Dr John Atherton is Director of Cardiology, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Associate Professor, University of Queensland, and Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology.
Dr Atherton was on the board of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ, 2009–2015) and chairs the CSANZ Professional Ethics Standards Committee. He previously chaired the Asia-Pacific Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Registry Scientific Advisory Committee and the CSANZ Heart Failure Council. Dr Atherton is an appointed member of the Australian Government Medical Services Advisory Committee and provides advice to Government on public funding arrangements through Medicare.
Dr Atherton is Associate Editor, Heart Lung and Circulation, and sits on the editorial board for Cardiac Failure Review. His research interests include screening for pre-symptomatic heart disease and heart failure disease management. His contributions to service enhancement include the development of coordinated statewide heart failure disease management in Queensland and commencing a state-wide cardiac genetics clinic.
Dr John J Atherton is an Editorial Board member of Cardiac Failure Review.