Dr Nitesh Nerlekar

Dr. Nitesh Nerlekar MBBS(Hons), FRACP, MPH, PhD is an academic cardiologist and cardiac imaging specialist.

Nitesh graduated from Monash University in 2007 and completed his advanced training in cardiology at MonashHeart and the Alfred Hospital. He subsequently completed fellowships in advanced echocardiography, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI. He holds formal accreditation in all of these subspecialties.

Nitesh has a strong interest in cardiovascular research holding research positions at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and Monash University. He has published widely in high impact journals, completed a Masters of Public Health, as well as statistical and research diplomas through Harvard University. His PhD evaluated the unique association with cardiac fat, inflammation and coronary artery disease risk using cardiac CT. His research has been awarded >$1,000,000 in research funding and he is a current National Health and Medical Research Council Emerging Leader Fellow, National Heart Foundation postdoctoral fellow, and supervises 4 PhD students and 2 honours students.


Dr Adam Brown

Dr Adam Brown is an academic interventional cardiologist who specialises in the management and risk stratification of patients with coronary artery disease.

Adam graduated from the University of Cambridge and undertook his cardiology training at the internationally renowned Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. His PhD at the University of Cambridge focused on technologies that improve our ability to identify patients at the highest risk of heart attacks. Adam subsequently moved to Melbourne in early 2016 to pursue an interventional fellowship at Monash Heart. His major clinical interest is in using intravascular imaging to improve outcomes of patients undergoing angioplasty and he teaches on this topic regularly throughout Australia.