Our Doctors

Our services are supported by our scientific personnel, our administrative team and the dedicated staff of the John Flynn Hospital.

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Dr Ian Marshall Linton

Cardiologist, MBBS FRACP FCSANZ

Dr Linton graduated from the University of Queensland and underwent his specialty training in Brisbane and Melbourne. He started his specialist practice in the Tweed Head and Murwillumbah District Hospitals in 1985, and has continued his relationship with these centres. He was one of the first specialists working from the…

Dr Linton graduated from the University of Queensland and underwent his specialty training in Brisbane and Melbourne.

He started his specialist practice in the Tweed Head and Murwillumbah District Hospitals in 1985, and has continued his relationship with these centres.

He was one of the first specialists working from the John Flynn Hospital when it opened its doors in 1993.   He established the John Flynn Cardiology Practice.

Since 2003 he has made regular visits to Fiji, where he established that country’s first cardiac angiography unit.

Specialising in stress echocardiography and diagnostic coronary angiography.

Special Interests: 

    Outside of work he enjoys surfing, travelling and spending time with his family.
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Dr Ahmad Nasir

Cardiologist, M.B.Ch.B, MRCP(UK),FRACP

Dr. Nasir obtained his medical degree in 1991 from Baghdad University and received extensive training overseas, becoming a qualified physician in 2003 in the UK. Ahmad moved to Australia in 2007 and underwent further training in Cardiology at the Gold Coast and Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, becoming a member…

Dr. Nasir obtained his medical degree in 1991 from Baghdad University and received extensive training overseas, becoming a qualified physician in 2003 in the UK. Ahmad moved to Australia in 2007 and underwent further training in Cardiology at the Gold Coast and Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, becoming a member of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. He then joined the John Flynn Cardiology group in  2013.

Special Interest:

Coronary heart disease, Heart failure, Heart rhythm problems, Heart valve problems, Heart imaging and Heart devices.

Expertise:  

  • Coronary Angiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Holter and event monitoring
  • Transoesophageal Echocardiography
  • Pre operative cardiac risk assessment
  • Cardiac failure
  • Cardioversion

Consulting:

– John Flynn Cardiology, Suite 6C, John Flynn Medical Center, Inland Dr, Tugun 4224.

(Admitting rights at John Flynn Hospital), and

– Sullivan Nicolaides, Ground floor (carpark level), Sunnyside, Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484

 

Coronary Angiography Echocardiography Holter and event monitoring Transoesophageal Echocardiography
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Dr Kevin B Franklin

Cardiologist, MBBS FRACP FCSANZ

Dr Franklin obtained his medical degree in 1992 from the University of Queensland, training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital before being admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2000. He began private practice at the John Flynn Private Hospital in…

Dr Franklin obtained his medical degree in 1992 from the University of Queensland, training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital before being admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2000.

He began private practice at the John Flynn Private Hospital in 2001, initially dividing his time with part-time training in Stress Echocardiography at the Princess Alexandra Hospital under the guidance of Professor Thomas Marwick, a world-renowned leader in the field of echocardiography.

He has served in clinical advisory positions at the John Flynn Private Hospital, as Chair of the Cardiac Services Department, and as Chair of the Medical Advisory and Credentialing Committees. He is active in teaching Bond University medical students, and hosts a monthly clinical case-discussion forum for cardiology trainees and consultants.

Special Interests:

Non-invasive cardiac investigations, especially stress echocardiography; heart failure; heart rhythm disorders; and amateur astrophotography.

Consulting:

Suite 6C John Flynn Medical Centre, Inland Drive, Tugun

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Sunnyside Mall, Murwillumbah

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Dr Dean Guy

Cardiologist, MBBS, FRACP

Dr. Guy obtained his medical degree in 1986 from the University of Sydney. He subsequently trained at Concord, Lidcombe and St. Geroge Hospitals in Sydney, qualifying as a Cardiologist/Physician in 1995. He moved to the Gold Coast in 1995. He has worked with the John Flynn Cardiology group and at…

Dr. Guy obtained his medical degree in 1986 from the University of Sydney. He subsequently trained at Concord, Lidcombe and St. Geroge Hospitals in Sydney, qualifying as a Cardiologist/Physician in 1995.

He moved to the Gold Coast in 1995. He has worked with the John Flynn Cardiology group and at John Flynn Hospital since 1995.

Since 2011, he has been teaching medical students from Bond University.

Special Interests:

Cricket, running, geography/cartography, ecomonic geology and vexillology.

Consulting:

Suite 6C John Flynn Medical Centre, Inland Drive, Tugun

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Dr Cameron Ward

Paediatric Cardiologist

Dr Ward completed his undergraduate medical degree at UNSW prior to undertaking paediatric training at the Sydney Children’s Hospital. He then initiated his basic paediatric cardiac training at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children before accepting a one year British Columbia Heart and Stroke Foundation scholarship at British Columbia Children’s…

Dr Ward completed his undergraduate medical degree at UNSW prior to undertaking paediatric training at the Sydney Children’s Hospital. He then initiated his basic paediatric cardiac training at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children before accepting a one year British Columbia Heart and Stroke Foundation scholarship at British Columbia Children’s Hospital Vancouver, Canada where he gained additional skills in fetal echocardiography and imaging. He then undertook an interventional fellowship year at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas before being appointed as Assistant Professor to the Variety Children’s Heart Centre Winnipeg , Canada.

 

Dr Ward returned to Australia to a joint appointment at the Mater Children’s and the Prince Charles Hospitals in Brisbane. He established the Queensland fetal echocardiography service and jointly established the Queensland paediatric interventional services with the introduction of a wide variety of new procedures. He was the paediatric cardiologist for Operation Open Heart to Fiji for a number of years.

 

Dr Ward has written a number of research papers and instigated the world’s first paediatric hybrid procedure in Houston, Texas. He served on the Royal Australian College of Physicians Written examination committee, Queensland State committee of the College of Physicians and is currently on the Royal Australian College of Physicians National Examining panel. He maintains a full time position at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and provides the only paediatric cardiac service to the Gold Coast including The John Flynn Hospital