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Professor Keith Fox is Duke of Edinburgh Professor of Cardiology of the University of Edinburgh, Head of Medical and Radiological Sciences and Consultant Cardiologist in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
Previous posts he has held include Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA, and Senior Lecturer in Cardiology and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff. Professor Fox was a founding fellow and is on the Board of the European Society of Cardiology. In addition, he is a President Elect of the British Cardiovascular Society. He gave the State of the Art Lecture on Acute Coronary Syndromes at the American Heart Association, and Plenary Lecture at the European Society of Cardiology - American College of Cardiology Symposium and a series of named lectures at national and international Symposia. Professor Fox's major research interest is in the mechanisms and manifestations of acute coronary arterial disease and the work extends from underlying biological mechanisms to in-vitro and in-vivo studies and clinical trials. He is the author of more than 420 scientific papers. He is Chairman of the RITA-3 trial, Co-Chairman of the GRACE programme (the largest multinational study in ACS) and Co-Chairman of the CURE and CHARISMA studies of clopidogrel in unstable angina/non ST MI and other settings, and a lead investigator for studies on novel anti-thrombins. He is a member of the editorial boards for the journals Heart, Coronary Artery Disease, European Heart Journal, Cardiology in Practice, British Journal of Cardiology, Acute Coronary Syndromes as well as for the website Theheart.org. His current areas of research include the inhibition of coronary thrombosis and the role of platelets and inflammation in acute coronary syndromes.
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee(Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HB.
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