Professor Jason Kovacic
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Professor Jason Kovacic was appointed the new Executive Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, commencing in March 2020. Professor Kovacic graduated from The University of Melbourne Medical School in 1994 and trained as a cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. He completed a PhD in cardiovascular medicine at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute before he moved to New York to become Professor of Medicine and Acting Director at Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Research Centre in 2007.
In parallel with his vital ongoing research to define new ways to prevent and treat heart attacks, Professor Kovacic is a practicing clinical cardiologist, specializing in vascular disease and blockages of the heart arteries.
In addition to his many achievements in medicine and in biomedical research, Professor Kovacic was an elite athlete, having been a world-class rower. He also plays classical guitar and speaks several languages.