Strathfield Private Hospital
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Strathfield Private Hospital specialist Ian Wilcox

Professor Ian Wilcox

Professor Ian Wilcox was born in Melbourne and undertook medical training in Newcastle on Tyne (UK), including a BMedSci with First Class Honours in Immunology.


His postgraduate education and training in Cardiology was at Sydney University and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.


Professor Wilcox's clinical research career includes a PhD on Predicting Risk in Unstable Angina funded by a National Heart Foundation Scholarship.


His postdoctoral research on the Cardiovascular Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council in collaboration with Professor Colin Sullivan.


He has supervised 9 PhD and Masters Students.


Current research interests include the role of sleep apnoea in cardiac arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, large vessel vascular disease and atherosclerosis.


He has over 50 publications in major journals and 4000 citations in the medical literature.


In addition he has a major interest in innovation in clinical research and practice in cardiology including new methods to detect heart failure decompensation.


Professor Wilcox jointly established the Cardiac Surgery Program at Strathfield Private Hospital in 1991 and founded Central Sydney Cardiology, an academic private practice, in 1999.

Special Interests

  • Complex adult heart disease including coronary, valvular andmyocardial disease, cardiac arrhythmias and inherited heartdisease.
  • Cardiac imaging including stress echocardiography and 3Dechocardiography.
  • Heart-lung interactions including the cardiovascular consequencesof sleep apnoea