Our Doctors

Professor Mark Nelson
MBBS (Hons) MFM FRACGP FAFPHM PhD

Professor Nelson is the Medical Director of the Menzies Blood Pressure Clinic. He is Professor and Chair, Discipline of General Practice, and Senior Professorial Fellow, Menzies Research Institute, both at the University of Tasmania, and an Honorary Associate, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. He serves on the National Heart Foundation High Blood Pressure and Vascular Disease Advisory Committee. He is also in general practice in Lindisfarne, Tasmania and a past president of the Australian Association for Academic Primary Care.

Professor Matthew Jose
MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACP

Professor Jose is a consultant nephrologist at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the University of Tasmania. Professor Jose's specialty is in the genetics of renal disease and the association between the renal system and hypertension.

Associate Professor Phil Roberts-Thomson
MBBS (Hons), PhD, MPH

A/Prof Roberts-Thomson is a consultant cardiologist and head of the Clinical Trials Unit, as well as Deputy Director of the Cardiology Department at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania.

Dr Nathan Dwyer
BMedSci (Hons), MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACP

Dr Dwyer is an interventional cardiologist with an interest in the diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension. Graduating from the University of Tasmania in 2000, he completed his specialty cardiology training at the Royal Hobart Hospital in 2007. He was awarded his PhD in 2010 by researching pulmonary haemodynamics and wave reflection before undertaking 2 years of subspecialty training in coronary intervention and clinical research at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Calgary, Canada. Dr Dwyer is a staff cardiologist at the Royal Hobart Hospital with teaching responsibilities and manages the Tasmanian Pulmonary Hypertension Service. He's actively involved in heart failure and PAH clinical trials as well as investigator lead studies.

Dr Andrew Black
BMedSci (Hons), MBBS (Hons), FRACP

Dr Black completed cardiology training in Melbourne and Hobart, prior to undertaking an interventional fellowship at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute, Alberta, Canada.  He returned to Tasmania in 2013 to work as a staff cardiologist at the Royal Hobart Hospital.  His main research interests relate to the prevention of cardiovascular disease within the Tasmanian community.