Biography

Dr Charles Chao is a CT Specialist and Imaging Cardiologist located in Brisbane. He is also an Associate of the Queensland Cardiovascular Group (QCG). He is located at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital and Specialist Centre, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, North Lakes Specialist Centre, and Sunnybank Private Hospital Consulting Building. Additionally, Dr Chao is the Staff Specialist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.

After completing his medical degree at the University of Melbourne Medical School, Charles completed his basic and advanced physician training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital. He obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2010, following this Dr Chao completed a Fellowship in non-invasive cardiac imaging at MonashHeart, Monash Medical Centre in Victoria, and a Fellowship in Cardiac MRI at The Heart Hospital in London, UK.

Charles has a special interest in cardiac risk assessment, cardiac imaging (echocardiography, stress echo, transoesophageal echo, cardiac CT / MRI). As well as general cardiology, ischaemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, and heart failure.

Dr Chao passed the EuroCMR exam in Vienna and has a Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Level 3 and Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Level 2 accreditations.

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Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise Stress Echocardiography
  • Transoesophageal Echocardiography
  • Exercise Stress ECG (Stress Test)
  • Cardiac CT
  • Cardiac MRI
Conditions Treated
  • General Cardiology
  • Ischaemic Heart Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure

Experience

  • Consultant CT Specialist & Imaging Cardiologist
    St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, St Andrew's Specialist Centre Present
  • Consultant CT Specialist & Imaging Cardiologist
    St Vincent's Private Hospital Northside Present
  • Consultant CT Specialist & Imaging Cardiologist
    North Lakes Specialist Medical Centre Present
  • Consultant CT Specialist & Imaging Cardiologist
    Sunnybank Private Hospital Consulting Building Present
  • Associate
    Queensland Cardiovascular Group (QCG) Present
  • Staff Specialist
    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Present
  • Senior Lecturer
    University of Queensland Present

Memberships

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)

  • Fellow in Cardiac MRI

  • Fellow in Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging

  • Member of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ)

  • Member of the American Society of Echocardiography

  • Member of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Awards
  • 2012

    Invited Speaker - RADaim