Outreach Cardiac Skills has been established by experts in the field of echocardiography. We work in rural and remote Australia and have an understanding of the health issues and resource challenges that practitioners face on a daily basis. Our team is passionate about bringing practical and relevant education to where it is needed. Our courses focus on making bedside echocardiography accessible to the rural and remote medical practitioner.
Dr James Marangou MBBS (hons), FRACP, FCSANZ - Cardiologist/Clinical Content Consultant/Educator
James is a consultant cardiologist with subspecialty fellowship training in echocardiography and interventional cardiology. James has a strong interest in Indigenous health and during his specialty training he spent time working in the Kimberley and participated in outreach cardiology services to the Ngaanyatjarrra Lands. After completing Cardiology training, James moved from Perth to Darwin and commenced a fellowship in Indigenous cardiovascular health with a focus on echocardiography, outreach service provision and rheumatic heart disease research. James has been a strong advocate for continually improving post-graduate education and in 2017 he was awarded the PMCWA Clinical Educator of the Year. He has been involved in various RHD echo screening studies, including those involving teaching ‘non-experts’ to screen for RHD. He was a lead author for the 2020 Australian Rheumatic Heart Disease guidelines.