Westmead Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

New Specialists

Jay Thakkar

Dr Jay Thakkar

MBBS, MD (Int Medicine), FRACP

General & Interventional Adult Cardiologist

Suite 1
Westmead Private Hospital
Cnr Mons & Darcy Rds
Westmead NSW 2145

P: 02 9687 0073
F: 9687 0422

Public Appointment:
Westmead Hospital

Languages: Hindi, Gujarati

Dr Thakkar is a specialist cardiologist with keen interest in adult general cardiology and coronary intervention. He graduated in 2003 and underwent cardiology training at Westmead Public and Royal Darwin Hospitals. He was awarded fellowship with The Royal Australasian College in 2012. Passionate about his work, he undertook an advanced Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the world renowned Vancouver General Hospital (Vancouver, Canada). He is a Research Fellow at The University of Sydney, WARC (Westmead Academic Research consortium) and The George Institute for Global Health; developing mobile phone technology for cardiac rehabilitation of patients with coronary artery disease.

Special Interests include:

  • Acute coronary syndrome, Valvular heart diseases and arrhythmia
  • Coronary angiography & stenting
  • Rotablation (drilling calcium deposits in stiff blockages)
  • Coronary artery imaging using OCT (infrared light) and IVUS (ultrasound)
  • Exercise stress testing
  • Echocardiography & Stress echocardiography
  • Cardioversion
  • PFO closure