Dr Divina Brillante

Cardiologist

BSC (Med), MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACP (Cardiology)

Dr Divina Brillante is a general Cardiologist who specialises in the treatment of
heart failure and cardiometabolic syndromes.

Dr Brillante completed her Bachelor of Science with honours from the University of New South Wales, in 1997, and then went on to complete her PhD from the University of New South Wales under the guidance of Assoc Prof Anthony O’Sullivan and Prof Laurence G Howes.

She continued her advanced Cardiology training at the Wollongong Hospital before being awarded Fellowship FRACP (Cardiology) in 2011. She established her private practice in Wollongong in 2011 and then expanded to Shellharbour in 2015 at Illawarra Heart Centre.

Her vision was to establish a comprehensive centre for her patients in the Illawarra. This includes:
She is proud to have established the first 3D echo technology in the region, which is a state of the art service only available in major centres. Dr Brillante is a conjoint senior lecturer at The University of Wollongong and a staff specialist at Shellharbour Public Hospital.
Dr Brillante’s areas of interest include:

Dr Sean Gomes

Electrophysiologist

BMed Sci, MBBS, MRes

Dr Sean Gomes is a specialist  Electrophysiologist. His primary expertise is cardiac electrophysiology including catheter ablation, pacemakers, defibrillators and lead extraction.

Dr Gomes completed his medical training and Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney in 2004, before undertaking a Masters of Research at the University of New South Wales. Dr Gomes completed his Cardiology training at The Prince of Wales Hospital before pursuing his special interest in Electrophysiology by undertaking two fellowships, at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital; the largest heart centre in the United Kingdom.

Dr Gomes has a particular interest in the technically demanding and highly specialised procedure of pacemaker and defibrillator lead removal (lead extraction). He also has vast expertise in the management of cardiac rhythm disorders involving catheter ablation, electrophysiology studies and implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators.
Dr Gomes has a particular interest in the technically demanding and highly specialised procedure of pacemaker and defibrillator lead removal (lead extraction). He also has vast expertise in the management of cardiac rhythm disorders involving catheter ablation, electrophysiology studies and implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators.

Dr Gomes has authored numerous publications on pacemaker and defibrillator lead removal, ablation for atrial fibrillation and other aspects of cardiology. He has presented at international cardiology meetings and is a conjoint lecturer at The University of New South Wales.

Dr Alastair Carlyle

Procedural Cardiologist

BSc, MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRACP

Dr Alastair Carlyle is a specialist Interventional Cardiologist Consultant specialising in complex coronary intervention, Cardiac CT reporting and cardiac complications in pregnancy.

Dr Carlyle graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003 before undertaking his residency training in general medicine and cardiology in Ireland where he was awarded membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). Upon returning to Sydney, he undertook further cardiology training at the Prince of Wales Hospital and was the Interventional Fellow at Eastern Heart Clinic from 2013 to 2014.

Dr Carlyle is a keen advocate for cardiac CT scanning and calcium scoring tests and is a registered CTCA specialist of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. He is a regular attendee at international cardiology conferences and has an interest in teaching medical students and physician trainees as well as presenting to the local general practitioners and trainee doctors. He is actively involved in the research and publication of articles, particularly relating to the radiation dosage and bioabsorbable stent technology.

Dr Dona Adikari

Dr Dona Adikari

Cardiologist and Interventional Cardiologist

B Med, FRACP

Dr Dona Adikari is an Interventional Cardiologist who specializes in complex coronary intervention including chronic total occlusions.

Dr Adikari completed her Bachelor of Medicine at the University of New England in 2014. She continued her advanced training in Adult Cardiology at the Prince of Wales
Hospital in Sydney before she was awarded with a Fellowship of the Royal
Australasian College of Physicians in 2021. She went on to pursue her
specialist interest in Interventional Cardiology and was the Interventional
Fellow at the Prince of Wales Hospital in 2021. In 2022, she was awarded with a
prestigious Interventional Fellowship at Wythenshawe Hospital, United Kingdom
by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. She went on to complete a
highly specialized Fellowship in chronic total occlusions and complex coronary
intervention at the Freeman Hospital in 2023, one of the largest Interventional
Cardiology Centres in the United Kingdom. 

 

Dr Ben Ng

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

BSc (Med), MBBS (Hons 1), FRACP

Dr Ben Ng is a specialist cardiologist with subspecialty interests in the management of arrhythmia, including ablations of supra-ventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, along with cardiac device implantation and management.

He completed his medical degree at the University of New South Wales in 2008, graduating with 1st class honours, and became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2015. He then undertook subspecialty fellowships in cardiac electrophysiology and pacing, initially at Prince of Wales Hospital and Eastern Heart Clinic, and then at Toronto General Hospital, Canada.

 

He is passionate about medical education and has won numerous awards for undergraduate teaching and postgraduate mentorship. He takes pride in having clear and transparent communication with patients and their families.

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