Dr Rinku Rayoo is Cardiologist with special interest in Cardiac Imaging. He is currently holding the position of heart failure and imaging cardiologist at Bendigo Health and position of Honorary Cardiologist at Austin hospital.
Dr Rayoo completed his MBBS is 1999 in India. He completed his Physician training in India, United Kingdom and Australia receiving a MD in General medicine in 2002 and a Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2012.
Dr Rayoo has completed his Cardiology and non-invasive cardiac imaging training at Austin and Northern Hospital.
Dr Rayoo has a Level 2 SCMR accreditation for cardiac MRI and a Level A ANZCTCA accreditation for cardiac CT. He is a member of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and European Society of Echocardiography (ESE).
Dr Rayoo manages a wide variety of adult cardiovascular conditions including coronary artery disease and cardiac risk assessment, heart failure, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias and syncope.
Dr Rayoo has a special interest in various cardiac investigations including transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), stress echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), CT coronary angiography (CTCA) and calcium score and Cardiac MRI.
Dr Rayoo enjoys cricket, badminton and walking.
Chris is a cardiologist who has trained in all aspects of cardiology with a sub-specialist in Interventional cardiology. He completed his training in Melbourne, Australia and furthermore completed a three-year post-graduate fellowship in Oxford, UK. He also specialises in complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
Chris has written many international publications and is completing his research doctorate. He has introduced the use of the latest techniques including Radial Artery Access angiography and stenting, intracoronary imaging with OCT and IVUS as well the Pressure Wire (FFR) technique to assess the individual coronary stenosis for ischaemia. These techniques have been deemed as revolutionary in the cardiac interventional diagnosis scheme.
The following services are provided by Chris:
- Assessment and management of the full spectrum of cardiac conditions
- Non-invasive investigations
- Cardiac catheterisation, coronary angiography, and a specialist in complex PCI
- Pioneer of Radial Artery Access procedures for angiograms and PCI in Victoria (helped introduce this technique to Epworth Eastern, using the artery in the wrist compared to the groin. Much lower risk of vascular complications, and much improved patient comfort compared to femoral artery access).
- Pioneer of Drug Eluting Balloon Angioplasty (Performed the first drug eluting balloon angioplasty in an Epworth Hospital in Melbourne)
- Pioneer of the Pressure Wire (FFR/Fractional Flow Reserve) to distinguish stenoses that need PCI and those that can be safely managed conservatively. (Performed the first pressure wire procedure in Epworth Eastern)
- Emergency PCI for treatment of acute myocardial infarction
Chris is multilingual and fluent in languages other than English including: Mandarin, Cantonese, Fujian, Malay/Bahasa
MBBS FRACP- University of Melbourne 2000
Post Graduate Fellowship: 2008 – 2010 John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford UK
Public Hospital Appointment: Staff Specialist at The Northern Hospital
Private Hospitals: Various hospitals including On-Call Cardiologist and Weekly Cath Lab Sessions at the Epworth Eastern Hospital, Box Hill.
Consultant and Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Han obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from the University of Melbourne and completed his Cardiology training at the Austin Hospital, before undertaking subspecialty training in the area of cardiac electrophysiology and device implantations.
He is a recipient of the NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) Medical Postgraduate Scholarship for his PhD in the area of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). For his PhD research, Han was awarded the prestigious Parmley Prize from the American College of Cardiology for an outstanding manuscript by a Young Investigator in 2012.
For his overseas advanced cardiac electrophysiology fellowship, Han trained with Professor Michel Haissaguerre in Bordeaux, France, who discovered and pioneered the technique of AF ablation. Han has extensive experience in the area of catheter ablation for complex arrhythmias, including the latest ablation techniques for AF, supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia, as well as pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantations.
Han’s special interest is in the management of AF. He has published extensively in the area of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiology, and is a 2014 Finalist in the American Heart Association Samuel Levine Young Investigator Award.
Han holds public appointments at Austin Hospital and Northern Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne.
Han is fluent (verbal and written) in several languages other than English: Chinese (Mandarin) and Malay/Bahasa, and can also communicate in Fujian and Cantonese.
MBBS (University of Melbourne), PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FHRS
Postgraduate Overseas Fellowship: Bordeaux, France