Dr Christopher Allada

Director of Canberra Heart Clinic

Christopher Allada did his primary schooling at Westall Primary School and completed his secondary school education at Haileybury College in Melbourne. He was the dux of Haileybury College in 1990. As a result of his academic achievement, he was awarded the Australian Student Prize in 1990 recognizing. After completing his medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 1996, he commenced work at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. In 2001, he commenced cardiology training at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, and this included 12 months in its prestigious heart failure and cardiac transplant unit.

He commenced work as cardiologist in Ballarat in 2004 but soon realized that his passion was interventional cardiology. In 2006, he spent a year at Canberra Hospital as the interventional cardiology fellow and returned to Canberra in 2009 as an interventional cardiologist at Canberra Hospital. He continued in this position to 2023.

He currently works at National Capital Private Hospital and is on its Medical Advisory Committee and also has an appointment at Calvary John James Hospital. Dr Allada is highly proficient in complex coronary disease management and utilizes imaging modalities such fractional flow reserve (FFR), optical computerised tompgraphy (OCT) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) as required.

Dr Allada loves teaching and had often given lectures to nurses, medical students and resident medical staff. He served on the Specialist Training Committee in cardiology at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians from 2003 to 2015. From 2008 to 2015 he was the Coordinator of Advanced Training on this committee. He is also a lecturer at the Australian National University Medical School.

Dr Allada founded the Canberra Heart Clinic in 2010. Its Deakin rooms were beautifully renovated in 2018 and the rooms at Marketplace Gungahlin were opened in May 2023. Dr Allada’s wife, Deepa, is the senior cardiac sonographer and clinical manager of Canberra Heart Clinic. They have two grown-up children. Their daughter is studying Medicine at Monash University, and their son is undertaking a degeee in Biomedical Science at the University of Melbourne.

Dr Allada is passionate about cricket and loves long walks, bike riding and table tennis. He tirelessly works hours upon hours in his garden and takes pride in its beauty. He practices what he preaches with regards to weight loss. At his heaviest he was 85kg but with discipline, he has reduced his weight to under 68kg. He has written a patient article on his thoughts on weight loss which can be found on this website.

Training / Work Summary:

Year Degree Institute
1990 Dux Haileybury College
1991-1996 MBBS University of Melbourne
1997-2000 Resident Doctor Royal Melbourne Hospital
2001 Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Fellow St Vincent’s Hospital (Sydney)
2001 Clinical Pharmacology Fellow St Vincent’s Hospital (Sydney)
2002-2003 Advanced Trainee in Cardiology St Vincent’s Hospital (Sydney)
2003 FRACP Royal Australasian College of Physicians
2004-2008 Consultant Cardiologist Ballarat Health Services
2004-2008 Consultant Cardiologist St John of God Hospital (Ballarat)
2006 Interventional Fellow Canberra Hospital
2006 FCSANZ The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
2007-2008 Interventional Cardiologist St John of God Hospital (Geelong)
2009-2023 Interventional Cardiologist Canberra Hospital
2009- Interventional Cardiologist Calvary John James Hospital
2009- Interventional Cardiologist National Capital Private Hospital

Committee Experience:

Year Department Position Hospital
2002 Committee member St Vincent’s Hospital research symposium
2002-2003 Secretary and then President of Cardiac Club of NSW
2003-2008 Specialist Training Committee in Cardiology at Royal Australasian College of Physicians
2005-2008 Medical Advisory Committee at St John of God Hospital (Ballarat)
2008-2015 Coordinator of Advanced Training in Cardiology at Royal Australasian College of Physicians
2014-Current Medical Advisory Committee at National Capital Private Hospital