Professor David Playford

Professor Playford did his initial training in General Medicine followed by Cardiology at Royal Perth Hospital, and then his Doctor of Philosophy research. After a fellowship at Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital, he returned to Perth to work as a Clinical Cardiologist. In 2002 he started a private cardiology group, where he earned a significant reputation in echocardiography and in the care of difficult and complex cardiac patients. In 2014 he returned to solo private practice and now works in full time at the Mount Hospital, Perth.

In 2008 he became an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, and is now the Professor of Cardiology. He coordinates the undergraduate cardiac teaching, and has a significant research program.

From 2014 to 2019 Professor Playford was the Director of Cardiology at the Mount Hospital, Perth, where he directed the Coronary Care Unit including the junior medical staff and the teaching programs.

He is on several national boards, is the Medical Director of Alerte Digital Health, and is a director of Sleep Studies Australia.

For an appointment to see Professor Playford please call our rooms on 9485-0945 during office hours, or email us from the link below.


The Mount Hospital has the largest coronary care unit in Western Australia, and is a leading provider of private cardiac care. The Unit is staffed 24 hours every day of the year, by experienced Cardiology Registrars and Specialist Cardiac Nurses. Each patient is closely managed by their chosen Consultant Cardiologist, with an additional Cardiologist as on-call backup. The Mount Hospital boasts a comprehensive range of cardiac procedures, including cardiac catheterisation, angioplasty and stenting procedures, advanced structural heart disease management, pacing and electrophysiology, and cardiac and thoracic surgery.


New web based ECG reporting technology and advanced cardiac imaging facilities set the Mount Hospital apart. The Mount Hospital has now introduced an Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship for 2017.

Mount Hospital Cardiac Services