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Cardiologist Team

Neil Strathmore

Associate Professor

Neil trained at the University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. 

He is on the staff of the RMH and is an Associate Professor of the University of Melbourne.  He has a wide experience in general cardiology including arrhythmias, valve problems and ischaemia.  He implants and follows-up pacemakers and defibrillators.   For many years, he was the only practitioner in Victoria accredited to remove infected or faulty pacemaker leads, a procedure he now performs in conjunction with Dr Gareth Wynn. 

Dr Leanne Balding

Leanne 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.

Leanne consults and reports echos at Cato Cardiology and  also performs treadmill stress echos.

Dr Susan Corcoran

Sue studied Medicine  at Sydney University. She undertook her Cardiology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, then further training in cardiac electrophysiology and pacing at Royal Melbourne Hospital.  Her main area of expertise is in the investigation and management of patients with syncope (blackouts). 

She is on the staff of the Alfred Hospital and is undertaking research into blood pressure regulation disorders associated with syncope at the BakerIDI Heart and Diabetes Institute.

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 works alongside Associate Professor Neil Strathmore as the only other accredited transvenous lead extractor serving Victoria and Tasmania.

Gareth consults at the following locations -  Epworth Camberwell in Camberwell and Melbourne Private Hospital in Parkville.

For patients referred from outside the Melbourne area, Gareth is happy to provide telehealth consultations.

Dr Subodh Joshi

Subodh joined us in December 2011.

Dr Subodh Joshi is a consultant cardiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital specialising in non-invasive cardiac imaging.  He obtained his medical degree from the University of Melbourne and then completed his internal medicine, cardiology and echocardiography training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.  Subsequently he spent five years doing research and training in cardiac CT, MRI and echocardiography in Washington DC, Toronto and Boston.  He also completed a Masters of Public Health Degree at Harvard University.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Cardiovascular CT and the American Society for Echocardiography.

Dr Sinjini Biswas

Dr Sinjini Biswas is a consultant cardiologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, specialising in percutaneous coronary intervention and transcatheter aortic valve implantation. She obtained her medical degree from The University of Melbourne and then completed her general medicine and cardiology training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. She then received scholarships from the National Heart Foundation and the Australian Government Research Training Program to complete a PhD at The Alfred Hospital/Monash University. Subsequently, Sinjini completed two international fellowships in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) and complex high-risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Bristol Heart Institute respectively, in the UK. She was then appointed as consultant interventional cardiologist at the Bristol Heart Institute where she worked for 2 years before returning to Melbourne in late 2023.

Sinjini specialises in performing coronary angiography and PCI via the radial artery in the wrist, assessment of epicardial and microvascular coronary physiology, performing complex PCI using intracoronary imaging (IVUS/OCT) and the treatment of aortic stenosis with TAVI. Sinjini also has an interest in women’s heart health and diagnosing and managing coronary microvascular dysfunction and vasospasm, and currently also holds a National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. She has recently been recognised as an emerging leader in the field of cardiology by the British Cardiovascular Society and American Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention (SCAI), and has been invited faculty at major international cardiac conferences.