CSANZ 2021

John McMurray

Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, UK

Prof McMurray is currently Professor of Medical Cardiology and Deputy Director (Clinical) of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences and honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.

Prof McMurray’s primary research interests are in heart failure, the cardiovascular consequences of diabetes and chronic kidney disease, atrial fibrillation and coronary heart disease, with a focus on clinical trials and epidemiology.  He is, or was, the principal investigator, member of the executive committee or steering committee member in several large trials in his areas of interest.

Professor McMurray served as the inaugural Eugene Braunwald Scholar in Cardiovascular Disease at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and visiting Professor of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts USA 2010/2011. He is a Past-President of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC and is involved in guideline writing and the editorial boards of several leading journals. He is a Highly Cited Researcher (https://recognition.webofsciencegroup.com/awards/highly-cited/2019/) and has a H-index of 200 (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=n0ZdRMoAAAAJ&hl=en).

He has won several awards, including the Stokes Medal of the Irish Cardiac Society. In June 2015, Professor John McMurray and Professor Salim Yusuf (McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, Canada) were jointly awarded the 8th Arrigo Recordati International Prize for Scientific Research (for outstanding contributions in secondary prevention and risk reduction strategies in patients with cardiovascular diseases). Prof McMurray is the recipient of the Mackenzie Medal, which is awarded by the British Cardiovascular Society in recognition of outstanding service to British Cardiology. He is also the recipient of the Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases, which is awarded each year by McGill University, Montreal. This international award recognises outstanding research in the field of circulatory diseases by a scientific investigator, or group of investigators, whose contribution to knowledge in this field is deemed worthy of special recognition. Professor McMurray was awarded an OBE in 2019 by Her Majesty The Queen, in recognition of his services to cardiovascular research. In 2020 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Cardiology, which the society describes as “the highest honour it can bestow on exceptional scientists for their contribution to cardiovascular medicine”.

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