After graduating with honours from the National University of Ireland, Dr Ronan O’Donovan trained in clinical cardiology in tertiary centres in Ireland before moving to Melbourne in 2011 to pursue a career as a general physician with an interest in heart failure.

He holds several qualifications in echocardiography from the University of Melbourne and has presented research in the areas of hypertensive heart disease and heart failure at national and international meetings. Areas of ongoing research interest include heart failure in elderly, syncope and orthostatic hypotension.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Victoria Heart

132 Grey Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Special interests

  • Perioperative medicine
  • Heart failure
  • Syncope
  • Orthostatic hypotension


  • Heart failure in elderly
  • Syncope
  • Orthostatic hypotension



Professional Associations

  • RACP
Internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Specialists with the Internal Medicine Clinical Institute have expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders.