Dr Imre Hunyor
MBBS(Hons) BSc(Adv) DPhil(Oxon) FRACP

Staff Specialist Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital


Network Director of Physician Training, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital


Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Medical School

  • Dr Imre Hunyor completed his medical degree with honours at the University of Sydney following a degree in Advanced Science. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford. His primary research was in the field of cardiac energetics, metabolism and heart failure under the supervision of Professor Stefan Neubauer. He was based in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. His subsequent specialty training in Cardiology and subspecialty training in Cardiac MRI, CT and Echocardiography was at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

    Dr Hunyor's primary research interest includes the application of multimodal cardiac imaging to non-invasively interrogate the heart's structure, function and biochemistry. His clinical interests include all aspects of general cardiology with an interest in arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy and valvular heart disease. His imaging expertise supports services in arrhythmia, congenital, genetic and structural heart disease, including minimally invasive interventions.

    Dr Hunyor is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Medical School. He holds an appointment as a Staff Specialist Cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and has Level III CMR Certification, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance as well as being a Certified Established Provider in Cardiac MRI, RANZCR. As the Network Director of Physician Training/Director of Medical Education he oversees the training program for Basic Physician Trainees and is an Examiner for the RACP.

  • Multimodal Cardiac Imaging - MRI, Transthoracic/Transoesophageal Echocardiography, CT Coronary Angiography

    General Cardiology including arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy and valvular heart disease

    Cardiac Energetics, Mechanics & Metabolism

    Imaging Research

  • Hunyor I, Cook., K. Models of intermittent hypoxia and obstructive sleep apnea: molecular pathways and their contribution to cancer, AJP: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 2018;315(4):R669-R687.

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajpregu.00036.2018


    Sasson, SC., Russo, R., Chung, T., Chu, G., Hunyor I, Williamson, J., Murad, A. Kane, A., Riminton, S., Limaye, S. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging-indeterminate/negative cardiac sarcoidosis revealed by 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography: two case reports and a review of the literature.Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017;11:291.

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-017-1453-6


    Martin, S., Ingles, J., Hunyor I, Bagnall, R., Puranik, R., Semsarian, C. LAMP2 shines a light on cardiomyopathy in an athlete. HeartRhythm Case Reports. 2017;3(3) pp.172-176.

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrcr.2016.11.005


    Hunyor I, Abed HS, Sy RW, Hodkinson EC, Santucci P, McGuire MA. Intermittent failure of pacing output caused by algorithm to prevent T-wave oversensing. HeartRhythm Case Reports. 2016;2:286–289. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrcr.2016.01.003


    Living without creatine: unchanged exercise capacity and response to chronic myocardial infarction in creatine-deficient mice. Lygate CA, Aksentijevic D, Dawson D, ten Hove M, Phillips D, de Bono JP, Medway DJ, Sebag-Montefiore L, Hunyor I, Channon KM, Clarke K, Zervou S, Watkins H, Balaban RS, Neubauer S. Circ Res. 2013 Mar 15;112(6):945-55. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.112.300725. Epub 2013 Jan 16. PMID: 23325497


    Chronic creatine kinase deficiency eventually leads to congestive heart failure, but severity is dependent on genetic background, gender and age. Lygate CA, Medway DJ, Ostrowski PJ, Aksentijevic D, Sebag-Montefiore L, Hunyor I, Zervou S, Schneider JE, Neubauer S. Basic Res Cardiol. 2012 Sep;107(5):276. doi: 10.1007/s00395-012-0276-2. Epub 2012 Jul 4. PMID:22760499


    Cardiac phenotype of mitochondrial creatine kinase knockout mice is modified on a pure C57BL/6 genetic background. Lygate CA, Hunyor I, Medway D, de Bono JP, Dawson D, Wallis J, Sebag-Montefiore L, Neubauer S. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2009 Jan;46(1):93-9. doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2008.09.710. Epub 2008 Oct 4. PMID:18948110


    Creatine uptake in mouse hearts with genetically altered creatine levels. ten Hove M, Makinen K, Sebag-Montefiore L, Hunyor I, Fischer A, Wallis J, Isbrandt D, Lygate C, Neubauer S. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2008 Sep;45(3):453-9. doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2008.05.023. Epub 2008 Jun 10. PMID:18602925