This distinction was awarded by The Australian Newspaper in its annual special report Research Magazine 2023. This report celebrates Australia’s top researchers and institutions in 250 fields of research across the sciences and social sciences, through to humanities and the arts.
The recognition of Prof Coats as Australia’s top researcher in cardiology was determined by the highest number of citations by other researchers for papers published in the top 20 journals in cardiology over the past five years. Here is a further explanation of the methodology used.
On being named, Prof Coats says, “It is a great honour and a privilege. In 35 years working in cardiology, I have worked with, learnt from and to an extent influenced many incredibly talented and dedicated scientists and clinicians. This honour belongs to them at least as much as it does to me.”