About Professor Martin Ugander

Professor Ugander has a research interest in non-invasive cardiac imaging in general and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in particular. His research has a focus on the diagnoses ischemic heart disease, myocarditis, and heart failure, as well as basic cardiac pumping physiology.

Professor Ugander’s research focuses on developing and using state-of-the-art cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to better understand, diagnose, and evaluate treatment in heart failure. The research spans technical, pre-clinical translational, and clinical cardiovascular imaging using cardiac MRI, echocardiography, myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), x-ray computed tomography (CT), and electrocardiography (ECG). He has published extensively in cardiac imaging.

Professor Ugander is a physician and translational/clinical researcher in cardiac imaging, having completed medical school in 2001 and his PhD in 2006 at Lund University, Sweden, and was a postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, from 2009-2011. In 2011, he moved to the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, to start a cardiovascular MRI clinical and translational research group, which upon his transition to Sydney in 2019 consisted of 20 people. He was recruited as Professor of Cardiac Imaging to the University of Sydney starting in May 2019. In Sydney, Professor Ugander has research projects in cardiac imaging, mostly with cardiovascular MRI, together with multiple local research groups and continued international collaborators (USA, UK, Sweden, Canada, Singapore). He has been the main supervisor for multiple Young Investigator Award recipients at international and national scientific meetings. Professor Ugander is main or co-supervisor for several PhD students and post-doctoral researchers with backgrounds in medicine, biomedical engineering, and/or MR physics. He has been main supervisor or co-supervisor for several completed PhDs and post-docs. Overall, he has been main supervisor for a multitude of medical student research projects, Honours projects, Master's theses, or equivalent, many of which have been undertaken jointly together with international collaborator. He holds an honorary appointment at UNSW, and can thus formally serve as honours project supervisor for medical students at both UNSW and the University of Sydney.

Selected publications

For Professor Ugander’s full publication list in PubMed, please see PubMed Publication.