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Andrew Tonkin is Chief Medical Officer of the National Heart Foundation of Australia and head of the Cardiovascular Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. He is also a consultant cardiologist at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne.

He is a current member of the National Heart, Stroke and Vascular Health Strategies Group. He also chairs the Steering Committee for the National System for Monitoring Cardiovascular Disease in Australia and has chaired national working parties developing a variety of evidence-based guidelines. He is a member of the Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the World Heart Federation.

He has chaired or been a member of the Steering Committee of a number of large-scale multinational trials, and participated on the Data Safety and Monitoring Boards of others.

He is author of over 240 peer-reviewed original articles and has been awarded the R.T. Hall research prize of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.