Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (Hons) University of Queensland 1997
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians July 2007
Doctor of Medicine (MD) with commendation 2008 University of Leeds, UK
Sze-Yuan is a clinician researcher with extensive clinical experience and expertise in the fields of coronary intervention and cardiac device implantation, including novel implantable cardiac device and remote monitoring technologies. He is a Staff Specialist at the Prince of Wales Hospital and is the current Director of the Coronary Care Unit. Dr Sze-Yuan Ooi obtained his Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery with Honours from the University of Queensland in 1997. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ). Sze-Yuan held the position of Research Fellow in Cardiology at the Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Leeds, England from 2003 to 2005. He was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine with Commendation through the University of Leeds in 2008 for his thesis, “The role of cytokines in the pathogenesis of the acute coronary syndrome”.
His research interests include the pathogenesis of coronary atherosclerosis and the role of inflammation, coronary physiology, novel assessments of and modulation of the coronary microcirculation, new device technology and telehealth. Sze-Yuan has been awarded over $14.6M in research funding over the last 5 years, $1.89M as CIA. He has published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Sze-Yuan holds a Conjoint Associate Professor position with UNSW Sydney and was recently appointed as the Clinical Lead for Connected Health, Tyree Foundation Institute for Health Engineering UNSW Sydney.
Australian Student’s Scholarship 1991
A.J. Mason Scholarship 1992 Brisbane Grammar School
University of Queensland Research Scholarship 1993 & 1994
Wilcken-McCredie Travelling Fellowship 2002 Prince of Wales Hospital
Stanley Taylor Foundation Research Grant 2003
2013 POWH Foundation NSWROA Research Grant ($50k)
2015 Joint NHMRC & Heart Foundation Postgraduate Fellowship - Awarded to Dr Kevin Liou (PhD stipend)
2016 UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme Grant ($227k) - CI Prof Z. Endre, A/Prof J. Erlich, Prof Kerry-Anne Rye, Dr S Ooi
2017 UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme Grant ($357k over 2 years) - CI Prof N. Lovell (Graduate School of BioMedical Engineering)
2017 Abbott Vascular Research Grant ($50k)
2018 POWH Foundation NSWROA Research Grant ($50k)
2018 UNSW Faculty of Medicine, Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group Seed Funding ($40k) A/Prof Kim Delbaere
2020 NSW Health Translation Research Grant Scheme ($1.89M) CIA Ooi
2020 MRFF Cardiovascular ($1.7M) CIB Ooi
Sze-Yuan is the co-chair of the “Optimising uptake of proven therapies” theme within the SPHERE Cardiac and Vascular Health (CVH) Clinical Academic Group. He is well-recognized in the Sydney region for his advocacy to use eHealth and mHealth solutions in CV health towards promoting continuity of care and self-management. Dr Ooi has co-led the development of a smartphone application-centric system called Total Cardiac Care plus (TCC+) and was recently awarded a $1.89M grant as CIA by the NSW Ministry of Health to co-lead a multi-site implementation randomized controlled trial of this technology across NSW. This system is also the foundation for the planned Prince of Wales Hospital Virtual Care Centre.
Sze-Yuan has also conducted research in the area of coronary microvascular function and its determinants in the context of an acute coronary syndrome.
Sze-Yuan has supervised 2 PhD students to completion, and is currently supervising 2 PhD students, 2 Masters in Medicine Research students and 1 Masters of Health in Health Sciences Data Science student.