Dr Tony Lai is a General and Interventional Cardiologist with a special interest in the management and treatment of ischaemic heart disease, arrhythmias, heart failure, aortic stenosis and coronary artery disease. He also specialises in non-invasive diagnostic cardiology and echocardiography including stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography and cardiac CT angiography.

Dr Lai completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland and further cardiology training across Queensland at The Prince Charles Hospital, Townsville Hospital and Gold Coast Hospital. He continued to further his experience at the McMaster University in Canada completing a two-year intensive fellowship focused on interventional cardiology and cardiac CT angiography.

He currently consults at the Gold Coast Private Hospital, Pindara Private Hospital, and John Flynn Private Hospital. He joined Gold Coast Heart Centre in 2012 and sees patients at the Tugan, Southport and Hope Island practices.

Dr Lai has contributed his knowledge and expertise to multiple research publications and is actively involved in teaching medical students.


* This physician is currently not participating in the Hope For Hearts program. This profile was created using publically available information.

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Intervention
  • PFO Closure
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • Percutaneous Aortic Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Right Heart Study
  • Preoperative Cardiac Assessment
  • Chest Pain Assessment
  • Cardiac CT Angiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Transoesophageal Echocardiography
Conditions Treated
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ischaemic Heart Disease
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease


  • Consultant Cardiologist Echocardiologist
    Gold Coast Private Hospital; Pindara Private Hospital; John Flynn Private Hospital Present
  • Consultant Cardiologist Echocardiologist
    Gold Coast Heart Centre Present
  • Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac CT Angiography Fellowship
    McMaster University, Canada


Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • 2009

    Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)

  • 2012

    Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ)