Biography

Professor Robert Graham is a Cardiologist located in Sydney. He consults at the St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Sydney. He is the inaugural Executive Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, head of the Cardiac Receptor Biology Laboratory and member of its Finance & Risk, Appeals, and Media and Communications Committees.

He completed his medical training at the University of New South Wales, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and Sydney Hospital, and the University of Texas. His areas of interest are cardiac disease, hypertension, and renal.

He spent 17 years in the USA working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He returned to Australia in 1994 when he was appointed Executive Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. He was later appointed the Des Renford Professor of Medicine, UNSW in 2003.

Prof Graham is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Health & Medical Sciences, and foreign member, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. He is a member of the American Association for Clinical Research, the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Heart Association, and a Life Member, Heart Foundation of Australia.

He has contributed his knowledge and experience to over 200 peer-reviewed papers and is actively involved in studies of cardiac regeneration and the application of stem cells for the treatment of heart diseases.

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Experience

  • Cardiologist
    St. Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney Present
  • Executive Director, Head of the Cardiac Receptor Biology Labratory
    Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Present
  • Professor of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science
    University of New South Wales Present
  • Professor (adjunct) of Physiology and Biophysics,
    Case Western Reserve, University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio Present

Memberships

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)

  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health & Medical Sciences

  • Foreign Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

  • Member of the American Heart Association for Clinical Research

  • Member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation

  • Member of the American Heart Association

  • Life Member of the Heart Foundation of Australia