Basics of coronary physiology: When and where to use (invasive) coronary physiology
Optimizing PCI (O-PCI) is a series of educational meetings dedicated to helping cardiologists optimize decision-making in interventional cardiac procedures using state-of-the-art intravascular...Read More
Optimizing PCI (O-PCI) is a series of educational meetings dedicated to helping cardiologists optimize decision-making in interventional cardiac procedures using state-of-the-art intravascular imaging and physiology technologies. Our renowned international faculty is committed to help cardiologists master interpretation of invasive diagnostic devices and treat with precision, thus securing optimal outcomes for patients.
Tom is a patient-centred Interventional Cardiologist at Gosford Hospital on Northern Sydney's Central Coast (NSW,...
Tom is a patient-centred Interventional Cardiologist at Gosford Hospital on Northern Sydney's Central Coast (NSW, Australia). He was born in Edinburgh and attended the University of Dundee graduating aged 22 with MBChB (Hons) receiving the Captain WA Low Prize and Medal as most distinguished graduate in Medicine. He emigrated to Australia 10 years ago after gaining the MRCP at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. In 2015, he completed his FRACP during advanced cardiology training in Sydney (Prince of Wales Hospital and St George Hospital). In 2019, Dr Ford returned from a three-year fellowship in Glasgow (Golden Jubilee National Hospital). This centre has the largest volume for coronary stents in the UK and his cardiology training in two continents exposed him to a high volume of interventional cardiology procedures including complex cardiac intervention, acute emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (i.e. emergency intervention for heart attack), advanced multimodal coronary imaging, structural heart interventions and novel invasive therapies for resistant hypertension. During his time in Glasgow, he developed his research interest in coronary artery disease performing an internationally recognized clinical trial involving invasive physiological testing for angina patients helping to improve their quality of life. His PhD was submitted in 2019 to the University of Glasgow and won the Bellahouston Medal as the highest distinction for the excellence of theses submitted for the degrees of MD, DDS and PhD. This work is directly relevant to help diagnose and manage patients with angina, chest pain and/or breathlessness. He is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow and a Senior Lecturer at University of Newcastle (NSW). Dr Ford is an invited speaker and faculty at leading international cardiology scientific sessions including EuroPCR, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT in USA) and European Society of Cardiology (ESC congress). His research has been published in leading cardiology journals and was recently recognized with two accolades including EuroPCR Best Abstract (Winner PCR’s Got Talent) and from the British Cardiac Society (‘Best of the Best’ Clinical Abstract – Interventional Cardiology). Outside of work, Tom is a golfer, surfer, runner and enjoys spending time with his wife (Naomi) and dog (Maisie).