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Dr Nitesh Nerlekar

Dr. Nitesh Nerlekar MBBS(Hons), FRACP, MPH, PhD is an academic cardiologist and cardiac imaging specialist.

Nitesh graduated from Monash University in 2007 and completed his advanced training in cardiology at MonashHeart and the Alfred Hospital. He subsequently completed fellowships in advanced echocardiography, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI. He holds formal accreditation in all of these subspecialties.

Nitesh has a strong interest in cardiovascular research holding research positions at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and Monash University. He has published widely in high impact journals, completed a Masters of Public Health, as well as statistical and research diplomas through Harvard University. His PhD evaluated the unique association with cardiac fat, inflammation and coronary artery disease risk using cardiac CT. His research has been awarded >$1,000,000 in research funding and he is a current National Health and Medical Research Council Emerging Leader Fellow, National Heart Foundation postdoctoral fellow, and supervises 4 PhD students and 2 honours students.

He is interested in all aspects of cardiology including coronary heart disease, valvular heart disease, cardiovascular risk prediction. His main area of scientific interest is in the use of novel cardiac CT markers for risk assessment. He also has an interest is in women’s heart health research and has recently received national funding to investigate the role of breast arterial calcification on screening mammography to predict cardiovascular risk.

Outside work, Nitesh loves spending time with his family. He is a passionate sports fan with a special love for cricket, tennis and the Hawthorn football club.


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, chills/sweats, 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. Also, please be aware of the latest Covid public exposure sites listed on the DHHS website and advice us if you have attended any of the listed sites.–public-exposure-sites

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.

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