PhD, MBChB (Honours), BSc
Sub-specialties: Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Professor Derek Hausenloy is a Professor in the Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders Signature Programme, Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School, and Senior Consultant from the Department of Cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS). He is also a Clinician Scientist and a Professor in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University College London.
Prof Hausenloy conducts both basic, translational and clinical research in the areas of ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, cardioprotection, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). His main research focus is on discovering novel therapies for protecting the heart against the detrimental effects of acute ischaemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) in order to prevent the onset of heart failure. He uses a translational approach to cardioprotection ranging from cellular and animal models of acute IRI to proof-of-concept clinical studies in acute myocardial infarction and cardiac bypass surgery patients, and finally to large multi-centre randomised clinical trials focused on clinical outcomes. He is also interested in both small animal and clinical cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) and MRI imaging in the context of acute myocardial infarction and cardioprotection, and more recently, has developed an interest in using human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes to model cardiomyopathies in order to elucidate underlying mechanism and identify novel therapeutic targets. He has been principal investigator (PI) on over 30 research grants, and has authored 292 papers citations, and his H-index is 88. In 2018, he was named Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics.
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