Peninsula Heart Centre Covid Information
In this unprecedented COVID-19 environment, we would like to reassure our patients and colleagues that we are available to assist those requiring medical attention.
We have always practised and continue to practise with the highest infection control standards and follow strict protocols when dealing with patients. We have increased the regularity and scope of sanitising our clinic. You will notice hand sanitisers placed around the consulting area which we ask all attendees to use on arrival.
We are asking all patients who have returned from overseas or who may be experiencing cold and flu-like symptoms or fever, to notify our clinic prior to their appointment.
Many of our patients are elderly, with multiple comorbidities; they are at high risk of developing severe complications if they contract coronavirus infection.
We can offer a choice of telehealth and/or telephone consultations for patients who are unable to attend in person.
We are committed to the overall safety, health and well-being of all our patients and PHC staff.
Our doctors have a combined experience of 70 years and have trained in the world’s leading facilities including CEDARS-SINAI HOSPITAL AND COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER.
We are able to conduct tests and procedures in our state-of-the-art facilities on the Mornington Peninsula. From basic Echocardiograms to groundbreaking Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implementations (TAVI) procedures, our team will work with you and your GP to ensure you receive the best and most appropriate care.
Our specialist team
The Centre’s Founder, Dr Gregory Szto, and his dedicated and experienced team of health care professionals are committed to providing the highest quality cardiac care to all patients in Melbourne’s Frankston and Mornington Peninsula regions, including surrounding regions of Western Port Bay and West Gippsland.
Dr Greg SZTO
An internationally respected cardiologist, Dr Greg Szto is a resident of the Mornington Peninsula and is committed to the provision and development of heart care for an area that was previously reliant on Melbourne metropolitan services.
Greg is Director of Cardiology at Peninsula Private Hospital, renowned for its comprehensive diagnostic, emergency and elective heart care.
Dr Vivek Gupta
Dr Vivek Gupta is a general and interventional cardiologist who graduated from one of the top medical schools in India in 2004 and moved to Australia where he completed a Master of Public Health at Deakin University in 2007.
On completion of his basic Physician training at the Austin Hospital in 2013, he undertook his advanced training in cardiology in Launceston before concluding his cardiology fellowship at one of the most reputed interventional training programs in Australia, Monash Medical Centre.
Dr Sam Mirzaee
Dr Sam Mirzaee joined our team at Peninsula Heart Centre in early February 2020 bringing with him, expertise in pacing and rhythm management and his special interest in lipid disorders.
He boasts an impressive record as both a practicing cardiologist and accomplished academic having completed over 40 manuscript and abstract publications and more recently, his PhD at Monash University.