Melbourne Paediatric Specialists


Dr Geoffrey Lane

Consultant Cardiologist Specialising in Congenital Heart Disease
Dr Geoffrey Lane - Adult and Paediatric Cardiologist Specialising in Congenital Heart Disease

Dr GeoffREY K. Lane


Consultant Cardiologist
Specialising in Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults

Clinical Interests

All Cardiology conditions and patients with repaired and unrepaired Structural Heart Disease.

Background and experience

Dr Geoff Lane is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Cardiologist specialising in Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults.

Dr Lane graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Pharmacy and subsequently went onto to complete his medical degree at the University of Sydney. Dr Lane completed his general paediatric training at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Sydney and undertook subspeciality training in Paediatric Cardiology at the University of California, San Diego. He undertook additional specialist training in interventional catheter based therapies at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. He is the senior interventional cardiac catheterisation specialist at Royal Children’s Hospital, having returned to Melbourne in 2003 after working at the Cleveland Clinic for 4 years.

Dr Lane is a frequently invited speaker at national and international meetings focusing on the care of patients with repaired and unrepaired congenital heart disease.

Research Interests

Geoff’s research interests are with catheter based therapies and devices for children and adults with congenital heart disease.

  • Catheter based therapies for patients with congenital heart disease

  • Haemostasis in paediatric patients

  • Novel therapies for patients with repaired congenital heart disease.

Publications & Manuscripts →

Book Chapters:

  • Lane GK, Skinner A,. Interventional Cardiology. PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIA FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN, 5th EDITION. Edited by Charles J. Cote, MD, Jerrold Lerman and Brian J. Anderson, MD. Elsevier 2013
  • Davidson AJ, Skinner A, Lane GK. Interventional Cardiology. PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIA FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN, 4th EDITION. Edited by Charles J. Cote, MD, David Todres, MD and Jerrold Lerman, MD. Elsevier 2009

Peer Reviewed Original Articles & Reviews:

  • Brizard CP, d’Udekem Y, Eastaugh LJ, Lane GK and Jones BO. Intra-annular mitral valve replacement in neonates and infants. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 2014 (in press)
  • Deane Yim, Darshan Kothari, Jelena Saundankar, Geoffrey K. Lane, and Igor E. Konstantinov. Management of an unusual left coronary artery to right ventricular fistula in a neonate. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2013; 95 (2):712-4
  • Krisnanda C, Menahem S and Lane GK. Intravascular Stent Implantation for the Management of Pulmonary Artery Stenosis. Heart Lung & Circulation 2012; 22(1): 56-70
  • Rosenbaum J, Vrazas J, Lane GK, Hardikar W. Cardiac cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in a 13-year-old treated with doxorubicin microbead transarterial chemoembolization. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2012; 48: E140-143
  • Newall F, Ignjatovic V, Johnston L, Summerhayes R, Lane G, Cranswick N, Monagle P. Age is a determinant factor for measures of concentration and effect in children requiring unfractionated heparin. Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2010; 103 (5): 1085 – 90
  • Newall F, Ignjatovic V, Johnston L, Summerhayes R, Lane G, Cranswick N, Monagle P. Clinical use of unfractionated heparin therapy in children: time for change? British Journal of Haematology 2010; 150(6):674-8
  • Newall F, Johnston L, Summerhayes R, Lane G, Cranswick N, Monagle P, Ignjatovic V. Novel interactions between UFH and TFPI in children. British Journal of Haematology 2010; 151 (4): 376 – 80
  • Crossland DS, Wilkinson JL, Cochrane AD, d’Udekem Y, Brizard CP, Lane GK. Initial Results of Primary Device Closure of Large Muscular Ventricular Septal Defects in Early Infancy using Perventricular Access. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2008;72(3):386-391.
  • Ignjatovic V, Summerhayes R, Gan A, Than J, Chan A, Cochrane A, Bennett M, Horton S, Shann F, Lane G,Ross-Smith M, Monagle P. Monitoring Unfractionated Heparin (UFH) therapy: which Anti-Faxtor Xa assay is appropriate? Thromb Res 2007; 120 (3) 347-51
  • Rhodes JF, Qureshi AM, Preminger TJ, Tuzcu EM, Casserly IP, Dauterman KW, Prieto LR, Mesia CI, Lane GK, Radvansky P, Latson LA. Intracardiac Echocardiography during Transcatheter Interventions for Congenital Heart Disease. American Journal of Cardiology 2003;92(12):1482-4.
  • Qureshi AM, Prieto LR, Latson LA, Lane GK,Mesia CI, Radvansky P, White RD, Marrouche NF, Saad EB, Bash DL, Natale A, Rhodes JF. Transcatheter angioplasty for acquired pulmonary vein stenosis after radiofrequency ablation. Circulation 2003;108(11):1336-42.
  • Duncan BW, Mee RB, Mesia CI, Qureshi A, Rosenthal GL, Seshadri SG, Lane GK, Latson LA. Results of the double switch operation for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2003;24(1):11-9.
  • Rhodes JF, Miller S, Lane GK, Latson LA. Transcatheter interventions across an inferior vena cava filter. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2003;59(3):333-7.
  • Rhodes JF, Lane GK, Tuzcu EM and Latson LA. Invasive Echocardiography: The Use of Catheter Imaging by the interventional Cardiologist. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2003; 59:277-290.
  • Rhodes JF, Abou-Chebl A, Lane GK, Preminger TJ, Mesia CI, Fischer T, Radvansky PA, Furlan A, Latson LA. Latson LA. Single center experience with transcatheter patent foramen ovale closure for paradoxical embolism. Journal of American College of Cardiology. 2003;41:473-4.
  • Rhodes JF, Lane GK, Moore JD, Cowan DA, Nasman CA, Latson LA. Cutting balloon angioplasty for small vessel pulmonary artery stenoses. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2002; 55:73-77.
  • Lane GK, Lucas VW, Sklansky MS, Kashani IA, Rothman A. Percutaneous coil occlusion of ascending aorta to pulmonary artery shunts. The American Journal of Cardiology; 1998,81:1389-1391.
  • Lane GK, Oates RK. Congenital syphilis has not disappeared. Medical Journal of Australia; 1988,148(4):171-174.

Correspondence to journals:

  • Dumitrescu A, Lane GK, Wilkinson JL, Goh TH, Penny DJ, Davis AM. Transcatheter Closure of Perimembranous Ventricular Septal Defects. (letter) Heart 2007;93(7):867.

Public / Private Hospital Appointments


  • The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Monash Medical Centre
  • University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health


  • Epworth Hospital – Richmond

Additional Contact Details

Dr Geoff Lane, Cardiologist - Specialising in Paediatric & Structural Heart DiseaseEpworth – Richmond
89 Bridge Road
Richmond Vic 3121
Ph: 03 9841 0654
Fax: 03 9841 0664