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Associate Professor Tom Ford


Tom is a patient-centred Interventional Cardiologist living on the Central Coast of NSW. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and attended the University of Dundee graduating aged 22 with MBChB (Hons) receiving the University Medal (Captain WA Low Prize and Medal 2007).

He emigrated to Australia 10 years ago after gaining the MRCP at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. In 2015, he completed his FRACP during advanced cardiology training in Sydney (Prince of Wales Hospital and St George Hospital). In 2019, Dr Ford returned from a three-year fellowship in Glasgow (Golden Jubilee National Hospital). This centre has the largest volume for coronary stents in the UK and his cardiology training in two continents exposed him to a high volume of interventional cardiology procedures including complex cardiac intervention, acute emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (i.e. emergency intervention for heart attack), advanced multimodal coronary imaging, structural heart interventions and invasive therapies for resistant hypertension.

During his time in Glasgow, he performed research into coronary artery disease performing an internationally recognized clinical trial involving state-of-the-art invasive testing for angina patients helping to improve their quality of life. His PhD was submitted in 2019 to the University of Glasgow and won the Bellahouston Medal as the highest distinction for the excellence of theses submitted for the degrees of MD, DDS and PhD. This work is directly relevant to help diagnose and manage patients with angina, chest pain and/or breathlessness. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Newcastle, an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow and an Honorary Conjoint Associate at University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Dr Ford is the Australian National Young Ambassador to EAPCI (European Association for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention), the NSW cardiology representative for the RACP  advanced training committee and is a Fellow of the Cardiac Society for Australia/New Zealand (FCSANZ). He feels fortunate to have been invited as faculty and speaker to the leading national and international cardiology scientific sessions including the American Heart Association (AHA), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), EuroPCR, and Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT in USA). His research has been published in leading cardiology journals and was recently recognized with two prestigious accolades firstly from the European wide PCR organization (EuroPCR Best Abstract – Winner PCR’s got talent) and secondly from the British Cardiac Society (‘Best of the Best’ Clinical Abstract – Interventional Cardiology).

Outside of work Tom loves living on the beach and is a keen golfer, surfer, runner and enjoys spending time with his wife Naomi and their dog, Maisie.

Tom’s ability to put patients, who are often anxious, at ease and his ability to really listen and his kind professional manner are his real strengths.

We are very appreciative for Dr Ford's professionalism and experience. We understood the complexity of the procedure required; Dr Ford is a highly competent and skilled cardiologist.

Everything was fantastic, wonderful, informative and very very positively helpful. I couldn’t be more happy with the whole experience and the positive outcome. He is top of his field and also has an excellent bed side banner. I felt relaxed, confident and important.

Very professional and informative excellent service and caring terrific specialist in his field again absolutely excellent.