Dr Susie Parnham

Dr Susie Parnham MBBS BMedSci FRACP PhD FCSANZ is a cardiologist with special interests in cardiac imaging, myocardial ischaemia, coronary artery disease, heart failure and cardiomyopathy.

Dr Parnham graduated from University of Melbourne with dual degrees, BMedSci and MBBS. She had experience in various internal medicine specialties from Austin Hospital, Maroondah, Bendigo, Box Hill, including Renal (including transplant medicine), Gastro Hepatology, Endocrinology and Rheumatology. She completed advanced cardiology training at Austin Health, Eastern Health and Monash (Victoria) and was subsequently awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP).

Susie underwent a cardiac imaging fellowship at Flinders Medical Centre, sub-specialising in cardiac MRI and echocardiography, including stress echocardiography. She has a particular interest in cardiomyopathy and diagnostic stress imaging to rule out cardiac cause, especially in patients with increased cardiovascular risk factors.

Susie completed her PhD in ‘Utility of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Ischaemia Assessment of Chronic Kidney Disease and Post Renal Transplant Population’, studying the cardiovascular phenotypes of the chronic kidney disease patients pre- and post transplantation and explored the presence of myocardial ischaemia and abnormal myocardial oxygenation response to stress that could contribute to the high cardiac event rates in these patients.  She presented at national and international conferences, and was awarded The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Research Scholarship, Flinders University Research Scholarship, Flinders University, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Travelling Scholarship at ESC 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, CSANZ Travelling Fellowship in 2013 at Gold Coast, Queensland, and SCMR Regional Scholarship by Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

Dr Parnham joined SA Heart in 2013 and provides specialist diagnostic testing and reporting, including stress ECG, echocardiography and stress echocardiography. She consults at our Flinders and Morphett Vale locations. For private patients, she has admitting and consulting rights at Flinders Private Hospital.

Susie also speaks Bahasa Indonesia.

Publications and Abstracts
  1. Parnham S., Gleadle, J., Bangalore, S., Grover, S., Perry, R., Woodman, R., De Pasquale, C., Selvanayagam, J. Impaired Myocardial Oxygenation Response to Stress in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2015;4(8):1-11.
  2. Parnham, S., Gleadle, J.M., Leong, D., Grover, S., Bradbrook, C., Woodman, R.J., De Pasquale, C.G., Selvanayagam, J.B. Myocardial Perfusion is Impaired in Asymptomatic Renal and Liver Transplant Recipients: A Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Study. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2015; 17: 56.
  3. Parnham, S., Gleadle, J., Grover, S., Bradbrook, C., Woodman, R., De Pasquale, C., Selvanayagam, J. Reduced Myocardial Perfusion in Renal Transplant Patients is Not Associated with Aortic Stiffness. Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2015; S359.
  4. Parnham, S., Gleadle, J.M., Leong, D., Grover, S., Bradbrook, C., Woodman, R.J., De Pasquale, C.G., Selvanayagam, J.B. Myocardial Perfusion is Impaired in Renal and Liver Transplant Recipients: A Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Study. Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2015; S353.
  5. Parnham, S., Gleadle, J., Leong, D., Grover, S., Perry, R., Bradbrook, C., Woodman, R., De Pasquale, C., Selvanayagam, J. Myocardial Oxygenation is Impaired in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease and Renal Transplant Patients. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2015; 17(Suppl 1):P116
  6. Lloyd, R., Grover, S., Parnham, S.F., Lou, P.W., Bradbrook, C., Yeates, L., Correnti, G., Haan, E., Atherton, J., Semsarian, C., Selvanayagam, J. Preclinical Alterations in Cardiac Energetics Amongst Sarcomere Mutation Carriers in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2015; 17(Suppl 1):O83.
  7. Parnham, S., Gleadle, J., Leong, D., Grover, S., Bradbrook, C., Woodman, R., De Pasquale, C., Selvanayagam, J. Myocardial Perfusion is Impaired in Renal Transplant and Liver Transplant Patients. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2015; 17 (Supple 1): O10.
  8. Parnham S.F.C., Gleadle J.M., De Pasquale, C. G., Selvanayagam, J., B. Myocardial Ischemia Assessment in Chronic Kidney Disease: Challenges and Pitfalls. Front. Cardiovasc. Med. 2014; 1:13.
  9. Parnham, S., Selvanayagam, J.B., Haan, E., Heddle, W., De Pasquale, C.G. Lamin A/C Mutation: An Easily Missed Opportunity. International Journal of Cardiology. 2014; 181C: 48-49.
  10. Parnham, S.F.C., Grover, S., De Pasquale, C., Leong, D., Gleadle, J., Selvanayagam, J. Myocardial Oxygenation is Reduced in End-Stage Renal Failure: A Novel Blood Oxygen Level Dependant (BOLD)-Cardiac MRI Study. Global Heart. 2014; 9(1):e242-243.
  11. Parnham, S.F.C, Grover, S., Bradbrook, C., Leong, D., De Pasquale, C., Gleadle, J., Selvanayagam. Reduced Myocardial Perfusion in Post Renal Transplant Population is Not Associated with Aortic Stiffness. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2014; 16 (Supple 1): P226.
  12. Parnham, S.F.C, Grover, S., Bradbrook, C., Leong, D., De Pasquale, C., Gleadle, J., Selvanayagam. Myocardial Oxygenation is Reduced in End-Stage Renal Failure: A Novel Blood Oxygen Level Dependant (BOLD)-Cardiac MRI Study. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2014; 16 (Supple 1): P184.
  13. Parnham, S.F.C, Grover, S., Bradbrook, C., Leong, D., De Pasquale, C., Woodman, R., Gleadle, J., Selvanayagam, J. Renal Transplant Patients Have Impaired Myocardial Perfusion Independent of the Degree of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy: a CMR Study. Eur Heart J. 2013; 34 (Suppl 1).
  14. Parnham, S.F.C, Selvanayagam, J.B. Myocardial Blood Oxygenation: Ready for Clinical Prime Time? Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports. September 2013; 1-3.
  15. Parnham, S.F.C., Grover, S., Bradbrook, C., Leong, D., De Pasquale, C., Gleadle, J., Selvanayagam, J. Myocardial Oxygenation is Reduced in End-Stage Renal Failure: A Novel Blood Oxygen Level Dependant (BOLD)-Cardiac MRI Study. Circulation. 2013; 128:A16286.
  16. Parnham, S., Grover, S., Bradbrook, C., Srinivasan, G., De Pasquale, C., Woodman, R., Gleadle, J., Selvanayagam, J. Myocardial Perfusion is Impaired in Asymptomatic Patients Post Renal Transplantation. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2013; 15 (Supple 1): E68.
  17. FRACP News: “ Susie Parnham: How to Pass the FRACP Exam and to do Olympic at The Same Time”, October 2009
  18. Whitehorse Leader: “Box Hill CCU Susie Parnham: Heart Set on Meritorious Martial Arts in Beijing Olympic”
  19. Blitz Martial Arts Magazine: “Susie Parnham: Australian Sole Representative in Beijing Wushu Olympic 2008”
  20. Knox Leader: “Big Thumbs Up: Dr Susie Parnham Oceania Champion”
  21. Heidelberg Leader: “Dr Susie Parnham who represented Australia in martial arts: Injecting Right Balance”
  22. Parnham, S., Grover, S., Bradbrook, C., DePasquale, C., Woodman, R., Gleadle, J., Selvanayagam, J. Myocardial Perfusion is Impaired in Asymptomatic Patients Post Renal Transplantation. Heart, Lung & Circulation 2013;22:S126-S266.
  23. Childs, W., Parnham, S., Sidharta, S., Beale, J., Roberts, L., Ching, S., Sapontis, J., Yew, K., New, G. Thirty-Day and 1 Year Clinical Follow up of PCI Patients at Box Hill Hospital. Heart, Lung & Circulation 2010; 06.1032.
  24. Roberts, L., Andrianopoulos, N., Harries, I., Moore, M., Duffy, S., Black, A., Ajani, A., Loane, P., Brennan, A., Ching, S., Sapontis, J., Childs, W., Parnham, S., Sidharta, S., New, G.. Long-Term Outcomes and Predictors of Death and MACE Following PCI: Insights From the MIG Registry. Heart, Lung and Circulation 2010; 06.996.
  25. Parnham, S., Gleadle, J., Bangalore, S., Grover, S., Perry, R., Woodman, R., De Pasquale, C., Selvanayagam, J. Impaired Myocardial Oxygenation Response to Stress in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease. Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2015; S344-S345.




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