At Asherson Cardiovascular Inc. (ACI) we are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the best possible care and attention throughout your journey with us. We pride ourselves in our communication through friendly staff and in our professional, positive, can-do attitudes.
DR ANDREW ASHERSON
MBChB (Stell), FRCP (London), FESC.
Dr Asherson is Durban born and bred. He matriculated from Hilton College and completed his undergraduate medical degree at Stellenbosch University in 1998. After internship at Groote Schuur Hospital and community service in the Cape, he moved to London where he attained the MRCP diploma in 2004. Dr Asherson completed his specialist training in general medicine and cardiology in 2012, working in and around London including at the tertiary teaching units of St Mary’s Hospital, Harefield Heart Hospital and St George’s Hospital. He is registered as a Specialist Physician and Cardiologist with both the HPCSA, and the General Medical Council (UK). He manages most aspects of adult cardiology, with particular interests in transradial coronary angiography and intervention, heart failure and complex pacing, and TAVI, having recently completed an Edwards TAVI proctorship. He is a past co-opted committee member of the Heart Failure Society of SA (HeFSSA), and past secretary of the KZN Branch of the SA Heart Association. He has an interest in research and has enrolled patients in international stent and device registries in recent years. Dr Asherson was conferred Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) in December 2018 and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP) in January 2020.
Nikki is originally from Durban and qualified as a Dietitian from Stellenbosch University in 1998. She worked at Tygerberg hospital in the Cape, and in St Mary’s Hospital in London. She then moved into Medical Industry where she worked in sales at Abbott Laboratories in Cape Town and in the marketing and training departments at Bausch and Lomb in London. Nikki is happy to assist in any aspect of the business including any billing queries.
Fiona is a seasoned technologist with 13 years’ experience in various aspects of cardiology. She first qualified in 2006 with a Diploma in Clinical Technology, sub-specialising in Cardiology. She completed her Bachelor of Technology Degree in 2008, and was employed by the Department of Health at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in the invasive and non-invasive laboratories from 2006 to 2011. She then joined the IALCH Echocardiography department, which she headed for 8 years.
Fiona’s clinical responsibilities include resting ECGs, stess ECG testing, echocardiography, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, Holter monitoring and analysis. She also works in the cardiac catheterization lab, assisting with angiograms and percutaneous coronary interventional procedures, and also pacemaker and defibrillator implants and programming.
PMB Applications & Treadmill Testing
Mishqah has many years of experience in a busy local Cardiology practice. Mishqah assists at the reception desk answering calls and booking appointments. She also assists in Exercise Treadmill Testing and is responsible for registering our patients onto PMB (Prescribed Minimum Benefit) with the medical aids.
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Phia is originally from Pietermaritzburg and worked at Mediclinic Hospital where she completed her Bridging course and obtained her Diploma as a Registered Nurse. She qualified in 2019 and worked in the surgical ward gaining experience with surgical cases, wound care management and other aspects of patient care. Her main goal as a nurse is to help people and she enjoys seeing her patients improve. She has joined Dr Asherson’s practice in order to assist him with the clinical aspects of the practice.
Janlyn is responsible for telephone reception and appointment bookings and will be your first point of contact at ACI. Janlyn has extensive experience in reception and administration positions, including 4 years in a dentist’s rooms. Janlyn will be able to assist with the forwarding of results and reports and in the completion of insurance documents. Janlyn is fluent in both English and Afrikaans.