Joe Hung

Emeritus Professor, MB BS Syd., FRACP

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

    6009 Perth


  • 7079 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
1993 …2021
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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.


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

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Research Output 1993 2019

Colorectal Neoplasms
Cohort Studies
Breast Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms

Low positive predictive value of International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision codes in relation to rheumatic heart disease: a challenge for global surveillance

Katzenellenbogen, J. M., Nedkoff, L., Cannon, J., Kruger, D., Pretty, F., Carapetis, J. R., Dempsey, K. E., De Dassel, J., Anderson, M., de Klerk, N. & Hung, J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 49, 3, p. 400-403 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rheumatic Heart Disease
International Classification of Diseases
Heart Valve Diseases
Referral and Consultation
14 Citations (Scopus)
Hearing Loss
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cross-Sectional Studies
Glycosylated Hemoglobin A

Projects 1996 2021