Opening Hours : Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
  Contact : 03 9592 2177

Doctor

Dr Nitesh Nerlekar

Dr. Nitesh Nerlekar graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with Honours in 2007. After completing his basic physician training at MonashHealth, he completed his advanced training in cardiology at MonashHeart and the Alfred Hospital. He subsequently completed a fellowship in advanced echocardiographic and cardiac CT interpretation at MonashHeart. He is currently undertaking training in Cardiac MRI.

Nitesh has a keen interest in cardiovascular research. He has published widely and recently completed a Masters of Public Health, as well as statistical and research diplomas through Harvard University. He is currently undertaking a PhD to assess the effects of weight loss in obese patients with cardiovascular disease for which he has been awarded a prestigious National Heart Foundation and National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship, as well as an Academic Fellowship by Monash Health.

His clinical interests include general clinical cardiology, coronary, structural and valvular heart disease and heart failure.

Outside work, Nitesh loves spending time with his wife and infant son Thomas. He is a passionate sports fan with a special love for cricket and the always victorious Hawthorn football club.

STEPS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF COVID-19

Thank you to all our patients who have attended our practice so far during the Covid-19 pandemic began. Your understanding and cooperation with new procedures we have in place to protect us all and ensure we comply with government guidelines is very much appreciated.

When attending our rooms you will notice changes such as reduced seating in our waiting room, distancing markings on the floor, protective screens, increased signage on our doors and walls and staff using protective clothing and equipment. Whilst this may seem overwhelming to some, the purpose is for your safety and that of our staff. Please be assured though that our team remain dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and cardiac care.

It is important not to neglect your cardiac health during this crisis and we remain committed to providing all of our usual services.

If you have symptoms of fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle soreness, loss of sense of smell and taste- we advise you contact your GP or local Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND OUR PRACTICE if you have any of the symptoms above or have recently tested Covid-19 positive or awaiting Covid-19 test result or been in contact with someone who has – please call our team on 9592 2177 to advise. We offer telehealth consulting so you can remain in direct contact with your cardiologist when you cannot attend.

Other measures we are taking include:

We include the following links for your reference:
https://campaigns.heartfoundation.org.au/covid-19/
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus