Joe Hung

Emeritus Professor, MB BS (Hons) FRACP FACC FCSANZ

  • The University of Western Australia (M503), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Joseph Hung has current appointments as Professor of Cardiology at the University of Western Australia, and Consultant Cardiologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA. He did his formative cardiology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW. He then spent 4 years overseas as a Fellow in Cardiology at Stanford University, USA, and subsequently at the Montreal Heart Institute, Canada. Since return to Australia in 1984, he has remained in clinical academic practice at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and UWA. He has maintained research interests particularly in the area of epidemiology, risk factors, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. More recently his research has focused on obesity and the mechanisms by which obesity influences metabolic and cardiovascular disorders, including the role of genes. He has authored over 100 original publications in the scientific press. He is a member of the HeartSearch WA and contributes to the Cardiovascular Genetics Consortium of the WA Institute of Medical Research (WAIMR). He also sits on the National Heart Foundation Research Advisory Committee and Board of the Busselton Population Medical Foundation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Research expertise keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular genetics
  • Cardiovascular risk factors and epidemiology
  • Vascular biology


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