Stephen J. Nicholls, MBBS, PhD, FRACP

SAHMRI Deputy Director and Heart Foundation Heart Health Theme Leader, Professor of Cardiology at the University of Adelaide and Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital

Stephen J. Nicholls, MD, PhD, is Professor of Cardiology and Theme Leader at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, Australia and serves as C5Research Consultant to Cardiovascular Trials. Dr. Nicholls received his medical and cardiology training in Australia. His doctoral studies focused on the anti-inflammatory properties of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol at the Heart Research Institute in Sydney, prior to moving to Cleveland Clinic in 2004, where he was Associate Staff through March 2012. His current research interests include the functional properties of HDL, the role of inflammation and oxidative stress in atherogenesis and the development of new imaging modalities to assess factors that influence the natural history of atherosclerosis. Dr. Nicholls plays a lead role in clinical trials that employ intravascular ultrasound to investigate the impact of novel anti-atherosclerotic therapies and is the principal investigator of the SATURN and AQUARIUS studies.