At Heart Clinic Melbourne we are dedicated team of clinicians and staff who are committed to providing the highest quality cardiology care. 
We pride ourselves on being accessible, professional and excellent in what we do. We are confident that as a patient, family member or referring doctor, you will have a positive experience with our care and trust us with the care of you and your patients.

Meet Our Team

Dr Mark Freilich

Dr Mark Freilich is a General & Interventional Cardiologist with a special interest in interventional cardiac procedures. He was one of the early adopters of the radial (wrist) approach to coronary angiography in Melbourne after training in this technique in the United States.

Mark completed his medical degree with honours at Monash University in 1999. He then undertook his residency & cardiology fellowship at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. In 2007 Mark moved to Boston, Massachusetts USA to undertake a 2 year interventional cardiology fellowship at Lahey Clinic Medical Centre. He returned to Australia in 2009 to begin his practice as a Cardiologist.

Mark holds public appointments at both the Alfred Hospital and Frankston Hospital. He admits patients privately & performs coronary angiograms at Cabrini Hospital Malvern and St John of God Hospital in Berwick. He consults in our rooms at Cabrini and Pakenham and at the consulting suites at St John of God Berwick.

Dr Phillip Ngu

Dr Phillip Ngu is a General and Non-invasive Imaging Cardiologist who specialises in cardiac imaging and general cardiology. He completed his medical degree with Honours at Monash University in 2007, undertook his residency and cardiology training at the Alfred and Monash hospitals, and completed his cardiac imaging fellowship at the Alfred Hospital in 2017.

Phillip’s passion is in clinical cardiology and patient care where he uses multi-modality imaging to better understand disease and improve patient outcomes. His particular imaging qualifications are in echocardiography (resting, stress and transoesophageal), CT coronary angiography and cardiac MRI.

Phillip works publicly at the Alfred Hospital admits patients privately to St John of God Berwick and Cabrini Hospital Malvern.

Associate Professor Alex Voskoboinik

Dr Alex Voskoboinik is a General cardiologist and Electrophysiologist with a passion for rhythm disturbances. He implants pacemakers, defibrillators and performs minimally-invasive catheter ablation for arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation and supraventricular tachycardia. He completed his medical degree at Monash University in 2008 with Honours and was the dux of his graduating year, winning six academic prizes during his medical training. He completed his sub-specialty Clinical Electrophysiology Fellowship at The Alfred and Royal Melbourne Hospitals in 2018. In 2019, he undertook further advanced ablation and pacing training at University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

Alex completed his PhD at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute and the University of Melbourne in 2019 and was awarded the prestigious Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Ralph Reader Prize for top young investigator. He has first author publications in leading peer-reviewed journals including New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Alex holds public appointment at Western Health and Alfred Health, and admits patients patients privately to Cabrini Hospital Malvern.

Dr Shane Nanayakkara

Dr Shane Nanayakkara is an interventional and structural cardiologist and researcher, with a PhD in heart failure and research interests in artificial intelligence. Shane grew up in regional Australia, studied medicine at Monash University, and completed advanced physician training in Cardiology at The Alfred Hospital. After achieving his PhD in heart failure, he completed two fellowships in coronary intervention, transcatheter structural heart interventions, including a keyhole approach to valve replacement and repair. He performs coronary angiography, coronary stenting, and advanced interventional techniques. He is passionate about both face to face care and telemedicine, particularly with his rural background. He has several publications in international journals and has authored several book chapters, and won the National Heart Failure Prize from the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the Mollie Holman medal for best thesis from Monash University, where he continues to teach.

Shane consults and performs procedures at the Alfred Hospital and Cabrini Hospital Malvern, and also consults in Shepparton.

Dr Kate Rowe

Dr Kate Rowe is a general cardiologist and cardiac imaging specialist.

After graduating from Monash University with Honours in 2013, Kate undertook her physician training and advanced training in cardiology at the Alfred Hospital and Royal Darwin Hospital.

Kate has undertaken further training in cardiac CT, MRI and echocardiography (resting, stress and transoesophageal). She is interested in all aspects of clinical cardiology with a particular interest in valvular heart disease and Indigenous health.

She works publicly at the Alfred Hospital and Sunshine Hospital.


Karlie Smith

Karlie joined the practice in 2020 and is the Practice Manager at Heart Clinic Melbourne.  

She has extensive experience in medical administration and patient services. Karlie is frequently described by staff and patients alike as warm, polite and professional.

Leanne Marshall

Leanne has been with Heart Clinic Melbourne for more than 8 years. She also has more than 15 years experience in legal and education administration. She is known to be diligent and caring.

Emma Mayne

Emma joined the team in 2022 and has more than 7 years of medical administration experience, both in a hospital and clinical settings. Emma is known to be kind, empathetic and professional and always does whatever she can to help patients and her colleagues.

Michelle Goodier

Michelle joined our team in 2022.  Michelle has a long career in customer service roles including aged care as a personal carer.  She is caring, friendly and brings a bright demeanour to the practice.  She is known to make patients comfortable and give them a laugh.

Janie Puah

Janie is an experienced and highly skilled cardiac technician and cardiac sonologist after completing her training through the Knox Private Hospital and then her Diploma in Medical Ultrasound (DMU) through the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine. Janie continues to work as a sonographer at Knox Private Hospital. 

Janice Murrell

Janice is an experienced, professional and empathetic. She currently works at Knox Private Hospital and Cabrini Hospital.