Our latest Alfred registrar on rotation from the Alfred Hospital is Dr. Nathan Wong. Nate completed his Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery at Monash University in 2018 and finished his physician training at the Alfred, during which he completed a Masters of Public Health through Newcastle University. He is currently an Advanced Trainee in General and Acute Care Medicine, and will undertake his first year of Cardiology Advanced Training in Geelong in 2024. Nate is interested in all aspects of cardiac care; from managing acutely ill inpatients to minimising cardiovascular risk within a clinic setting. He is particularly enjoying the hands-on experience of scanning with the echo techs and the pearls of wisdom provided by Dr Soward.
Having recently taken up bouldering in his free time, Nate's biggest disappointment on arriving in Mildura was its absence of rock-climbing gyms! Instead, he's spent most of his free time at Sip or Fossey's and makes sure to get down to the driving range on his afternoons off.
Vijaya completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide and is currently completing her final year of Master of Philosophy with University of Sydney. The title of her thesis is “ Demographics, Morbidity and Mortality Outcomes of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices”. Her career began at the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network in South Australia and she underwent Basic Physician Training at Illawara Shoalhaven Local Health Network in New South Wales. She is currently a first year General Medicine Advanced Trainee with an interest in cardiology.
Vijaya enjoys all aspects of cardiology and ensures that her patients are managed in a holistic manner. She has special interest in ischaemic heart disease and believes in prevention and aggressive risk factor management is the cornerstone of the treatment of ischaemic heart disease.
Outside of work, Vijaya enjoys exploring the towns and vineyards around Mildura. She loves the relaxed lifestyle and is greatly appreciative of the welcoming residents in Mildura who have made her feel at home.
Nicky completed her Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University then moved to Adelaide to complete her Doctor of Medicine at Flinders University.
She worked at Eastern Health for four years and is now in her first year of Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine at Alfred Health.
Nicky is enjoying managing patients with a variety of heart problems and improving her skills in echocardiography and ECGs.
Her favourite thing to do in Mildura was running along the Murray, but now that the path has flooded she is sticking to the gym! She loves the relaxed lifestyle and friendly people here.