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Dr John Sedgwick Sunshine Coast Cardiologist


Imaging Cardiologist

Dr John Sedgwick is a consultant cardiologist with subspecialty expertise in non-invasive and invasive cardiac imaging (TOE). Dr Sedgwick holds a position as an honorary senior staff cardiologist at The Prince Charles Hospital as part of his research work, where he is co-chair and co-founder of infective endocarditis Queensland (ieQ), an initiative to establish Australia’s first clinical and research collaborative supporting improved outcomes for patients with infective endocarditis. He was co-convenor of the inaugural Infective Endocarditis Symposium recently held in Brisbane.

Dr Sedgwick has extensive experience in intraoperative echocardiographic TOE imaging for all types of cardiac surgery including complex valvular heart disease, patients requiring ECMO support as a bridge for cardiac transplantation and post cardiac surgical assessment in the critical care setting.

Dr Sedgwick is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland Medical School and a PhD candidate. He has co-authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals, including two book chapters and has previously been a local examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians clinical exam. He also is an advanced life support (ALS 2) Instructor with the Australian Resuscitation Council.

He has been certified by the National Board of Echocardiography (USA) receiving ‘Diplomate – Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography’ status as well as being granted Fellowship of the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr Sedgwick is also registered as a Level A CT coronary angiography specialist by the Australian Conjoint committee responsible for the recognition of training in CTCA.

He has previously participated in Indigenous cardiac outreach services across outback and remote Queensland communities. Dr Sedgwick practices in all aspects of adult cardiology with special interest in cardiovascular risk management, valvular heart disease, infective endocarditis, perioperative cardiac imaging (TOE) and stress echocardiography.

Clinical Interests

Cardiovascular risk management, valvular heart disease, infective endocarditis, perioperative cardiac imaging (TOE) and stress echocardiography.

Education & Training

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
University of Queensland (1999) | Brisbane, Australia

Fellow in Echocardiography 
The Prince Charles Hospital (2010)| Brisbane

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)

Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ)

Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE)

Diplomate – Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography  
National Board of Echocardiography (USA)

Level A CTCA coronary angiogram specialist  
Australian Conjoint committee (CTA)

Instructor, Advance Life Support (Level 2)
Australian Resuscitation Council

Senior Lecturer
University of Queensland

PhD student (current)
University of Queensland

Professional Memberships & Awards

Co-chair, Management Committee and Co-chief Investigator 
Infective Endocarditis Queensland (ieQ)

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (USA)

European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging

Golden Key International Honour Society

Consultation Rooms