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CIRSA Director - Professor Joseph Selvanayagam




Professor Joseph Selvanayagam is recognized nationally and internationally for his achievements in the area of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), coronary revascularization injury and myocardial viability/hibernation. He is currently the Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Flinders University of South Australia and Director of Cardiac Imaging at the Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia. He is also the Director of the Cardiac Imaging Research Group at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

Professor Selvanayagam graduated from the University of Adelaide and then specialized in internal medicine and cardiology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre. He completed a DPhil in 2004 at the Dept. of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford. His thesis focused on the use cardiac MRI to characterize heart muscle injury in patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure. He was an honorary consultant cardiologist and research lecturer at the John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, UK.

Professor Selvanayagam has published widely in the field of cardiac MRI, cardiac CT and echocardiography (more than 350 peer-reviewed manuscripts/abstracts/book chapters). He has been invited to present and chair sessions at major international scientific meetings in America, Europe, and Australia; including The American Heart Association, The American College of Cardiology, The Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and the European Society of Cardiology.


He is an Associate Editor of Heart Lung and Circulation and IJC Heart & Vasculature, and is on the scientific board of CSANZ, as well as the executive board of Imaging Council, CSANZ.


He is also on the editorial board of International Journal of Cardiology, JACC Imaging, Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports




Professor Joseph Selvanayagam


Professor Joseph Selvanayagam