Professor Keith Fox, BSc (hons) MBChB, FRCP, FESC, FACC, FMedSci: the British Heart Foundation and the Duke of Edinburgh Professor of Cardiology of the University of Edinburgh
He was a founding fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and Chair of the Programme of the European Society of Cardiology 2012-2014. In addition, he was President of the British Cardiovascular Society from 2009 to 2012. Professor Fox gave the State-of-the-Art Lecture on Acute Coronary Syndromes at the American Heart Association as well as the Lord Rayner Lecture of the Royal College of Physicians (London) and the Sir Stanley Davidson Lecture of the Royal College (Edinburgh) the Michael Davies Memorial Lecture (London) 09-12-13. His awards include the Silver Medal of the European Society of Cardiology in 2010 and again in 2014 and the Mackenzie medal of the British Cardiovascular Society (2013). He gave the American Heart Association “Paul Dudley White Lecture” at the AHA Congress in 2015. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the ESC in 2015.
Professor Fox’s major research interest lies in the mechanisms and manifestations of acute coronary arterial disease; his work extends from underlying biological mechanisms to in vitro and in vivo studies and clinical trials. He is the author of more than 680 scientific papers (H index Web of Science/Scopus 106, Citations: 63,850 to June 2017).
Professor Fox has led national and international trials and registries in the field of ACS and thrombosis. He is co-chairman of ROCKET-AF, PIONEER, COMPASS and OASIS programme and chair of the RITA BHF study and GRACE programme (the largest multinational study in acute coronary syndromes), and a lead investigator for studies on novel anti-thrombins, anti-coagulants and antiplatelets.
He is an International Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal and served as Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology JACC (Europe). His ongoing research interests include the mechanisms of inflammation and plaque rupture in acute coronary syndromes and antithrombotic therapies. He has been honoured by the American College of Cardiology as one of four “Legends in Cardiology” in 2015 and also by the European Society of Cardiology in 2015.
Winner (with two colleagues) of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize (for Science and Medicine 2016).
Thompson Reuters 2014 and 2015: Professor Keith Fox is listed as one of the top 1% of scientists “the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”.