Leading cardiologist appointed new Sydney Dean of Medicine

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Media Release

Publication Date

Summer 4-12-2009

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Sydney Campus

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Leading cardiologist and academic, Professor Gerard Carroll, has been appointed the new Dean of Medicine at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Sydney Campus.

Professor Carroll, principal of Riverina Cardiology, will lead the Sydney School of Medicine as it expands and enters its third year.

Professor Carroll started his career at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney training as a cardiologist and has been in a specialist practice in Wagga Wagga for 19 years.

He is recognised as a leader in the field of acute coronary syndrome and has played a primary role in the expansion of regional medical services in the Riverina.

Professor Carroll has been actively involved in medical education over many years and was integral to the development of the Rural Clinical School (RCS) model in the late 1990s.

He was also responsible for the delivery of Internal Medicine at the Wagga Wagga Campus of the University of New South Wales RCS for seven years.

Professor Carroll commented on his new position at the University, “To lead this very special School of Medicine and to become part of Notre Dame is a real privilege. I am joining a large team of expert educators who are already delivering a great medical course. Our collective aim is to produce academically excellent, ethical doctors.”

Vice Chancellor, Professor Celia Hammond, said, “We are very pleased to have Professor Carroll on board. He brings a wealth of experience and we are delighted to have attracted such an outstanding medic and scholar to lead the School.”

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