Dr Nita Danda


Cardiac Imaging Specialist

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Special clinical interest in multimodality imaging with expertise in complex echocardiography.

About Dr Nita Danda

Dr Nita Danda is a Consultant Cardiologist with Advara HeartCare. She received her undergraduate Medical Degree from the Armed Forces Medical College, India in 2010 and proceeded to work as a Junior Medical Officer at various hospitals in Queensland, Australia. She completed her advanced training in Cardiology at Prince Charles Hospital and Townsville Hospital.

Dr Danda completed her fellowship in Cardiac Imaging at Princess Alexandra hospital. She is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), Fellow of Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, board certified in Adult Echocardiography in the USA and holds a level A certificate in CT Coronary Angiography.

Dr Danda specialises in multimodality imaging with expertise in complex echocardiography including transthoracic echo (including 3D Echo and strain), exercise stress Echo, dobutamine stress echo and transoesophageal echo. She manages a wide range of cardiac diseases including valvular heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, simple and complex coronary artery disease, difficult to treat hypertension and all forms of arrhythmias.

Her research interests include valvular disease, cardiomyopathies and cardio-oncology.

In her free time, Nita is a trained classical Indian (Bharatanatyam) dancer, enjoys badminton and some social tennis.

She speaks Hindi and Telugu.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians
  • Fellow of Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand


  • Danda N, Lander K, Weerasooriya S. Outcomes of patients with obesity enrolled In Heart failure clinic in North Queensland: CSANZ 2021
  • Danda N, Sharma N, Weerasooriya S. A retrospective audit of Positive 99m Tc-Pyrophosphate Studies to identify the frequency of extra cardiac manifestations of amyloidosis: CSANZ 2021
  • Danda N, Lander K, Minehan S, Weerasooriya S. Outcomes of Indigenous Patients with Heart Failure in North Queensland: CSANZ 2020
  • Danda N, Lander K, Minehan, Weerasooriya S. Ischemic vs Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy outcomes from heart failure clinic in North Queensland: CSANZ 2020
  • Park A, Danda N, Kanowski A, Thakeria P, Hon M, Yadav R. Impact of the Accelerated Chest pain Risk evaluation (ACRE) Pathway on Exercise stress test Referrals at the Townsville University Hospital: CSANZ 2020
  • Win K, Basu S, Danda N, Weerasooriya. Efficacy with Use of Ultrasound Enhancing agents at the Townsville Hospital. CSANZ 2020
  • Lander K, Danda N, Watson D, Yadav R. Pregnancy Outcomes in Indigenous Women with Rheumatic heart disease at Townsville Hospital -2008-2018: CSANZ 2018 indigenous in Auckland
  • Munoz M, Goapal K, Danda N, Schrale R. A retrospective analysis of patients with severe aortic stenosis at The Townsville Hospital, the only Tertiary Interventional Cardiology Centre in North Queensland. CSANZ 2018.
  • Win KTH, Emeto TI, Adams C, Yadav R, Fairley L, Thomas B, Thavarajah H, Danda N, Wai HN, New RH,
  • Muñoz MA, Basu S. Association Between Indigenous Status and Severity of Coronary Artery Disease: A Comparison of Coronary Angiogram Findings in Patients With Chest Pain Presenting to a Regional Hospital Emergency Department. Heart Lung Circ. 2021 Mar 9:S1443-9506(20)31525-0.
  • Hon M, Danda N, Currie E, Weerasooriya S. Atrial Thrombus Mimicking Ewing’s Sarcoma. CASE (Phila). 2019 Sep 12;3(6):280-283.
  • Thakeria P, Danda N, Gupta A, Anand D. Smartphone aiding in analysis of Hamman’s sign. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Nov 19;12(11):e231418.