Dr Ross Sharpe has been a consultant cardiologist and endovascular interventionalist for 15 years, working on the Gold Coast until 2007. In 2008 Dr Sharpe underwent advanced training in Newcastle, NSW, Leipzig, Germany and Dallas, USA. He returned to the Gold Coast in 2009, opening his new practice with a vision- to create a high quality, holistic and all encompassing cardiovascular practice in a unique, pleasant and non-threatening environment.
Dr Sharpe and his team provide expert consultative, diagnostic, medical and invasive solutions for the simple to the most complex cardiovascular problem. The aim is to improve prognosis and quality of life with the least disruption to the patient, patient's family and lifestyle.
Dr Sharpe was chairman of cardiovascular services at The Allamanda Hospital for 10 years and responsible for the setting up and the implementation of cardiac services at the Allamanda Hospital including providing heart attack interventions. He takes part in 'live cases' demonstrations and is on various organising committees for specialist conferences.
Dr Sharpe has always stayed abreast of the latest developments in cardiac and endovascular medicine. Every year he travels to visit world class centres, utilising cutting edge technologies, with the aim of implementing them locally. Most recently this was to introduce advanced below-the knee interventions including retrograde pedal revascularisation of blocked arteries in the leg to prevent amputations and heal foot ulcers in diabetics.
Dr Sharpe’s particular area of interest lies with the assessment and closure of atrial septal defects (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) and how they relate to stroke/TIA and severe migraine. He has a very high success rate for cure of severe migraine with aura by closing a patients PFO. The benefits of PFO closure for the treatment of migraine and stroke have been known for some time, but still require further large carefully structured clinical trials.
A Fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians with credentialing in cardiology, Dr Sharpe provides super-specialist services to the Newcastle and greater Hunter region.
- MBBS, FRACP