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.
Associate Professor Gautam Vaddadi
Dr Gautam Vaddadi is a general and non-invasive imaging cardiologist with a special interest in heart failure, syncope and echocardiography. He graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1999 and went on to complete his Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci) and PhD in recurrent syncope at the Baker Institute and Monash University. Gautam was awarded the Ralph Reader Prize by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand in 2008 for his research.
Gautam is the director of cardiology at Cabrini Hospital Malvern and works publicly at the Northern Hospital where he is also the director of Heart Failure. He admits patients privately to Cabrini Hospital Malvern.
Amy is the practice manager at Heart Clinic Melbourne after working with us for the past 9 years. She is the primary contact for all business and account enquiries and is known to be friendly, efficient and professional.
Karlie joined our team in 2020 and has extensive experience in medical administration and patient services.
Karlie is frequently described by staff and patients alike as warm, polite and professional.
We were delighted to have Jenna join the team at Heart Clinic Melbourne in 2018. Jenna is responsible for patient administration, bookings and reception is very experienced after having worked in medical administration and health services for over 9 years.
Jenna is currently on maternity leave after the birth of her beautiful baby boy.
Leanne has been with Heart Clinic Melbourne for the past 5 years. She also has more than 15 years experience in legal and education administration and primarily manages patient administration, accounts and bookings for the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Clyde sites.
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.