Tasmanian Cardiac Care Specialists

Those members listed below make up the key elements of what makes Tasmanian Cardiac Care a source of excellence in service delivery.

Dr Umair Hayat

Interventional and Structural Heart Cardiologist – MBBS, FRACP, D-Med Sci (Research)

Dr Umair Hayat (MBBS, FRACP, D-Med Sci) is an interventional and structural heart cardiologist based in Tasmania, Australia; he is consulting at Tasmanian Cardiac Care in Launceston.

Dr Hayat completed advanced cardiology training in NSW and an interventional fellowship in Melbourne, followed by a TAVI fellowship at the NHS – a busy public national healthcare body in England.

Dr Hayat completed his Doctorate from the University of Melbourne for research in coronary optical coherence tomography (OCT). He continues to contribute to research having assisted in over 30 publications. He has a special interest in minimally invasive procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).

Susan Kerkham

Senior Staff

Susan has been part of our team since its inception.

Her three decades of experience providing front desk medical services has led to an intimate understanding of the needs of patients and has been invaluable in providing timely and personalised care.

Kylie McNear

Medical Administrator / Receptionist

Kylie works as a medical receptionist.

With previous experience in general practice, she has a deep understanding of the diverse needs of people, which helps her relate easily to our patients.

Debbie Blackhall


I am a Cardiac Sonographer with 36 years of experience. I’m passionate about Cardiology and I consider Echocardiography to be my area of expertise.

Outside of work I also have a background as a professional vocalist & enjoy being involved in the live music scene.