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Cardiologists recognised in 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours list


Four cardiologists have been recognised in the 2021 Queens’ Birthday Honours list.

Professor David Hare of Melbourne receives a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to medicine. Professor hare is Senior Cardiologist and Director of Heart Failure Services at Austin Health and has been Co-ordinator of Cardiovascular Research for the University of Melbourne. He has interests in heart failure, atherosclerosis and the psychosocial aspects of cardiovascular disease.

Associate Professor Kevin Alford receives an OAM for more than 40 years service as a cardiologist in mid north coast of NSW. Associate Professor Alford was the inaugural Director of Cardiology at Port Macquarie Private Hospital and Port Macquarie Base Hospital in 1977 and has been instrumental in the institution and expansion of cardiac medical services in the region including the formation of the Coronary and Intensive Care Units and a Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory. Associate Professor Alford has also been  a strong supporter of cardiology teaching, mentoring and examining at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Dr Mark Pitney an interventional cardiologist based in Sydney receives a OAM for his services to medicine. Dr Pitney is Head of Department at Sutherland Hospital, Clinical Director of Sutherland Heart Clinic, and Staff Specialist at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney. Specialises in angioplasty and has a keen interest in new stent designs and devices.

Also recognised with an OAM is Dr Alexander Levendel, a cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Tamworth, NSW.

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