Biography

Associate Professor George Matalanis is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon located in Victoria. He is the Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery at The Austin Hospital and is a consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Epworth Eastern Hospital, Epworth Richmond Hospital, and Warringal Private Hospital.

A/Prof Matalanis has been integral in developing novel and ground-breaking techniques in aortic arch repair and the surgical treatment of acute aortic dissection, resulting in a significant reduction in operative mortality and cerebral complication rate. Additionally, other areas of aortic surgery clinical and research interest include valve sparing root replacement, Ross procedure, homografts and stentless valve replacement, thoraco-abdominal aneurysm repair and stent graft endovascular repair of thoracic aneurysms and dissections.

A/Prof Matalanis has been widely recognised for his experience in thoracic aortic surgery both in Australia and internationally and has been frequently invited to present his clinical techniques, results and research. He is diligently working towards establishing a statewide Thoracic Aortic service providing state of the art treatment for patients with complex aortic pathology.

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Aortic Arch Repair
  • Surgical Treatment of Acute Aortic Dissection
  • Valve Sparing Root Replacement
  • Ross Procedure
  • Thoraco-Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Homografts and Stentless Valve Replacement
  • Stent Graft Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aneurysms and Dissections
  • Total Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Sutureless Valve Replacement
  • Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Adult Congenital and Minimally Invasive Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery
Conditions Treated
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve
  • Obstructed Coronary Artery
  • Acute and Chronic Thoracic Aortic Disease
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Aortic Stenosis

Experience

  • Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery
    The Austin Hospital Present
  • Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
    University of Melbourne 2006 - Present
  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Epworth Eastern Present
  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Epworth Richmond Present
  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Warringal Private Hospital Present
  • Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA 1990

Memberships

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • 1993

    Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

  • 1991

    Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Vascular Surgery)

  • 1980

    Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (General Surgery)

  • Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Division of RACS

  • Member of Cardiothoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

  • Member of International Society of Cardiovascular Surgeons

  • Member of American Thoracic Surgeons Society

  • Member of Clube Mitrale (Mitral Valve Repair), France

Awards
  • 1980

    Clara Myers Prize in Paediatrics (Surgery), Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

  • 1980

    Stirling Prize in Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • 1977

    Boots Prize in Pharmacology, University of Melbourne

  • 1977

    Walter and Eliza Exhibition in Pathology, University of Melbourne

  • 1976

    Prosector in Anatomy, University of Melbourne

  • 1975

    G.A. Syme Exhibition in Physics, University of Melbourne