The Centre of Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Outcomes Improvement is a consortium of eminent cardiovascular research scientists from Australia's leading research institutions.



  • Chris ReidEpidemiologistProfessor Christopher Reid is a cardiovascular epidemiologist at Curtin University in Perth and Monash University in Melbourne.
  • Si SiEpidemiologistDr. Si SI is a research fellow in the Centre of Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Outcomes Improvement.
  • Angela BrennanResearch FellowMs Brennan is a senior research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.
  • Andrew AjaniCardiologistAssociate Professor Andrew Ajani is an Interventional Cardiologist with a special interest in Acute Coronary Syndromes and In-Stent Restenosis.
  • John BeltrameCardiologistProfessor Beltrame is a Professor in Medicine at the University of Adelaide and Cardiology Academic Lead for the Central Adelaide Local Health Network.
  • John BriegerCardiologistProfessor Brieger is an interventional cardiologist and head of coronary care at Concord Hospital and Professor of Cardiology, University of Sydney.
  • Louise CullenEmergency PhysicianAssociate Professor Louise Cullen is currently a Senior Staff Specialist in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
  • Derek ChewCardiologistDerek Chew is a clinical and interventional cardiologist as well as a clinical trialist and outcomes researcher in cardiovascular medicine.
  • Danny LiewClinical PharmacologistProfessor Danny Liew is an epidemilogist and Head of the Clinical Epidemiology at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.
  • Julian SmithCardiac SurgeonMr Julian Smith, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon, is Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery at Monash University.
  • Gil ShardyCardiac SurgeonMr Gil Shardey is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon, with previous appointments as Visiting Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.
  • Jeffery LefkovitzCardiologistAssociate Professor Jeffrey Lefkovits is an interventional cardiologist and Director, Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
  • Mark NelsonGeneral PractitionerProfessor Mark Nelson is Professor and Chair, Discipline of General Practice, University of Tasmania and Senior Professorial Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research.
  • Peter McDonaldCardiologistPeter Macdonald is a Conjoint Professor of Medicine in the University of New South Wales, Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Unit at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney.
  • Rob BakerPerfusionistAssociate Professor Rob Baker is the Director of Cardiac Surgery Research and Perfusion at Flinders University in South Australia.
  • Stephen DuffyCardiologistDr. Stephen Duffy is an interventional cardiologist at the Alfred Hospital.
  • Suzanne RobinsonHealth EconomistAssociate Professor Suzanne Robinson is Theme Leader for the Health Systems and Health Economics group at Curtin University.
  • Tom BriffaEpidemiologistAssociate Professor Tom Briffa, is a health researcher in the Centre for Health Services Research in the School of Population Health, University of Western Australia