Andre La Gerche
Assoc Prof André La Gerche MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FESC
- Head, Clinical Research Domain at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
- Cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
- 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 Sports Cardiology and heads the National Centre for Sports Cardiology based at St Vincent’s Hospital. He has pioneered novel imaging techniques including exercise cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and contrast echocardiography. He has more than 200 peer-review publications and text-book chapters and is regularly invited to present at all major international cardiology conferences.