John McMurray BSc (Hons) MB ChB (Hons) MD FRCP FESC FACC FAHA FRSE FMedSci is Professor of Medical Cardiology and Deputy Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow, UK and honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. He was the inaugural Eugene Braunwald Scholar in Cardiovascular Disease at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA, and visiting Professor of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, in 2010/2011 and is a Past-President of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Professor McMurray’s primary research interest is in heart failure and his main research activity is clinical trials. He is, or was, the principal investigator, and member of the executive committee or steering committee in a number of large trials in heart failure, other cardiovascular diseases, renal disease and diabetes.
Professor McMurray sits on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine, as well as several leading cardiovascular journals, including the European Heart Journal and European Journal of Heart Failure. He has published over 600 original papers, reviews, and book chapters and is the primary author or editor of 13 books. Professor McMurray was included in the 2015 listing of Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson-Reuters.
Professor McMurray was the lead author of the World Health Organization and first Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network Guidelines on the Management of heart failure. In addition he was a member of the 2008 ESC HF Guidelines Task Force, and Chair of the 2012 Task Force and member of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association HF Guidelines Committee and the 2014 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Acute HF Guideline Committee. He is a member of NICE Appraisal Committee A.