Dr Lai commenced practice with the Gold Coast Heart Centre in January 2012.
After graduating from the University of Queensland Medical School he underwent cardiology training at The Prince Charles, Townsville and Gold Coast Hospitals. In 2009 he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and in 2012, as a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Advancing in his cardiac experience at the prestigious McMaster University in Canada, Dr Lai completed a two year fellowship in interventional cardiology and cardiac CT angiography. He performed over 3000 invasive coronary angiographies and over 1300 percutaneous coronary interventions, including complex percutaneous coronary interventions such as chronic total occlusion intervention, rotational atherectomy, and left main coronary artery intervention. He was also trained in PFO closures, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) assessment and percutaneous aortic balloon valvuloplasty.
Dr Lai offers cardiac investigations including echocardiography, stress echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography, as well as CT angiography.