Council Members

Professor Ben Freedman

Ben Freedman is Professor of Cardiology at Concord Hospital and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. He was previously Head of Department of Cardiology at the University of Sydney’s Concord Hospital and is now Head of the Vascular Biology Laboratory of The Anzac Research Institute.

Professor Freedman’s research interests include ischaemia and acute coronary syndromes, basic biology of inflammation and thrombosis in atherosclerosis, electrocardiographic manifestations of ischaemia, and effective secondary prevention strategies in coronary artery disease.

While on sabbatical at Tufts University Medical School in Boston between 2000 and 2001, Professor Freedman took part in research on gene therapy for angiogenesis. He is the author of well over 100 papers, articles and book chapters, is on the editorial board of a number of Cardiology journals, is on the editorial Board of ACCEL (extended learning program of the American College of Cardiology) and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ). He was secretary of the CSANZ in the mid 1990s, and was Scientific Chairman of the successful World Congress of Cardiology held in Sydney in 2002.