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McCrae Specialist Centre

691-695 Point Nepean Rd,

McCrae, VIC, 3938

(Corner of Bartels St)

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Dr Palananda Arunothayaraj (Arun)

Specialty : Cardiology 


 MBBS, MD (General Medicine), MRCP (UK), FRACP


Dr Arun is a highly reputed senior consultant cardiologist in the Peninsula region, who brings over 30 years of medical experience to his patients. He completed his postgraduate medical degree in India before undertaking further cardiology training in the UK (MRCP) and St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne (FRACP). He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist in Frankston Hospital in 2000, before commencing his private practice.


Dr Arun brings in-depth clinical knowledge and excellent diagnostic skills, with significant experience in general medicine and cardiology. He deals with all types of cardiac problems,  including  the investigation and management of coronary artery disease, heart failure and  cardiac  rhythm problems. He specialises in managing heart failure patients and is a skilled implanter of CRT devices, defibrillators and pacemakers. He also provides and personally supervises stress ECG, stress echo, echo and holter monitor services.


Dr Arun looks after both public and private patients and is happy to provide advice or urgent consultation to GPs and other physicians 24/7. Patients incur no out-of-pocket expenses for in-patient procedures.


Qualifications : MBBS, MD (General Medicine), MRCP (UK), FRACP 


Special Interests : 

  • Clinical and diagnostic cardiology
  • Heart Failure management
  • Stress testing
  • Echocardiogram
  • Pacemakers
  • Diagnostic coronary angiogram


Dr Arun is a consultant in General Cardiology, with a special interest in Heart Failure and Device Implantation for heart rhythm disorders and heart failure management.


Dr Arun undertook advanced training in Cardiology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and worked as a registrar in Cardiology at South Cleveland Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK and the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland before returning to Frankston to undertake his public appointment at Peninsula Health. Dr Arun established his private practice at Peninsula Private Hospital and is well regarded for his management and care of patients in the Frankston and surrounding communities.


Along with Dr Arun’s training and wide experience in device implantation in UK and Australia has acquired in-depth practical knowledge in this field. Being a high volume operator in device implants Dr Arun is aware of the difficulties and challenges in device implantation and follow up. A priority in device implantation is optimum patient selection and safe implantation technique to achieve maximum benefit for the patient and minimise complications. Dr Arun likes to share this knowledge with his colleagues and medical practitioners to raise awareness about the benefits of this treatment option to improve patient care.


Areas Of Special Interest/Expertise

  • Clinical and diagnostic cardiology
  • Heart Failure management
  • Stress testing
  • Echocardiogram
  • Pacemakers
  • Diagnostic coronary angiogram

Hospital Appointments

  • Peninsula Private Hospital, Frankston
  • Beleura Private Hospital, Mornington
  • Peninsula Health, Frankston

For appointments, please contact Central booking office and if you would like to be seen at McCrae, please advise the office that the appointment be booked for "McCrae Specialist Centre".
Phone: 8790 8366




Dr Didier Grolaux



Dr Didier Grolaux and his staff are dedicated  to  providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art and patient-focused care to all cardiac patients as well as those who are at risk for heart disease. Dr Didier Grolaux was trained in Brussels, Belgium, and has 20 years of specialist experience, initially in Europe and for the past decade in Australia, in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease in adult patients, such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias and heart failure.


Being part of a large professional network of highly skilled Specialist colleagues, Dr Grolaux can provide exhaustive cardiological advice and management.


Frankston Private Cardiology provides a diagnostic and treatment service for patients referred with actual, or suspected, heart disease. The service comprises a comprehensive range of non-invasive investigational facilities, including resting and exercise ECG, echocardiography, Holter monitoring, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and pacemaker clinic. Dr Grolaux also implants loop recorder for investigation of syncope, pacemakers and performs coronary angiograms.


For appointments, please contact (03) 9770 0844. If you would like to be seen at Mccrae, please advise the office that the appointment be booked for Mccrae Specialist Centre


Phone: 9770  0844

Fax:      9770  0255

Dr Geoff Toogood





Dr Geoff Toogood is a Cardiologist & specialist consulting Aviation Cardiologist who has practiced for 20  years  on  the  Mornington  Peninsula.  He  has held The Director  of Cardiology position at Frankston Hospital and is a Fellow of the College of Physicians, Cardiac Society and the prestigious Heart Rhythm Society. He is trained and skilled in all aspects  of  device therapy and follow up. He established the pacing services on the Mornington Peninsula inserting the first Pacemakers, this also applies to ICD and CRT devices. He has run the pacemaker clinic since 1993. He is a Speaker/Ambassador for Beyond Blue, speaking regularly in the area of mental health and is also a passionate advocate for Doctors Mental Health.

For appointments, please contact (03) 9770 0099. If you would like to be seen at Mccrae, please advise the office that the appointment be booked for Mccrae Specialist Centre.


Specialty : Cardiology 
Sub-Speciality : Cardiac Pacing
Special Interests : Pacing & CR

Phone : 03 9770 0099
Fax : 03 9770 0096

A/Prof Han Ling



A/Prof Han is a friendly cardiologist specialising in heart rhythm disorders on the Peninsula. He brought AF ablation to the Peninsula Private Hospital in 2017, and aims to rid the region of AF. Despite his youthful looks, Han has practiced cardiac EP for >10 years, including 2 years at Barts Heart centre, London (UK) - Europe's largest cardiovascular centre.


Han is a senior EP consultant at the The Alfred, and clinical associate professor at the Dept of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital), University of Melbourne. He is well-published and an expert on AF and heart failure. A/Prof Han has 2 young children and is excited about the future world their generation will create.


For appointments, please contact (03) 8560 0535. If you would like to be seen at the McCrae please advise the office that the appointment be booked for the McCrae Specialist Centre.


Phone: (03) 8560 0535

Fax: (03) 8080 6460