The first cardiology department registrar posting was made in 1961.  Cathel McLeod was a senior registrar who introduced new techniques in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory.
For a number of years, many registrars who elected to do the cardiology run did so to gain general medical experience, though others saw the opportunity to map out a career in cardiology. 

The number of registrar positions at any one time gradually increased as the department workload increased.
With the advent of RACP advanced training programmes, there was a trend towards vocational registrars outnumbering those not intending to specialise in cardiology, though there was generally at least one attachment available for non-vocational registrars.

Over the years, registrars have contributed enormously to the provision of cardiology services at Wellington Hospital.

A good number of registrars went on to pursue a successful career in cardiology.

please advise Ron of any errors or omissions in the lists that follow.

CARDIOLOGY REGISTRARS 1961 - 1981

1961

Cathel McLeod

1962

no registrar

1963

no registrar

1964

Bernard Treister

Lindsay Francis

1965

Ron Easthope

1966

Stath Gallate

Jean Scott

Lorna Lees

1967

John McLaurin

1968

Glenys Arthur

Michael Mant

1969

John Bonifant

Lindsay Haas

1970

John Lennane

T Imo

1971

Peter Lee

H B Karunaratne

1972

Boon Lim

H B Karunaratne

Doug Wong

1973

H B Karunaratne

Tony Wilson

1974

David McHaffie

1975

David McHaffie

Geoff Robinson

Khalid Sandhu

Chris Savill

1976

John Ormiston

B Bramston

Chris Savill

David McHaffie

1977

Ram Tampi

Steve Gibbons

P D Veitch

1978

John Collins

Clyde Wade

Gerry Zuccollo

1979

Nigel Stace

H J Oxley

S CHand

Tony Bai

1980

Ian Sullivan

Jim Hardy

Jon Harper

1981

Fiona Smaill

Paul Crone

David Miller

 

CARDIOLOGY REGISTRARS 1982 - 1993

1982

Hugh Fairfull-Smith

N J McHugh

Darryl Burstow

Mark Richards

Julian Crane

1983

Richard Beasley

David SAbernethy

Joanna Dewer

John Renouf

Joji Malani

1984

John Gommans

Tom Thompson

Peter Bergin

Bruce Wong

1985

Helen Lunt

Spencer Heald

Colin Wong

Katherine Bayston

1986

Vernon Naidu

Janet Turnbull

Miles Williams

John Wyeth

1987

Miles Williams

Tim Hawkins

mark Simmonds

John Miller

A Singh

Spencer Heald

1988

Peter Bremner

Frank Wong

Chris Shaw

Miles Williams

Chris Fawcett

Spencer Heald

1989

Chin Lim

Sue O'Malley

Spencer Heald

John Bourke

 

 

1990

Brendan Daly

Sue O'Malley

Andrew Harrison

John Mulder

1991

Louise Poskitt

Chris Nunn

Vijay Kapadia

J Stewart

Chris Lynch

Richard Hornabrook

1992

Mark Chum

Geoffrey Chia

Vijay Kapadia

Nigel Lever

M Haque

J Kelly

1993

Geoffrey Chia

Richard Roxburgh

Y M Cheung

Anne O'Donnell

Phil Matsis

A Osbourne

 

CARDIOLOGY REGISTRARS 1994 - 2002

1994

Phil Matsis

Cherian Sebastian

Dagmar Hendel

Lutz Berkert

K Nand

Andrew Aitken

 

1995

Andrew Scott

Andrew Aitken

Cherian Sebastian

Phil Matsis

Raffatt Shameem

1996

Jim Sharpe

Andrew Aitken

Jurg Ehmann

S Patel

Cherian Sebastian

C Lawson

Keith Dyson

 

1997

Jeff Wong

Nigel Lever

Scott Harding

Michael Corbett

Phillipa Shirtcliffe

Phil Matsis

C Lawson

1998

Raffatt Shameem

Leh Jong

George Laking

Deanne Wong

Ed Petzer

Scott Harding

Nigel Lever

1999

Sanjeevan Pasupati

Catherine Barrow

Kathy Ferrier

Raffatt Shameem

D Hayes

Ed Petzer

J Riddell

Keith Dyson

2000

Andrea Wong

Natasha Ratnaraja

Sesh Narasimhan

Raffatt Shameem

Kathy Ferrier

Maninda Singh

Keith Dyson

2001

Ed Pwetzer

Keith Dyson

Sujith Seneviratne

P Healy

2002

Sujith Seneviratne

Russell Anscombe

N L Arrachchi

Keith Dyson

Ed Petzer

Kathy Ferrier

 

CARDIOLOGY REGISTRARS 2003 - 2012

2003

Sujith Seneviratne

Sandhir Prasad

Kathy Ferrier

Laura Davidson

Tau Boga

 

2004

Tau Boga

Russell Anscombe

Kathy Ferrier

Sandhir Prasad

2005

Anil Ranchord

Russell Anscombe

Sandhir Prasad

Laura Davidson

Tau Boga

 

2006

Anil Ranchord

Russell Anscombe

Tau Boga

Basim Nona

Keith Tiong

Nick Child

2007

Tau Boga

Caroline Coats

Susan Plunkett

Gareth Wynn

Suzanne Marsh

Tupu Ioane-Cleverley

2008

Anil Ranchord

Christima Cameron

Matthew Webber

K Kumaraswaran

William Kong

Sonya Towns

Philip Robinson

2009

Sonya Towns

William Kong

Will Dransfield

Anil Ranchord

Tammy Pegg

Michael Zhang

Alex Lampen-Smith

Matthew Webber

Tupu Ioane-Cleverley

2010

Michael Zhang

William Kong

Mark Wooley

Sonya Burgess

Pey Wen Lou

Jonathan Michel

Vicky Campion

Dave McGouran

Tammy Pegg

Nadim Shah

Matthew Webber

2011

Pey Wen Lou

Jonathan Michel

David Mundell

Nadim Shah

Chris Cederwell

Michelle Downie

Sonya Burgess

David Wilson

Michael Zhang

2012

Pey Wen Lou

David Mundell

Nadim Shah

Jonathan Michel

Gordon Maxwell

Geoff Eberhard

Susan Plunkett

  


CARDIAC FELLOWS

Since 2010, Fellowship positions have been made available for experienced cardiology trainees to get specific additional training in either interventional cardiology or cardiac rhythm management.
The foundation Interventional Fellow was Michael Zhang and the foundation CRM Fellow was David Wilson.
Ian Webb is the current Interventional Fellow, and Rob McIntosh is CRM Fellow.

 

REGISTRARS WHO BECAME CARDIOLOGISTS

  • Cathel McLeod - Cleveland Clinic; Case Western Reserve; 
        Portland Maine, USA
  • Bernard Treister - Royal Children's Hospital; Austin Hospital, 
        Melbourne, Australia
  • Ron Easthope - Wellington Hospital
  • Harichandra B Karunaratne - Chicago; Orlando, Florida, USA
  • David McHaffie - Wellington Hospital
  • John Ormiston - Auckland (interventional cardiac radiology)
  • Clyde Wade - Waikato Hospital
  • Ian Sullivan - Paediatric Cardiologist, Hospital for Sick Children, 
        Great Ormond St, London, UK
  • Darryl Burstow - The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • Mark Richards - Professor in Medicine and Director, Cardiovascular 
        Research Institute, National University of Singapore 
        Professor in Medicine and Director, Christchurch Cardioendocrine 
        Research Group; National Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiovascular
        Studies, University of Otago, Christchurch
  • Spencer Heald - Waikato Hospital
  • Miles Williams - Hawkes Bay Hospital
  • Mark Simmonds - Wellington Hospital
  • Sue O'Malley - Christchurch; Wakefield Hospital
  • Chris Nunn - Waikato Hospital
  • Vijay Kapadia - Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Nigel Lever - Wellington Hospital; Auckland Hospital
  • Geoffrey Chia - The Wesley Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • Phil Matsis - Wellington Hospital
  • Cherian Sebastian - Waikato Hospital
  • Andrew Aitken -Wellington Hospital
  • Keith Dyson - Hawkes Bay Hospital
  • Raffatt Shameem - Palmerston North
  • Scott Harding - Wellington Hospital
  • Ed Petzer - Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, Kent, UK
  • Sujith Seneviratne - Monash Medical Centre, Victoria, Australia
  • Sanjeevan Pasupati - Waikato Hospital
  • Kathy Ferrier - Wellington and Hutt Hospitals
  • Russell Anscombe - Hutt Hospital
  • Laura Davidson - Palmerston North
  • Tau Boga - Hutt Hospital
  • Sandhir Prasad - Westmead Hospital, Sydney
  • William Kong - Singapore
  • Tammy Pegg - Nelson Hospital
  • Michael Zhang - Mackay, Queensland
  • Susan Plunkett - Hutt Hospital
  • Jonathan Michel - Zurich
  • Nadim Shah - UAE
  • Pey Wen Lou - Vic., Australia
  • Sonya Burgess - Sydney, Australia
  • Michael Zhang - Mackay, Queensland Australia
  • William Kong - Singapore

Last updated 8 October 2021.