Dr Geoffrey Oldfields' Resume

PRIMARY ACTIVITY:

1982 - Present

DIPLOMAS & DEGREES :

1973

1973

1978

1984

Consulting & Interventional Cardiologist

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

University of Sydney

FRACP

Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

General Medicine

Fellow, Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand

Cardiology/Cardiac ICU/Post-op Cardiothoracic/ICU

APPOINTMENTS:

1984 - 2002

Public Hospitals: 

Belmont District Hospital

Visiting Consultant Cardiologist/General Medicine

1985 - 1991

Royal Newcastle Hospital

Visiting Medical Officer - Cardiology/General Medicine

1987 - 2001

Cessnock & Kurri Kurri District Hospitals

Visiting Consultant Cardiologist/General Medicine

1991 - 2001

John Hunter Hospital

Visiting Cardiologist

Private Hospital:

1982 - Present

1982 - Present

1985 - Present

1989 - Present

Lingard Private Hospital

Visiting Consultant Cardiologist/ General Medicine

Warners Bay Private Hospital

Visiting Consultant Cardiologist

Lake Marquarie Private Hospital

Visiting Consultant Cardiologist

Toronto Private Hospital

Visiting Consultant Cardiologist,

University of Newcastle

1985 - Present

 Clinical Tutor (Medicine)                                                          

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS: 

1980 - 1982

1973

Intern

Royal Newcastle Hospital

Senior Resident Medical Officer  

Repatriation General Hospital, Concord General Hospital

Senior Resident Medical Officer  

Repatriation General Hospital, Concord General Hospital

General Medical Registrar

Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle

Cardiology Registrar

St Vincent's  Hospital, Darlinghurst

Professorial/Senior Medical Registrar 

Cardiology/Diabetes - Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle

Senior Registrar in Cardiology

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town

Associate Visiting Medical Officer 

Cardiology/ General Medicine - Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle

Visiting Medical Officer 

Cardiology/General Admission - Cessnock District Hospital

Visiting Medical Officer 

Cardiology/General Admission - Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle

Visiting Consultant Cardiologist

Wallsend  District Hospital, Wallsend

Visiting Medical Officer
Cardiology - John Hunter Hospital

Visiting Medical Officer

Cardiology/General Medicine - Cessnock District Hospital

1974

1975

1976 - 1977

1978 - 1979

1979 - May-Dec

1983 - 1985

1985 - 1991

1986 - 1993

1991 - 2001

1984 - 2001

1984 - 2001

DETAILED TRAINING:

Internship: 1973

Royal Newcastle Hospital

Term 1    Haematology/Pathology

Term 2    General Medicine

Term 3    General Surgery

Term 4    Orthopaedics

Term 5    Orthopaedics

Resident 1: 1974

Concord Repatriation Hospital

Term 1    Respiratory Medicine

Term 2    Endocrinology

Term 3    Cardiology

Term 4    Haematology/Pathology

Resident 2: 1975

Concord Repatriation Hospital

Term 1    Professional Medicine

Term 2    General Medicine

Term 3    Rheumatology

Term 4    Acute Respiratory Care (incl 4 Ventilated beds)

PART 1 FRACP EXAMINATION – PASSED July 1975

Registrar 1: 1976     

Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle

Term 1    Respiratory Medicine/ICU

Term 2    General Medicine (Mater) incl CCU/ICU

Term 3    Cardiology

Term 4    Endocrinology

Registrar 2: 1977     

Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle

Term 1    Respiratory Medicine/ICU 

Term 2    Renal

Term 3    Neurology

Term 4    Gastroenterology

St Vincent's Hospital

Cardiology 1:1978  

Term 1     Coronary Care/Post-op ICU

Term 2     Cardiac Catheterisation

Throughout the years - In charge of A & E one night each week

3 sessions of cardiac ultrasound (total 2 hours) per week

Cardiology 2: 1979

Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle

Senior Professional Registrar

Coronary Care

Dr J J Morgan, St Vincent’s Hospital

Professor T Morgan, Professor of Medicine,

University of Newcastle

Echocardiography Laboratory   

Cardiac Rehabilitation                 Dr J.J Morgan

Diabetes / General Medicine     Professor P. Moffitt

                                                      Royal Newcastle Hospital

Night on call                                Cardiology & General Medicine           

FRACP General Medicine Awarded May 1979

Cardiology 3: 1980 

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town

Term 1     Cardiac Intensive Care     Up to 12 ventilated beds

                                                            4 echo sessions pwk - 16 hrs pwk

Term 2     Cardiac Catheterisation

Cardiology 4: 1981 

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town

Term 1     Cardiac Catheterisation

Term 2     General Ward Cardiology Including HDU consultantions

Echocardiology Laboratory - 4 sessions / 16 hrs pwk

Post-op ICU

FRACP  Cardiology/Cardiothoracic ICU - Awarded June 1982

* The Cardiac Intensive Care was a 12 bed unit where all beds were capable of (i) ventilation and (ii) intra cardiac balloon pumping. In general, 4-6 patients were ventilated at any one time.  It was used not only for arrythmias and IHD - ACS/cardiogenic shock, but also for acute rheumatic carditis with shock, heart failure in pregnancy with congenital/valvular disease, severe heart failure in preparation for transplantation

"Non-life-threatening" ACS were treated in High Dependency Units attached to each medical ward, a total of 48 such beds - fully monitored with daily cardiology consultation.

VMO RESPONSIBILITIES:   

Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle 1985 - 1991

General Cardiology on-call and CCU, general medical consultation 

Valvular and adult congenital heart disease  clinic

John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton Heights

General Cardiology on-call and CCU

General Medical consultation

LOG BOOK:

St Vincent's  Hospital, Darlinghurst

Cardiac Catheterisation

Assistant  

Echocardiography         

Primary Operator    

Temporary Pacemaker         

500

750 reported under supervised

200 performed

50

Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle 

Right Heart Catheterisation

Primary Operator                

120

Echocardiography

1500 performed

Temporary Pacemaker          

30

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town

Cardiac Catheterisation

Incl. Right heart studies, Cath Lab and CCU

Assistant                                   

Primary Operator                  

500

1000

Echocardiography

Primary Operator                     

600

Reported on studies

Technician performed 

1500

Pericardiocentesis                      

Temporary Pacemaker             

Permanent Pacemaker             

50

150

160

FURTHER TRAINING:

Transoesophageal Ecocardiograpgy

1987-1990 

200 cases as assistant

St Vincent's / Prince Henry / Royal North Shore Hospitals

30 cases as primary operator

Angioplasty

12 weeks 1984

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape  Town

(Sept-Nov incl) Dr R Fraser, Dr D Kalil, Dr A Horak 60 cases as assistant 

60 cases as assistant

8 cases as primary operator

1991-1995

St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst

Dr Paul Roy, Dr John J. Morgan

400 cases as an assistant

150 cases as primary operator

Dr Paul Royator

Renal Angiography and Angioplasty

SUMMARY TRAINING:

Echocardiography                 

2850 primary operator

2200 reporting of technician’s data

Cardiac Catheterisation       

1000 assistant

1100 primary operator

Temporary Pacemaker           

200 primary operator

160 primary operator

Permanent Pacemaker           

Pericardiocentesis                    

50 primary operator

Transoesphageal Echo                   

200 assistant

30 primary operator

Completion of Training – 1982

1978 

1982

1982 

1990

1995

FRACP – General Medicine

Cardiorespiratory Intensive Care

Cardiology

Transoesophageal echocardiography

Coronary Angioplasty

SUBSEQUENT TRAINING:

Transoesophageal Ecocardiograpgy

Coronary Angioplasty 

1984 

1991-1995

2008 - 2011

2008 - 2011

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town 

1.5 days a week, St Vincents Hospital, Darlinghurst

Drs Paul Roy and J J. Morgan

Cardiac Echocardiography – Owen Brown Course                                          Basic Physics – Doppler Echo Cardiology

Mayo Clinic – Doppler/Tissue Doppler/Strain/Diastolic

American Society Echo Advanced echo doppler/Strain/Diastology

CT Coronary Angiography Dr Ken Sessel, St Vincents Hospital, Darlinghurst

Sleep Medicine - The Woolcock Institute

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1975 - 1990

1975

1976 - 1979

1976 -1979

1978

1979

1980 - 1982

1982 - 1990

1982 - 1990

Clinical Tutor of under/post-graduates (long/ short cases/ lectures - weekly) following major hospitals

Repatriation General Hospital, Concord

Co-ordinator of long and short courses for  Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (incl the Examiner's Roster)        

Member of the Post-Graduate Education Committee Royal Newcastle Hospital 

St. Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst

Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town

Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle

Clinical Tutor, University of Newcastle

2nd and 4th Year blocks

1984 - 1990

Supervisor Saturday morning Post Graduate Physician                       

Trial Clinical Examinations - held 3 monthly

1985 - 1990

1985 - 2016

Out-Patient Clinic, Royal Newcastle Hospital    

Involved in the training of 23 Cardiac Ultrasonographers at Newcastle and Hunter Cardiac Services - 16 with the Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DMU) and 7 to the Graduate Diploma in Ultrasound, Queensland University of Technology

1996 - 2001

Weekly clinic of predominantly heart valves and congenital lesions to allow students, both under and post-graduate, to be taught the clinical examination of the heart and vascular system; also attended by candidates for the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian  College of General Practitioners. Lecturer in Haemodynamics for the Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine NSW Branch

SABBATICALS:

1984

1999

2009

4 months – PTCA, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town

3 weeks – Heart Failure Clinic, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst

2 months – General Cardiology, Cardiac Cath Lab (Teaching)

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town

POSITIONS HELD:

1986

1986 - 1987

Chairman, Division of Medicine Lingard Hospital

Membership, Quality Assurance/ Peer Review Committee Royal Newcastle Hospital

SPECIAL ASSOCIATION:

1986 - 1987

1990

1991 - 1995

1991 - 1999

1993 - 1994

1991 - 1994

Membership, Ad Hoc Committee on Hospital Acquired Infection Royal Newcastle Hospital    

Member, Board OF Hunter Post-Graduate Medical Institute  

Member of Board, Hunter Medical Association

Member of Board, Lake Macquarie Private Hospital

Member of Board, Hunter Medical Association

President, Hunter Medical Association 

Member, Medical Advisory Appointments Committee, Hunter Area Health Service

SPECIAL ASSOCIATION:

Member, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

Member, Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine

Member, Australian Medical Association

PERSONAL INITIATIVES:

1977

General Medical Registrar - performed an Epidemiological Study into Coeliac Disease within the Hunter Valley. This culminated in the formation of the Hunter Branch of the Coeliac Society of Australia.

1977

Senior Professorial Registrar (Royal Newcastle Hospital) - established

  • a cardiac rehabilitation service,  incorporating the Cardiology Unit, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social Work Department of the Royal Newcastle Hospital (this was a broad ranging program aimed not only at post-infarct patients, but also at post-cardiac surgery patients transferred to the Hunter Region after surgery in Sydney.

  • "on demand" exercise stress testing and echocardiography services for the Royal Newcastle Hospital, which attracted referrals from Royal Newcastle Hospital in-patients and out­ patients, inpatients of other hospitals and private  consultations.

1985

Consultant Cardiologist - established a Cardiac Catheterisation laboratory at Lake Macquarie Private Hospital - the first unit outside of the Sydney Metropolitan region (230 km)

2001

Established the first interventional catheterisation laboratory in a facility unassociated with cardiac surgery -

PENDLEBURY CLINIC  -                                    performing diagnostic catheterisation 

PTCA

Coronary Atherectomy/rotablation                

PFO and PDA closure

CURRENT ACADEMIC / RESEARCH INTERESTS INCLUDE:

Diabetic Heart Disease

Heart Failure combined with Renal Disease

Echocardiography

Diastolic Left Ventricular  Dysfunction

Secondary Hyperaldosteronism in Heart Failure

Aortic Stenosis

Put your heart in good hands.