A/Prof. James Shaw
A/Prof. James Shaw
A/Prof. James Shaw is an interventional cardiologist who is currently the Clinical lead of Cardiology at Cabrini hospital and Deputy Director of Cardiology at the Alfred Hospital. On completion of his cardiology training in 1997, he undertook a PhD under the supervision of Professor Dart at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. His thesis titled ‘Mechanisms of plaque stability in coronary artery disease’ was completed in 2001. Following this, he spent 2.5 years at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston completing further clinical and research training in coronary and non-coronary interventional work.
In 2004, he returned to Melbourne where he helped establish the Alfred Minimally Invasive Vascular Centre which focuses on endovascular intervention for non-coronary atherosclerotic disease. At that time, he also commenced practice at Cabrini hospital. James has interests and expertise in all areas of cardiology with a specific interest in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis in all vascular beds. He is a very caring and compassionate doctor who prides himself on listening to his patients concerns and delivering them the most upto date investigations and therapies.
Assoc Prof Shaw is a passionate teacher of undergraduate and post graduate medical students and physician trainees and is an examiner for the college of physicians. He has recently chaired the review of the cardiology curriculum through the Australasian College of Physicians. He has ongoing research interests in novel therapies of atherosclerosis including being the PI of various international multicentre trials as well as his own investigator-initiated studies. Assoc Prof Shaw has published over 70 peer reviewed papers in international journals.