A/Prof Richard Chard



Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Academic Appointments

Assoc Prof Richard Chard graduated MB BS from Sydney University with First Class Honours in 1981. He undertook advanced training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Westmead Hospital from 1985 to 1988 and a Fellowship in surgery at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts with attachments to the Boston Children's Hospital and the Brigham Women's Hospital in 1990.

Rooms for Consultations

Westmead Private Hospital Suite 3

Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinic - Suite 503

Hospitals Visited

Sydney Adventist Hospital
Westmead Public Hospital
Westmead Private Hospital

Research Interests

Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Corrective Surgery for Chest Wall Deformities - Pectus Excavatum and Pectus Carinatum
Surgical Management of Arrhythmias – atrial fibrillation
Other Structural Heart Disease – Mitral, Tricuspid Valve Repair, Valve sparing Aortic Root Aneurysm Repair (David Procedure), Pulmonary Autograft (Ross Procedure)
Aortic Surgery for Congenital and Acquired Disease
General Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

More than 60 publications on various subjects, congenital heart disease, arrhythmias and other subjects.

Other Positions Held

Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Appointed Clinical Associate Professor at the Western Clinical School, University of Sydney in 2002.
Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Westmead Hospital
Examiner in Cardiothoracic Surgery for The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Member of the Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand