Assoc Prof André La Gerche MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FESC

Assoc Prof André La Gerche MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FESC
  • Head Clinical Research Domain, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • Cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • Director, National Centre for Sports Cardiology
  • Future Leader Fellow, National Heart Foundation

          André completed a PhD at St Vincent’s / University of Melbourne and 4 years of post-doctoral research at the University Hospital of Leuven, Belgium. His research and clinical work focuses on the effect of exercise on the human heart. He studies the range of health from severe heart and lung disease to elite athletes.

André leads a young team of researchers in the Sports Cardiology lab which focuses on defining the physiological limits of cardiac function in health and disease. He has pioneered novel imaging techniques including exercise cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and contrast echocardiography. He has more than 150 peer-review publications and text-book chapters and is regularly invited to present at all major international cardiology conferences.