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Professor Thomas (Tom) H Marwick

MBBS (Hons), University of Melbourne | PhD, University of Louvain | MPH, Harvard

Professor Thomas (Tom) H Marwick

Head: Imaging Research


La Trobe University supervisor

Monash University supervisor

Swinburne University of Technology supervisor

Torrens University supervisor

University of Melbourne supervisor

University of Tasmania supervisor


Media citations

Laboratory Head

Tom completed training in medicine and cardiology in Australia, before undertaking an Imaging Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, a PhD at the University of Louvain, Belgium and a Masters in Public Health at Harvard.

Tom has divided his career mostly between the USA (former Head of Cardiovascular Imaging at Cleveland Clinic) and Australia (formerly Professor of Medicine and Head of Cardiovascular Imaging Research Centre, University of Queensland and Director of the Menzies Institute for Medical Research in Hobart. After 8 years, Tom stepped down from leading the Baker Institute in 2024, to focus on his research and public hospital practice.

He was one of the initiators of stress echocardiography, and has made contributions to the prognostic evidence underlying cardiovascular imaging. Over the last 20 years, he has been one of the main proponents of direct measurement of myocardial deformation (strain), and his current interests in that topic relate to shear-wave imaging using high-frequency ultrasound. This fits his ongoing research interests in the detection of early cardiovascular disease and cost-effective application of cardiac imaging techniques for treatment selection and monitoring. Access to cardiac imaging is a cornerstone of current cardiology, and Tom is also working on AI methods to acquire and interpret images remotely, including the development of robotics

He has published over 1000 papers, reviews, chapters and editorials, and is an Associate Editor at JACC and Deputy Editor at JACC-Cardiovascular Imaging. Dr Marwick has been the recipient of more than fifty significant research grants and several awards, including the Simon Dack Award from the American College of Cardiology, 2009 and the RT Hall Prize (2006) and Kempson Maddox Lecture (2011) of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. In 2024, the American College of Cardiology awarded Tom the Distinguished Mentor Award in recognition of his contribution has been in clinical research training. Tom has supervised almost 50 RHD students, and has over 40 completions (35 of these PhD).


  • Founding member, Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (2015–2017)
  • Founding member, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (2013–present)
  • Associate editor, Journal of American College of Cardiology (2013–present)
  • Deputy editor, JACC-Cardiovascular Imaging (2008–present)

Editorial boards

  • American Heart Journal (including guest editor 1997 and 2003) (1996–present)
  • Cardiovascular Ultrasound Journal (2002–present)
  • Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (2001–2004)
  • International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging (2003–2015)
  • Korean Journal of Cardiovascular Disease (2002–present)
  • Heart (2004–present)


  • FRACP (1988)
  • FACC (1993)
  • FRCP (2008)
  • FAHMS (2014)

Awards and honours

  • Distinguished Mentor Award, American College of Cardiology (2024)
  • Highly cited author, Clarivate (2020–2023)
  • Leading Australian researchers, The Australian (2020–2023)
  • Kempson Maddox lecture, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (2011)
  • The John H. Tyrer Prize for Research in Internal Medicine, University of Queensland (2009)
  • Simon Dack Award, American College of Cardiology (2009)
  • President’s Award, National Heart Foundation of Australia (2007)
  • RT Hall Prize, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (2006)
  • Euroecho Lecturer, European Association of Echocardiography (2004)
  • Feigenbaum Lecturer, American Society of Echocardiography (2003)
  • Eccles award, National Health and Medical Research Foundation of Australia (1999)
  • Award of Excellence in Education, American Society of Associations (awarded to ACCSAP CD-ROM contributors) (1998)
  • Cardiovascular Young Investigator Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine (1992)
  • Cleveland Clinic Traveling Fellowship (1991)
  • Cardiology Department of Cleveland Clinic, Distinguished Teacher Award (1991)
  • Cardiology Research Prize, Cleveland Clinic (1990)
  • Traveling scholarship, International Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (1990)
  • Patron's Prize for Clinical Research, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (1987)

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