SA Heart

Phone: 8362 0822
Fax: 8297 0846

Dr Angas Hains


Professional Profile

Dr Hains graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1975 and underwent advanced training in Cardiology at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He then undertook two years research principally in Nuclear Cardiology at Northwick Park Hospital in London in 1985. Dr Hains was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1984 and a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ) in 2004.

Dr Hains consults regularly from our Ashford, Mount Barker, Norwood and Stirling locations.

Dr Andrew Philpott


Professional Profile

Dr Philpott is an interventional cardiologist with a special interest in ischemic heart disease, hypertension, and heart failure. Dr Andrew Philpott studied Medicine at the University of Adelaide, before completing physician training through the Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals. He was awarded the FRACP in Cardiology in 2001.

Following some research into cardiac pharmacology with the University of Adelaide, Andrew spent several enjoyable years in Canada failing to learn how to ski and avoiding bears, whilst completing coronary angioplasty training at the University of Calgary in Canada, incorporating research interests in endothelial function and coronary stent outcomes.

Andrew returned to Adelaide in 2007 and commenced practice at SA Heart and as a senior staff specialist at the Lyell McEwin Hospital.  He consults regularly at our Ashford, Norwood, St Agnes, Stirling and Mount Barker locations.

Dr Tapash Bakshi


Professional Profile

Dr Tapash Bakshi is an interventional cardiologist with expertise in percutaneous coronary interventions and CT coronary angiography.

Dr Bakshi graduated from Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh in 1985 and pursued his postgraduate training in Cardiology at the Ukrainian Strazhesko Research Institute of Cardiology, Kiev, Ukraine. In 1994 he was awarded his PhD in Medicine.

Dr Bakshi joined Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand before transferring to Greenlane Hospital Auckland, NZ where he completed his Advanced Cardiology training in 2004. He was awarded clinical fellowship in Interventional cardiology at Vancouver General Hospital, Canada, in association with the University of British Columbia and in 2004 Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP).

In early 2007 Dr Bakshi completed advanced training in CT coronary angiography in White Plains, New York, USA.

Dr Bakshi consults regularly from our Ashford, Mount Barker and Norwood locations.

Dr Chuks Ajaero


Professional Profile

Dr Chukwudiebube (Chuks) Ajaero, is a highly trained and qualified clinical Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist. His special interests include the management of all forms of cardiac arrhythmias, implantable cardiac devices including resynchronisation therapy for heart failure. He is also passionate about preventive cardiology.

Dr Ajaero obtained his MBBS degree from Nigeria in 1997. He subsequently proceeded with postgraduate training and received extensive training in preventative cardiology, management of heart failure as well as management of valvular heart disease. In 2005 Chuks was awarded the Nigerian Fellowship of the Medical College of Physicians in Cardiology.

In 2007 Dr Ajaero commenced further training in Internal Medicine and advanced training in general and invasive cardiology in Australia and in 2012 was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in cardiology.

In 2017 Dr Ajaero undertook further dedicated clinical fellowship in electrophysiology and pacing at Chaim Sheba Medical Centre, Israel with extensive exposure to a wide range of arrhythmias and ablative therapies.

Dr Chuks Ajaero consults regularly at our North Adelaide, Modbury, Ashford, Mt Barker and Findon locations.

Prof William Heddle


Professional Profile

Professor  William Heddle is a highly trained and experienced cardiologist and electrophysiologist and has been a pioneer in the development of arrhythmia management. Professor Heddle has been with SA Heart since its inception in 1984.

Prof. Heddle graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1972 where he was awarded the John Campbell Prize for first place in Biochemistry. He then went on to postgraduate studies in Obstetrics and Anaesthesia followed by Physician Training in 1974 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Prof. Heddle commenced his cardiology training at the Flinders Medical Centre in 1977 and he was the first trainee in cardiac electrophysiology in SA. Since then his training has been directed towards furthering his expertise in management of arrhythmias.

This has included research performed both in Australia and The Netherlands into the diagnosis, mechanisms and management of arrhythmias. Prof. Heddle was awarded his Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1980, his Doctorate in Medicine in 1985, and Fellowship of the Cardiac Society of Australian and New Zealand (FCSANZ) in 2004. He was granted Fellowship to the Australian Medical Association in 2006.

In 2012 Prof. Heddle was awarded Fellowship in the Heart Rhythm Society (FRHS). At that time Prof. Heddle was the ninth Australian and first South Australian to be awarded the FRHS.

Dr Kashif B Khokhar


Professional Profile

Dr Kashif B Khokhar is a cardiologist and electrophysiologist. His expertise is in heart rhythm, hypertension and cardiac device management.

During his time with the team at Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, Royal Adelaide Hospital University of Adelaide, Kashif completed training in complex pacing including CRT and management of heart rhythm disorders involving 3D mapping. Kashif has experience in the management and intervention for a broad range of patients presenting with cardiac arrhythmias including brady-arrhythmia, supra-ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia

Kashif undertook his basic physician training at Liverpool Hospital UK followed by advanced training in cardiology at South Manchester University Hospital, Wythenshawe UK before relocating to New Zealand. Kashif went on to complete this training at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton and subsequently his clinical fellowship in pacing and electrophysiology.

Kashif has authored a range of peer-reviewed local and international cardiology journals in his areas of interest. He is an active member of Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Cardiac Society of Australia & NZ (CSANZ), European Cardiac Society (ESC) and APHRS and presents regularly in their annual meetings.

During his spare time, Kashif enjoys playing cricket and spending time with his young family. Kashif is fluent in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.

Dr Eng Lee (Daryl) Ooi


Professional Profile

Dr Eng Lee Ooi is a clinical cardiologist with special interests in cardiac imaging, management of ischaemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, cardiac arrhythmia and heart failure. He is also passionate about preventative cardiology.

Daryl is active in his role as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide Medical School and continues to regularly attend major cardiovascular meetings and conferences to keep abreast with the latest cardiovascular research findings.

Dr Ooi received the Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship (formerly known as Australian Postgraduate Award) for his PhD candidature at the University of Adelaide over a 3 year period commencing in 2017. His research interest is on coronary vasomotor disorder; focusing on further understanding of the coronary and peripheral haemodynamic in obstructive sleep apnoea population with angina and normal epicardial coronary arteries.

Dr Ooi is originally from Penang, Malaysia and is linguistically fluent with Bahasa Malaysia and several Chinese dialects including Hokkien, Mandarin, Cantonese and Teochew.

Daryl provides regular services at our Ashford, Modbury and Mount Barker locations. Services include diagnostic testing and reporting, including stress ECG, echocardiography and stress echocardiography.

Service Overview

Medical Consultations

On initial consultation with your Cardiologist  your symptoms will be discussed and a physical examination performed. After consultation further tests may be needed to evaluate your cardiac status. Our cardiologists also provide 24/365 on call cover for the Chest Pain Units at Ashford Community Hospital and Flinders Private Hospital.

Diagnostic Tests

A range of diagnostic tests are available at the Summit Health Centre including;

  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise (treadmill) stress tests
  • ECG
  • Holter monitoring
  • Event monitoring


For Doctors wishing to send a referral, or seeking further information regarding SA Heart contact SA Heart directly:

Level 2, 57 – 59 Anzac Highway, Ashford SA 5035

Tel:  +61 (0) 8 8362 0822
Fax: +61 (0) 8 8297 0846


Or download a referral form via the following link:
SA Heart Referral Form
SA Heart Appointment Information for Patients

Fees & Rebates
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SA Heart Fees and Rebates Information

Further Information
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For more information or inquiries regarding an appointment please contact SA Heart directly on:

  • Phone 8362 0822
  • Fax 8297 0846
  • Level 2, 57 - 59 Anzac Highway