Our Team

Dr Nilesh Mehta
MBBS FRACP FCSANZ

Dr Mehta is a senior cardiologist and Director of Northside cardiology. He has been working at Northern Hospital for last 13 years as an interventional cardiologist.

Nilesh completed his basic medical and cardiology training at Mumbai University, India. He completed Interventional Cardiology fellowship from St Vincent’s Health and was awarded FRACP from Melbourne University in 2007.

Dr Mehta has special interests in complex coronary interventions- chronic total occlusion and Rotablator angioplasty for heavily calcified blockages. He also has keen interest in preventive cardiology, and echocardiography

Nilesh is actively involved in teaching and mentoring cardiology registrars and advanced trainees.

Nilesh enjoys running, surfing and competing in triathlons.

Hospital Affiliations Private

  • Warringal Private Hospital (Heidelberg, VIC)
  • St Vincent's Private Hospital Fitzroy (Fitzroy, VIC)
  • Epworth Eastern (Box Hill, VIC)
  • Epworth Richmond (Richmond, VIC)
  • North Park Private Hospital (Bundoora, VIC)
  • The Northern Hospital (Epping, VIC)

Dr. David Tong
General and Interventional Cardiologist

MBBS BMedSc PhD FRACP FCSANZ

David graduated from the University of Melbourne and completed his cardiology specialist training in Melbourne. Following his PhD through the University of Melbourne, David undertook a post-doctoral interventional fellowship at the University of Newcastle/Freeman Hospital in England.

David’s interest is in all aspects of general cardiology including cardiovascular risk assessment, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, heart failure and valvular heart disease. He sub-specialises in performing coronary angiography, coronary stenting, intracoronary imaging and coronary physiology assessment.

David is actively involved in research. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at both national and international cardiology conferences.

 

Dr Fei Fei Gong
Cardiologist

MBBS, PhD, FRACP

Fei Fei graduated from the University of Melbourne and trained in cardiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital, The Alfred Hospital and Bendigo Hospital. She went on to complete a PhD evaluating the use of echocardiography in identifying patients at risk of future heart failure through St Vincent’s Hospital and the St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research.

After completing her PhD in 2019, she moved to the USA to undertake a two-year fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imaging at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. Here, she gained experience in transthoracic echocardiography, stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography and echocardiographic guidance of transcatheter structural interventions, as well as combined radiology and cardiology training in cardiac CT and cardiac MRI.

Fei Fei has a public appointment at St. Vincent’s Hospital where she enjoys being involved in all aspects of cardiac imaging and clinical teaching. Her clinical areas of interest include general cardiology and valvular heart disease.

 

Cardiac Technicians

Mala Rajah
Mala Rajah has over 30 years experience in all aspects of Cardiology. Her initial training was at Royal Melbourne Hospital and she completed her Diploma of Medical Ultrasound in 1991. Mala's special interest is Stress Echocardiography. She is a member of Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry and Australasian Sonographers Association.

Paul Lumley
Prior to his career in Cardiac Technology, Paul’s early working years involved project development and family & client support programs within disability services with a number of not-for-profit NGOs.

After commencing his training in Cardiac Technology in 2003 at Knox Private Hospital, Wantirna, Paul undertook his post-graduate studies in Cardiac Ultrasound at Queensland University of Technology in 2008, after which he has ejoyed practicing adult echocardiography in private practice, hospital settings as well as varied placements in regional Victoria.

 

 

Tracey Muir
Tracey has been a cardiac technologist for 32 years. 27 of those years doing echocardiography and stress echo . Tracey also has experience in cardiac cath lab, electro physiology, pacing, holters and research.
Tracey is enthusiastic, love the out doors and meeting new people.

Reception Staff

 

Vicky
Practice Manager

Kathy
Receptionist

Linda
Receptionist

Tara
Receptionist

Kayla
Receptionist

North Side Cardiology