Dr Tammy Pegg
Cardiologist, Health Quality Safety Commission, Wellington, NZ
Tammy graduated from the University of Leeds in 2000 and completed basic medical training in the UK prior to studying for a PhD at Oxford University. Her research examined the effects of surgical revascularisation on myocardial function and injury and was shortlisted for the Vivenne Thomas American Heart Associaton prize for research into cardiovascular surgery and New Zealand young investigator of the year (2009). Tammy moved to New Zealand in 2009 where she completed advanced training in cardiology prior to moving to Nelson and Marlborough where she works as a consultant cardiologist with a specialist interest in heart failure and cardiac imaging. In addition to her passion for patient centred communication and shared goals of care/advance care planning she promotes the access to defibrillators for pre hospital cardiac arrest across the top of the south island. In 2012 she lead a team that piloted the first direct pre hospital treat and transfer scheme for heart attack patients and then became part of the New Zealand STEMI working group. Tammy is currently the clinical lead for the shared goals of care and advanced care planning working groups with the commission. She lives in Nelson with 2 free range children, her husband and several chickens.