The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ)  has announced  Professor Clara Chow as President-elect. Clara will be the CSANZ’s first female President.

Professor Clara Chow is in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. Professor Chow is also Academic Director of the Westmead Applied Medical Research Centre. In addition she is the Program Director of Community Based Cardiac Services and Cardiologist at Westmead Hospital, Sydney.

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand is the professional body for cardiologists and those working in the area of cardiology. These include researchers, scientists, cardiovascular nurses, allied health professionals and other healthcare workers. The Society was established with the objective of promoting the highest standards of education, training, research and practice in cardiovascular medicine and surgery as well as promoting the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease in human beings.

CSANZ President, Professor Len Kritharides, said “The CSANZ is very fortunate to have Clara as its incoming President. She is an outstanding Cardiologist and Researcher and will bring great energy and insight to the role.”

Professor Chow said “I am excited and proud to take up the President-elect position of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. I think this shows the strong commitment of our society to change and addressing the challenges of diversity for our members as well as our patients.” Professor Chow will serve as President-elect for 12 months and will take up the role of  the first ever female President in August, 2020.

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