Monday, 13 February 2017

Monash cardiologist and researcher selected as Young Leader at CRT17

Dr Rob Gooley
Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre (MCRC) researcher and MonashHeart cardiologist Dr Rob Gooley has been accepted as a Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) Young Leader and will serve as faculty at the annual CRT symposium in Washington D.C. later this month.

The lead cardiologist for structural heart disease at Monash Health, Dr Gooley provides patients with interventional and percutaneous structural heart procedures. 

“The CRT Young Leadership program recognises practitioners who are early in their career but have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the evidence base of their specialty and shown leadership within the field,” said Dr Gooley.

“The program exposes recipients to current experts in the field who can provide guidance and mentorship while developing collaborative relationships.”

The highly competitive CRT Young Leadership program is open to early career practitioners globally in the interventional cardiology field. Only twenty applicants are chosen from the global pool of applicants.

“As a member of the faculty at CRT2017, I will be responsible for chairing sessions, providing educational lectures and adjudicating submitted research for award presentations,” said Dr Gooley.

“In addition to my involvement in the academic program I will be involved in workshops to introduce those in the Young Leadership program to current world leaders, build relationships and encourage future collaborations.”

Dr Gooley’s research is focused on multimodality imaging assessment of  patients—pre and post structural interventions—with an aim of refining patient selection and improving the safety and efficacy of procedures.  This research was also the topic of his PhD, which he completed at Monash University in December.

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