Michael Cheung is Director of Paediatric Cardiology at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne (Australia) and Leader of the Heart Research Group at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (Melbourne, Australia). He trained in paediatric cardiology at Grantham Hospital (Hong Kong), Great Ormond Street Hospital (London, UK), Royal Brompton Hospital (London, UK), and the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, Canada). He was also Clinical Systems Advisor in development of the Cardiovascular Centre in Hue, Vietnam. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and nine book chapters. His research includes assessment techniques for blood flow, vascular function in congenital and acquired heart disease, functional outcomes following treatment of congenital heart disease, novel indices of ventricular function, and remote ischaemic preconditioning for induction of organ protection.