Dr Sam Kaldas is a Consultant Physician/Internist with over 20 years of clinical experience managing acute and general complex medical problems. He has a strong interest and focus in perioperative care across a variety of surgical specialties, as well as diagnostic and complex care, vascular and bone health.
Dr Kaldas’ private practice is in Internal and Perioperative Medicine with a strong interest and focus on Acute Diagnostic and Muscular Skeletal. He offers regular consulting in Moorabbin, Frankston, Mornington and McCrae.
As an Internist (Hospitalist), Dr Kaldas believes that Perioperative Medicine is an area that requires collaborative and multidisciplinary work between surgical, medical and nursing staff. With such multidisciplinary approach and care, patients will lessen complications and length of hospital stays.
As a Diagnostician and Complex Care Medical Specialist, he believes in the increasing complexity and comorbidities of elderly patients, which requires very broad medical knowledge and experience. Collaboration and communication with other sub-specialists maximises the care for different types of medical cases.
Dr Kaldas recognises that Perioperative Medicine plays an integral part of an Internist’s duties and is committed to the co-management of complex surgical patients in our community. He is also interested in proper pre-operative assessment/optimisation using the CPET machine.
Dr Kaldas undertook Physician training at Austin Health and later continued advanced training in General Medicine/Acute Medicine at Western and St Vincent’s public and private hospitals, obtaining a broad exposure over a variety of surgical sub-specialties. He also obtained experience as a Stroke Registrar at Monash Medical Centre in 2008 and completed Perioperative Medicine at Monash University/Alfred Hospital in 2011. Dr Kaldas completed a Diploma of Clinical Ultrasound at Melbourne University and has completed extensive research studies in the Perioperative Medical field as well as vascular and bone health. He was first appointed as a Consultant Physician at Maroondah Hospital before commencing services at Peninsula Health.
Dr Sam Kaldas MB BCh, FRACP (Consultant Physician) Qualifications:
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Referrals for patients or discussion of clinical management are welcome via his rooms on telephone: 9783 9950