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Keith Fox, A A

UoE Retired Staff

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Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Edinburgh

Professional Qualifications

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, FACC
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, FMedSci
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, FESC
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, FRCP


Professor Keith A A Fox is Professor of Cardiology of the University of Edinburgh.


Previous posts he has held include Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA, and Senior Lecturer in Cardiology and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff.  Head of Division of Medical and Radiological Sciences of the University of Edinburgh (until 2010), British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology (until April 2012), Consultant Cardiologist in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (until April 2012).


Professor Fox was a founding fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and has served as a Board member and lead for ischaemic heart disease on the Scientific Committee for the ESC Programme.  He was President of the British Cardiovascular Society from 2009 - 2012 and is currently Chair of the Scientific Programme of the European Society of Cardiology (2012 - 2014).


He has given State-of-the-Art presentations on the topic of acute coronary syndromes at the American Heart Association and key plenary lectures at the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology and all major international meetings.  He was awarded the Silver Medal of the European Society of Cardiology in 2010 for his contributions to cardiology.




Professor Fox's major research interests are in the mechanisms and manifestations of acute coronary arterial disease and his work extends from underlying biological mechanisms to in vivo study and clinical trials.  He is the recipient of various awards including those associated with keynote lectures at major congresses.


He is the author of more than 587 publications and he was selected for an international spotlight article in Circulation (11 September 2007).  His publications have been widely cited (n=30,261 by March 2013, H index 73).

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