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Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Gerard Wilkins
By University of Otago

Giant Steps Is What You Take: Advances in Cardiovascular Care over Forty Years of Research

Gerard Wilkins is a graduate of Otago Medical School who returned to Dunedin from Boston in 1989 as a Clinical Academic and Consultant Cardiologist in a Joint Clinical role at Dunedin Hospital. His research interests are wide, including new medical device research, exercise physiology studies with members of Heart Otago Research group, rural health outcomes, genetics, selenium and experimental models of cardio-renal physiology. He has participated in more than 50 multi-centre international outcome studies of new therapies that have re-shaped clinical cardiology. He has pioneered many new cardiology procedures in New Zealand such as coronary and carotid stenting, and transradial and transapical interventional approaches. Due to a passion for his role as an academic teacher, he has received numerous teaching awards from medical students and is recognised internationally for his academic and technical contributions to interventional and structural heart disease through academic meetings and live case demonstrations. He has held numerous leadership positions in Dunedin Hospital and national organisations.

Refreshments will be served after the lecture

21 March
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Castle 1 Lecture Theatre, University of Otago
362 Leith Street
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand
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