Christian Hamilton-Craig

CMAA Medical Advisory Committee

Christian Hamilton-Craig

Professor Christian Hamilton-Craig

Professor Christian Hamilton-Craig is an expert in cardiovascular imaging and diagnostics, particularly Echocardiography, Cardiac CT, and Cardiac MRI. He is an Honorary Staff Cardiologist at the Prince Charles Hospital and the Director of Noosa Hearts Cardiology, Sunshine Coast. His academic appointments are Professor Faculty of Medicine & Centre for Advanced Imaging at the University of Queensland, and Professor at the School of Medicine Griffith University Sunshine Coast.

He was the inaugural chair of the Conjoint Committee for Certification in Cardiac MRI across Australia-NZ, is the chief guideline writer on Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring and Non-Invasive Coronary Imaging, and the regional co-Chair of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. His research interests are translational imaging research, cardiomyopathies, lipidology. He has published over 150 scientific papers including citations in the AHA/ACC Valve Guidelines. He collects guitars and likes to surf.

Dr Andris Ellims

Andris Ellims

Dr Andris Ellims

Dr Andris Ellims is a Cardiologist and Cardiac Imaging Specialist at Epworth HealthCare and the Alfred Hospital.

After graduating with First Class Honours as Top Student at the University of Melbourne, Dr Ellims trained at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He completed Advanced Training in Cardiology with a Fellowship in Cardiac Imaging (including echocardiography, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI) at the Alfred Hospital.

Dr Ellims was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for his work at Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute involving the use of cardiac imaging to evaluate cardiomyopathies, including Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).  Dr Ellims is regarded as a national expert in this area.  He has published extensively in major scientific journals and has presented original research at both international and local scientific congresses.  

Dr Ellims extended his research into clinical practice by establishing Victoria’s first specialised clinic for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM Clinic @ The Alfred) in 2011.

Associate Professor Jodie Ingles

Jodie Ingles

Associate Professor Jodie Ingles

Associate Professor Jodie Ingles is Head of the Clinical Genomics Laboratory, Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Co-Director of the Garvan Genomic and Inherited Diseases Program. She is a cardiac genetic counsellor in the Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with more than 20 years' experience working with families with inherited heart diseases. She is a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow, receiving the Shirley E. Freeman award for innovation in 2022. In 2018 she received an NHMRC Excellence Award for the top-ranked Career Development Fellowship application. 

Jodie and her team are team are focused on finding ways to use cardiac genomics and genetic counselling to improve diagnosis, management and care for families with inherited cardiovascular diseases.

Dr Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan

Dr Mark Ryan

Dr. Mark Ryan is a long term supporter of CMAA. He is a well qualified cardiologist with more than three decades of experience in the medical field. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1987, where he obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. 

In 1994, Dr. Ryan earned a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians from The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australia. He is an esteemed member of the organization and has been actively involved in various medical research projects throughout his career. Dr. Ryan's expertise lies in internal medicine, cardiology, and critical care medicine. His commitment to patient care and his knowledge in these areas have earned him numerous recognitions and accolades. 

Dr. Ryan’s goal is to make a positive impact on his patients' lives and help them achieve optimal health. Besides his proficiency in English, Dr. Ryan is fluent in German. This additional language skill allows him to effectively communicate with a broader range of patients.

Dr. Ryan practices in Nowra, New South Wales, Australia, primarily affiliated with Nowra Private Hospital. He is a respected and trusted physician within the medical community, known for his expertise, professionalism, and commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to his patients.

Linda Moloney

Linda Moloney

Linda Moloney

Linda Moloney is a Cardiology Nurse Specialist with extensive experience in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, where she is currently engaged in cardiac clinics at Ascot Cardiology.

Linda has completed Post Graduate study at Greenlane Hospital, Auckland and Imperial College ,London , as she was based there as a Senior Sister at the Royal Brompton Hospital. At the Royal Brompton, she developed a passion for working with patients with chronic cardiac conditions and this has been highlighted throughout her career.

She has more than two decades of experience with all cardiac devices (LVAD,BIVAD, CRT-d, ICD and Pacemaker ) and her international experience includes roles as Pacemaker Nurse Liaison and Shift Leader at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. 

Having worked as a Clinical Nurse Lead at the Heart Foundation of New Zealand, Linda understands the importance of patients having access to information and support, and has experience with developing Heart Foundation resources, campaigns and protocols. She is passionate about patients receiving access to appropriate care and treatment and  the benefits of patients and their whanau being supported through their diagnosis journey.

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