Dr. James Chong
Dr James Chong MBBS, FRACP, PhD is a Consultant Cardiologist at Westmead Hospital and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney School of Medicine. His clinical cardiology focus is on Interventional Cardiology. His research aims to translate findings from the fledgling field of Cardiac Regeneration into viable clinical therapies for patients with heart failure.
Dr Chong trained in cardiology training at Westmead hospital before completing a PhD at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. This doctoral training in cardiovascular development and stem cell biology was performed on a previously unidentified population of cardiac stem cells. He was then awarded Fulbright and NHMRC fellowships to perform post-doctoral training at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Here he extended his interests in translational cardiac regeneration to include the use of pluripotent stem cells under the mentorship of Professor Charles Murry.
Dr Chong was the recipient of a Ludwig Engel Fellowship enabling him to start an independent research career and form a group at the Centre for Heart Research/Westmead Millennium Institute.