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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

Director and Chief Executive
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

+61 3 8532 1550

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.

He is currently Director of Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, and has divided his career mostly between Australia (former the Menzies Institute for Medical Research in Hobart, and Professor of Medicine and Head of Cardiovascular Imaging Research Centre, University of Queensland) and the USA (former Head of Cardiovascular Imaging at Cleveland Clinic).

His main contribution has been in clinical research and research training, and has supervised about 30 research higher degree students — mainly clinical — including 22 completed PhDs. He was one of the initiators of stress echocardiography, and has made contributions to the prognostic evidence underlying cardiovascular imaging. His main current research interests relate to the detection of early cardiovascular disease and cost-effective application of cardiac imaging techniques for treatment selection and monitoring.

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.


  • Founding member, Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (2015–present)
  • 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 (2001–04)
  • International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging (2003–15)
  • Korean Journal of Cardiovascular Disease (2002–present)
  • Heart (2004–present)


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

Awards and honours

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

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