Biography

Dr Roland Hilling-Smith is an Interventional Cardiologist located at the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital & St Andrew’s Specialist Centre, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, Mater Medical Centre, and Greenslopes Specialist Centre. He is also an Associate with Queensland Cardiovascular Group (QCG).

He has a special interest in clinical cardiology, specifically on coronary and structural interventions. Dr Hilling-Smith performs a wide range of structural interventions including TAVI, PFO/ASD Closure, percutaneous treatments of aortic and mitral valves, left atrial appendage occlusion and renal denervation, to list a few.

Roland studied medicine in Scotland at Edinburgh University and trained in general medicine at the Fremantle Hospital. He completed his specialty cardiology training at the MonashHeart in Melbourne, Australia. Following this, he completed two interventional fellowships, firstly at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane followed by an awarded Chamberlain Scholarship in Advanced Coronary and Structural Intervention at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in England.

Roland is a proctor in structural techniques including the TAVI procedure. He has been widely published in research manuscripts, book chapter and spoken at domestic and international conferences. He is passionate about improving patient outcomes following a percutaneous structural intervention.
 
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Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Coronary Stents
  • Rotablation
  • Chronic Total Occlusion Revascularisation
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • PFO / ASD Closures
  • Percutaneous Treatment of Aortic and Mitral Valves
  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
  • Renal Denervation
Conditions Treated
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Experience

  • Interventional Cardiologist
    St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, St Andrew's Specialist Centre Present
  • Interventional Cardiologist
    Greenslopes Private Hospital Present
  • Interventional Cardiologist
    St Vincent's Private Hospital Northside Present
  • Interventional Cardiologist
    Mater Medical Centre Present
  • Associate
    Queensland Cardiovascular Group (QCG) Present

Memberships

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

  • Member of Heart of Australia