Dr Martin Than
Director of Research

Dr Martin Than
Director of Research, Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department

Dr Martin Than is Director of Research at Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department. He has a specific interest in evidence-based healthcare and the safe rapid translation of research findings into clinical practice. His work focuses on cardiac biomarkers and acute coronary syndrome.

Martin has led two randomised controlled trials on the benefits of using accelerated decision-making pathways for patients being assessed for possible ACS. This has resulted in the implementation of rapid chest pain assessment pathways into every hospital throughout New Zealand, doubling the number of patients safely discharged from the emergency department within six hours.

He is lead author on a paper published in September 2019 in leading cardiology journal Circulation deriving and validating a machine learning algorithm for the identification of acute myocardial infarction.