Professor Garry Jennings AO

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National Chief Medical Advisor

Professor Garry Jennings AO is the Heart Foundation’s Chief Medical Advisor.

Prof. Jennings is a cardiologist with a distinguished career in clinical practice who has previously held the role of Director of Cardiology at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne as well as Directorship at independent research institute Baker IDI for 14 years.

His clinical and public health research interests span the causes of prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Prof. Jennings has published several books on heart disease aimed at the general public, in addition to more than 450 research publications. He is a regular media commentator.

Prof. Jennings has a long association with the Heart Foundation as a former Board Member and long standing Chair of the National Heart Foundation’s Cardiovascular Health Advisory Committee.

He was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2013.

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