Professor Peter Thompson AM, who is Deputy Director of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, has received the Minister for Health’s award.
Presented by Health Minister Hon. Dr Kim Hames MLA, at the WA Health Excellence awards, the accolade recognises individuals who have made an outstanding commitment to longer, healthier lives for Western Australians.
Dr Hames said that Professor Thompson, a cardiologist, was recognised as one of the State’s leading medical practitioners, researchers and health advocates focused on better health outcomes for all.
Throughout his career he has contributed to professional and community organisations, been an active researcher and publisher and supervised one of the largest cardiovascular clinical trial units in Australia.
Professor Thompson has been Deputy Director of the Perkins since 2004 and is also Director of Research Development at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.