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MBBS | FRACP

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Karl Poon is an Interventional Cardiologist, Associate with the Queensland Cardiovascular Group, and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He holds special interests in structural heart disease interventions, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement, valvuloplasty, ASD and PFO closure.



Dr Poon graduated Medicine from the University of Melbourne in 2001, and undertook physicians training at St Vincent's Hospital, Royal Hobart Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital, providing him a broad perspective of academic cardiology, as well as exposure to highly sub-specialised fields of cardiology. After three years of cardiology training, he underwent another two years of high volume training in Interventional Cardiology at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. He went into his third year of training as a Senior Structural Fellow at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, USA, where the first North American transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) took place in 2005. The Hospital remains a teaching centre for structural heart disease interventions.



Dr Poon performed the first successful transcatheter aortic valve implant in the private sector in Queensland in 2015. He has performed over 2000 coronary stenting procedures, and is certified Edwards Sapien TAVR implanter. He is experienced in all manners of complex coronary interventions, with expertise in optical coherence tomography and spontaneous coronary artery dissection. He has published over 30 peer reviewed articles, authored 5 book chapters, and presented at major international meetings, including EuroPCR, TCT and ACC. Dr Poon's current research focuses on the next phase of TACR, the marriage of imaging modalities in TAVR, and the optimising of valve choices based on individual patient factor. He is also a Staff Specialist at the Prince Charles Hospital.

Education & Training

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)

Royal Australasian College of Physicians | Australia



Senior Structural Fellow in Interventional Cardiology

William Beaumont Hospital | Michigan, USA



Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Bachelor of Science

University of Melbourne | Melbourne, Australia

Professional Memberships & Awards

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Fellow

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