Dr James Sapontis

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr James Sapontis is an Interventional Cardiologist based in Melbourne, sees patients with all types of heart conditions, and performs interventional procedures.

For information on consulting locations and making an appointment, please contact our office at Heart of Melbourne.


Dr Sapontis completed his cardiology fellowship training in the United Kingdom as well as the United States before returning to Melbourne. He performs all types of interventional cardiology procedures with a sub-specialty of complex coronary intervention. He has an integrated approach to all patient care that is delivered in a friendly and professional manner.

Dr Sapontis is also active in research at Monash Heart and is a Principal Investigator in various international trials.



Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh)

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Dr Sapontis is affiliated with the following private and public hospitals:


  • Monash Heart, Clayton ​

  • St John of God Hospital, Berwick

  • Jessie McPherson Private Hospital, Clayton

  • Knox Private Hospital, Wantirna


  • Cardiac Intervention

  • Transcatheter PFO and ASD closure

  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure and the WATCHMAN device

  • Chronic total occlusion of coronary artery (CTO)

  • Ischaemic Heart Disease

  • Heart failure

  • Hypertension


Dr Sapontis does not routinely bulk bill, however he discounts for pensioners and healthcare cardholders. You do not need to have private health insurance for an appointment. 

You can only obtain the Medicare refund if you have been referred by another medical practitioner so please bring along your referral with you on the day.

Private Hospital Care

Dr Sapontis participates in the 'No-GAP' cover with most of the private health insurance companies. This means that any ‘out of pocket’ doctor’s fees for your medical care in a private hospital will be kept to a minimum. Our office will provide further details at the time of your admission.