Cardiologists

Dr Jith Somaratne

BHB, MBChB, FRACP, PhD, FCSANZ, FESC

THG Central Auckland Clinic

Dr Jith Somaratne

Jith completed his undergraduate medical degree at The University of Auckland (UOA) in 2001 and advanced physician training in cardiology at The Green Lane Cardiovascular Service (Auckland City Hospital) in 2009. Following on from this, he undertook a 2-year advanced clinical fellowship in interventional cardiology at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (Australia). During that time, he gained invaluable experience in complex coronary intervention, coronary physiology, intra-coronary imaging, catheter-based renal denervation, balloon aortic valvuloplasty, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He was also involved in a number of first-in-man studies and investigator-initiated studies. In 2014, Jith completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in preventative cardiology at The UOA. Prior to returning to New Zealand in 2016, Jith held appointments as a consultant interventional cardiologist at St Vincent’s Public Hospital and St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. At present, Jith works as a consultant general and interventional cardiologist at Auckland City Hospital and The Heart Group. He undertakes procedural work at both Auckland City Hospital and Intra (formerly Mercy Angiography), Mercy Hospital. Jith is dedicated to delivering high-quality individualised patient care, while maintaining a strong commitment to clinical research and medical education.

Contact

Please contact Jith's secretary, Melissa
DDI: 09 623 4737
THG: 09 623 1020
Email: melissam@theheartgroup.co.nz