation fees

First appointment – $250
Pensioner – $180
Reviews – $125/$95

Dr Peter Iser

MBBS, B MedSci, GradCert (Clinical Teaching), MBioethics, FRACP

Dr Peter Iser is a general physician with a special interest in peri-operative medicine.  He has worked in General Medicine and Peri-Operative Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and is currently the director o...

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Dr Peter Iser is a general physician with a special interest in peri-operative medicine.  He has worked in General Medicine and Peri-Operative Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and is currently the director of General Medicine at University Hospital Geelong.

He holds post-graduate degrees in Bioethics and Clinical Teaching and is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.  He sees private inpatients at Epworth Hospital Geelong and St John of God Geelong.

Consultation fees

First appointment – $200
Pensioner – $180
Reviews – $100/$90

Dr Lauren Ng

Dr Lauren Ng is a Respiratory and Sleep physician at Heart Health Geelong. She also has public appointments at Barwon Health and Western Health.

Lauren attained her medical degree with honours from Monash University a...

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Dr Lauren Ng is a Respiratory and Sleep physician at Heart Health Geelong. She also has public appointments at Barwon Health and Western Health.

Lauren attained her medical degree with honours from Monash University and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Newcastle. She completed her specialty training at the Alfred Hospital and Western Health and undertook a fellowship in Sleep Medicine with Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre (MSDC).

In addition to general respiratory medicine, Lauren’s clinical interests include asthma, lung cancer and all areas of sleep disorders including insomnia, circadian rhythm disorder, narcolepsy, hypersomnia and restless legs syndrome.

Lauren has an interest in clinical education and is a member of the Education and Training subcommittee of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ). She is also a member of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA), American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

Consultation fees

Standard appointment – $268-$375
Review – $150-$125

Concession rates where appropriate.