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Interventional Cardiologist

 

 

Dr James Cameron was a Founding Director of Queensland Cardiovascular Group from 1993 and Managing Director until late 2019. He was one of the nation's most innovative cardiologists who pioneered stenting and angioplasty in Australia. Under Dr Cameron's direction, QCG became one of Australia's leading cardiology practices and he played an integral part in creating a culture of compassion, focused on patient experience, best outcomes and excellence in cardiovascular care. 

Dr Cameron graduated with first class honours from the University of Queensland Medical School. His post-graduate Fellowship studies at Tufts New England Medical Centre in Boston and at Stanford University Medical Centre in California paved the way for thousands of Australians to be spared open-heart surgery, revolutionising stenting and angioplasty and allowing patients to be treated with minimally invasive techniques. Dr Cameron was awarded Fellowships with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and American College of Cardiology. 

Dr Cameron was an active member of the Wesley Research Institute (formerly St Andrew's Medical Institute). He was Chair of Australasian Cardiac Outcomes Registry, developing a national register to monitor the success of cardiac treatments across the nation. This register will help inform "best practice" in cardiology procedures in the future. He was past President of Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand from 2010 to 2012, where he played an integral part in setting standard for the profession and representing cardiologists to the federal government. 

Dr Cameron was passionate about teaching, and was heavily involved in the continuing professional development of general practitioners. He had regular involvement in the teaching and supervision of trainees and advanced trainees in cardiology, as well as teaching undergraduates and graduates in medical school. He was a wonderful mentor and very attentive to helping younger doctors.

Dr Cameron's clinical research was published in over 80 journals and abstracts. His major areas of interest in reasearch included statistical process control methods in assessing cardiovascular procedural outcomes.

Since 2013, Dr Cameron played a key role in the Heart of Australia initiative, which has given over 8000 patients so far access to heart checks and basic procedures on well-equipped trucks that traverse the far reaches of Queensland.

Dr Cameron is survived by his wife, Dr Margaret Cameron, and children Emma, Naomi, Madeleine and Hamish. His son Gordon passed away in 2018. 

Dr Cameron treated all with compassion and care, and will be greatly missed by his patients, colleagues and staff at QCG.

 

Education & Training

Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ)
Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand | Australia

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
Royal Australasian College of Physicians | Australia

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)
New England Medicine Centre | Boston, USA
Stanford University Medical Centre | Palo Alto, USA

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Bachelor of Science
University of Queensland | Australia

Professional Memberships & Awards

Wesley Medical Research
Member

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
Past President

Australasian Cardiac Outcomes Registry
Chair

St Andrew's Medical Institute
Member

American College of Cardiology (FACC)
Fellow

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ)
Fellow

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
Fellow