I've been an enthusiastic practitioner of Telehealth since it was rolled out by Medicare, and couple this with use of technology in medical practice. This article published in the most recent "Inspired" magazine of St Vincent's Private highlighted a patient's journey through assessment and management of her cardiomyopathy. The patient (Marion) lived in Albury, more than 3.5 hours from Melbourne, and Telehealth essentially brought her into the rooms in East Melbourne. In the photo, I'm holding a model of a heart and also of a defibrillator.

Most of our Telehealth patient consultations involve patients and clinics from East Gippsland because of my practice in Bairnsdale, but we see patients from all over especially because of my interest in heart failure management and complex cardiology. The full article can be downloaded here.


100 Vic Pde at night

I thought our neighbour looked very good tonight (that's the Fire Museum).
100 Vic Pde

Signage for East Melbourne Cardiology

East Melbourne Cardiology is the group associate practice based at Suite 503, 100 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. For me and Tim Roberts, this is the base. For Drs Sonny Palmer, Han Ling and Alex McLellan, Suite 503 is part of their practice. Dr David Bertovic works with me in Bairnsdale. Office staff are Tarryn as Practice Manager and Lauren as part-time staff. Lucinda is also part-time.
Today we were able to place our signage at different points - office door, and by a few sets of lifts and facing the exit to the 5th floor lifts.
There will be a website for East Melbourne Cardiology ( We're working on that.

New Rooms @ 100 Vic Pde

We have moved into our new rooms today. It's been a long process, and although we have been happy with the rooms at 77 Victoria Parade, the ongoing planning issues and uncertainty of the new tower and works at St Vincent's private, encouraged our need to look for new premises. We found them at 100 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne - a medical office building that many people seem to know well. From a landmark viewpoint, it's on the western side of the Fire Museum, and it's directly across the road from St Vincent's Hospital.

It's been purpose built for our needs. There are two consulting rooms, and capacity for pacemaker clinics and echocardiograms. There's also room for our staff, and our practice manager Tarryn and business manager Tamara have been working tirelessly with the builder Chris of City Office Interiors and our other contractors to deliver a great consulting suite.

At this stage, A/Prof Mariani will be consulting there along with Dr Han Ling, and Dr Sonny Palmer.

Phone number for the rooms is 03 99988300.


Cath lab work

I have the opportunity to work with some very bright and competent young cardiologists. Today, I was working with two of them - Dr Hitesh Patel who is my Fellow at The Alfred, and Dr Ian Matthews, who is my Fellow at St Vincent's Hospital. Both have been working with me and other cardiologists, and are at different stages of their career.