Without the heart, there is no mindless muscle bag to pump blood all around the body. That would, unfortunately, lead to death.
Fortunately, cardiology exists to cure, palliate and address issues of this important organ!
In this episode, Professor Chris talks about his work as a specialist cardiologist, why he campaigned for public defibrillators and the crucial contribution of being passionate about your work.
About the guest speaker
Dr Chris Semsarian is a cardiologist and professor with a specific research focus in the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease. He trained at the University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Professor Chris was awarded a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) on January 26, 2017 for significant service to medicine in the field of cardiology as a clinician, administrator and educator and to the community. He has a large number of other letters behind his name too: MBBS PhD MPH FAHMS FRACP FRCPA FCSANZ FAHA FHRS.
Professor Chris has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications, in the highest-ranking cardiovascular and general medical journals. A focus area of his research is in the investigation and prevention of sudden cardiac death in the young, particularly amongst children and young adults. He has been the primary supervisor of over 30 PhD, honours and medical honours students since 2003 and led major community programs in the area of prevention of sudden death.
Opening and closing themes by Lily Chen.