Dr. Kavitha Muthiah is a Staff Specialist in Cardiology (Advanced Heart failure and Transplant) at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney . Following completion of her PhD in Left Ventricular Assist Devices, she undertook several clinical fellowships in the UK (St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, Kings College Hospital, London, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge). Prior to returning to St Vincent’s in 2017, she completed a further fellowship at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne in Advanced Heart Failure. She is a conjoint senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales and a researcher at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. She has won several scholarships and grants including the National Heart Foundation Post-Doctoral Scholarship and Innovation Grant in 2018. She was the first female recipient of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant Mechanical Circulatory Support Award in Translational Research in 2018. She has over 30 scientific papers in high impact journals and has been invited speaker at major international and national conferences including at the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant. She served as the heart failure scientific programme stream lead for the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Scientific Meeting in 2020 and is currently serving as Council Member as cardiac representative for the Transplant Society of Australia and New Zealand.