Close

Board of
Directors

Prof Jason Kovacic

Professor Jason Kovacic is the Executive Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. He graduated from The University of Melbourne Medical School in 1994, and then undertook residency and cardiology specialty training in interventional cardiology at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, becoming a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2003.  Jason then completed a PhD in cardiovascular medicine at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.  

In 2007, he was elected as a Fellow of The American College of Cardiology and relocated to the USA, to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  At the NIH, Jason discovered critical new pathways that lead to blockage of the body’s blood vessels.  Jason then moved to The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.  In parallel with his vital ongoing research to define new ways to prevent and treat vascular disease, Jason is a practicing clinical cardiologist, specializing in vascular disease and blockages of the heart arteries.  

Board of Directors