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Joseph Selvanayagam is an active clinical cardiologist, imaging cardiologist, a clinical trialist and heart failure/cardiomyopathy  researcher in cardiovascular medicine

Career Summary:

Joseph Selvanayagam is an internationally recognised authority in cardiac imaging. He holds the Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Flinders University and is a Senior Clinical Cardiologist at Flinders Medical Centre, where he is the Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging. As the Director of Cardiac Imaging Research (CIR), SA Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), he leads a group with an international reputation in randomised clinical trials, and cardiac imaging research. Prof Selvanayagam’s research program can be summarized under the overall theme of using cardiac imaging to answer mechanistic questions in three broad areas in cardiology: Heart failure and Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease and Arrhythmia Disorders.

He graduated with first class Honours from the University of Adelaide in 1995, obtained his FRACP (Cardiology) in 2002 and his PhD from Oxford University (DPhil) in 2005. For his doctoral and post-doctoral work he received the Wellcome Trust (UK) Cardiovascular Research Fellowship, UK Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme and the Intermediate Research Fellowship award from the British Heart Foundation. In addition during this time, he received several national and international awards, including a merit award from Oxford University, and the Samuel Levine Finalist Award of the American Heart Association.

Over the course of his research career he has attracted more than 28million AUD in grant funding. Prof Selvanayagam has published > 350 peer-reviewed manuscripts/abstracts/book chapters with an h-index of 40 and >9900 citations [source: Scopus].


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Research Areas

  • Clinical

Supervisory Interests

  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiomyopathy


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