Professor David Celermajer
Scandrett Professor of Cardiology
C39 - Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
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Professor David Celermajer MBBS MSc PhD DSc FAHA FRACP FAA [More...]
Professor David Celermajer MBBS MSc PhD DSc FAHA FRACP FAA
David Celermajer is the Scandrett Professor of Cardiology at The University of Sydney and Director of Echocardiography in the Cardiology Department at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, as well as Staff Cardiologist at the Children's Hospital in Westmead. He has been Group Leader of the Clinical Research Group of the the Heart Research Institute since 1994, and in 2003 was appointed as Clinical Director of the Heart Research Institute. He sits on the National Heart Foundation of Australia's Cardiovascular Health Advisory Committee and is currently also a Board Member of the Menzies School of Health Research in the Northern Territory. Since 2006 he has been a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.
Dux of Sydney Grammar School
Rhodes Scholar for NSW 1983
University Medallist, USyd Medicine, 1984
World Debating and Public Speaking Champion 1984
Winner of RT Hall Prize and Eric Susman Medal for Research, 1998 Winner of Commonwealth Health Minister's Award for Health Research 2002
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science 2006
Sir Kempson Maddox Lecturer, Cardiac Society of ANZ 2008 [Hide detail]
We have 3 main types of research endeavour;
1. Basic Science - the cell and molecular biology of atherosclerosis, especially endothelial adhesiveness and foam cell macrophage biology 2. Clinical research - mainly on non-invasive methods to assess arterial structure and function to detect early signs of vascular disease (especially endothelial dysfunction) 3. Public Health research in developing nations - we collaborate on projects dealing with atherosclerosis in China and India; Rheumatic Heart Disease in Africa and Asia; and malaria-related vascular dysfunction in Indonesia.
Current national competitive grants*
CardioCAPS: Determining the effects of the transition through puberty on vascular structure and function at age 14 years
Ayer J, Celermajer D
Financial Markets Foundation for Children Research Support ($116,408 over 2 years)
Novel non-invasive methods for the early detection of pulmonary vascular disease
Celermajer D, Corte T, Bailey D
NHMRC Project Grants ($309,733 over 3 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney
Hong Kong S.A.R.. (Chinese University of Hong Kong) Professor K S Woo, Department of Cardiology.
France. (George Pompidou Centre, Paris) Professor Xavier Jouven.
Finland. (Turku University) Professor Olli Raitakari.
United Kingdom. (Institute of Child Health, London) Professor John Deanfield.
United Kingdom. (Great ormond Street Hospital, London) Longstanding research collaborations.
China. (Chinese University of Hong Kong) Longstanding research collaboration.
France. (Hopital Necker, Paris) Professor Daniel Sidi.
France. (Hopital Necker) Longstanding research collaborations.