• Dr André La Gerche

Currently employed at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (cardiologist), the University of Melbourne (senior research fellow) and the University of Leuven, Belgium (visiting Professor). Clinical specialisation in cardiology, cardiac imaging (echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging) and sports cardiology. Completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne (2008 – 2010) and 4 years of doctoral and post-doctoral research at the University Hospital of Leuven, Belgium. Prizes include CSANZ Ralph Reader award for best clinical research (2010) and the TJ Martin Award for best PhD thesis (2011). A primary research focus has been to evaluate cardiac physiology and its response to exercise in health and disease states using novel imaging methodologies.