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Dr Ben Costello


Dr Ben Costello

Cardiologist | PhD research student

+61 3 8532 1111

Dr Ben Costello studied chemical engineering at Melbourne University before transferring into Medicine in 2003. He graduated from Melbourne University in 2007 and was a resident at St Vincent’s Hospital. He trained as a Cardiologist at the Royal Hobart Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and Western Hospital, before completing a fellowship in non-invasive cardiac imaging at The Alfred in 2014. This fellowship involved training in echo and stress echocardiography, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI.

Ben is currently engaged in research at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, investigating the role of Cardiac MRI in assessing the relationship between fibrosis (scarring) of the heart muscle and blood flow, with a particular focus on the effect of cancer therapies on the heart.

Ben is a Visiting Cardiologist at the Alfred Hospital and Alice Springs Hospital.

Ben has three young children, and tries to find time to cycle, play golf and follow the Geelong Cats.

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