The pathophysiology of maladaptive remodelling in valvular heart disease
Chair and Head of Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital
Professor Ntobeko Ntusi is a cardiologist, a Professor of Medicine and is the Chair and Head of Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH); and is the Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) at UCT and GSH. He is a principal investigator based at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa and the Cape Universities Body Imaging Centre, UCT. He obtained a BSc(hons) degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Haverford College, USA and an MBChB degree from UCT. He served his internship and later worked as a community service medical officer and senior house officer at Frere Hospital in East London, South Africa. He then completed a fellowship in Internal Medicine and a certificate in Cardiology through the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. He read for a DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford and completed his MD in Cardiology at UCT. He has extensive experience with basic science, translational and clinical research and currently supervises postgraduate students and is conducting several single- and multi-centre mechanistic studies, which are mostly CMR-based. Through his research, Prof. Ntusi has built strong links with colleagues in clinical cardiology, physics and biomedical engineering, HIV medicine, rheumatology, immunology, molecular genetics and biomedical statistics; and he has shown capacity for performance in scientific investigational teams and is suited to being part of multi-disciplinary and multi-centre studies. He has been actively engaged and contributed to improved understanding of cardiomyopathy, inflammatory heart disease and heart failure in South Africa and globally.