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Biography

Prof Andrew Taylor is a full time cardiologist at The Alfred.

Prof Taylor works in the Heart Failure and Heart Transplant service, where he is Director of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Imaging and Head of Cardiac CT.

He is also an Honorary Scientist at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, and a Director of the National Heart Foundation (Victorian Branch).

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 over $4,000,000 of clinical and research funding and he has published over 110 peer reviewed articles, mostly as first or senior author. He has supervised 11 phd students (5 completed to date) as well as numerous imaging fellows, and he is a regular invited speaker at most local and international cardiology conferences.  He has written editorials in the European Heart Journal, JACC and JACC Cardiovascular Imaging and serves as a reviewer for more than a dozen international journals, including Circulation and JACC.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Research area keywords

  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR)
  • Atherosclerotic plaque rupture
  • Cardiac fibrosis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Myocardial fibrosis

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