Samuel Tu

Samuel Tu

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Samuel Tu is a MPhil candidate at the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders at the University of Adelaide and the Royal Adelaide Hospital. His thesis and research interests focus on characterising the cardiometabolic, genetic and lifestyle risk factors that are important in the development of cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, and the prognostic implications of these risk factors in patients with arrhythmias. He is supervised by A/Prof Christopher Wong, Dr Celine Gallagher and Prof Prashanthan Sanders.

Samuel is also completing his final year of a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor Surgery degree at the University of Adelaide. In 2020, he completed an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences and was awarded the University Medal.

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  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2020 Scholarship Adelaide Medical School Honours Research Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia
    2020 Scholarship RAH Research Committee Honours Scholarship RAH Research Committee Australia
    2020 Award The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Honours) - Dux The University of Adelaide Australia
    2020 Award University Medal University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2021 - 2023 The University of Adelaide Australia Masters of Philosophy (Clinical Science)
    2020 - 2020 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Honours)
    2015 - 2021 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Westaway, S., Nye, E., Gallagher, C., Tu, S. J., Clarke, N., Hanna-Rivero, N., . . . Wong, C. X. (2021). Trends in the use, complications, and costs of permanent pacemakers in Australia: A nationwide study from 2008 to 2017. PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 44(2), 266-273.
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    2021 Tu, S. J., Hanna-Rivero, N., Elliott, A. D., Clarke, N., Huang, S., Pitman, B. M., . . . Wong, C. X. (2021). Associations of anemia with stroke, bleeding, and mortality in atrial fibrillation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 9 pages.
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    2020 Emami, M., Wong, C. X., Tu, S., Sanders, P., & Young, G. D. (2020). Institutional variation in quality of cardiovascular implantable electronic device implantation. Annals of Internal Medicine, 172(2), 166-167.
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    2020 Rocheleau, S., Gallagher, C., Pitman, B. M., Tu, S. J., Hanna-Rivero, N., Clarke, N., . . . Wong, C. X. (2020). Predictors of Anticoagulation Use in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians with Atrial Fibrillation. Heart Lung and Circulation.
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    2020 Jeffries, A., Costello, B., Corkill, W., Varghese, S., Tayeb, H., Gallagher, C., . . . Wong, C. X. (2020). Prognostic value of coronary artery calcium scoring and computed tomography coronary angiography in remote Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. International Journal of Cardiology, 328, 241-246.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Imam, H., Nguyen, T. H., Tu, S., Tonnu, O., Chirkov, Y., & Horowitz, J. (2018). Pathogenesis of coronary artery spasm: a critical role for impaired platelet nitric oxide signaling. In EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL Vol. 39 (pp. 336). Munich, GERMANY: OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2018 Imam, H., Ha Nguyen, T., Tu, S., Tonnu, O., Chirkov, Y., & Horowitz, J. (2018). P1678Pathogenesis of coronary artery spasm: a critical role for impaired platelet nitric oxide signaling. Poster session presented at the meeting of European Heart Journal. Oxford University Press (OUP).
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2021 - ongoing Member Heart Rhythm Society United States
    2020 - ongoing Member International Society for Heart Research United States
    2020 - ongoing Member Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Journal of the American Heart Association Peer Review American Heart Association United States
    2021 - ongoing Heart, Lung and Circulation Peer Review Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
    2020 - ongoing BMJ Open Peer Review BMJ United Kingdom
    2020 - ongoing Heart Rhythm Peer Review Heart Rhythm Society United States
    2020 - ongoing American Journal of Cardiology Peer Review Elsevier United States
    2020 - ongoing International Journal of Cardiology Peer Review Elsevier
    2020 - ongoing BMC Cardiovascular Disorders Peer Review BioMed Central United Kingdom

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