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The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon, Dr Victor Chang. It is a not for profit, internationally recognised, medical research facility dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease.
Established in 1994, the Victor Chang Institute has earned its place on the global stage as one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Victor Chang Institute uses innovative transplantation techniques and conducts complex molecular and genetic analysis, to discover better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent the onset of heart disease.
For more than two decades the Victor Chang Institute has been at the forefront of heart research, leading the way in stem cell technology with established programs in congenital and inherited heart diseases. These have resulted in significant discoveries that continue to bring us closer to creating a world without heart disease.
Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of one Australian every 12 minutes. Three times more women die of heart disease than breast cancer and every four hours a baby is born with a heart problem.
Our scientists share a fundamental vision to relieve the pain and suffering and promote the wellbeing of people everywhere. At the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, there is nothing more rewarding than watching a patient recover and lead a happier, healthier life.