A/Prof Jens Kilian

  • Senior Staff Specialist, Bankstown Hospital
  • Conjoint Associate Professor of Medicine, University of NSW
  • Associate Professor Jens Kilian graduated in Medicine at the University of Melbourne in 1994 and trained in Internal Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. He then specialized in Cardiology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he was later also Chief Medical Resident and in charge of the physician training program.


    Following his specialty training he undertook postgraduate research at Sydney University’s Medical School and the Heart Research Institute which was supported by the National Heart Foundation. His work focused on the responses of the circulation to injury both in native coronary arteries and bypass grafts and ultimately led to the award of a PhD in 2005 by Sydney University.


    Awarded the Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Travelling Fellowship, he subsequently trained in adult congenital heart disease at the Heart Hospital, University College London (UK) before returning to Sydney to take up and an appointment as staff Specialist at Bankstown Hospital and later Clinical Associate Professor (Medicine), University of NSW. Current research interests include clinical trials in acute coronary heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias.


    Professional responsibilities have included being Head of Department of Cardiology at Bankstown Hospital, Membership of the Governing Council of Sydney South Western Area Health Service and Membership of the Board of the South Western Sydney Local Health District.

  • Adult heart disease including congenital heart disease in adults, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac imaging including: 3D echocardiography, stress echo and cardiac CT. 

    • Lattimore JD,  Wilcox I, Adams MR, Kilian JG, Celermajer DS. Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea leads to enhanced pulmonary vascular nitric oxide release. International Journal of Cardiology 2008 May 23; 126(2): 229-33
    • Kilian JG.,Thanyasiri TP,  Celermajer DS,  Adams MR. Saphenous vein grafts display impaired endothelium dependent and independent dilatation – implications for the pathogenesis of vein graft atherosclerosis. Heart Lung and Circulation 2008 Apr; 17(2): 96-9
    • Kilian JG,  Nakhla S, Sieveking DP, Celermajer DS. Adenosine prevents neutrophil adhesion to human endothelial cells after hypoxia/reoxygenation. International Journal of Cardiology 2005 Dec 7; 105(3): 322-6
    • Kilian JG, Nakhla  S, Griffith K, Harmer J, Skilton M, Celermajer DS. Reperfusion injury in the human forearm is mild and not attenuated by short term ischaemic preconditioning. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology 2005; Vol. 32, 86-900
    • Kilian JG, Celermajer D, Adams M. Safety of Angioplasty to Total Chronic Coronary Occlusions. International Journal of Cardiology 2005 Sep 1; 103(3): 256-8
    • Kilian JG, Keech A, Adams M, Celermajer D. Coronary Collateralization: determinants of adequate distal vessel filling after arterial occlusion. Coronary Artery Disease 2002; 13(3), 155-60
    • Kilian JG, Kerr K, Lawrence C, Celermajer DS. Myocarditis and cardiomyopathy associated with clozapine. Lancet 1999; Vol. 354: 1841-5