Interventional Cardiology Fellows

Luke Dawson, MD

Dr Luke Dawson is an Australian cardiology fellow currently undertaking interventional cardiology training at Stanford. He grew up in Melbourne, Australia and attended medical school at Monash University, Victoria before completing his general cardiology fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Prior to moving to Stanford, Dr Dawson undertook interventional fellowships at both the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Alfred Hospital whilst concurrently completing a PhD at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University supported by NHMRC and NHF postgraduate scholarships. His PhD thesis entitled ‘Novel diagnostic and care pathways in chest pain’ is heavily focused on using large population-based datasets to improve cardiovascular health, with a focus on prediction and prognostic modelling.

Pascal Thériault-Lauzier, MD, PhD, MS, BSc, FRCPC

Dr. Pascal Thériault-Lauzier grew up in rural Québec, Canada. He graduated in the honours program in physics at McGill University in 2008 and completed a PhD in medical physics in 2012 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His thesis focused on applications of compressed sensing and iterative reconstruction algorithms in cardiac CT. He returned to McGill University for medical school and internal medicine residency. During this time, he designed FluoroCT, a lightweight CT analysis software for pre-procedural planning of structural heart interventions, which was eventually acquired by Circle CVI. Pascal moved to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in 2019 for general and interventional cardiology training. He has continued to be active in research on artificial intelligence in cardiac imaging. He recently co-founded Tomoverse Imaging, a software company aiming integrate artificial intelligence algorithms in the pre-procedural planning of structural heart interventions.

Christopher Wong, MD, MPhil, PhD

Dr. Wong was born in Australia and attended medical school at the University of Adelaide. He undertook his internal medicine residency at the Royal Adelaide Hospital before completing his MPhil at the University of Sydney, which identified novel prognostic predictors in patients with acute pulmonary embolism. He subsequently undertook general cardiology and interventional coronary fellowships at Concord Hospital, before working in the cath lab as a locum attending this past year. Dr Wong completed his PhD at the University of Sydney, which evaluated the relationship between coronary physiology and wall shear stress. His research had been supported by scholarships from the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the University of Sydney, and was shortlisted for the Australia and New Zealand Endovascular Therapies Early Career Research Prize. Dr Wong plans to pursue a career as an academic interventional cardiologist, with a particular interest in complex coronary interventions and coronary physiology. Outside of work, he can usually either be found braving the waves of the Pacific Ocean, or trying in vain to improve his one-handed backhand on the tennis court.