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A/Prof Sonny Palmer


A/Prof Sonny Palmer

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Associate Professor Sonny Palmer is a Consultant Cardiologist with particular expertise in Coronary and Structural Heart Intervention.

Sonny is the clinical lead for the Structural Heart Program at Knox Private Hospital, where TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) will be a new treatment option for patients with Aortic Stenosis.

Sonny graduated from The University of Melbourne and completed his clinical training in Cardiology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. He then completed advanced training in Coronary and Structural Heart Intervention at St Vincent’s Hospital and James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. 
Sonny is a Proctor and helps train future interventional and structural cardiologists.

Sonny was awarded a Doctorate at The University of Melbourne in 2016.
He was the recipient of the prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and National Heart Foundation (NHF) scholarships. He has been involved in several pioneering interventional trials, is actively involved in clinical research and is a supervisor of higher research degree candidates, FRACP physician trainees, junior doctors and Doctor of Medicine students. 

 Coronary Artery and Ischaemic Heart Disease

  • Cardiovascular risk factor management
  • Coronary angiography & percutaneous coronary intervention
  • CT coronary angiography

Structural Heart Disease

  • Valvular heart disease (aortic, mitral and tricuspid)
  • Balloon aortic valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr)
  • Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO), and
  • Atrial septal defects (ASD)

Hospital appointments:

  • Knox Private Hospital
  • Alfred Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Box Hill Hospital (Eastern Health)

For Referrers:

For more information about the Structural Heart Program, contact the TAVI program Coordinator on 0484 636 995

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