Associate Professor Malcolm Legget

MBChB MD FRACP FACC FCSANZ

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Associate Professor - Medical

Biography

Malcolm Legget trained in cardiology at Green Lane Hospital and at the University of Washington, Seattle and is a consultant cardiologist at the Green Lane Cardiovascular Service, Auckland City Hospital, and at Auckland Heart Group.  He was Director of Echocardiography at Green Lane Hospital from 1995-2000. 

Since 2014 Malcolm has been an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Auckland. He completed his MD in 2008 on quantitative three-dimensional echocardiography. He is part of the  team that introduced CT coronary angiography and percutaneous aortic valve implantation into clinical practice in Auckland.

Malcolm's research interests relate to the application of imaging and genomics to the treatment and prevention of ischaemic heart disease, and the diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease. 

Research | Current

Cardiovascular genomics, biomarkers and imaging to more accurately predict cardiovascular risk and personalise therapy.

Malcolm is the principal investigator on MENZACS ( Multi Ethnic New Zealand Acute Coronary Syndrome Study) , and a co-investigator on the National Science Challenge Healthier Lives project for equitable CVD and diabetes risk prediction.

Other fields/areas:

The use of digital technology to enhance medical student teaching in cardiology.

The use of transoesophageal echocardiography in the perioperative setting.

The use of biosensors to assist in diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.

Teaching | Current

MBChB

Year 3 clinical methods tutor and assessor

Year 4 clinical supervisor, tutor and assessor

Year 4 subspecialty lecturer and tutor

Year 6 assessor

Pharmacy

Year 4 lecturer

Nutrition and Dietetics

MEDSCI 315 lecturer

 

Postgraduate supervision

PhD and postdoctoral supervision

Distinctions/Honours

MD, FRACP, FACC, FCSANZ

Responsibilities

General medicine and subspecialty teaching MBChB

 

Areas of expertise

Cardiology, cardiac imaging, cardiovascular genomics

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Chair- Translational Medicine Trust, University of Auckland School of Medicine

Chair- Unicorn Foundation New Zealand

Board Member- Heart Foundation of New Zealand

Trustee- Heart Health Research Trust

Member – International Editorial Board, Heart

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Earle, N. J., Poppe, K. K., Doughty, R. N., Rolleston, A., Kerr, A. J., & Legget, M. E. (2018). Clinical characteristics and burden of risk factors among patients with early onset acute coronary syndromes: The ANZACS-QI New Zealand national cohort (ANZACS-QI 17). Heart, Lung and Circulation, 27 (5), 568-575. 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.04.010
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nikki Earle, Katrina Poppe, Rob Doughty, Andrew Kerr
  • Rieß F-C, Fradet, G., Lavoie, A., & Legget, M. (2018). Long-term outcomes of the mosaic bioprosthesis. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 105 (3), 763-769. 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.09.053
  • Earle, N. J., Poppe, K. K., Doughty, R. N., Legget, M. E., Rolleston, A., & Kerr, A. J. (2016). Risk factor burden in young first-acute coronary syndrome patients: The ANZACS-QI New Zealand National Cohort. Paper presented at ESC Congress 2016 (European-Society-of-Cardiology), Rome, Italy. 27 August - 31 August 2016. European Heart Journal: ESC Congress 2016 27 - 31 August Rome, Italy: Abstracts. 10.1093/eurheartj/ehw433
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Katrina Poppe, Rob Doughty, Andrew Kerr
  • Ormiston, J., Legget, M., Webber, B., Webster, M., Stewart, J., Ramanathan, I., ... Kruger, N. (2016). Evolving transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)- Mercy experience 2008–2016. Paper presented at CSANZ New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, Rotorua. 23 June - 25 June 2016. Heart, Lung and Circulation: Abstracts for the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting (New Zealand); 23–25 June 2016, Rotorua, New Zealand. 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.05.039
  • Earle, N., Poppe, K., Legget, M., Doughty, R., Rolleston, A., & Kerr, A. (2016). Risk Factor Burden in Young First-acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: The ANZACS-QI New Zealand National Cohort. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 25, S5-S6. 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.05.013
  • Samaranayake, C. B., Watson, T., Stewart, J. T., & Legget, M. E. (2015). Pseudoaneurysm of the radial artery following coronary angiography. Herz, 40 (4), 635-636. 10.1007/s00059-013-3960-6
  • Toh, M., Fitzsimons, S., Doughty, R., Gamble, G., & Legget, M. (2015). Digital devices for teaching cardiac auscultation. Paper presented at CSANZ 15: CSANZ New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand. 4 June - 6 June 2015. Heart, Lung and Circulation: Abstracts from the CSANZ New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting; 4-6 June 2015. 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.04.105
  • Legget, M., Challinor, C., Balbas, N., Stewart, J., Ormiston, J., & Webster, M. (2015). Delays in the management of patients with severe aortic stenosis: The Auckland region experience 2014. Paper presented at CSANZ 15: CSANZ New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand. 4 June - 6 June 2015. Heart, Lung and Circulation: Abstracts from the CSANZ New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting; 4-6 June 2015. 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.04.110