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Professor John P. Greenwood


Professor John P. Greenwood

Honorary Professor of Cardiology
   University of Melbourne
   Monash University
   University of Leeds, UK

Honorary Consultant Cardiologist
The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
   Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

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Professor John Greenwood is the Director of the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia and Adjunct/Visiting Professor at Melbourne University, Monash University, and also the University of Leeds, UK. As a consultant cardiologist for 20 years, he has specialised in coronary intervention and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging.

Professor Greenwood underwent his clinical and academic training in Leeds, UK, and in addition underwent specialist training in coronary intervention in Toulouse, France and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

His main focus of research has been the diagnosis and treatment of stable and unstable coronary artery disease. In terms of diagnostics, this particularly involved the use of CMR in terms of pulse sequence development and validation through large-scale clinical trials. In terms of therapeutics, he has collaborated on a number of major multi-centre clinical trials designed to improve outcomes in patients undergoing primary PCI for acute ST elevation myocardial infarction or stable complex coronary artery disease. In particular, early phase clinical trials of drugs and devices to reduce infarct size in the setting of acute myocardial infarction.

He is the current President of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS; 2021–2024) and a member of Council of The Royal College of Physicians, London. He was elected to the Board of BSCMR (British Society of Cardiovascular MR) in 2008, and became BSCMR President (2018–2020). He is past-Chair of the SCMR clinical trials committee (2015–2017) and a member of the SCMR scientific programme committee (2016–2019). He was the SCMR representative on the 2021 AHA/ACC/ASE/CHEST/SAEM/SCCT/SCMR Guideline for the Evaluation and Diagnosis of Chest Pain.

He was a winner of the SCMR Gold Medal in 2023 and Associate Editor of JCMR (2017–2023).  He is a member of the ESC Cardio-policy group (2022–2024), ESC Advocacy Committee (2021–current) and a member of the Assembly of International Governors of the ACC.

He has supervised/co-supervised to completion ~30 MD/PhD students and has ~400 peer-reviewed publications, including many in NEJM, Lancet, JAMA, Circulation, JACC and EHJ.


  • British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) President (2021–2024)
  • British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) President-elect (2020–2021)
  • BCS Board, BCS Executive, BCS Council member (2016–2024)
  • British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Vice President, Education & Research (2017–2020)
  • British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Vice President-elect, Education & Research (2016–2017)
  • British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Programme Committee (2013–2016)
  • British Heart Foundation (BHF) Clinical Research Collaborative, Strategic Oversight Board (2020–2024)
  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Cardio-policy group (2022–2024)
  • ESC, Advocacy Committee (2021–current)
  • Royal College of Physicians (RCP), London, Council Member (2021–2024)
  • Chair, NICOR Professional Liaison Group (2021–2024)
  • Heart Research UK charity — Novel & Emerging Technologies, Grant Award Panel (2018–2023)
  • American College of Cardiology, member — Assembly of International Governors (AIG), (2021–2024)
  • ACC/AHA, 2021 Management of Chest Pain; Guideline writing committee (2018–2021)
  • President (BSCMR) (2018–2020)
  • President-elect BSCMR (2016–2018)
  • Treasurer (BSCMR) (2014–2016)
  • Deputy Treasurer BSCMR (2012–2014)
  • Board Member, British Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR) (2008–2020)
  • Chair, BSCMR Coronary Heart Disease task force (2012–2022)
  • UK Imaging Council member & CMR representative (2016–2020)
  • Programme Committee member of SCMR (2016–2019)
  • Chair, Clinical Trials Committee of SCMR (2015–2017)
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Trials Committee of SCMR (2013–2015)
  • Web Committee Member, SCMR (Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance) (2009–2012)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (JCMR) (2017–2023)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (JCMR) (2011–2017)
  • Editorial Board, JACC Cardiovascular Imaging (2015–current)


  • SCMR international Gold Medal award for distinguished and extraordinary service to the field of CMR (2023)
  • Honorary life-fellow of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) (2023)
  • Honorary life-fellow of the Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) (2022)

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