Dr Andris Ellims is a Cardiologist and Cardiac Imaging Specialist at Epworth Freemasons, The Avenue Hospital and the Alfred Hospital.
After graduating with First Class Honours as Top Student at the University of Melbourne, Dr Ellims trained at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He completed Advanced Training in Cardiology with a Fellowship in Cardiac Imaging (including echocardiography, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI) at the Alfred Hospital.
Dr Ellims was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for his work at Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute involving the use of cardiac imaging to evaluate cardiomyopathies. His PhD also involved an investigation of novel risk factors contributing to coronary artery disease. Dr Ellims is regarded as a national expert in these areas. He has published extensively in major scientific journals and has presented original research at both international and local scientific congresses.
Dr Ellims extended his research into clinical practice by establishing Victoria’s first specialised clinic for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM Clinic @ The Alfred).