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Associate Professor Kavitha Muthiah


Associate Professor Kavitha Muthiah is a Staff Specialist in Cardiology (Advanced heart failure and transplant) at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Following completion of her PhD in left ventricular assist devices, she undertook several clinical fellowships in the United Kingdom at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Kings College Hospital in London, and Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. Prior to returning to St Vincent’s in 2017, she completed a further fellowship at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne in Advanced Heart Failure.

A/Prof Muthiah is a conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales and Clinical Faculty at Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. She has won several competitive scholarships and grants including the National Heart Foundation Post-Doctoral Scholarship and Innovation Grant in 2018. She was the first female and first Australian recipient of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant MCS Award in Translational Research in 2018. She is recipient of the Young Investigator Award for the American Society of Artificial Implantable Organs.

A/Prof Muthiah has over 35 scientific papers in high impact journals and has been invited speaker at major international and national conferences including at the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant. She is currently co-supervisor of PhD candidates and has supervised honours medical students in addition.

She served as the heart failure scientific programme stream lead for the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Scientific Meeting in 2020 and is currently serving as Council Member as cardiac representative for the Transplant Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Associate Professor Kavitha Muthiah Portrait
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