June 6, 2024 1:28 pm | Morwell, Victoria 3840

Dr Derk Pol

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Dr Pol completed his post graduate medical degree locally at Monash University in Churchill. He completed his basic physician training at Monash Health, he then went on to complete his advanced training in cardiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and MonashHeart. Derk is currently completing an additional fellowship in interventional cardiology at MonashHeart. Derk has an interest in general cardiology, acute coronary syndrome and hopes to one day provide an acute cardiac service for myocardial infarctions for regional patients, at Latrobe Regional Hospital.

Dr Pol has published peer reviewed research in both Australian and international journals in addition to presenting his work at national cardiology conferences.

Dr Pol practices at Maryvale Private Hospital, Latrobe Regional Hospital and MonashHeart – Monash Medical Centre.

Derk in his spare time likes to stay fit and active with running and cycling. He previously played for Yallourn North Football Club as an unexceptional ruckman. He also considers himself a bit of a “car”diologist and on the weekends can be found tinkering in the shed, on anything with a motor.


Dr Emily Kotschet

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Dr Emily Kotschet is a Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist with extensive knowledge in the management of arrhythmias, and heart failure devices.

Emily completed her cardiology training at the Alfred, then Monash Heart, then finished her Electrophysiology Fellowship in Canada. She returned to Monash Heart, and established the AF ablation program, including Australia’s first nurse led AF clinic, as well as first in man trials using new AF ablation technologies. She started the cardiac genetics service at Monash, to manage the growing area of inherited heart disease.

Emily has introduced many new pacemaker technologies and defibrillating devices to Australia, including the Micra leadless pacemaker, and subcutaneous defibrillator, and novel extravascular ICD.
Emily works at several private hospitals, including St John of God, Berwick, Mulgrave Private Hospital, Cabrini hospital and Holmesglen Private Hospital, Moorabbin. She also provides cardiac services in rural Victoria visiting Alexandra and Morwell.

Emily’s interests include atrial fibrillation management including catheter ablation, device implantation for heart failure (pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation devices and subcutaneous devices) and inherited arrhythmias such as Long QT syndrome.

Emily spends time away from work with her husband and 3 gorgeous girls, and enjoys running marathons around the world to keep fit.

Dr Laura Selkrig

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Laura is a Non-Interventional Cardiologist and partner of Gippsland Cardiology Services. Laura holds public appointments at The Alfred and Latrobe Regional Hospital. In addition to general cardiology, she has a special interest in valvular heart disease and heart failure. Having grown up in regional Victoria and undertook her medical training in Gippsland has been important to her professionally and personally to work regionally. Laura graduated from medical school in 2012 and was recognised for her academic achievement with presentation of the AMA Award. Laura completed basic Physician training at The Alfred and was fortunate enough to receive the Alfred Health Integrity Award in 2014. Laura completed specialist training and undertook an Echocardiography Fellowship at The Alfred.

Laura is excited to be able to provide a local echocardiography service in the Gippsland region including stress echocardiography and transoesphageal echocardiography.