Tom Kaier has graduated from the Medical University Innsbruck, Austria, in 2008 following the completion of an MD thesis investigating ischaemia/reperfusion injury in cardiomyocytes. He completed his Foundation Training in Leeds and pursued General Medical and Cardiology training in London. During his clinical training, he completed a Master of Business Administration with Merit.
Following award of a competitive research fellowship by the British Heart Foundation in January 2015, he began investigating novel and established biomarkers of cardiac ischaemia. Dr Kaier is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians and has published in international peer-reviewed journals. His MBA thesis has received a Distinction; he won an educational grant by the European Society of Cardiology in 2017, the ‘HyTest Cardiac Marker Award for remarkable scientific work in the field of cardiovascular diseases’ awarded by the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM) and was finalist in several Young Investigator Competitions, most recently achieving runner-up at the British Cardiovascular Society and winner of the Research & Innovation Prize at the Royal Society of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Section.
In 2019, he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Cardiovascular Medical Research and is since employed as an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London. This allows him to split his time between academic research and training in interventional cardiology at St Thomas’ Hospital.
Cardiovascular Medical Research (PhD), 2019
King's College London (UK)
Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2017
Middlesex University (UK)
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), 2011
RCP London (UK)
MD (research based thesis), 2008
Medical University Innsbruck (AT)