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North Shore - Suite 109, Level 1, 119 Apollo Drive, Albany, Auckland.
Central - GA1-2; 93-95 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane East, Auckland
Cardiologists and Heart Team at the Cardiology Institute
The Cardiology Institute provides comprehensive private cardiology services in the North Shore.
We look forward to serving you.
Seif El-Jack (Cardiologist)
MBBS, FRCP (UK), FRACP, FCSANZ, FACC, FSCAI
Seif El-Jack is a general and interventional cardiologist based at Auckland’s North Shore where he is the Lead Interventional Cardiologist at the CardioVascular Unit, Waitemata DHB. Starting in the UK, Seif finished his general cardiology training at Greenlane and Auckland City Hospitals where he also completed an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship. Seif undertook a further interventional cardiovascular fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, USA. He has subspecialty interest in ischaemic heart disease treatment and prevention, coronary and non-coronary interventions and device-based interventional treatment for hypertension. Seif has maintained a keen interest in academic cardiology and leads a busy Interventional Cardiology Research Programme at North Shore Hospital which actively participates in international and local research with several relevant publications in the field.
Seif also does pro-bono work as part of an Australia-NZ ‘visiting-team’ helping a fledgling interventional cardiology service in Fiji. With the support of the Friends of Fiji Heart Foundation, the NZ team he is part of has arguably done the most coronary stenting procedures in the last 5 years at Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva. Seif is preparing for his annual visit later in 2015.
When not working, Seif tries to spend as much time as possible with his family, including 2 school-age children. He enjoys gardening, travelling, reading and modern art. He supports his children in various sports. Rugby remains a challenge though!
Seif El-Jack - Interventional Cardiologist
Seif with Dr Nusair in CWMH CathLab
Seif with Mr Shah, FOFHF Angiography Mission Chief
Andy obtained his medical degree from Glasgow University and completed his general cardiology training in the UK before coming to New Zealand as a fellow training in electrophysiology (heart rhythm disturbances) at Auckland City Hospital Green Lane Cardiovascular Services. He then undertook an additional two-year fellowship at the renowned Flinders Medical Centre (Adelaide, Australia), sub-specializing in all aspects of electrophysiology including different types of pacemakers, and other implantable cardiac devices, as well as radiofrequency ablations (invasive electric treatment) of rhythm disturbances.
Andy leads the Electrophysiology Service at North Shore Hospital, Waitemata District Health Board.
Andy Gavin (Electrophysiologist)
Ali Khan (Cardiologist)
MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ
Dr Ali Khan is a General and Interventional Cardiologist working at North Shore Hospital since 2008. Dr Khan did his Bachelor of Medicine degree (MBBS) and post-graduate training in Medicine and Cardiology in Bangladesh before moving to New Zealand. Auckland has been his home since then, where he worked in all three district health boards as resident medical officer prior to his specialisation in the field of Cardiology from the Greenlane Cardiovascular Centre at Auckland.
Dr Khan became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physician (FRACP) in January 2008. He moved to the United States of America to pursue his Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, from the esteemed William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan before returning to North Shore Hospital as a Staff Cardiologist and Interventionalist in later half of 2010. He has been involved in private practice since then and recently moved his practice to the Cardiology Institute at Albany.
Dr Khan has interests in both Invasive and Non-invasive Cardiology, Catheter based Cardiac and Endovascular interventions, CT coronary angiography, General and Preventative Cardiology, Cardiomyopathies, Cardiac Rhythm disorders, and Metabolic disorders associated with cardiovascular disease.
Beyond his scope of work, he loves spending time with his family, meeting people, socializing with friends, travelling, sports, and has a passion for music and good cuisine.
Dr Ali Khan - Interventional Cardiologist
Kerryanne Johnson (Cardiologist)
MB ChB (UK), FRACP
Dr Kerryanne Johnson is a non-invasive imaging cardiologist based at Nelson Hospital. She initially worked in the UK after graduating from Dundee Medical school, prior to emigrating to New Zealand in 2007. After completing her cardiology training at Tauranga and Auckland City Hospitals she returned temporarily to the UK, to complete a non-invasive multi-modality imaging fellowship at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, specialising in CT Coronary angiography, Cardiac MRI and echocardiography. She has a particular interest in 3D Transoesophageal echocardiography and valvular heart disease.
Kerry returned as a cardiologist based in Nelson Hospital, where she has gone on to set up and lead the CT coronary angiography service. She is also a New Zealand Resuscitation council CORE (Certificate of Resuscitation and Emergency Care) instructor, providing advanced resuscitation training to health professionals.
When not working, Kerry spends her time with her two young boys. She particularly enjoys the outdoors and the Nelson sun and has recently taken up running.
Dr Johnson with her mother and sister prior to doing the Mother's Day 5k fun run for the New Zealand Heart Foundation and doing a speech on women's heart health to more than 400 women.
Albert Ko (Cardiologist)
MBBS FRACP FCSANZ
Albert is a general/interventional cardiologist with a wide range of expertise especially in the management of coronary and valvular heart disease. Graduated in Sydney, Albert did his Advanced Cardiology training at Greenlane Hospital before taking up a full time consultant position at Middlemore Hospital where he developed a world class Cardiac Investigation Unit. He subsequently returned back to Sydney and completed a Coronary Intervention Fellowship.
Albert provides a comprehensive “One Stop Shop” service including echo, stress echo/ECG, Holter and BP monitoring.
Albert consults at East Care, Pukekohe, and Cardiology Institute.
He is also actively involved in the coronary intervention program in Fiji where he performed the first successful coronary angioplasty and stent procedure at Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Suva.
Areas of Interest
Percutaneous coronary intervention and stress echocardiography in the management of coronary heart disease.
For referrals - please contact Dr Ko's secretary directly
Cardiac team at Colonel War Memorial Hospital, Fiji, during Albert's visit in March 2017
After a week of hard work in Fiji, a nice Chinese meal with all the nurses!
Gary Lau (Cardiologist)
Dr Lau graduated with a medical degree from the University of Auckland in 2007 and trained as a cardiologist through the Green Lane Cardiovascular Service and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physician in 2015. Gary is currently employed as a consultant cardiologist at Waitemata District Health Board.
He has a strong interest in cardiac imaging and will start an advanced imaging fellowship in early 2018 at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, Australia.
Being dual-trained as an Internal Medicine specialist including a year long intensive care experience, he also has expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders.
Outside of work, Gary enjoys spending time with his family and friends; indulging in good food, music, travelling and the great outdoors.
Andrew To (Cardiologist)
MBChB, FRACP, FCSANZ, FAHA
Andrew To graduated from Auckland Medical School, and trained as a cardiologist at Green Lane Cardiovascular Service and acquired his subspecialty expertise at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA, where he worked for two years as the advanced clinical and research fellow in multimodality cardiovascular imaging. His subspecialty expertise includes cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), CT coronary angiography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and echocardiography. He currently works as a consultant cardiologist at North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals, where he is also Director of Echocardiography, Director of cardiovascular CT, and associate Clinical Director of Cardiology. He is actively involved in cardiovascular imaging research, especially on CT coronary angiography and other imaging modalities.
He is passionate about health promotion in the Chinese community, and founded the Chinese Health Awareness Initiative of New Zealand. He is currently the president of the Auckland Chinese Medical Association.
On a personal note, Andrew is an avid classical music fan, who would have stayed in Cleveland just for its world class Orchestra! He is also a devoted Christian and very active within his community as a church elder.
Endocrinologist / Diabetologist / General Medicine Physician
Pui Ling is an Auckland-trained Endocrinologist and Internal Medicine specialist. She currently works publically at Middlemore Hospital, and privately at the Cardiology Institute (Albany) and MacMurray Specialist Centre (Remuera).
Her areas of interest include:
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Metabolic Bone Diseases and calcium/parathyroid disorders
- Thyroid, pituitary and adrenal diseases
- Female reproductive diseases and male hypogonadism
She speaks fluent Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese and Hakka Chinese. She emphasizes comprehensive medical reviews and effective communication with all her patients.
Pui Ling has a passion for teaching and mentorship. She is a clinical supervisor for year 6 University of Auckland medical students and PGY1 house officers on General Medical team attachments at Middlemore Hospital.
She is also actively involved in educational activities for the Chinese-speaking community, through Chinese World TV health promotion programs, educational articles for CHAINZ (Chinese Health Awareness Initiative of New Zealand), and public health seminars organised by the New Zealand Health Foundation for Asian and Ethnic Communities. She is active in the Auckland Chinese Medical Association (ACMA), both as a regular guest speaker at the CME meetings, and the ACMA mentorship programme for a group of Auckland Medical School medical students.
Pui Ling enjoys great food with good company and cruise ship holidays. She loves mountain biking and outdoor activities like kayaking and tramping.
David Kim (Visiting Diabetes Specialist / Endocrinologist)
David is an Auckland trained Endocrinologist and General Physician. He is working as a Specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Medicine at Waitemata DHB. David is a Clinical Leader for General Medicine at Waitakere Hospital, and is board member of Osteoporosis New Zealand.
David welcomes referrals for patients needing specialist care for diabetes and endocrine disorders. He would also be happy to review complex or undifferentiated general medicine problems.
Mr Peter Vann (Vanniasingham) - Vascular and Varicose Vein Clinic
First New Zealand vascular surgeon by examination FRACS (vascular), trained under tutelage of DeBakey & Crawford trained vascular surgeons.
Worked with Professor Sir Peter Bell UK pioneer vascular surgeon, Professor Matt Thompson London one of the current world leading endovascular surgeons, Professor Ross Naylor Leicester Carotid guru and world expert.
Dr Peter Vann was former Head of Vascular Surgery south and east Auckland vascular unit Middlemore hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Currently, he is a visiting specialist Vascular Surgeon Auckland Regional Vascular Unit Auckland City Hospital, as well as a specialist Vascular surgeon Mercy Ascot Group of Hospitals Auckland, Southern Cross & Brightside Hospital & Ormiston Hospital Auckland NZ.
Honorary Senior Lecturer Vascular Surgery University of Auckland Medical School, Supervisor of Vascular Surgery Training Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Aortic Aneurysm & Occlusive Disease - Endovascular Stent Graft and Open Aneurysm Bypass Surgery
- Peripheral Arterial Bypass (PVD) - Endovascular / Surgery - for Limb Salvage - Lower and Upper Limbs - Stenting and Surgical Revascularisation
- Varicose Veins - Treatment/Scanning
- Venous Surgery and Vein Treatment
- Vascular Access for Dialysis and Oncology.
Vascular Surgery Specialist Fellowship Australia and UK, Member Division of Vascular Surgery Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Member of Australian and NZ Society of Vascular Surgery, Member of NZ Society of Vascular Surgery
Positions Held & Memberships:
- Specialist Vascular Surgeon, Auckland Regional Vascular Unit, Auckland City Hospital. Head of Vascular Surgery CMDHB- Middlemore 1999 to 2008,
Chris has been a practising Registered Nurse since 1986. With nearly 30 years experience in various cardiology areas, her expertise includes both clinical and nursing management, in several countries around the world. She spent almost 10 years in the USA, in both the Surgical Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, and Interventional Cardiology areas. Since her return to NZ, her achievements have included involvement in the set up the Cardiovascular Unit at Waitemata DHB, North Shore. She loves nursing, and believes in high quality, patient focused care.
Outside of work Chris is a huge animal lover, and supports various animal welfare initiatives. She currently has a dog, named Maggie, and a cat. She would love to run an animal rescue facility….maybe one day!
Noeline Martin (Receptionist)
Noeline has been working in the cardiology field for more than ten years. She takes pride in treating our patients with the highest standard of respect, friendliness and understanding. She is integral to the backbone of our great team at the Cardiology Institute.