Dr Aravinda Thiagalingam is a senior staff specialist in Westmead Hospital, Western Sydney Local Health District. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and his PhD from the University of Sydney. He has trained in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Westmead Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He has clinical and research interests in the fields of cardiac imaging and cardiovascular disease prevention. He has been the Clinical Lead in Information Technology in the department of Cardiology and is knowledgeable in a range of IT systems that support cardiovascular services.