Mr Andrew Newcomb

Our doctors are all heart specialists with a wide range of interests and sub-specialty skills. Currently, the following doctors are consulting at Heartwest. Their special interests are listed below
Dr Andrew Newcomb

Mr Andrew Newcomb

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Mr Andrew Newcomb is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon who is highly experienced in the treatment of heart failure, congenital cardiac and aortic surgery, and pacemaker implantation.
Mr Newcomb has a particular interest in complex aortic surgery including the David procedure (used to treat aortic aneurysms and prevent aortic dissection), and has sub-speciality expertise in using minimally-invasive techniques for complex valve surgery. He also carries out endovascular treatment of aortic dissections and performs coronary surgery, including all arterial revascularisations.
Mr Newcomb graduated from the University of Queensland in 1995 and received his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery in 2007 before undertaking international training in Canada as a cardiac surgery fellow at Toronto General Hospital. He is currently the director of cardiothoracic surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and is involved in research into the clinical aspects of cardiac surgery.
When Mr Newcomb isn’t working, you can find him exercising or tending to his bonsai trees.

Special interests

  • Complex aortic surgery including David procedure, and endovascular treatment of aortic dissections
  • Coronary surgery, including all arterial revascularization
  • Pacing and high voltage devices, including Epicardial Left Ventricular lead insertion
  • Minimally Invasive Valve surgery

Current Appointments

  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon, HeartWest St Albans, November 2023
  • Director Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Vincent’s Health. July 2013
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon, St Vincent’s Health. July 2008
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Australian Catholic University. September 2013 – 2016
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Fellow, University of Melbourne.
    Visiting Medical Practitioner:
    • St Vincent’s and Mercy Private Hospital
    • Epworth Hospitals – Richmond and Box Hill
    • Knox Private Hospital Wantirna
    • Mulgrave Private Hospital
    • Albury Private Hospital, Albury. NSW
    • Cabrini Hospital
    • Albury Wodonga Health

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (Fellow)
  • Australia and New Zealand Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (Full Member)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (International Member)
  • European Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (International Member)