Biography

Dr Rohan Bhagwandeen is Director of Catheterization Laboratories at Lake Macquarie Private Hospital Newcastle, where he leads the TAVI program, and a senior staff specialist at the John Hunter Hospital, where he provides a TAVI service to public patients.

He is a director at Newcastle Heart, a highly regarded cardiology practice that offers comprehensive cardiac services to patients in the Hunter region.

His interventional cardiology training includes two fellowships (Austin Health Melbourne 2000 and Toronto General Canada 2001).

Rohan was a Lead of the Hunter New England Cardiac Stream from 2012-2017, advocating tirelessly for equitable health care delivery throughout the Hunter region.

He has a history of innovation in the structural heart arena introducing ASD/PFO closure and Alcohol septal ablation to the Newcastle region in 2004.

His special interests include; Reperfusion strategies for AMI, Structural Intervention (including TAVI) and Imaging / Physiology guided coronary intervention via the radial approach.

Rohan is passionate about education at a national and international level. He is a Convenor of the Essential Percutaneous Interventional Course (EPIC) and is a board member of the Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute.

He has contributed as an invited faculty member/speaker to a variety of international meetings including Euro PCR, Asia PCR, TCTAP, AICT, AP Valves, Sri Lankan Heart Association.

Rohan contributes to National Advisory Boards and is a member of numerous Steering/Organizing Committees including; ANZ Endovascular Therapies (ANZET), ACTION DAY, Regional Australian Interventional Structural and Endovascular (RAISE).

He is a Board member of Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC).

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • Radial Access Coronary Angiography / Stenting
  • Coronary Physiology / Imaging
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Adult Congenital Intervention (ASD/PFO)
  • Alcohol Septal Ablation
  • Echo / Stress Echo
Conditions Treated
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Myocardial Infarction

Experience

  • Director of Catheterization Laboratories
    Lake Macquarie Private Hospital Present
  • Interventional Cardiologist/Staff Specialist
    John Hunter Hospital Present
  • Convenor
    The Essential Percutaneous Interventional Course (EPIC) Present
  • Steering / Organizing Committees
    ANZ Endovascular Therapies , ACTION DAY, Regional Australian Endovasc therapies (RAISE) Present
  • Board Member
    Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology, Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute Present
  • Clinical Leader Cardiac Stream
    Hunter and New England Area Health Service NSW 2012 - 2017