ASSOC. PROFESSOR ROSS SHARPE
Dr Ross Sharpe is a Physician, Interventional Cardiologist and Endovascular Specialist with a large Structural and Congenital Heart Disease practice in New South Wales and Queensland.
Dr Sharpe is highly experienced in all aspects of cardiac and vascular arterial stenting and advanced interventions. He works closely with a team of specialist neurologists to tailor assessment and treatment for each patient.
Dr Sharpe has a research interest in PFO and its link to migraine and other disease processes such as stroke, cognitive decline, and inflammatory disorders. He presents regularly in Australia and has also presented his research on PFO closure for the cure of migraine with aura internationally.
Dr Sharpe has performed over 1,000 Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) closures and supervises the work of other cardiologists performing the procedures.
In addition to Country Echo, Dr Sharpe is the founding director of Cardio Remedy, the president of the PFO Research Foundation Australia, and provides the full suite of cardiology services through his private practices Sharpe Cardiology and Coastal Hearts and Endovascular.
Chief Sonogorapher and Echocardiographer
Matthew has an honours degree in Human Physiology and Biochemistry from La Trobe University in Adelaide and a Diploma of Medical Ultrasound in Cardiac Ultrasound.
Hs started practicing as a cardiac scientist with the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), before moving to Northern New South Wales where he has been providing public and private cardiac echocardiography services to the area.
He as also dedicated considerable time to the education of others through the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, for which he was a long serving member on the board of examiners.
Matthew has long realised that regional and remote centres have a need for professional cardiac diagnostic services. His aim is to provide these services throughout Northern New South Wales, ensuring at all times a quality service that will be maintained for the long term.
Matthew is excited to be working with Dr Ross Sharpe, Cardiac and Endovascular Interventionalist to meet the needs of the rural and remote communities of New South Wales.