Chacko, Yohan

Dr Yohan Chacko

Dr Yohan Chacko, Interventional Cardiologist; Greenslopes Hospital, St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital and Ipswich Public Hospital; Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland
Dr Yohan Chacko is an Interventional Cardiologist.
Raised in Townsville, North Queensland, he completed his medical degree at James Cook University, graduating with honours. He undertook his cardiology training at Princess Alexandra and Nambour General Hospitals. Following this, he commenced Interventional Cardiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and subsequently undertook a 12month Interventional & Structural Cardiology Fellowship at the world-renowned Stanford University in California, USA. On return to Australia, he underwent additional training in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), CT cardiac assessment and complex coronary procedures at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital.
Dr Chacko has particular interest in chest pain assessment, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and preventative cardiology. He performs coronary intervention (stenting) and TAVI. Dr Chacko is one of few cardiologists in the country trained in assessing for coronary microvascular dysfunction and vasospasm.
While completing his fellowship at Stanford University, he undertook research in minimally invasive aortic valve therapies and advanced coronary physiology including fractional flow reserve and microvascular dysfunction. He has published journal articles in national and international journals as well as a book chapter in Interventional Cardiology. His research has been presented at national and international conferences.
Dr Chacko is a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland and is actively involved in teaching medical students and junior doctors. He is also involved in developing improved devices for coronary stent delivery.
He currently practices at Greenslopes Hospital, St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital and Ipswich Public Hospital.

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