Dr Tom Ford MBChB (Hons), PhD, FRCP Edin, FRACP, FCSANZ is a patient-centred interventional cardiologist on the Central Coast of NSW (Australia). He is the Australian national young ambassador to the European Association for PCI (EAPCI), senior clinical lecturer at the University of Newcastle, honorary clinical lecturer at University of Glasgow and the NSW cardiology representative to the RACP advanced training committee in cardiology. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and graduated in 2007 from the University of Dundee with the university medal (Captain WA Low Prize).
Tom emigrated to Australia in 2010 and completed cardiology training in 2015 in Sydney’s south east (Prince of Wales and St George Hospitals). In 2019, he returned from a three-year fellowship in Glasgow (Golden Jubilee National Hospital). He collaborated in many interventional research studies and was the first author on the CorMicA trial. This work used invasive coronary function testing to help diagnose and manage INOCA patients. His PhD was submitted in 2019 to the University of Glasgow and won the Bellahouston Medal as the highest distinction for the excellence of theses submitted for the degrees of MD, DDS and PhD.
He has served as invited faculty at the major cardiology scientific sessions including the American Heart Association (AHA), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), EuroPCR, and Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT in USA). His research has been published in leading cardiology journals and was recently recognized with two accolades firstly from the European wide PCR organization (EuroPCR Best Abstract – Winner PCR’s got talent) and secondly from the British Cardiac Society (‘Best of the Best’ Clinical Abstract – Interventional Cardiology).
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