Located on St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Campus
Dr Alexander Incani is an interventional cardiologist with a special interest in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
(TAVI), complex structural heart intervention and high risk coronary stenting, including the use of mechanical support devices (Impella CP). He is on national faculty and is a proctor for the Edwards Lifesciences TAVI platform.
Dr Incani graduated from The University of Melbourne with first class honours and was dux of internal medicine in 2003. Following cardiology training at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, he commenced his interventional training at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, working with the team who brought MitraClip to Australia.
He continued his coronary and structural interventional training at The Prince Charles Hospital Brisbane, before finishing in Vancouver under the supervision of Professor John Webb, a true master of the TAVI procedure. He has recently co-pioneered the first and most successful private transcatheter heart valve program in Queensland. Along with his trusted friend and colleague, Dr Poon, he has managed to establish one of the safest and highest volume TAVI centres in Australasia. The St Andrew’s Heart Valve Program has recently been recognised as a “centre of excellence.”
Alex has been the recipient of numerous meritorious awards including a National Heart Foundation Research Scholarship in 1999, an Outstanding Achievement Award for his contribution to the Cath Lab at The Prince Charles Hospital 2012, The Interventional Fellows Prize ANZET 2012 and the CSL Biotherapies Award for interventional training 2013.
Dr Incani is a senior lecturer at The University of Queensland and has recently co-authored the Chest Pain Guidelines for general practitioners through Medicare Local. He has performed original research in intracoronary physiology and imaging and was instrumental in bringing iFR to Australia. He has published over 20 papers and 40 abstracts during his fellowship. Dr Incani continues to contribute to the next generation of interventionalists by overseeing the training of other cardiologists in both TAVI and high risk PCI.
Dr Incani has a special interest in all aspects of tertiary level cardiac care. He is a founding partner and the managing director of CardioVascular Clinics (CVC) at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Spring Hill, Rockhampton, Hervey Bay and North Lakes and the Founding Director of Queensland Heart Institute (QHI).