Dr Kris Nowakowski

MBBS FRACP FCSANZ FASE
Imaging Cardiologist, Canberra Hospital
Clinical Lecturer, ANU Medical School

Kris Nowakowski is an imaging cardiologist and internationally recognised echocardiography specialist with expertise in echocardiography, guidance of structural intervention and electrophysiology procedures, valvular heart disease, heart failure, sports cardiology, preventative cardiology and cardio-oncology.


Dr Nowakowski finished secondary school at Prince Alfred College in Adelaide, where he was awarded the prize for Dux of School and an Australian Student Prize. He completed his medical degree at the University of Adelaide, graduating in 2001.

He undertook basic physician training at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, where he also commenced cardiology training. Kris completed advanced cardiology training at The Prince Charles Hospital, the leading cardiothoracic hospital in Brisbane following which he gained fellowship experience in general cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiac catheterisation. He was recognised as a CT coronary angiogram specialist and commenced a cardiac imaging fellowship, focusing on stress echocardiography. Kris then undertook an advanced echocardiography fellowship at St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, a world-renowned centre for heart valve innovation.

He currently works as clinical lead of echocardiography at The Canberra Hospital, where he introduced the use of contrast and strain, 3D transoesophageal, and exercise and dobutamine stress echocardiography.
He is dedicated to practising cardiology according to world's best practice and international guidelines. He attends several national and international conferences every year, and undertakes a rigorous self-education program. Kris was awarded special competence and complete certification in adult echocardiography by the American National Board of Echocardiography. He has been accepted as a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography in recognition of his expertise and extraordinary commitment to cardiovascular ultrasound. He is dedicated to ongoing teaching and research, his work has been published in international and national journals.


In his spare time, Kris loves spending time with his wife and son, as well as cycling, skiing, landscape photography, practising yoga and perfecting the art of making coffee.


For more information on Dr Kris Nowakowski and the services he offers, please see his personal website at www.drkris.com.au.

Specialisation

  • Cardiology

Research interests

  • The athlete's heart
  • Exercise stress echocardiography
  • Cardio-oncology