A/Prof Sonny Palmer


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  • Cardiology

Areas of Interest

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Structural heart disease

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Fitzroy, VIC

St Vincent's Public Hospital Melbourne

Victoria Heart
132 Grey Street
East Melbourne,
VIC 3002

T: (03) 9510 9020

F: (03) 9923 6627

E: info@victoriaheart.com.au

134 Guthridge Parade
Sale 3850 (PO Box 969)


Associate Professor Sonny Palmer is a Consultant Cardiologist with subspecialty expertise in Coronary and Structural Heart Intervention. Sonny graduated from The University of Melbourne and completed his clinical training in Cardiology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. He then completed subspecialty training in Coronary and Structural Heart Intervention at St Vincent’s Hospital and James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.

Sonny was awarded a Doctorate at The University of Melbourne.  He was the recipient of the prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and National Heart Foundation (NHF) scholarships.  He has been involved in several pioneering interventional trials, is actively involved in clinical research and is a supervisor of higher research degree candidates, FRACP physician trainees, junior doctors and Doctor of Medicine students.
Sonny is the Clinical Lead of the Structural Heart Program at St Vincent’s Hospital. He is a Proctor and helps train future interventional and structural cardiologists.
Sonny provides specialist heart care for both public and private patients and provides a cardiology outreach service to Gippsland (Sale).  He is happy to be contacted directly by Specialists and General Practitioners to discuss the care of their patients.  His subspecialty interests includes:
•       Coronary Artery and Ischaemic Heart Disease
o       Cardiovascular risk factor management
o       Coronary angiography & percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
o       CT coronary angiography (CTCA)
•       Structural Heart Disease
o       Valvular heart disease (aortic, mitral and tricuspid)
o       Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) & balloon aortic valvuloplasty
o       Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR/TEER)
o       Device closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO), atrial septal defects (ASD) & left atrial appendage (LAA)