Professor Ikram has developed many new services in the field of cardiology that have improved the quality of care for patients. He has introduced several crucial services in Christchurch and nationally, including ultrasound heart assessment and the first heart rhythm testing method. He established cardiac surgery in Christchurch. He has actively engaged with Māori groups by learning Te Reo and establishing marae-based Māori-education and clinics with colleagues and Māori health workers. He has been involved in undergraduate teaching and has trained numerous postgraduate doctors. His cardiac research has resulted in more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. Since retiring, he has continued his research, lecturing and public speaking. Professor Ikram has received Fellowships of the Cardiac Society of New Zealand and Australasia, and The Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Professor Hamid Ikram, of Christchurch, ONZM for services to cardiology and education