May
28-29
2018

Professor Ian Graham

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine - Trinity College, Dublin

Ian Graham is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Preventive Cardiology in Trinity College, Dublin, and Professor Emeritus of Preventive Cardiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is a member and Councillor of the Board of the European Society of Cardiology, Chairman of the Adelaide Health Foundation and of its Health Policy Initiative. Prof. Graham is a member of the 6th Joint European Societies Task Force on the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in clinical practice and of its Prevention Implementation Committee, having Chaired the 4th Task Force. He is co-Chair of the 2016 European Guidelines on the management of dyslipidaemias, and also co-Chair of an expert group that is advising the World Health Organisation on cardiovascular risk estimation.

He is an honorary Fellow of Trinity College in Dublin, and recipient of the Stokes Medal of the Irish Cardiac Society, and the Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Medal from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. He held a Medical Research Council Fellowship, a EU travelling Fellowship at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and an ISFC Cardiovascular Epidemiology Fellowship.

Prof Graham is Project leader of the EU Concerted Action Project SCORE (Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation) and of its electronic derivative, HeartScore. He is a member of the EuroAspire risk factor audit, and Project Leader of a simplified international audit, SURF (Survey of Risk Factors).

Research interests include the natural history of coronary heart disease, cardiovascular risk estimation, homocysteine and vascular disease, health policy and planning and the evaluation of therapies. He has written extensively in these areas.

Prof Graham studied medicine at Trinity College in Dublin, and worked in Dublin and Cambridge before becoming Head of Cardiology at Tallaght Hospital in Dublin and Vice-Chair of its Board of management. He was Director of Research at St Vincent’s Hospital and at the Irish Heart Foundation. He is past President of the Irish Heart Foundation, the Dublin University Biological Association and the Irish Hyperlipidaemia Association. He founded the Irish National Cardiac Surgery register.

 

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