Professor John J V McMurray


  • Professor of Medical Cardiology and Deputy Director, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
  • Professorial Fellow, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, ACU

Professor McMurray served as the inaugural Eugene Braunwald Scholar in Cardiovascular Disease at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and visiting Professor of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts USA 2010/2011. He is immediate Past-President of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC. His primary research interests are in heart failure, coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation and the cardiovascular consequences of diabetes and chronic kidney disease, with a focus on clinical trials and epidemiology. Professor McMurray’s main research activity is clinical trials and he is, or has been, the principal investigator, member of the executive committee or steering committee member in a number of large trials in heart failure, other cardiovascular diseases, renal disease and diabetes. He has also participated in many data monitoring/safety committees. He chairs the event adjudication group at Glasgow University which has served as the endpoint committee for many trials.


He has published approximately 700 original papers, reviews, and book chapters, including several in leading medical (e.g. Goldman Cecil’s) and cardiology textbooks (e.g. the ESC Textbook on Cardiovascular Medicine). He is the primary author or editor of thirteen books. Professor McMurray has been a member and chair of many guideline committees. He was the lead author of the World Health Organization and first Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network Guidelines on the Management of HF. In addition he was a member of the 2008 ESC HF Guidelines Task Force, and Chair of the 2012 Task Force and member of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association HF Guidelines Committee and the 2014 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Acute HF Guideline Committee.


He is a member of NICE Appraisal Committee A and the BHF Clinical Studies Committee. Professor McMurray is a member of the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine and sits on the editorial board of several leading cardiovascular journals, including the European Heart Journal (where he is an Associate Editor) and Circulation.