Derek Chew is a clinical and interventional cardiologist as well as a clinical trialist and outcomes researcher in cardiovascular medicine. He has completed a Masters of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in quantitative methods. He is a Senior Principal Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research, and is the Regional Head of Cardiology for the Adelaide Health Service (Southern Region). Derek is the Head of the Flinders Clinical Trial Centre, and Chair of the Statewide Cardiology Clinical Network. His clinical and research career is centred on the translation of current and future therapies and technologies in cardiology to improved patient outcomes in a clinically effective manner.
MBBS, MPH, FRACP
Edwards Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow
Professor of Cardiology, Flinders University
Regional Director of Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Adelaide Health Service (Southern Region)
Head, Flinders Centre for Clinical Change & Health Care Research
With the expanding array of therapeutic options available for the clinical care of patients presenting with cardiovascular disease, optimal and cost-effective clinical outcomes will require, not only innovations in pharmacology and device development, but also their careful and evidence-based application to the clinical community. These choices and recommendations can be informed by careful, well-conducted clinical research within the context of current day clinical practice. Derek seeks to design and undertake clinical studies to inform these choices, improve the delivery of proven therapies, identify clinical groups within the entire Australian community that are not currently well served by technologies/therapies and ultimately optimise patient outcomes.