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Professor David Celermajer

Professor David Celermajer

Professor David Celermajer is Scandrett Professor of Cardiology at the University of Sydney; Director of Echocardiography and Clinical Academic Cardiologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Clinical Director and Group Leader, Clinical Research, The Heart Research Institute and Cardiologist at the Children's Hospital, Westmead, Sydney.

He graduated from Medicine at the University of Sydney in 1983 with First Class Honours and the University Medal for Medicine. He also won a Rhodes scholarship in that year. He received a Doctor Of Philosophy from London University in 1993 and was awarded the Donald Paterson Prize for Best Original Paediatric Research awarded by the British Paediatric Association.

His many awards and prizes for ongoing outstanding contributions in his field include the Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award For Excellence In Health And Medical Research, in 2002 "for outstanding lifetime achievement in health research". In 2006, Professor Celermajer was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Professor Celermajer's research interests lie in the area of early detection and prevention of heart disease.

Professor Celermajer was awarded an AO in the 2014 Australia Day Awards. The citation read “For distinguished service to medicine in the field of cardiology, as a clinician and researcher, to improved medical diagnostic methods, and to the promotion of heart health, particularly in children and young adults.”

Professor Celermajer is one of two Trustees designated to represent the University of Sydney.