Derek Chew is a clinical and interventional cardiologist as well as a clinical trialist and outcomes researcher in health systems research, with a particular interest in cardiovascular medicine.
He has completed a Masters of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, with formal training in epidemiology, trial design, biostatistics, clinical trials and cost-effectiveness analysis.
His PhD thesis explored the factors for improving heart attack care in Australia. He holds numerous NHMRC grants exploring health system adaption in the face of current and emerging technologies in cardiac care. He has most recently led the Heart and Vascular program of the SAHMRI and co-leads the lifelong Health Theme and is the Network Director of Cardiology for the Southern Adelaide Health Local Health Network.
He is also currently a Professor of Cardiology at Flinders University. He has national and international roles in chest pain/ACS evidence generation, assimilation and translation. He has led the Heart Foundation/CSANZ ACS Guidelines writing group 2016 and served on the European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the management of ACS Writing committee 2015.
In addition, he chairs the Cardiovascular Disease Expert Advisory Group, the primary CV disease monitoring body of the AIHW; while providing expert advice to the Australian Commission for Quality and Safety in Health care. He has also authored over 280 manuscripts and book chapters.