Associate Professor Brian Ko is a cardiologist sub-specialising in interventional cardiology and cardiac CT.
Brian graduated with Honours at the University of New South Wales in 2000 and completed his cardiology training at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney in 2008. He then undertook a two year fellowship of interventional training at MonashHEART in Melbourne. Brian was awarded a PhD from Monash University for his research in the use of cardiac CT to assess myocardial perfusion in 2013, and an MD from Monash University for his research on coronary flow in 2017.
Brian has won a number of research scholarships including the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Basser Research Scholarship, Robertson Family Scholarship and the National Heart Foundation Post Doctorate Fellowship. He has published extensively in leading international journals such as Journal of American College of Cardiology, European Heart Journal, Radiology and JACC Imaging. His research interests include the invasive and non-invasive methods to assess for myocardial ischemia, including the novel use of cardiac CT to assess coronary blood flow.
Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac CT.
Brian recognises the importance of research and collaborates extensively with national and international centres. His research interests include the invasive and non-invasive methods to assess coronary disease and vessel specific ischemia, including the novel use of cardiac CT to assess coronary blood flow. Brian is also interested in the ethnic differences in coronary disease, in particular the phenotypic traits as assessed on cardiac CT in East and South Asian populations. Brian also has an interest in cardiohematology, and collaborates with a number of hematologists in Melbourne to look after the cardiac aspects of their hematology patients.
Brian lives locally in Camberwell, and is married with 3 children. Originally from Hong Kong, he can converse to patients in Cantonese and Mandarin.