Dr Karl Poon
Queensland Cardiovascular Group
Level 8, St Andrew’s Hospital
457 Wickham Terrace
SPRING HILL QLD 4000
07 3016 1111
07 3016 1199
Located on St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Campus
Dr Karl Poon is an interventional cardiologist, with a special interest in structural heart disease interventions, including trans catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), valvuloplasty, ASD and PFO closure. Dr Poon graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2001, and undertook cardiology training at St Vincents Hospital Melbourne, Royal Hobart Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital, providing
him a broad perspective of academic cardiology as well as highly sub specialized fields of cardiology.
After three years of cardiology training, he underwent another two years of high volume interventional cardiology training at the Prince Charles Hospital. He went onto his third year of interventional training as a senior structural fellow at William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, USA where the first North American TAVR took place and which remains a teaching center for structural heart disease interventions such as WATCHMAN and MitraClip.
He is an Edwards Sapien TAVR implanter, is experienced in all manners of complex coronary interventions, and continues to perform high volumes of complex coronary
interventions. He has published over 30 peer reviewed articles, authored 5 book chapters, and presented at major international meetings including EuroPCR, TCT
and ACC. Dr Poon’s current research focuses on the next phase of TAVR, the marriage of imaging modalities in TAVR and the optimizing of valve choices based on individual patient factor.
Dr Poon returned from the USA in 2013 as a staff specialist cardiologist at The Prince Charles Hospital, and now consults and admits to St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital.