Prof Andrew Taylor

 
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  • MBBS PhD FRACP

MBBS  PhD  FRACP

Prof Andrew Taylor is a full time cardiologist at the Alfred Hospital working within the Heart Failure and Transplant Unit, where he is Director of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Imaging and Head of Non-Invasive Imaging. He is also an Early Career Scientist at the BakerIDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, with a strong research interest in CMR and heart failure.  In addition, he has established a clinical and research cardiac CT facility at the Alfred Hospital in conjunction with the Alfred Radiology Department.

He completed his PhD in the microvascular effects of atherosclerotic plaque rupture, with work from his thesis selected as a finalist in the CSANZ Ralph Reader Basic Science Prize and winning the Young Investigator Award of the European Society of Cardiology in 2001.  After completing a fellowship in CMR in Berlin in 2002, he has developed novel CMR applications for the characterisation of cardiac fibrosis, and evaluated the relationship between cardiac fibrosis and cardiovascular disease.  Through CMR T1 mapping techniques, his group was the first in the world to non-invasively assess diffuse myocardial fibrosis with CMR imaging, with subsequent work as senior supervisor being awarded the CSANZ Ralph Reader Clinical Science Prize in 2011.  His group have also applied conventional CMR techniques that identify regional myocardial fibrosis to identify patients with heart failure who are at high risk of future life threatening cardiac arrhythmia.

Since 2005 he has generated nearly $2,000,000 of clinical and research funding, and currently holds a NHMRC Project grant for $479,940 (2012-2014).  He has published over 65 peer reviewed articles, with invited editorials in JACC and JACC Cardiovascular Imaging.  He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international scientific meetings, and serves as a reviewer for more than a dozen international journals, including Circulation and JACC.



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