Dr Sara Hungerford

Hungerford-Sara 2021





Areas of Interests

  • Structural heart disease assessment
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Heart disease in women
  • Sports cardiology, having previously been a professional athlete with ongoing involvement in cardiovascular assessment for professional sports teams.


Cardiology at the Mater, Suite 1.11 Mater Clinic, 3-9 Gillies St, North Sydney 2060


8904 9301


8904 9295






Dr Sara Hungerford is a consultant physician and cardiologist who is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians as well as a registered medical practitioner with the General Medical Council, United Kingdom and a Fulbright scholar. 
Dr Hungerford specialises in structural heart disease of the aortic and mitral valve. She is highly skilled in advanced cardiac imaging including transthoracic echocardiography, stress echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography, and uses novel cardiac MRI techniques as part of her research.
Dr Hungerford graduated in medicine from the University of NSW in 2009 and is currently completing her PhD at the University of New South Wales with the support of a prestigious Royal Australian College of Physicians Scholarship as well as an Australian Government Research Training program grant and a St Vincent’s Clinic travelling fellowship. Dr Hungerford completed her cardiology training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.
Dr Hungerford has a keen academic focus and maintains an academic appointment at the University of New South Wales as a Conjoint Associate Lecturer. She teaches medical students from the University on a regular basis. Dr Hungerford’s doctoral research seeks to better understand and predict the hemodynamic responses to transcatheter mitral and aortic valve implantation using non-invasive techniques such as two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography, arterial tonometry and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. She has collaborated with the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, received numerous research grants and has several publications. Dr Hungerford’s research has been presented at various national and international conferences, including the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Conference, Structural Heart Disease Australia and the American Heart Association Annual Scientific Conference.
Sara see patients and consults on site at Cardiology at the Mater in the Mater Clinic and has hospital appointments at the Mater as well as being a Conjoint Associate Lecturer University of New South Wales and Honorary research appointment at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Australia.
To contact Sara for consultations please call 8904 9301 or email admin@catm.net.au and for more information about her practice please head to https://catm.net.au/ 

Hospital Appointments

VMO Mater Hospital
Conjoint Associate Lecturer University of New South Wales