DR NICK FISHER

DR NICK FISHER

Dr Nick Fisher

MBBS MRCP FRACP FCSANZ MD


Nick is the founder of Top of the South Cardiology and the cardiology department at Nelson Marlborough DHB. He was Head of department of cardiology from 2007- 2020 and the clinical director of the central cardiac network from 2015- 2021. His focus now is on growing and mentoring the growing multidisciplinary team in a distributed leadership model that focuses on patient care in an innovative and collegial way.


He is an experienced general and interventional cardiologist who practiced at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London and North Hampshire hospital before his move from the Royal Navy to New Zealand in 2006 when as a Surgeon Commander he was the Cardiologist for Her Majesties Armed Forces. Having joined the Royal Navy in 1990 he experienced military conflicts in the Falklands, Gulf and the Adriatic.

He has numerous publications based on his clinical experience and research and is the author of the cardiology textbook Frontline Cardiology. He is also the author of New Zealand's Expected Standards of access to secondary care document used by all DHBs.


Dr Tammy Pegg

MBChB (Honours) MRCP FRACP FC CANZ DPhil


Tammy is the head of Department at Nelson Marlborough cardiology department. She is a general cardiologist and a specialist in Heart Failure and Non-invasive imaging including cardiac MRI. She graduated with honours from the University of Leeds in 2000. After house jobs, Tammy undertook basic medical training at the University of Manchester Hospitals and gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians in 2003.

In 2004 Tammy commenced advanced training in Cardiology in the Wessex Deanery. In 2005 she commenced a PhD in cardiac surgery at the University of Oxford, working with one of the UK’s leading cardiothoracic surgeons. Her work involved improving surgical techniques in patients with heart failure and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for the assessment of heart function and injury. In 2008 she was awarded her PhD and has been widely published in peer review cardiology journals. In 2008 she was a finalist for the Vivenne Thomas American Heart Association Young investigator of the year award and also the New Zealand Heart Foundation Young Investigator of the year.

DR TAMMY PEGG

DR TAMMY PEGG
DR Niall Foley

DR Niall Foley

Dr Niall Foley

MB ChB BAO FRACP

Originally from Ireland, Niall completed his undergraduate medical degree in University College Dublin, graduating with honours. He completed his early postgraduate years in the Mater Hospital, Dublin before moving to New Zealand in 2011.

Niall completed his cardiology advanced training in Wellington before embarking on an electrophysiology and cardiac device fellowship where he gained extensive experience in treating both common and complex heart rhythm problems. He has a particular interest in cardiac pacing and the implantation and follow up of complex devices.

Believing strongly in the value of shared decision making and a therapeutic relationship, Niall places a strong emphasis on helping patients understand the nature of their condition and treatment options to maximise patient outcomes and quality of life.

In his spare time, he enjoys football, running, snow sports and travel


Dr Thalib Mowjood

MBChB FRACP

A proud Nelsonian, Thalib graduated as Dux of Nelson College in 2003 and then attended the University of Auckland medical school on a scholarship. He developed the most personal of interests in cardiology when, as a medical student, he was involved in the successful resuscitation of his father from a cardiac arrest and witnessed first-hand the excellent care provided by the newly developed cardiology service in Nelson.

His interest in cardiology was confirmed upon working in Nelson’s cardiology department as a junior doctor. He acquired a broad base of postgraduate medical experience at Wellington Hospital. His capabilities as a physician were recognized by The Royal Australian College of Physicians who awarded him the Bryan Hudson medal for the best performance in the College’s examination in adult medicine, 2016.

Thalib completed his advanced cardiology training between Nelson and Wellington Hospitals. He remained in Wellington to complete a fellowship in interventional cardiology and learned advanced intracoronary imaging techniques used to optimize stenting procedures. Thalib returned to Nelson with his young family in April 2021 to realise his dream of becoming an interventional cardiologist in his home town.

Thalib has currently taken on the head of department role at the DHB and is only performing in patient procedures. His clinics are covered by hte rest of the team 

DR THALIB MOWJOOD

DR THALIB MOWJOOD
KATE FISHER

KATE FISHER

Kate Fisher

BA (Hons) PGCE Practice manager
(and Nicks mum!)


Kate is the matriarch of the practice and often the first point of contact you will have. With a background in nursing she is well versed with cardiac problems and will guide you smoothly through the consultation investigation and follow up process.

DEBBIE HAMPSON

DEBBIE HAMPSON

Debbie Hampson

Senior Technologist


Debbie is often the first friendly face that will greet you for your treadmill test. With years of experience she will confidently make sure that the test provides the information that the Doctors are looking for.

Ari Baton

Ari Baton

Ari Barton

Sonographer

Ari is our senior Sonographer who performs private studies in Blenheim and in Nelson. 

Jo Beth Lancaster

Jo Beth Lancaster

Jo Beth Lancaster

Senior Technologist Nelson


JoBeth is qualified a clinical physiologist, having completed a postgraduate diploma in medical technology and training in cardiac and respiratory testing. She is involved in the treadmill and lung function testing for the Top of the South Clinic and is passionate about providing quality testing to guide physician clinical decision making.

Sarah Dixon

Sarah Dixon 

Cardiology Specialist nurse

I have over 35 years experience as a registered nurse with the past 22 years as a specialist nurse in cardiology. I completed my masters degree in 2015 and have additional post graduate studies in this area. I enjoy all aspects of cardiology with a focus on assessment, management and education of heart patients. My priority is to ensure you understand your heart health and why particular treatments and lifestyle measures are introduced. 

Sarah Webby

Sarah Webby

Sarah Webby

Senior Technologist Wairau 

Sarah did her physiology training in Christchurch with particular interest in electrophysiology. She moved to London afterwards and gained invaluable experience working at the largest NHS trust in England. Family brought Sarah home to Blenheim and she now looks after the pacemakers and holter analysis at Wairau Hospital.

Kirstie Williams

Kirstie Williams

Kirstie Williams

Charge nurse manager interventional suite 


Kirstie is the cardiology charge nurse.  After moving from the Wales in 2008, kirstie completed her bachelor of nursing degree in Nelson before moving to pursue a career in cardiology at Wellington cath lab. Kirstie has a fierce passion for cardiology and returned to nelson cath lab to peruse her dream of becoming a cardiology charge nurse. Kirstie will be one of the first nurses to great you when you arrive your cardiac angiogram, she is passionate about providing gold standard patient care and making you feel comfortable. She also makes an excellent cup of tea. 

 

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