Andrew Tonkin


1984 …2023
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Personal profile


  • Head of Cardiovascular Research Unit - Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.
  • Consultant Cardiologist - Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre
  • Member of the National Heart Stroke and Vascular Health Strategies Group.
  • Chair of the Steering Committee for National CVD Monitoring System Data Working Group
  • Chair of the National Cardiac Procedures Register Working Group
  • Chair of a number of NHMRC and NHF/CSANZ evidence-based clinical guidelines committees.
  • Member of the National Institute of Clinical Studies Heart Failure Advisory Group

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Projects 2002 2023

Statins in Reducing Events in the Elderly

Zoungas, S., McNeil, J. J., Tonkin, A. M., Wolfe, R. S. J., Nelson, M., Reid, C. M., Poulter, N. R., van der Velde, N., Stewart, R. A. H., Liew, D. Y. H., Abhayaratna, W., Beilin, L., Curtis, A. J., Langham, R. G., Liew, D. Y. H., Storey, E. & Ward, S. A.


Project: Research

CAUGHT-CAD: Coronary Artery calcium score: Use to Guide management of Hereditary Coronary Artery Disease (CAUGHT-CAD)

Marwick, T. H., Blizzard, L., Neil, A., Watts, G. F., Nicholls, S. J., Stanton, T., Mitchell, G., Tonkin, A. M. & Worthley, S.


Project: Research

Research Output 1984 2018

Adherence and Persistence among Statin Users Aged 65 Years and Over: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Ofori-Asenso, R., Jakhu, A., Zomer, E., Curtis, A. J., Korhonen, M. J., Nelson, M., Gambhir, M., Tonkin, A., Liew, D. & Zoungas, S., 9 May 2018, In : The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 73, 6, p. 813-819 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Does Statin Benefits Patients with Heart Failure Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention? Findings from the Melbourne Interventional Group Registry

Chin, K. L., Wolfe, R., Reid, C. M., Tonkin, A., Hopper, I., Brennan, A., Andrianopoulos, N., Duffy, S. J., Clark, D., Ajani, A., Liew, D. & for the Melbourne Interventional Group (MIG), 1 Feb 2018, In : Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy. 32, 1, p. 57-64 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Effect of aspirin on all-cause mortality in the healthy elderly

McNeil, J. J., Nelson, M. R., Woods, R. L., Lockery, J. E., Wolfe, R., Reid, C. M., Kirpach, B. R., Shah, R. C., Ives, D. G., Storey, E., Ryan, J., Tonkin, A. M., Newman, A. B., Williamson, J. D., Margolis, K. L., Ernst, M. E., Abhayaratna, W. P., Stocks, N., Fitzgerald, S. M., Orchard, S. G. & 9 othersTrevaks, R. E., Beilin, L. J., Donnan, G. A., Gibbs, P., Johnston, C. I., Radziszewska, B., Grimm, R., Murray, A. M. & for the ASPREE Investigator Group, 18 Oct 2018, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 379, 16, p. 1519-1528 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review