Interventional cardiology

Tributes paid to former CSANZ president Dr James Cameron

Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020


Dr James Cameron

Tributes are being paid to Queensland cardiologist Dr James Cameron who has died of a brain tumour at the age of 67.

A past President of Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) from 2010-2012, Dr Cameron was an interventional cardiologist in Brisbane with special interests in coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty and stenting, patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defect closure.

He trained at the University and at Stanford University in the US, where he brought back skills to start cardiac stenting and angioplasty at Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane in the 1980s.

He was Director of the Queensland Cardiovascular Group and an active member of the Wesley Research Institute, formerly St Andrew’s Medical Institute.

As a member of CSANZ, he was a driving force in establishing the Australasian Cardiac Outcomes Registry , of which he was chair.  Dr Cameron was also an advocate for indigenous cardiovascular  health and in recent times a supporter of the Heart of Australia initiative to bring mobile specialist services to rural Queensland.

“Jim was of the old school, he enjoyed a balanced life with a healthy diet and exercise but he also enjoyed the good things in life,’’ his colleague Dr Wayne Stafford told the Australian.

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