A/Prof Michele McGrady

MB BS (Sydney) PhD (Monash) FRACP


A/Prof Michele McGrady

A/Prof Michele McGrady

  • Cardiologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
  • Remote area Physician and Cardiologist (MSOAP). Alice Springs Hospital, NT
  • Head, Department of Medicine, Strathfield Private Hospital
  • Consultant Cardiologist, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

A/Prof Michele McGrady graduated from the University of Sydney and completed her general cardiology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 2006. Her PhD at Monash University looked at the Epidemiology of Heart Failure in High Risk Populations and was supported by  NHMRC and National Heart Foundation Scholarships.

She currently practices as a general cardiologist with interests in heart failure, rheumatic heart disease and echocardiography. A/Prof McGrady also works as a remote area physician and cardiologist visiting Indigenous communities in the Tanami Desert and Barkley regions of Central Australia four times a year.

She continues her research interests into screening and early diagnosis of heart failure particularly secondary to chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

A/Prof McGrady has a longstanding commitment to education and teaching, she is an instructor for DETECT course which is part of the Clinical Excellence Commission’s strategy for identifying and managing deteriorating patients. A/Prof McGrady also is closely involved in training and supervising trainee cardiac sonographers in the practice undertaking graduate training.

Prior to studying medicine, A/Prof McGrady was a cardiothoracic and transplant nurse in the UK. She moved to Sydney in 1989 and worked as a clinical nurse specialist, in Cardiology, at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital which she continued while undertaking her medical degree until 1998.

  • Heart failure in particular heart failure with preserved ejection fraction secondary to diabetes and hypertension including early detection and screening.
  • Indigenous health and rheumatic heart disease.
  • Echocardiography including cardiac strain, multiplane stress echo and 3D.

Michele McGrady, Christopher M Reid, Louise Sheil, Rory Wolfe, Umberto Boffa, Danny Liew, Duncan J Campbell, David Prior, Henry Krum. NT-ProB natriuretic peptide and the association to left ventricular diastolic function in a population at high risk of incident heart failure: Results of the SCReening Evaluation of the Evolution of New – Heart Failure Study (SCREEN-HF). European Journal of Heart Failure 2012; in press.

Michele McGrady, Henry Krum, Melinda Carrington, Simon Stewart, Christopher Zeitz, Geraldine A Lee, Thomas H Marwick, Brian A Haluska, Alex Brown. Heart failure, Ventricular dysfunction and Risk Factor Prevalence in Australian Aboriginal Peoples: The Heart of the Heart Study. Heart 2012; 98(21): 1562-1567.

Campbell DJ, McGrady M, Prior DL, Coller JM, Boffa U, Shiel L, Liew D, Wolfe R, Stewart S, Reid CM, Krum H. Most individuals with treated blood pressures above target receive only one or two antihypertensive drug classes. Internal Medicine Journal 2012; Epub ahead of print Aug 22. Kotecha D., Flather M., McGrady M., Pepper J., New G., Krum H., Eccleston D. Contemporary Predictors of Coronary Artery Disease in Patients Referred for Angiography. European J of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. 2010; 17(3): 280-288.

McGrady M., Krum H. Screening: the new frontier in heart failure management. Cardiovascular therapeutics. 2009; 27(1):1-3.

Brown A., Lattimore J-D., McGrady M., Sullivan DR., Dyer W., Braet F., dos Remedios C. Identifying novel markers on peripheral blood mononuclear cells using antibody microarrays in patients with stable and unstable angina. Proteomics – clinical applications. 2008;2: 90-98.

McGrady M., Thanyasiri P., Bailey BP., Celermajer DS., Adams MA. Determinants of Flow Mediated Dilatation in Humans with Atherosclerosis. Catheterisation and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2008; 71: 327-332.