Research Themes

Cardiology and Epidemiology


MSc (Epi) London, 1989 FRACP (Cardiology), Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1986 MB BS, Monash, 1978

Prof Anthony Keech

Director, Cardiovascular

Professor Anthony (Tony) Keech is senior Principal Research Fellow and Director of CTC's Cardiovascular division.

Tony is Professor of Medicine, Cardiology and Epidemiology at the University of Sydney, an internationally known researcher in the field of cardiovascular clinical trials, and chair and principal investigator of the FIELD diabetes study. His research has influenced health outcomes, particularly in treatments of acute myocardial infarction, cardiovascular disease prevention of chronic heart disease, and diabetes and its vascular complications. He is recognised internationally for collaborative research into coronary risk factors, treatments for acute coronary syndromes, prediction of vascular disease, and treatment and diabetes complication prevention.

Most of Tony's research has consisted of large national and international projects undertaken in collaboration with many clinical research investigators and drug companies.

Tony is a founding member of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA), formed in 2012 to promote effective and evidence based healthcare in Australia through investigator-initiated clinical trials.

He is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and continues to teach students and postgraduates in medicine, public health and epidemiology.

Tony has co-authored over 170 peer-reviewed papers, which have had major impacts on clinical care and health policy.

Committee Memberships

  • Australian Clinical Trials Alliance board member
  • NHMRC CTC Scientific Advisory Committee, Management Review Committee
  • Chair, Fenofibrate Intervention and Event Lowering in Diabetes (FIELD)
  • Management Committee, Long-term Intervention with Pravastatin in Ischaemic Disease (LIPID)
  • Co-principal investigator, Cholesterol Treatment Trialists Collaboration (CTTC)
  • Virtual Coordinating Centre for International Collaborative Cardiovascular Research


View Tony's publications.