Dr Daniel Friedman Course Director

Daniel Friedman
Dr Daniel Friedman was the inaugural Chairman of the ANZ International Regional Committee of SCCT. He is an interventional cardiologist with level B/III CT accreditation, a member of the ANZ CTCA Conjoint Committee and he sits on the Clinical Practices Advisory Committee and the CERC Committee of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. He is actively involved in CT research, both in ANZ and Internationally and has been an invited speaker at numerous National and International meetings. He has vast experience in the technology and was instrumental in setting up what has become one of the leading collaborative Cardiology / Radiology CTCA units in Australia.

The full faculty includes:

Dr Anthony Freeman MBBS (Syd), MD (UNSW), FRACP, DDU

Anthony Freeman

Consultant Cardiologist VMO Prince of Wales Hospital and Prince of Wales Private Hospitals.

Received Doctorate From UNSW in the field of Nuclear Cardiology and cardiologist responsible for Nuclear Cardiology at the Prince of Wales Hospital. Career interest in non invasive imaging including cardiac ultrasound, nuclear and CT. He has reported over 1500 CT coronary angiograms and has completed Levels 1, 2,and 3 cardiac CT training. He has published and lectured in field of CT both in Australia and overseas.

Dr James Otton

Dr James Otton is a Consultant Cardiologist at St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Liverpool hospital, Sydney. He is a clinical faculty member of the Victor Chang Cardiac research Institute and has experience in advanced heart failure management, cardiac transplantation and advanced cardiac imaging techniques.

James undertook fellowships in advanced cardiac imaging at both St Vincent’s Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital, Kings College London, a pre-eminent site of international cardiac MRI research. He has received the highest international SCMR level 3 certification in Cardiac MRI diagnostics as well as the highest qualification in Cardiovascular CT. James was awarded the Foundation Year Graduates Medal from the University of New South Wales and received numerous research awards including the 2012 Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Cardiovascular CT.

James has a broad range of expertise with particular interest in cardiac CT and management of complex cardiac conditions including valvular heart disease.

Dr Adam Berger

Dr Adam Berger graduated medicine UNSW in 2003, and completed cardiology training at Prince of Wales and Liverpool Hospitals. He completed a clinical and research fellowship at St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver BC, in 2013/14, where he was heavily involved in research projects looking at cardiac CT and MRI, including playing a role in the core lab for CT for the PARTNER-3 trial for the SAPIEN-3 TAVI valves. He is currently a VMO at Liverpool Hospital, and has Lvl B accreditation in CT coronary angiography. 

Ruth Learner

Ruth is a UK trained radiographer.

She started doing Cardiac CT at Southern Radiology, Sydney in 2006 and went on to develop Cardiac Imaging Associates within several Sydney private imaging practices. She has published an article in 2011 in the Heart, Lung and Circulation magazine on the difference in dose between Retrospective and Prospective scanning.

She has been the Course Coordinator for the Australian Institute of Cardiac CT since 2012 and has been guest speaker at numerous study days on Cardiac CT.

She is currently working at the busiest Cardiac CT imaging facility in Sydney, scanning up to 60 cardiac patients a week.