Dr Sam Kaldas is a Consultant Physician/Internist with over 20 years of clinical experience managing acute and general complex medical problems. He has a strong interest and focus in perioperative care across a variety of surgical areas, as well as diagnostic and complex care, vascular and musculoskeletal medicine.
Dr Kaldas' private practice is in Internal and Perioperative Medicine with a strong focus on acute diagnostic and musculoskeletal medicine. He offers regular consulting in Moorabbin, Frankston, Mornington and Rosebud.
As an Internist (Hospitalist), Dr Kaldas believes that Perioperative Medicine is an area that requires collaborative and multidisciplinary work between surgical, medical and nursing staff. With such multidisciplinary approach and care, patients will lessen complications and length of hospital stays.
As an expert Diagnostician and Complex Care Medical practitioner, he believes in the increasing complexity and comorbidities of elderly patients which requires broad medical knowledge and experience. Collaboration and communication with other healthcare providers maximises the care for different types of medical cases.
Dr Kaldas recognises that Perioperative Medicine plays an integral part of an Internist's duties and is committed to the co-management of complex surgical patients in our community. He is also interested in proper pre-operative assessment/optimisation using the CPET machine.
Dr Kaldas undertook Physician training at Austin Health and later continued advanced training in General Medicine/Acute Medicine at Western and St Vincent's public and private hospitals, obtaining a broad exposure over a variety of surgical areas. He also obtained experience as a Stroke Registrar at Monash Medical Centre in 2008 and completed Perioperative Medicine at Monash University and the Alfred Hospital in 2011. Dr Kaldas completed a Diploma of Clinical Ultrasound at Melbourne University and has undertaken extensive research studies in the Perioperative Medical field as well as vascular and bone health. He was first appointed as a Consultant Physician at Maroondah Hospital before commencing services at Peninsula Health.