Dr Matthew Burrage



Cardiac Imaging, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardio-Oncology, Clinical Trials


Echocardiography, Stress Echocardiography, Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TOE), CT Coronary Angiography, Cardiac MRI, Right Heart Catheterisation


About Dr Matthew Burrage

Dr Matthew Burrage is a clinical and academic cardiologist with subspecialty training and expertise in Heart Failure and Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging (echocardiography, cardiac CT, and cardiac MRI). His clinical interests include the diagnosis and management of heart failure and pulmonary hypertension, valvular and structural heart disease, cardiomyopathies (including cardiac amyloidosis), coronary artery disease, general and preventative cardiology, and improving cardiometabolic health. He also has special interest and expertise in cardio-oncology (the management of cardiovascular disease in patients with cancer or undergoing cancer treatment). He provides a range of services at The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane, including clinical consultation, transthoracic and stress echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), cardioversion, and right heart catheterisation.

After growing up in Brisbane and graduating from the University of Queensland School of Medicine, Dr Burrage completed his advanced training in cardiology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He was subsequently awarded a prestigious and highly competitive British Heart Foundation clinical and research fellowship to undertake a PhD in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Oxford and John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK, with a focus on cardiac MRI, heart failure, and cardio-oncology research. He then undertook further training in advanced heart failure at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, the UK’s leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital, as well as completing a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Heart Failure at the University of Zürich in Switzerland. Dr Burrage then returned to Brisbane and completed his subspecialty training in cardiovascular imaging with a fellowship in Advanced and Structural Echocardiography at The Prince Charles Hospital. He is a Staff Specialist Cardiologist and clinical lead for the Heart Failure and Cardiac MRI services for Ipswich Hospital within the West Moreton Hospital & Health Service, and sits on the State-wide Steering Committees for Heart Failure and Echocardiography in Queensland.

Dr Burrage maintains an active cardiovascular research program as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland. He has published extensively in leading scientific journals such as Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, given numerous national and international conference presentations, and has received multiple international research awards, including the prestigious European Society of Cardiology Young Investigator of the Year Award and the American Heart Association Melvin Judkins Early Career Investigator Award. He holds several active research grants and collaborations with clinicians and scientists across Australia and the UK and is a current recipient of the competitive Queensland Health Emerging Leaders Clinical Research Fellowship as well as a National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr Burrage is strongly committed to continuing medical education and is a key contributor to the cardiology education program for the University of Queensland Medical School, from whom he has also received a Clinical Teaching Excellence Award. Dr Burrage lives in Brisbane with his wife and young family.