Meet our team of Cardiologists
Dr Geoffrey Lane MBBS BSc (Med) FRACP
Geoffrey Lane graduated in Sydney and travelled to Perth after his internship. He completed his local post-graduate training in Cardiology at Royal Perth and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospitals. His overseas post graduate experience included two years at the Post Graduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London and four years in South Africa at the Groote Schuur Hospital, Capetown.
Geoff returned to Western Australia in 1976 to establish the Department of Cardiology at Fremantle Hospital and saw the unit grow into one of the major centres for cardiovascular training and research in the state. His main interests include the management of acute and chronic ischaemic heart disease and the management of cardiac failure.
Dr Lane consults at Murdoch, Geraldton, Narrogin and the Kimberley.
Dr Keith Woollard MBBS MD MRCP (UK) FRACP
Keith Woollard consults at Palmyra, Bentley, Armadale, Geraldton, Rockingham, Mandurah and the Kimberley.
His MD thesis was based on ischaemic myocardium and he has published extensively. He co-wrote the editorial on cardiac surgery and coronary angioplasty for the Medical Journal of Australia.
Dr Woollard was formerly state and national President of the AMA and is currently chair of the AMA Foundation which runs the Dr Yes campaign.
Keith retains a strong interest in the political dimension of healthcare. He is particularly proud of his wife Janet, a former MP who successfully introduced the Tobacco Control Act which allows us all to enjoy eating outside without cigarette smoke.
Dr Edmund Brice MB ChB PhD FCP(SA) FRACP
After completing his undergraduate training at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Dr Brice successfully attained a scholarship from the South African Medical Research Council. He then embarked on a period of research in the Department of Medicine and Biochemistry at the University of Cape Town that led to his doctoral thesis on the molecular biology of angiotensin converting enzyme.
Postgraduate training in internal medicine and cardiology followed at Groote Schuur Hospital and in 1999, Dr Brice completed a cardiology fellowship at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
Dr Brice returned to Cape Town in 2000 and took up the position of cardiologist and senior specialist at Tygerberg Academic Hospital. There, he was active in all areas of the specialty including interventional coronary procedures and pacing. He also pursued interests in echocardiography as lead consultant of the echo laboratory. Running the lipid/cardiac risk clinic, Dr Brice participated in many international research trials on therapeutic agents, especially in the field of lipid disorders.
Dr Brice offers cardiology consultations several times weekly at Mandurah, Rockingham and Murdoch. He also regularly consults at Narrogin, Geraldton and throughout the Kimberley.
Dr Edmund Lee MBBS (Hons) FRACP
Edmund Lee graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2000 and completed his internship and basic physician training at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. After finishing his advanced cardiology training at Fremantle Hospital, Dr Lee embarked on an interventional cardiology fellowship at the Mazankowski’s Heart Institute in Edmonton, Canada from 2010 to 2012.
Whilst having a broad interest in general cardiology, Dr Lee’s main areas of expertise are the management of complex coronary artery disease with stenting and minimally invasive therapies for atrial septal defect, patent foramen ovale and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Other interests include the percutaneous management of valvular heart disease, right heart catheterisation (with particular focus on pre/post transplantation workup), heart biopsies, pacemaker implantation and transoesophageal echocardiography.
Dr Lee is available for cardiology consultation at Murdoch, Warwick, Rockingham, Mandurah, Geraldton, Bunbury and the Kimberley.
Dr Andrew Liu MBBS (WA) FRACP FCSANZ
Dr Andrew Liu is a consultant cardiologist at Fiona Stanley Hospital, St John of God Hospital Murdoch and The Mount Hospital. He is the Secretary of the Perth Electrophysiology and Pacing Working Group.
Andrew Liu is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and he completed his internship and basic physician training at Royal Perth Hospital. After finishing his advanced cardiology training at Fremantle Hospital, Dr Liu undertook electrophysiology fellowships at Royal Perth Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia and The Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences Clinic, Royal Halifax Infirmary, Halifax Canada.
Dr Liu has been at the forefront of treating patients with heart rhythm disturbances in recent years. He established the Heart Rhythm Unit (Electrophysiology Service) at Fremantle Hospital and has had a major role in developing the Heart Rhythm Service at St John of God Hospital Murdoch and Fiona Stanley Hospital. He implanted the first implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) at Fremantle Hospital and his team was the first to implant an MRI compatible pacemaker in a public patient in Western Australia. Dr Liu holds an academic position at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.
He specialises in the treatment of arrhythmias including insertion of pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac resynchronisation devices and catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders.
His other interests include the management of heart failure and general cardiology particularly, the assessment of chest pain, shortness of breath, syncope, palpitations and interpretation of difficult ECGs.
Dr Liu consults at Murdoch and Mandurah.
Dr Chris Judkins MBBS MClinRes FRACP
Chris Judkins is a UWA graduate (MBBS) who trained in Cardiology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (FRACP). Interventional Cardiology fellowships were performed at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.
Chris is a General and Interventional Cardiologist who specialises in radial (wrist) access for coronary angiography and stent implantation, invasive coronary imaging and fractional flow reserve (FFR) to guide appropriate stent implantation. Other areas of interest include the management of resistant hypertension, dyslipidaemia and lifestyle intervention to decrease cardiovasular risk.
Chris is involved in cardiovascular research directed towards a better understanding of heart disease and improving patient outcomes. He has completed a Master of Clinical Research (MClinRes) through UWA and is completing PhD studies through the University of Melbourne with a focus on novel lipid and protein biomarkers of cardiovascular risk. Chris is director of Perth Heart (www.perthheart.com), an online cardiovascular educational resource for patients and healthcare providers.
Chris consults at Murdoch, Palmyra, Midland, Narrogin and Katanning, and admits to SJOG Murdoch and the Mount Hospital. Chris has a public appointment at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
Dr John Tan MBBS (Hons) FRACP
John Tan is an interventional cardiologist. He graduated with Honours from the University of Western Australia in 2004. Dr Tan completed his internship and basic physician training at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, followed by advanced cardiology training at Fremantle Hospital. After obtaining his fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, he travelled overseas to train with Dr John Webb who is widely regarded as a pioneer and world expert in the field of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). He returned to Perth after completing a two-year clinical fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Centre for Heart Valve Innovation, St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.
Dr Tan has a strong interest in the management of structural heart disease, with multiple publications and presentations at international meetings. He has extensive experience with minimally invasive percutaneous treatment of valvular heart disease (transcatheter valve replacements and balloon valvuloplasties), as well as percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovales, atrial septal defects and left atrial appendages.
His other major interests are the management of ischemic heart disease and complex coronary artery disease. He has expertise with coronary angiography and coronary angioplasty with stenting using the trans-radial (wrist) approach.
Dr Tan consults at Murdoch, Mandurah, Rockingham, Bunbury, Collie and Geraldton.