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Heart Centre at The Alfred
Professor Dart completed his undergraduate and early postgraduate training at the University of Oxford. He completed a BA (physiology) and DPhil (neurophysiology) prior to completing his medical studies (BM B Ch). Following internships in Oxford and Bath, he completed basic physician training in South Wales including posts at Morriston Hospital, Swansea and Llandough, Royal Infirmary and Heath Hospital, Cardiff. He was cardiology registrar at the Heath Hospital (University of Wales). Subsequent appointments were as senior registrar in Aberdeen (Forresterhill Hospital and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary) and Lecturer in the Cardiovascular Research Unit, University of Edinburgh. He received specialist accreditation in General Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Cardiovascular Medicine. He also spent 2 years in the Department of Cardiology, Heidelberg, Germany as a Royal Society European Exchange Fellow. Professor Dart relocated to Melbourne in 1988 to take up a position at the Baker Medical Research Institute. He is a FRACP and FRCP.
Professor Dart has held continuous person and research support from the NHMRC since 1988. He is currently a Senior Principal Research Fellow and Chief Investigator on NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence and Programme Grants. He has previously had NHMRC project grant support and receives funding from the National Heart Foundation. He is a Professor at Monash University. In addition to his role as Director of Cardiovascular Medicine, he is Medical Leader of the Alfred CardioRespiratory/ICU Programme, a member of the Alfred Executive Committee and a Senior Director of BakerIDI Heart and Diabetes Institute.
Professor Dart’s clinical interests, in addition to general cardiology, include hyperlipidaemia and control of cardiac risk factors. Research interests also include hyperlipidaemia and vascular function, particularly in relation to myocardial ischaemia and hypertension. He also has a major laboratory interest (BakerIDI) in myocardial ischaemia and infarction. Professor Dart has more than 300 publications related to cardiac disease.