our team & medical specialists
Prof Dennis Lau
MBBS, PHD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FHRS
CARDIOLOGIST & ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIST
Dennis obtained his MBBS from The University of Melbourne. Following his clinical Cardiology training at the Austin and Repatriation Hospital in Victoria, Dennis moved to South Australia to join the Cardiac Electrophysiology team at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2006.
After completion of his subspecialty training and PhD from The University of Adelaide in 2010, Dennis undertook postdoctoral training in The Netherlands at Maastricht University and Medical Centre. His appointment as staff specialist in Cardiology and Electrophysiology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital commenced in 2013 where he also oversees the cardiac device and pacing clinic.
Dennis has won many awards for his research efforts as well as research funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, The Hospital Research Foundation and The University of Adelaide. He is recognized both nationally and internationally in the field of Heart Rhythm research. To date, Dennis has co-authored more than 230 peer-reviewed publications (including international consensus papers) and book chapters. He serves as an associate editor and editorial board member of several international peer reviewed scientific journals. He is actively supervising doctoral and honours candidates through The University of Adelaide.
He is interested in all aspects of clinical cardiology with a focus on cardiac pacing, electrophysiology and ablation procedures to treat arrhythmias, risk factor management and syncope. He is the leading specialist in Australia with an interest in management of patients with dysautonomia and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
Dr Manoj Rajamohan
Dr Manoj Rajamohan is an Australian-trained cardiologist with an interest in cardiac CT and MRI. He is the current Cardiovascular Imaging Fellow at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Manoj completed his undergraduate medical training at Monash University, Melbourne and internal medicine and cardiology training at Prince of Wales and Blacktown Hospitals, Sydney. This was followed by a clinical and research fellowship in cardiac MRI at the Kolling Institute and Royal North Shore Hospital.
He is currently completing his PhD with The University of Sydney investigating the use of advanced cardiovascular imaging techniques in chest pain.
Manoj is passionate about Indigenous health, having lived in Central Australia as the staff cardiologist and caring for patients in Alice Springs and surrounding communities. He continues to support the region as a visiting specialist and via telehealth.
Having now relocated to Adelaide, Manoj brings a warm and compassionate approach to patient care in all aspects of cardiology.
In his spare time, you might find Manoj exploring the city and the surrounding wine regions with his young family.
Dr Phoebe Chieng
After completing her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Phoebe returned to Australia to undertake her GP training.
Dr Phoebe Chieng has now been working as a GP for the last 20 years with an interest in a holistic approach to all aspects of medicine.
Her primary role at Integral Health Care is to assist in the POTS clinic, assessing new patients and coordinating a multidisciplinary approach to managing this condition.
RN, MNURS, PHD CANDIDATE
CLINICAL NURSE CONSULTANT
Claire is a Clinical Nurse Consultant with extensive experience in the assessment and management of POTS and its associated conditions. She is passionate about providing person-centred, wholistic care for those affected by this complex syndrome.
Claire can provide comprehensive nursing assessments and assist with the development of health management plans which can be shared with primary physicians, specialists, work and education environments. She recognises the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in POTS management and has a particular passion for working with patients to formulate their own health goals.
Claire provides specialist support services for NDIS participants which directly contribute to the achievement of their individual goals as outlined in their personalised plan. These services are designed to align with the NDIS outcome framework of ‘capacity building’ in the ‘health and wellbeing’ domain.
Claire is actively involved in POTS research through the University of Adelaide. She works closely with Dr Lau to increase awareness and understanding of POTS and the impacts this condition has on functionality and quality of life. She has worked with Dr Lau to develop the first Australian POTS Patient Registry (Oz-POTS) which offers the opportunity to further research and understand the cause, management and health outcomes of POTS in Australia.
Please contact reception if you would like to know more about POTS research or participation in the Oz-POTS registry.
Dr Celine Gallagher
CLINICAL NURSE CONSULTANT
Dr Celine Gallagher is an academic nurse with a special interest in dysautonomia and cardiovascular disease. She has held several specialist clinical cardiology roles in the United Kingdom and Australia including management of a rapid access chest pain clinic, a nurse led angina clinic, a nurse led PCI clinic and as a cardiac rehabilitation consultant.
Since entering a research career, she has focussed on improving outcomes in chronic conditions, with a special focus on atrial fibrillation (AF) and autonomic dysfunction. She completed her PhD in 2019, which explored the role of alternative models of care delivery and cardiovascular risk factor management to improve outcomes in AF. Her postdoctoral work focused on translational clinical research, implementing and evaluating interventions to improve outcomes and reduce health care burden in the AF population. Recently she has increasingly focused on opportunities and interventions to improve outcomes in dysautonomia and specifically Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).
Celine will hold a combined role at Integral Healthcare, providing clinical care of individuals with POTS in addition to research exploring opportunities to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes in this population.
Ms Caitlin Wynn