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Dr Sukumaran Thambar


Dr Sukumaran Thambar

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Dr Suku Thambar undertook his specialist training in cardiology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, USA. He has since lived in the Hunter region where he practices as an interventional cardiologist in the private and public sectors. Dr Thambar is a Visiting Medical Officer at Lake Macquarie Private Hospital, Newcastle Private Hospital and Mayo Private Hospital. He holds a conjoint appointment as a Senior Staff Specialist at the John Hunter Hospital and Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle.

Dr Thambar is an active clinical researcher who acknowledges the significance of research in contributing to the advancement of cardiology. His major research interests are the use of adult stem cells in the management of acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases, and the emerging technology of renal artery denervation using catheter-based radio frequency ablation to manage conditions such as resistant hypertension and heart failure.


  • Coronary angiography
  • Left and Right heart catheterisation for valve assessment
  • Complex Coronary intervention with intra coronary imaging and lesion modifying devices
  • Complex coronary intervention with jarmo dynamic support
  • Left Atrial Appendage closure with Watchman device
  • Renal Denervation
  • Hypertension Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty


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Newcastle Private Hospital


14 Lookout Road, New Lambton Heights 2305