Cardiologists recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours


Cardiologists are among the many clinicians recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Prof Jim Wilkinson

Professor James Wilkinson was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division for “significant service to medicine, particularly paediatric cardiology”.

Professor Wilkinson, a former director of cardiology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, led the introduction of heart transplant programs for children in Australia.

His is a fellow of professional bodies including the CSANZ, the RACP, the American College of Cardiology and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Dr John England was also recognised with a Medal (OAM) in the General Division for his “service to medicine as a cardiologist”.

Atherosclerosis researcher Associate Professor Leon Simons was awarded an AM for “significant service to cardiovascular medicine, and to education”.

Associate Professor Simons has been director of the Lipid Research Department at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney since 1973 and chief investigator of the flagship Dubbo study.

He is a life member of the Australian Atherosclerosis Society.

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