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.

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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


  • 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


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

  • 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

Research & Publications



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