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Westmead’s Professor Clara Chow elected first female president of 68-year-old cardiac society.

Prof Clara Chow
Westmead Hospital cardiologist Professor Clara Chow will be the first-ever female president of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ).... Read the full Pulse article here.


Westmead Cardiology is at the forefront of cardiovascular research. We aim to find new treatments for common heart conditions, prevent people from dying of cardiac disease and to find better ways to deliver cardiac care to patients. Our research does this by using exciting technologies including stem cells, gene therapy, “app” technologies as well as novel imaging and interventional cardiac techniques.

Despite major advances in the treatment of cardiac disease, heart problems are still the leading cause of mortality in Australia and globally. Our lead researchers are primarily practising cardiologists at Westmead Hospital. Our first hand experience of the limitations of existing treatments and technology drives us to develop innovative new therapies, and our discoveries have direct relevance to patients.
We have been recognised internationally with prestigious awards and our research is communicated to the medical and scientific communities in high impact journals. Further information about some of our researchers can be found at the following links:



Westmead Institute Centre for Heart Research

Professor Clara Chow, Professor of Medicine, Academic Director Westmead

Associate Professor James Chong, PhD, FRACP, MBBS, Associate Professor University of Sydney

Dr Eddy Kizana Senior Lecturer Medicine, Westmead Clinical School

Dr Stuart Thomas Clinical Senior Lecturer Medicine, Westmead Clinical School

Pramesh Kovoor Associate Professor Medicine, Westmead Clinical School,The Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Dr Aravinda Thiagalingam Senior Lecturer Medicine, Westmead Clinical School

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