Dr Shane Nanayakkara MBBS PhD FRACP
Dr Shane Nanayakkara is an interventional and structural cardiologist and researcher, with a PhD in heart failure and research interests in artificial intelligence.
Shane grew up in regional Australia, studied medicine at Monash University, and completed advanced physician training in Cardiology at The Alfred Hospital. After achieving his PhD in heart failure, he completed a fellowship in coronary intervention, and is currently completing a further fellowship in transcatheter structural heart interventions, including a keyhole approach to valve replacement and repair. He performs coronary angiography, coronary stenting, and advanced interventional techniques. He is passionate about both face to face care and telemedicine, particularly with his rural background.
Shane’s research focused on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, with his work winning the National Heart Failure Prize from the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, and he was awarded the Mollie Holman Medal for best thesis from the Monash University medical faculty. Currently, his research is focused on the role of artificial intelligence in cardiology, with projects in cardiac arrest, voice analysis, and image interpretation. He has created a patient focused smartphone app for the management of heart failure. He has over 50 publications in international journals and has authored several book chapters.
Shane’s other interests include a passion for education, having run several teaching courses and currently teaches medical students at Monash University. Shane was awarded the Sir John Monash Mentor of the Year for his involvement as a mentor to students in training. In addition, he has supervised several junior doctors through research papers and higher order degrees.