John Atherton


John Atherton is a Pre-eminent Staff Specialist and Director of Cardiology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH); Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology; and an appointed member of the Australian Government Medical Services Advisory Committee. He chaired the 2018 National Heart Foundation of Australia/ Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Heart Failure Guidelines, sits on the Therapeutic Guidelines Cardiovascular Expert Group and co-authored the first universal definition of heart failure. He co-developed the RBWH cardiac genetic clinic in collaboration with Genetic Health Queensland, which takes state-wide referrals.