A/Prof Raj Puranik
Associate Professor Raj Puranik is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where he admits and manages acute patient presentations and liases with the chronic care team at Alfred cardiology and local GPs.
Raj's role at RPA includes managing coronary syndromes, running cardiac MRI services and supervision of medical/research students.
Raj set up the first ever cardiac clinic at Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service over 10 years ago. He visits Redfern every second Tuesday of the month. The clinic provides echo and cardiac nursing support to the Indigenous Population. Raj is committed to "closing the gap"!
Raj is also a consultant at Children's Hospital Westmead, where he runs the cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program for infants and young children. Raj is also happy to review children who are over 12 years of age in certain circumstances.
Raj runs a research program at the University of Sydney focussing on minimising invasive tests for heart disease and evaluating the role of cardiac MRI in congenital and acquired heart disease. He has published over 70 papers, mentored over 20 research students and is a Clinical Associate Professor.