Consultant radiologists and cardiologists

Our pool of consultant radiologists and cardiologists are highly qualified in their specific areas of interest. Their combined experience covers all areas of MR imaging and CAMRI's comprehensive range of software allows post processing analysis in specialty imaging.


Dr Chris Occleshaw – Cardiac

MB ChB 1984 Edin; MRCP 1987; FRCR 1991

Chris Occleshaw is a sub-specialist Cardiac Radiologist, and has done full time cardiac imaging for over two decades. He has been a Consultant Cardiac Radiologist at the Green Lane Cardiovascular Unit since 1993, and has had overseas fellowships in cardiac radiology in Toronto, Vancouver and London. He pioneered MR imaging of the heart in the Southern Hemisphere with colleagues from Auckland University in the 1990s, and CT of the heart in New Zealand in 2004, at Green Lane Hospital. He has been Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Auckland since 2011.


Dr Tim Hornung – Cardiac

BChir 1990 MB 1991 Camb; MRCP 1993


Dr Boris Lowe – Cardiac

MB ChB 1995 Auckland; FRACP 2004

ACHD fellowship at McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Boris is a heart specialist with interests in adult congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure, echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.


Dr Ruvin Gabriel – Cardiac

MB ChB 1997 Auckland; FRACP 2006

Ruvin Gabriel began his cardiology training at the Green Lane Cardiovascular Service and Auckland City Hospital, and completed it at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic (Ohio, USA), where he worked for two years as a clinical and research fellow in multi-modality cardiovascular imaging. Ruvin currently works as a clinical cardiologist with a special interest in non-invasive imaging at Middlemore Hospital, and consults part time at the Auckland Heart Group.

Ruvin's subspecialty expertise is in the following areas:

  • non-invasive imaging:
  • cardiovascular CT
  • CT coronary angiography
  • cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • trans-thoracic, trans-oesophageal and stress echocardiography.

He integrates his imaging skills with the clinical assessment and management of ischaemic heart disease, valvular heart disease and heart failure.


Dr Nicola Edwards – Cardiac

BM BS 1999 Nottm; MRCP (UK) 2003; CCT (UK) (Cardio) 2014

Nicky is a general cardiologist with a specialist interest in heart imaging, specifically MRI and echocardiography. She has an interest in heart valve disease and is actively involved in research particularly looking at the effects of other diseases such as kidney disease on the heart.

She is UK trained; qualified in 1999, completing general training until 2003 and then cardiology training until 2014. This time included a one-year Cardiac Imaging Fellowship here in Auckland, two years as a clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham and three years of dedicated research with heart imaging techniques (leading to the award of British Cardiac Society Young Investigator of the Year in 2009) and a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2011. She worked as a cardiologist for three years in one of the UK’s largest hospitals before emigrating to NZ with her family in July 2018.


Dr Andrew To – Cardiac

MB ChB 2001 Auckland; FRACP 2009

Andrew graduated from Auckland Medical School, and trained as a cardiologist at Green Lane Cardiovascular Service. He currently works as a consultant cardiologist at North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals, where he is also Director of cardiovascular CT.  He is actively involved in cardiovascular imaging research, especially on CT coronary angiography and other imaging modalities.

Andrew's subspecialty expertise includes cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), CT coronary angiography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and echocardiography.


Associate Prof Anthony Doyle - Musculoskeletal and Breast

MB ChB 1981 Otago; DRANZCR 1987; FRANZCR 1988; Am Bd Cert Rad 1990

Anthony's special interest areas are breast and musculoskeletal imaging. He was trained at Otago University and spent five and a half years at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in the USA which is a major Oncology referral centre. He was Chief of Mammography at the institution and the radiology representative on the University of Utah Cancer Committee. He also served as radiology presenter at the weekly Institution Tumour Board and taught and lectured on the imaging of chest, bone and breast neoplasm. In addition, he is an examiner for RANZCR and has published many papers in his specialist fields.


Dr Kevin Lee - Neuroradiology

MB ChB 1979 Auckland; Dip Obst 1981 Auckland; FRANZCR 1988

After completing his training at Auckland University, Dr Lee completed a 2-year Neuroradiology Fellowship in Toronto, Canada in 1988-1990. He has been a Consultant Neuroradiologist at Auckland City Hospital since 1990.


Dr Russell Metcalfe – Paediatric Radiologist

MB ChB 1984 Otago; DCH 1988 Otago; FRANZCR 1998

Dr Helen Bird – Paediatric Radiologist

MB ChB 1998 Otago; FRANZCR 2008


Associate Professor Andrew Holden – Vascular and Body

MB ChB 1984 Otago; FRANZCR 1995

Dr Andrew Holden is the Director of Interventional Services at Auckland City Hospital and an Associate Professor of Radiology at Auckland University School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Interventional Society of Australasia (IRSA) and Senior Examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

Dr Holden completed his radiology training at Auckland Hospital before undertaking fellowships in interventional radiology and body imaging at Royal Perth Hospital. He also received fellowship training in liver transplantation at King’s Hospital in London.

Dr Holden is the author of over 40 articles in peer reviewed medical journals, has written book chapters and has been a faculty member at numerous international meetings. He is lead radiologist for the liver transplant and endoluminal stent graft programmes at Auckland Hospital. His clinical and research interests include advanced interventional techniques for endoluminal, renal and oncology applications as well as new CT and MR techniques.


Dr Philip Weeks – Vascular and Body

MB ChB 1980 Otago; Dip Obst 1983 Auckland; FRANZCR 1992

Phil has worked in Musculoskeletal and Breast MRI with regular sessions of adult cardiac MRI at CAMRI at Auckland University and General Body and Vascular MR at Middlemore Hospital. He is currently Joint Director of the Ultrasound Department at Middlemore Hospital.