Prof Stephen Duffy

 
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  • MBBS PhD FRACP MRCP FCSANZ

MBBS  PhD  FRACP  MRCP  FCSANZ

Professor Stephen J Duffy is a practising interventional cardiologist at the Alfred Hospital where he is Head of Cardiology General Services and an Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University.  His PhD and post-doctoral clinical research focused on endothelial function and oxidative stress but his present research interests include cardiac structural and coronary interventional trials, clinical outcome registries, identification and evaluation of biomarkers for unstable ischaemic heart disease, reduction of reperfusion injury following myocardial infarction, and anti-atherosclerotic effects of HDL.  He is an active Fellow of the RACP and a Member of the RCP, UK.  

Professor Duffy’s clinical interests include interventional cardiology (particularly percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease), management of acute coronary syndromes and structural heart disease.  Associate Professor Tony Walton and Professor Duffy established the first transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) programme in the state of Victoria and have been treating patients with this technology for more than eight years.  Professors Duffy and Walton have also recently established a programme for percutaneous treatment of mitral valve disease.

Professor Duffy is also a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand; with regular scientific contributions and invited presentations at their annual scientific meetings since 1996. He is the elected Victorian representative on the CSANZ Board. He is a foundation member and is on the Steering Committee of the Melbourne Interventional Group, a large collaborative research group of cardiologists focusing on percutaneous coronary revascularization outcomes (>28,500 cases). He is also on the Steering Committee, the Clinical Quality Committee, and the Data Access, Research & Publications Committee of the Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry. He has been an invited reviewer of numerous higher degree theses (including PhD/MD).  He has chaired oral abstract presentations at the AHA Scientific Sessions.  

He is a regular invited reviewer of manuscripts for numerous high-impact journals, including Circulation and The Lancet and has been an Editorial Consultant, for The Lancet from 2005 to the present time.  He was Chairman of the Alfred Hospital Research Review Committee, 2003–2005 and the Health and Social Science Ethics Committee, 2007–2009.  He has over 100 peer-reviewed, original research publications, including in top clinical (The Lancet) and specialist journals (Circulation; Journal of the Amercian College of Cardiology).  His publications have high citation rates with 1 publication cited >500 times, along with 15 others cited more than 100 times.  His H-index is 33.

 



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