Dr Steve Unger

Dr Steve Unger

Cardiologist & Nuclear Medicine Physician

Dr Steve Unger is a graduate of the University of Adelaide, and undertook physician training at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide. He has specialist qualifications in nuclear medicine and cardiology, and also completed a PhD investigating the role of alterations in cardiac metabolism in the treatment of myocardial ischaemia. Following a post-doctoral stint at the University of Virginia Nuclear Cardiology Lab, he returned to take up the position of Director of Nuclear Medicine at both the Queen Elizabeth and Lyell McEwin Hospitals.
In addition he maintains a position as staff cardiologist and sees privately referred patients at both the QESC and at Northern Cardiology.
More recently he has taken on a leading role in the development of cardiac MRI at the QEH, and was on the Organising Committee for the inaugural Australasian Cardiovascular Imaging Symposium in 2003. His main interests are the diagnosis and treatment of coronary disease with an emphasis on non-invasive imaging of myocardial ischaemia, and is the Principal Investigator of several multi-centre trials involving the Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine Departments at the QEH.