Our Cardiologists

 

Dr. Harry Mond OAM —
Medical Director

Dr. Harry Mond OAM is a founding member of CardioScan and is an Associate Professor at both the University of Melbourne and Monash University. After training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and in Atlanta Georgia, he has been practicing as a Cardiologist in Melbourne since 1975. He is Australia’s leading expert in cardiac pacing with extensive experience in pacemaker implantation and follow-up.


Dr. Leanne Balding

Dr. Leanne Balding trained at Monash University, RMH and the Austin Medical Centre where she undertook an MD. She did a post-doctoral fellowship in echocardiography. She is a Cardiologist at the RMH and has a particular interest in general adult cardiology and adult patients with congenital heart disease.


Dr. Henry Eisenberg

Dr. Henry Marcus Eisenberg attained his medical degree from The University of Sydney. In 1979, he began developing his knowledge in Cardiology when he worked as a VMO Cardiologist at Concord Hospital and Ryde Hospital in Sydney. His immense and unique contribution to the field is exemplified by his various research activities at these respective hospitals. Having worked in Cardiology for nearly 30 years, Dr.  Eisenberg possesses a refined body of knowledge in this field. His interests lie in echocardiography and teaching.


Prof. Michael Jelinek

Prof. Michael Jelinek is an Adjunct Professor for Australian Catholic University and Associate Professor (Clinical) Department of Medicine for the University of Melbourne. Dr. Jelinek was the former Director of Cardiology at St Vincent’s Hospital, former President of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, former board member and Chairman of The Heart Research Centre, former councillor of the World Heart Federation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Prevention Council. He has produced 115 abstracts, 34 invited articles and 60+ peer review articles.


Dr. Mohammad Latif

Dr. Mohammad Latif completed his medical degree at the University of Otago, New Zealand and then trained in Cardiology at the Green Lane Cardiovascular Service, Auckland City Hospital. He subsequently worked as a Consultant Cardiologist at Middlemore Hospital which is one of the major leading public hospitals in New Zealand. He then decided to relocate to Australia and worked at the Austin Hospital for a year pursuing further experience in multi-modality Cardiac Imaging.


Dr. Wendy Lau

Dr. Wendy Lau completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours First Class) at The University of Sydney, where she was awarded a multitude of prestigious prizes from Westmead Hospital in Medicine, Surgery and Proficiency in Final Year. Upon graduation, Dr. Lau immediately began her internship in Westmead Hospital and within four year was working as a Cardiology Registrar. She then furthered her knowledge of internal medicine by completing a PhD at The University of Sydney. Dr. Lau has had over 20 years experience in Cardiology and is currently working as a Visiting Medical Specialist (Cardiology) at Melbourne Private Hospital. Dr. Lau also has a particularly refined knowledge of pacemakers, having partaken in an array of research through St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada.


Dr. Sue-Ling Liew

Dr. Sue-Ling Liew completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Melbourne, where she was awarded an undergraduate scholarship. Her clinical training was completed at the Austin and Repatriation hospital. Dr. Liew has an interest in cardiac arrhythmias and has completed two years of fellowship training in electrophysiology and cardiac pacing, and is able to perform implantation of cardiac devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Public hospital appointments include Box Hill Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.


Dr. Ken Lu

Dr. Ken Lu trained in Medicine at the University of Melbourne and began his medical career at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has been responsible for multiple publications and extracts. Dr. Lu is currently lecturing for Victorian Post Graduate Medical Foundation and is a Clinical Medicine Tutor at the University of Melbourne Medical School.


Dr. Vishesh Turaga

Dr. Vishesh Turaga began his medical training at The University of Otago School of Medicine, where he was awarded the university’s Prestige Scholarship in Medicine. His participation in various research projects is a testament to his concrete knowledge of Cardiology. Most notably, Dr. Turaga had his paper on Acute Aortic Dissection presented at the World Congress of Cardiology in 2014. Dr. Turaga’s passion also lies in education. He is actively involved with teaching in his current role as a VMO Cardiologist at Geelong Hospital. 


Dr. Gareth Wynn

Gareth trained in the UK, completing a Doctor of Medicine (Research) degree at Imperial College London, before moving to Melbourne for an advanced Electrophysiology and Pacing Fellowship. He has an interest in patient-centered clinical research, especially in atrial fibrillation and his research is cited in current international guidelines.

Gareth specialises in the management of heart rhythm disorders, performing EP studies, ablations and pacemaker/ defibrillator implantation.  He is a consultant cardiologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and is one of only two cardiologists in Victoria accredited to extract chronically implanted pacemakers and defibrillators.


Dr. Leon Zimmet

Dr. Leon Zimmet trained in medicine at the University of Adelaide, graduating with distinction. After working as a Registrar at the Royal Adelaide Hospital he undertook cardiology training at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne under the mentoring of Professor Aubrey Pitt. Having completed further training at the University of Chicago, he returned to Adelaide where he practiced cardiology for 36 years, becoming the initial Visiting Cardiologist at the Flinders Medical Centre on its opening in 1974. He was a Clinical Lecturer at the Flinders University and the initial Chairman of the Flinders Medical Centre Research Foundation. On moving back to Melbourne in 2011 he has become an Honorary Visiting Cardiologist at the Alfred Hospital.


Dr. Rena Zimmet

Dr. Rena Zimmet carried out her Post Graduate training at the Queen Victoria Medical Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital and Alfred Hospital. She was the Director of Echocardiography at Prince Henry’s Hospital as well as Epworth Hospital. Dr. Zimmet has also taken on positions such as Executive Council for the Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and Examiner for DDU (Cardiology). Dr. Rena Zimmet is currently carrying out private consultancy at Epworth Hospital and VMO for the Heart Centre in Alfred Hospital.