Cardiac Genetic Services in Australia and New Zealand


New South Wales

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic & Genetic Heart Disease Clinic
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Prof Chris Semsarian, Ms Laura Yeates
Contact: Laura +61 2 9565 6187

Cardiac Genetic Clinic
Liverpool Hospital
Prof John French, Dr Sulekha Rajagopalan
Contact: (ph) 02 8738 4665 (fax) 02 8738 4650

Hunter Genetics
HNE Health
Dr Anne Ronan, Ms Angela Ingrey
Contact: (ph)(02) 4985 3100 (fax) (02) 4985 3105

VCCRI Research Program – Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy ± Conduction abnormalities, Familial Atrial Fibrillation
VCCRI, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst
A/Prof Diane Fatkin, Ms Renee Johnson
Contact: Renee +61 2 9295 8767

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia and High CVD Risk Family Clinic
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
A/Professor David Sullivan
Contact: Catherine Spinks, +61 2 9515 5062


Cardiac Genetic Clinic
Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
A/Prof John Atherton, A/Prof Julie McGaughran, Ms Jenny Berkman
Contact: Jenny +61 7 3646 1686

Paediatric Cardiac Genetics
Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
A/Prof Julie McGaughran, Dr Jim Morwood, Dr Jason Wildschut, Ms Linda Wornham
Contact: Linda +61 7 3068 4152


Paediatric Cardiac Genetics
Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
Dr Andrew Davis, Dr Robert Weintraub, Ms Vanessa Connell
Contact: Vanessa +61 3 9345 5724

Cardiac Genetics Clinic
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Prof Ingrid Winship, Dr Anu Aggarwal, Prof Jitendra Vohra, Mrs Tina Thompson, Mr Ivan Macciocca
Contact:  Tina +61 3 9342 7151

Cardiac Genetics Clinic
Monash Medical Centre
Dr Matthew Hunter, Ms Fiona Cunningham
Contact: Fiona +61 3 9594 2026

Inherited Cardiomyopathy/Arrhythmia Genetic Counselling Service
Genetic Health Services Victoria
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, RCH

Contact: Ivan  +61 3 8341 6373

Cardiac Genetics Clinic
Austin Health, Heidelberg
Dr Simon Bodek, Ms Heather Chalinor, Ms Giulia Valente
Contact: Heather +61 3 9496 3027,


Cardiac Inherited Disease Group (CIDG)
This is a National multidisciplinary group chaired by A/Prof Jon Skinner
There are clinical representatives at most general hospitals in NZ.
Contact: Ms Jackie Crawford
Inherited Cardiac Disease Coordinator
Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Services
Starship Hospital
Park Road, Auckland
Tel +64 9 3074949 ext 23634 or


Genetic Registries play an important role in keeping families up-to-date with the latest news in heart diseases. Your participation also allows researchers to learn more about these diseases. To register your family, please contact one of the Registries below.

Australian Genetic Heart Disease Registry (AUSTRALIA)
Coordinator: Dr Jodie Ingles
Tel +61 2 9565 6185

Cardiac Inherited Disease (CIDG) Registry (NEW ZEALAND)
Coordinator: Ms Jackie Crawford
Tel +64 9 307 4949 ext 23634 or