Professor Markus Schlaich

Professor Markus Schlaich

President, High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia
Scientific Council Member, International Society of Hypertension
Director, South Pacific Regional Office, World Hypertension League
Dobney Chair in Clinical Research, Dobney Hypertension Centre, Medical School

Royal Perth Hospital - The University of Western Australia


Markus Schlaich is a renal physician and a European Society of Hypertension (ESH) accredited hypertension specialist. He is an International Society of Hypertension (ISH) Fellow and has been on the Executive Committee of the ISH from 2018-2020 acting as Treasurer and Chair of the Asia-Pacific Regional Advisory Group. He currently serves on the Management Board of the global ISH May Measurement Month campaign. Markus is President of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia and a Trustee of the Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research.

Markus has a strong background in clinical research with a focus on the pathophysiology of hypertension, involvement of the kidneys, and hypertension mediated organ damage. He has a specific interest in treatment modalities targeting the sympathetic nervous system and is a founding member of the ESH Working Group on Interventional Treatment of Hypertension. For his work he received the Björn Folkow Award from the ESH and the Arthur C. Corcoran Award from the AHA Hypertension Council, both in 2021. He has authored more than 400 articles and book chapters in peer reviewed journals and serves on the Editorial Board of Hypertension and Journal of Hypertension.

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