Dr Chris Raffel
Located on St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Campus
Dr Christopher Raffel is a clinical and interventional cardiologist with a special interest in coronary, structural and valvular heart disease interventions.
Dr Raffel graduated from the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences of the University of Auckland, completing advanced training in Cardiology at Green Lane Hospital, Auckland and obtaining his FRACP in August 2003. Following this he worked, under Prof. Harvey White, with the Cardiovascular Research Unit in Auckland until June 2005.
In addition to performing investigator initiated research projects which revolved around the use of novel biomarkers in patients with valvular heart disease, he ran the acute coronary trials at Green Lane & subsequently Auckland City Hospitals.
Since 2009 he has worked as an interventional cardiologist in the Cardiology Program at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. He now consults privately at CardioVascular Clinics at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital and St Stephen’s Private Hospital Hervey Bay.
He maintains an active academic career both in the context of research programs and supervising research higher degree PhD and MPhil students.