Dr John Tan
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.
John is an accredited TAVI operator, a key member of the TAVI team and he played a major role in establishing the TAVI program at Mount Hospital in June 2017. He has been performing TAVI procedures at Mount Hospital since the program began and he is also currently involved in training other cardiologists to perform TAVI.
Dr Tan’s 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.