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A/Prof Gautam Vaddadi is the Head of Heart Failure Services at Northern Health, Melbourne. He graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1999 and was also awarded a Bachelor of Medical Science for research at the Baker Heart Research Institute. He completed basic physician training at Austin Health in 2003 and undertook advanced training in cardiology, heart failure and transplantation at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne from 2004 to 2006. He then undertook further post graduate studies investigating the mechanisms of syncope (low blood pressure and fainting) from 2006 to 2009. This work resulted in several high profile peer reviewed research publications in leading cardiovascular journals.

A/Prof Vaddadi was awarded the Ralph Reader Prize by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand in 2008 for his research investigating syncope.

Gautam was the Director of cardiac services at Cabrini Health from 2017 to 2021.

At Northern Health Gautam has been heavily involved in redesigning the heart failure program including a focus on direct engagement with general practice. He is currently leading a service-wide change process and is trialling a novel "virtual ward" for patients with heart failure. These programs are supported by funding from the Victorian Department of Health.

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