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Biographical entry Krum, Henry (1958 - 2015)

6 March 1958
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
28 November 2015
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cardiovascular researcher


Henry Krum was internationally renowned for his leadership in researching novel cardiovascular drug treatments and in the management of treatment for heart failure. He undertook ground-breaking work on beta blockers, going against convention that they shouldn't be used for cardiac patients, transforming treatment for such patients. Krum was noted for taking information on how drugs worked and the results of trials and translating them into clinical guidelines and recommendations for treatment. He also explored the relationship between cardiac disease and diabetes and kidney disease, participating and leading a number of global studies. Krum founded and led the Monash Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics. His research output was over 500 papers.



Education - MB BS, University of Melbourne
Education - Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Education - PhD, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Austin Hospital Clinical School
1992 - 1993
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre, New York, U.S.A.
1996 - 2015
Career position - Head of Clinical Pharmacology, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1997 - 2003
Career position - Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
2002 - 2015
Career position - Director, Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University
2003 - 2015
Career position - Professor, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

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Journal Articles

  • Lueder, Thomas G. von, Hopper, Ingrid, Kotecha, Dipak and Atar, Dan, 'In memoriam Henry Krum, 1958 - 2015', Cardiology, vol. 34, no. 2, 2016, pp. 107-8. Details
  • Reid, Christopher M., 'Henry Krum: clinician, researcher and scientist 6 March 1958 - 28 November 2015', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 204, no. 5, 2016, p. 201. Details
  • Snyder, Alison, 'Obituary: Henry Krum', The Lancet, vol. 387, no. 9 January, 2016, p. 120. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Gilbert, Richard, 'His lightbulb moment led to big change in treating heart failure: Henry Krum, medical researcher, 6-3-1958 - 28-11-2015', Sydney Morning Herald, vol. 2015, no. 27 December, 2015. Details

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