Dr Tom Ford is a patient-centred Consultant Interventional Cardiologist living on the Central Coast, NSW. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and attended the University of Dundee graduating aged 22 with MBChB (Hons) receiving the Captain WA Low Prize and Medal as most distinguished graduate in Medicine. He is also a Fellow of The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Ford has a clinical focus on definitive diagnosis and treatment for:
- Chest pain (angina) and breathlessness
- Heart attacks
- Heart failure
- Heart valve disease (e.g. aortic stenosis)
- Cardiovascular disease (blood vessel disease)
- Cardiovascular checks and risk assessment
He is appointed locally as a Staff Specialist Cardiologist with admitting rights to both Gosford and Wyong Public Hospitals in addition to Gosford Private Hospital, and feels privileged to provide emergency out-of-hours care to heart attack patients on the Central Coast.
Outside of work, Tom loves living on the beach and is a keen golfer, surfer, runner and enjoys spending time with his wife (Naomi) and dog (Maisie).
Tom is an invited speaker and faculty at leading national and international cardiology scientific sessions including EuroPCR, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT in USA) and European Society of Cardiology (ESC congress). His research has been published in the most influential cardiology journals and was recently recognized with two prestigious accolades firstly from the European wide PCR organization (EuroPCR Best Abstract – Winner PCR’s got talent) and secondly from the British Cardiac Society (‘Best of the Best’ Clinical Abstract – Interventional Cardiology).
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Dr Ford emigrated to Australia 10 years ago after gaining the MRCP at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. He qualified as a Cardiologist in 2015 (FRACP) after completing advanced Cardiology training in Sydney (Prince of Wales Hospital and St George Hospitals). In 2019, Dr Ford returned from three additional years of fellowship and training in Glasgow (Golden Jubilee National Hospital). This centre has the largest volume of coronary stent procedures in the UK. His training in two continents over eight years exposed him to a high volume of Interventional Cardiology procedures including complex stenting, emergency care of heart attacks and patients in shock, structural heart interventions and novel invasive treatments including those for resistant hypertension.
During his time in Glasgow, he led clinical research projects into coronary heart disease leading internationally recognised clinical trials with state-of-the-art invasive testing and personalised treatment for angina patients. This work is directly relevant to help diagnose and improve quality of life for patients with angina, chest pain and/or breathlessness. His PhD was submitted in 2019 to the University of Glasgow and won the Bellahouston Medal as the highest distinction for the excellence of theses submitted for the degrees of MD, DDS and PhD. He is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow and an Honorary Conjoint Associate at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
- MBChB (Hons) , PhD , MRCP , PGCME , FRACP , FCSANZ