Canberra Cardiologist & Echocardiography Specialist

Dr Kris Nowakowski | Canberra Cardiologist & Echocardiography (Echo) Specialist

Dr Kris Nowakowski is a cardiologist and a highly trained and internationally recognised echocardiography (echo) specialist in Canberra. Dr Nowakowski works as a cardiologist at the Capital Cardiac Centre, and as a cardiology staff specialist and clinical lead of echocardiography at The Canberra Hospital.


Dr Kris Nowakowski is a cardiologist and echocardiography specialist in Canberra

Dr Kris Nowakowski practises as a cardiologist at the Canberra Heart Clinic, and holds the positions of cardiology staff specialist and clinical lead in echocardiography at the Canberra Hospital and clinical lecturer at the Australian National University. 

Dr Nowakowski is a highly trained and experienced echocardiography specialist (echocardiologist) in Canberra. He has completed a two year echocardiography fellowship at leading cardiology centres of excellence in Australia and Canada and has been awarded with special competence, comprehensive certification and Diplomate in echocardiography by the American National Board of Echocardiography. He was accepted as a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography in recognition of his expertise and extraordinary commitment to cardiovascular ultrasound.  

His experience and proficiency includes: 

  • Transthoracic echocardiography: resting, exercise stress and dobutamine stress;

  • Transoesophageal echocardiography: comprehensive, perioperative, guidance of structural intervention and electrophysiological procedures;

  • Valvular heart disease, heart failure, general cardiology, sports cardiology, preventative cardiology and cardio-oncology.

Dr Nowakowski consults and performs procedures in his private rooms at the Canberra Heart Clinic,  in the National Capital Private Hospital and in The Canberra Hospital.





Contact Dr Nowakowski for an appointment today. 


Professional Associations and Affiliations

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Cardiology Specialty Services

transthoracic Echocardiogram

A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) involves an ultrasound probe on the outside of the chest and abdomen wall for the diagnosis and management of suspected or known heart diseases. More on TTE...

Dobutamine Stress Echo

A dobutamine stress echo is an alternative to the exercise stress echocardiogram, and involves infusing a medication called dobutamine. More on dobutamine stress echoes...

Transesophageal Echocardiogram

A transesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) is a procedure involving a miniature ultrasound probe being passed down the throat into the esophagus to look at the back of the heart. More on TOE...


Computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) is a heart imaging test that helps determine if plaque buildup has narrowed the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply the heart. More on CTCA...

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram

A stress echo uses ultrasound waves to produce images of the heart both before and immediately after exercise, to assess the narrowing of the coronary arteries and effects of valve disease. More on stress echoes...

Coronary Angiography

Coronary angiography is a minimally invasive procedure to assess the circulation of blood flowing to the heart via the coronary arteries, in response to chest pain and possible angina. More on coronary angiography...

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