The team

Sutherland Heart Clinic is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals with specialist expertise in interventional cardiology and patient care.

Our team

Our team includes procedural cardiologists, clinical cardiologists, visiting cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, anaesthetists, radiographers, specialist nurses, theatre personnel and administrative personnel.

We maintain the highest standards of credentialing of cardiologists practising at Sutherland Heart Clinic in accordance with guidelines from the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

You can learn more about career and employment opportunities at Sutherland Heart Clinic here.

As a patient at Sutherland Heart Clinic, you’ll be cared for by an experienced and caring team who uphold the highest standards of clinical and patient care.

Ongoing education

All staff at Sutherland Heart Clinic participate in ongoing training, development and education. Our training initiatives include:


Educators on staff


Bi-weekly in-service education


Professional updates and short courses


Clinical specialist groups


Funded conference attendance


Support for post graduate courses

Clinical leadership team

Dr Mark Pitney is the Medical Director of the Sutherland Heart Clinic. He leads a team of specialist medical consultants who deliver diagnostic and interventional cardiology services at the clinic. He is also head of the cardiology department at The Sutherland Hospital, a staff specialist at the Prince of Wales Hospital and co-chairman of the medical advisory committee for the Sutherland and Eastern Heart Clinics.​

Sue Sillato is the Director of Nursing at Sutherland Heart Clinic. She leads a multi-disciplinary team delivering day-to-day clinical operations. Sue was appointed to the role in early 2023 from her position as Clinical Nurse Educator, which she held for 12 years. She’s a Registered Nurse with more than 30 years of clinical experience in intensive care, cardiac catheter labs, nursing education, research and nursing management.

Director of Nursing Sue Sillato (left) and Medical Director Dr Mark Pitney (right)

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