AM, BSc, BMBS, FRACP, PhD, FESC, FACC, FCSANZ, FAHA
John Beltrame is the Michell Professor of Medicine and Discipline Lead at the University of Adelaide.
His multi-campus hospital roles include senior consultant cardiologist and Director of Research at the Central Adelaide Local Health Network. His PhD thesis was entitled ‘Vasomotor Reactivity Studies of Small and Large Coronary Arteries’, which involved clinical studies in Rome (Agostino Gemelli Policlinic), Kyoto (Kyoto University Hospital) and Adelaide (The Queen Elizabeth Hospital), with subsequent post-doctoral studies undertaken at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. His group’s major contribution to coronary vasomotor disorders include the original clinical characterisation of the coronary slow flow phenomenon and the introduction of the term MINOCA (Myocardial Infarction with Non-obstructive Coronary Arteries).
He continues to actively research coronary vasomotor disorders and was cofounder of COVADIS (Coronary Vasomotor Disorders International Study group). His personal mission is to increase awareness of these disabling disorders and identify effective therapies.
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