Professor Ian Thomas Meredith AM

Ian Meredith  was  never a top academic at school but at the University of Melbourne he found his passion and rose to become one  of Australia’s best known and  highly regarded interventional cardiologists. Ian is the Director of Monash Heart,  Monash Health  and Professor of Cardiology for Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is also  Executive Director of the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre, Monash Health. Ian trained in Melbourne and  completed his PhD at the Baker  Institute.  He spent the next three  years at the Brigham  and  Women’s Hospital  and  Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he trained in interventional cardiology. Ian has  over 20 years’ experience as a clinical and interventional cardiologist. He has  performed more  than 10,000 invasive cardiac and  coronary procedures and  has been chief investigator or principal investigator, for over 30 major international multi-centre, randomised trials. His clinical experience includes percutaneous coronary interventions, rotablation, intra-vascular ultrasound imaging and also structural heart disease which includes PFO and ASD closures and  percutaneous aortic valve implantation. Professor Meredith  has  authored and  or co-authored over 200 published papers. He is a member of the board of the National  Heart  Foundation (Victoria Division), member of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand National  Board,  past chair of the Cardiac Society of Australia  and  New Zealand (Victoria Region), chair of ANZET organising committee, Associate Director of Transcatheter Therapeutics (TCT) the world’s largest interventional cardiology meeting and  past member of the Board  of Trustees of the International Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Ian also  serves on a number of professional and  federal government committees and advisory boards, including the Department of Human Services Cardiac Services Review  and  the Federal Government Department of Health  and Ageing Cardiac Prostheses Advisory Group. Ian was  instrumental in the establishment of Monash Heart and his vision has led to the outstanding clinical, research and  education achievements made since then. In 2012,  Ian was  appointed a Member of the Order  of Australia  “for service to medicine in the field of cardiology as a clinician and researcher, and through advisory roles with a range of public health and  organisations”.  

Ian was appointed Executive Vice President and Global Chief Medical Officer of Boston Scientific Corporation as of 3 Jan 2017, at which time he re-located to live in the USA. 

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