Dr Omar Wahbi-Izzettin
BMedSci, MBBS (hons), FRACP
Dr Omar Wahbi Izzettin is a specialist General Physician with interest in heart failure. He studied Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Tasmania, graduating with Honours in 2008. He completed internship and basic physician training at the Royal Hobart Hospital and advanced physician training at the Alfred Hospital. In 2017, he commenced working as Staff Specialist General Physician at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and Specialist general physician at Calvary Private Hospital in Hobart before moving back to Melbourne in 2021.
He is currently working as a specialist consultant general physician at Alfred Health (Alfred and Sandringham Hospitals) and he is also credentialled at John Fawkner Private Hospital.
As well as work in general medicine, Omar has a strong interest and experience in heart failure, especially improving and optimizing heart failure care and providing patient centered heart failure care in general medicine. In 2016, his RACP College project “Improving Acute Heart Failure Management In General Medical Inpatients: Implementation Of 5+5 Heart Failure Care Program (HFCP)” was presented at Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (IMSANZ) annual scientific conference in Gold Coast, and won the first prize award.
Omar is Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer of the University of Tasmania. Omar is also actively involved in teaching, mentoring, and supervising medical students, interns, basic and advanced physician trainees.
In 2020 Omar joined Royal Australasian College of Physicians Advanced Training Committee (RACP ATC) and is currently one of Coordinators of Advanced Training Program in Australia and he is part of RACP General Medicine ATC executive group and physician training hospital site accreditation in Australia.
His outpatient clinic work includes consultations for general internal medicine and heart failure including shortness of breath, peripheral oedema, red legs, hypertension, palpitations, ischaemic heart disease, chronic airways disease, obesity, weight loss and anorexia work up, electrolyte abnormalities, chronic fatigue.
Omar has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and easy to work with, he is fluent in Turkish language.