CATM - Cardiology at the Mater

Prof Gerard E Carroll AM


Consultant Physician and Cardiologist

Prof Carroll is a St Vincent’s trained cardiologist with over twenty five years experience as a consultant physician and cardiologist. He has expertise in the sub-specialties of: general and interventional cardiology; and complex internal medicine.

Prof Carroll has been co-principal of Cardiology at The Mater since establishing it in 2011.

Prof Carroll is recognised as a leader in regional medical service delivery and is principal in Riverina Cardiology. He was instrumental in establishing the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory at Calvary Hospital, Wagga Wagga and has been director of Cardiac Services there for twenty years. His other roles at Calvary Hospital have included: Member of the Working Party to establish a Critical Care Unit; Member of the Critical Care Committee; Member of the Community Council; Chairman of the Strategic Planning Group; Member of the Medical Advisory Council; and Chair of the Multiresistant Organism Committee. In addition, he has held numerous positions at the Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital, including: Chairman of the Division of Medicine; Chairman of the Medical Staff Council; Member of the Critical Care Committee; Member of the Clinical Governance Committee; Member of the Medical Advisory Council for Wagga Wagga for the Base Hospital Redevelopment.

Prof Carroll has also enjoyed a long-running involvement in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and holds a conjoint professorial appointment with the University of New South Wales and an adjunct professorial appointment with The University of Notre Dame Australia. He is a longstanding member of the National Examination Panel of the Royal Australian College of Physicians.

Prof Carroll is often invited to speak at local, state and national levels about developments in his areas of clinical expertise as well as about matters of clinical governance, regional medical infrastructure and service delivery, and health policy.

Prof Carroll was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2005 for “Service to medicine as a cardiologist and as a general physician, particularly through the provision of health services to regional and rural areas, and to medical education”.

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • All general and interventional cardiology
  • Cardiac echo and stress testing
  • Complex general medical patients and perioperative care

Other languages spoken

  • French