Professor Ian Meredith
Ian leads clinical innovation, pre-clinical science and medical affairs for Boston Scientific in Boston, Massachusetts, in the US. The global organisation is a US$58 billion, Fortune 500 company that provides more 13,000 advanced medical devices and technology solutions to treat more than 30 million people in 130 countries every year.
He also provides leadership of the company’s clinical trial strategy, and is focused on driving the vision of transformative science and innovative care for all patients for life.
Before joining Boston Scientific in 2017, he was for 12 years the director of MonashHeart, the cardiology service within Monash Health, and the largest cardiac service in Victoria. Ian still serves as Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Monash University.
With more than 25 years’ experience as a clinical and interventional cardiologist, Ian is globally-renowned for bringing world-leading translational research into clinical practice. He’s mentored a generation of academic cardiologists, performed more than 20,000 invasive cardiac and coronary procedures, and has been a chief investigator or principal investigator on more than 50 major international, multi-centre, randomised trials, including many first-in-human studies. He’s driven continual development and meticulous clinical evaluation of therapies for coronary artery disease, structural heart disease and heart failure.
Ian served as a board member and medical vice-president on both the Heart Foundation of Australia’s national and Victorian state boards, and as a board member of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand from 2008 until 2016. He was the chief medical advocate and the face of the Heart Foundation’s national public education campaign on the “Warning signs of a heart attack”.
Most notably for Monash University, Ian conceived the idea for the Victorian Heart Hospital in 2005. For the next 12 years he was the driving force and medical advocate for the concept, design and planning of the project, Australia’s first dedicated, standalone heart hospital.
Ian received an Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division for outstanding service to medicine in the field of cardiology as a clinician and researcher, and through advisory roles with a range of public health and organisations.