Dr Joanne Eng-Frost (B.Sc (Hons), MD, FRACP) completed her medical degree at Flinders University in 2014. She completed her internship and Basic Physician Training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and undertook Cardiology Advanced Training at Flinders Medical Centre. She was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) in 2021.
Cardiovascular disease remains the number 1 killer of Australian women. Joanne is passionate about reducing the impact of cardiovascular disease in women, and is especially enthusiastic about addressing cardiovascular risk in previously unrecognised vulnerable populations, including women with a history of rheumatologic conditions, chemotherapy, diabetes and pregnancy complications including pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. She also has a strong interest in managing chest pain and coronary artery disease, and plans to pursue further training in Interventional Cardiology.
She is also skilled in the management of heart failure. With so many new treatments available for heart failure, Joanne is keen to ensure that these therapies are accessible to appropriate patients, and finds it immensely rewarding working with patients to improve their quality of life and empower them to live confidently.
Having grown up in Tamworth NSW, as well as having trained rurally in Whyalla, Limestone Coast (Mount Gambier and Millicent) and the Top End of Australia, Joanne is committed to ensuring that rural patients have equal access to cardiovascular care, and will prioritise rapid access visits, investigations, and Telehealth consultations for rural patients.
In addition to clinical work, Joanne is undertaking a PhD at Flinders University focused on her research interests in predicting and managing cardiogenic shock. She is also actively involved in medical student and junior doctor teaching and mentoring through her roles as Medical Education Registrar at Flinders Medical Centre, and Clinical Associate Lecturer with both Flinders University and University of Adelaide. She is also a member of the RACP Cardiology Curriculum Review Group.