Prince Charles, Bris

The Prince Charles Hospital

Queensland Heart & Lung Transplant Unit

  • Head of Unit

    Dr George Javorsky

  • Physicians

    Dr Wandy Chan

    Dr Scott McKenzie

    Dr David Platts

    Dr Peter Hopkins

    Dr Dan Chambers

    Dr Yee Weng Wong

  • Surgeons

    Dr Peter Tesar

    Dr Morgan Windsor

  • Coordinators

    Ms Jo Maddicks-Law CNC - Cardiac

    Ms Maureen Rodgers CNC - Cardiac

    Ms Abbey Eldridge CNC - Cardiac

    Ms Airlie Gilpin CNC- Mechanical Support

    Ms Trish Leisfield - Lung

    Ms Lorraine Hilton - Lung

July 2019

The Prince Charles Hospital Cardiothoracic Transplant Unit Profile

The Prince Charles Hospital is one of Australia’s largest cardiothoracic (Heart and Lung) centres and provides a full range of cardiothoracic transplant options and management of end stage heart and lung failure.

Cardiac transplantation commenced in 1990 and the unit has now performed over 430 heart transplant procedures. Lung transplantation commenced in 1996 and the unit has now performed over 450 of these procedures. This includes heart/lung, single and bilateral lung, and also Australia’s only six combined heart/lung/liver transplants.

Complimenting the transplant service are Specialist services in acute and chronic heart failure (including a ventricular assist device programme), a very busy Pulmonary Hypertension Unit, an end stage emphysema and lung volume reduction service, an interstitial and vasculitic lung disease referral programme, and an interventional bronchoscopy programme.

Pivotal to the success of the transplant programme are our Transplant Co-ordinators and an extended multi-disciplinary network of ward staff, retrieval staff, operating room staff including Anaesthetists and Perfusionists, all of whom contribute to the excellent results achieved by the unit.

Referrals for transplantation should be directed to the transplant office, which can be contacted via the hospital switch board (07 3139 4000) or via fax (07 3139 5696). Additionally, referrals for the management of any advanced or end stage heart and/or lung disease can be made to individual consultants via either the Transplant Office, or directly via the Private Practice Outpatient Office ( 07 3139 5207).