Dr Swati Mukherjee

FRACP, PHD


Interventional cardiologist specialising in adjunctive anti-platelet and anticoagulant therapy. Special interest – Heart disease in women.


She has special interest in myocardial infarction secondary to conditions unique to women or seen more often in women, such as Sub acute coronary dissection (SCAD), Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

Dr. Mukherjee recognises the responsibility of being one of less than 20 (less than 5%) female interventional cardiologists in Australia and New Zealand. An important part of her research is on identifying the differences in coronary artery disease symptoms and treatment between men and women which would lead to better CVD outcomes in women.

She also plays an active role towards bringing in gender equity in cardiology through various initiatives and speaking opportunities including a leadership role in Victorian Women in Cardiology (Vic Wic) agenda. She contributes to the advancement of medical knowledge

She has presented her research at poster sessions at global platforms like CRT 2020 in Washington DC and ESC 2019 CONGRESS in Paris among others. She has participated in several clinical research projects globally. She speaks internationally on increasing awareness on the two areas close to her heart, i.e. Women’s Cardiovascular issues and gender equity for Women Cardiologists and Physicians.

Women’s Heart Disease
Dr Swati Mukherjee has special interest in Women’s heart health given that it is the single largest killer for Australian women, three times that of breast cancer – a total of 9000 women died in 2018 due to Cardiac Health related issues.

She has studied the various contributing factors and established the referral patterns from primary health providers. She has worked on both therapeutics and diagnostic interventions to diagnose / treat / identify / prevent events for women with high risk for CVD, CHD and CAD.



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  • Therapeutic Intervention
  • Diagnostic Intervention
  • Advancement of Female Cardiologists and Physicians
  • Conditions treated
  • Procedures performed
  • Interests
  • Extensive clinical research to study the patterns on the effect of various factors like hormonal, psychosocial, genetic history, post partum mental health and other factors on cardiac health
  • Extensive clinical research to ratify the hypothesis that Pregnancy is a metabolic and cardiovascular stress test and can reliably predict the risk levels at a later age
  • Treat long term effects identified due to conditions like hypertension, arrhythmia, gestational diabetes, obesity, sleep disorder, etc. during pregnancy
  • Encouraging women to come for Cardiac rehabilitation wherever required
  • Heart health check at Women’s Heart Disease Clinic – involving cardiologist, dietician and psychologist with screening for diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, hypertension and education/management of obesity, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes/IGT, HT, dyslipidaemia, smoking
  • Promote access and disseminate knowledge amongst patients and practitioners- Advocacy.
  • Encourage women in STEM careers– Equity in workforce
  • Addressing systemic and cultural barriers that can hold back talented professionals
  • The barriers and crafting strategies to create a diverse workforce.
  • Gender equity in medicine
  • Work-life balance in doctors according to demographic data such as age, gender, ethnicity and career-related data including type and stage of training.
  • Real world and perceived work-life balance, career satisfaction, and financial remuneration for doctors with and without children across different specialties
  • Role of female mentors in medicine in addressing perceptions of, or barriers to, pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • The need to create a national cardiology talent pool and a national speaker database
  • Increasing the presence of female speakers and panellists on national and international conferences
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • STEMI
  • Heart attack
  • Primary and secondary prevention with female-focused interventions for cardiovascular risk factors
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting
  • Intensive care
  • Percutaneous coronary interventions
  • Interventional cardiology — PCI (stents)
  • Antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy for acute coronary syndromes and PCI
  • Transradial angiography
  • Radiation safety in Cath Lab
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes including NSTEMI and STEMI
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Coronary physiology (FFR and iFR)
  • SCAD
  • Takatsubo
  • Myocarditis secondary to Immune checkpoint inhibitors
  • Clinical areas of Interest
  • Qualifications
  • Fellowships and Memberships
  • Skills and Interests
  • Post Graduate Awards, Scholarships and Grants
  • Academic and other interests
  • Transradial access for coronary angiography and PCI
  • Chronic coronary artery disease – evaluation, risk stratification, coronary intervention, and secondary prevention
  • Sex and gender-specific advice on exercise and nutrition and management of traditional and nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors
  • Management of acute cardiac emergencies and management of patients in the Cardiac Care Unit
  • Focusing on patient-centric care with an emphasis of shared decision making using an integrated care model that utilises best practices for women
  • Sex, gender and culturally appropriate patient education materials
  • Cardiomyopathy and coronary microvascular dysfunction
  • Obtaining sex and gender-specific detailed clinical history pertinent to cardiovascular risk and disease in women paying partuclat attention to emerging risk factors in women
  • PhD, Monash University
  • FRACP, Training at The Alfred
  • MBBS
  • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
  • Fellow Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ)
  • Founding Member Victorian Women in Cardiology (VicWiC)
  • Member, Women in innovation, SCAI, USA
  • Advocacy and Research – Heart disease in women
  • Advocacy and Research – Diversity in Cardiology workforce
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Oxidative stress and Coronary artery disease
  • 2009 Medtronic Grant: Overseas Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
  • 2006 National Health and Medical Research Council PG Medical Research Scholarship
  • 2005 Pfizer Australia: Cardio Vascular Lipid Research Grant
  • 2004 CSANZ: CSANZ Post Graduate Research Scholarship
  • Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Monash University
  • Supervisor of medical students at the Notre Dame University at Cabrini
  • Mentor for postgraduate researchers, graduate students and medical residents

Our Consultants


DR SWATI MUKHERJEE
FRACP, PHD

Interventional cardiologist specialising in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using transradial approach, and adjunctive antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy


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DR HARI SUGUMAR
FRACP, PHD

Cardiac rhythm disorders including AF, suspected SVT and patients in need of pacemakers


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DR SINJINI BISWAS
MBBS, FRACP

Interventional Cardiology, chest pain, syncope, ischaemic heart disease, valvular heart disease & heart failure


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DR BEN PANG
FRACP, PHD

Arrhythmia ablation including supraventricular tachycardia, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation and ventricular ectopy/tachycardia, implants pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, cardiac resynchronisation therapy for heart failure


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ABOUT US

Our patients of all ages and gender have access to specialised inpatient and outpatient heart and lung care and long-term management of their conditions across Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria.


ABOUT US

Our patients of all ages and gender have access to specialised inpatient and outpatient heart and lung care and long-term management of their conditions across Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria.



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