Joe Hung

Emeritus Professor, MB BS Syd., FRACP

  • The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


  • 5538 Citations
  • 34 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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Projects 1996 2021

Research Output 1993 2018

2 Citations
Hearing Loss
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cross-Sectional Studies
Glycosylated Hemoglobin A
1 Citations

Pleiotropy of cardiometabolic syndrome with obesity-related anthropometric traits determined using empirically derived kinships from the Busselton Health Study

Cadby, G., Melton, P. E., McCarthy, N. S., Almeida, M., Williams-Blangero, S., Curran, J. E., VandeBerg, J. L., Hui, J., Beilby, J., Musk, A. W., James, A. L., Hung, J., Blangero, J. & Moses, E. K. 2018 In : Human Genetics. 137, 1, p. 45–53 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Waist-Hip Ratio
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Failure
25-hydroxyvitamin D
Open Access
Information Storage and Retrieval
Coronary Disease
Age Groups
Western Australia