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Dr Satish Ramkumar

Dr Satish Ramkumar is a cardiologist and cardiac imaging specialist at Australia Cardiovascular Specialists and the Victorian Heart Hospital. He has interests in cardio- oncology, heart failure, multi-modality cardiac imaging and valvular heart disease.

Satish has grown up in the South-East of Melbourne and has a strong passion for improving the health of the community. Satish graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009 and completed internship and specialist medical training at Monash Health.

Satish undertook advanced training in General and Acute Care Medicine at Monash Health prior to completing Cardiology advanced training at MonashHeart, Bendigo Health and Western Health. Satish then completed a Non-Invasive Imaging fellowship at MonashHeart in 2021 obtaining subspeciality training in echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and cardiac CT.

Satish then completed an overseas fellowship in cardio-oncology and cardiac MRI at Barts NHS Trust and University College Hospital, London in 2022-2023. Having returned to Melbourne in mid-2023, he recommenced his practice at Australian Cardiovascular Specialists and commenced as a consultant cardiologist at the Victorian Heart Hospital with clinical interests in cardio-oncology, heart failure and multi-modality cardiac imaging. He is also involved in medical education and is the Director of Physician Education (DPE) at the Victorian Heart Hospital. He is a board-certified cardio-oncologist with the International Society of Cardio-oncology (ICOS) and is growing the cardio-oncology service at the Victorian Heart Hospital, which has recently been awarded “Gold status” as a Centre of Excellence status with ICOS.

Satish has completed a Masters in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) at the University of Sydney in 2017 and completed his PhD in September 2020 at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, supported by research scholarships form the Heart Foundation and Avant under the supervision of Professor Tom Marwick. His research focussed on the use of advanced imaging markers to predict the risk of developing atrial fibrillation. Satish has presented extensively at local and international scientific meetings and his research has led to numerous publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals. Satish’s clinical and research interests include improving cardiac outcomes in oncology patients and using cardiac imaging markers in the assessment of cardiotoxicity and valvular heart disease.

He is interested in all aspects of cardiology including coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, cardio-oncology and cardiovascular risk assessment. Outside of work Satish loves spending time with his wife and son. He loves to travel and is a keen follower of cricket and AFL.

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