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‘HDL function and cardiovascular risk’

School of Medical Sciences 2019 Seminar Series

About the Speaker:

Professor Len Kritharides, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of the Department of Cardiology at Concord Repatriation General Hospital (CRGH) Sydney, Conjoint Professor in Medicine at The University of Sydney, Head of the Atherosclerosis Research Laboratory Group at the ANZAC Research Institute and Deputy Clinical Director of the Cardiovascular Stream of the Sydney Local Health District.

In 1994, Professor Len Kritharides completed a PhD in macrophage biology at HRI. After postdoctoral research at HRI and in the USA, he took up an appointment as Staff Specialist in Cardiology at CRGH in 1998 and became Head of Department in 2003.

Professor Kritharides was awarded the NSW Government Community Services Award for his contribution to CRGH in 2006, the President’s Medal for contributions to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) in 2013, and the Distinguished Researcher Award by the Australian Vascular Biology Society in 2014. He is currently President of CSANZ, Chair of the Specialist Training Committee in Cardiology of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and a Director and National Board Member of the Heart Foundation of Australia.

He practises as a General and Interventional Cardiologist and undertakes a wide range of clinical and basic research. Particular clinical interests include the primary prevention of coronary disease, the management of complex hyperlipidemia, cardiac involvement in muscular dystrophy, pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension, and cardiac toxicity after chemotherapy or after psychotropic medications.

Seminar starts at 4pm, followed by drinks and nibbles at 5pm

More info: Professor Nigel Turner, Deputy Director of Research, SoMS UNSW Sydney n.turner@unsw.edu.au

Event Date: 
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Level 6, Kirby Seminar Room, Wallace Wurth Building
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