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.