Cardiothoracic Surgeon in VIC


Dr Jim Dimitriou (MBBS, FRACS) is an Australian trained Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Jim trained at the Austin Hospital, Alfred Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, and Royal Melbourne Hospital. He then completed a 12-month intensive fellowship in complex aortic surgery, mitral valve repair and heart failure surgery at Toronto General Hospital under the supervision of Professor Tirone David.


Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgical Aortic Valve Repair
  • Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Aortic Arch Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Biopsy
Conditions Treated
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Disease


  • Cardiac Surgeon
    Austin Hospital 2015-2017
  • Clinical Fellow in Complex Aortic Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair & Heart Failure Surgery
    Toronto General Hospital 2015
  • Clinical Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2013
  • Senior Cardiothoracic Surgery Registrar
    Royal Melbourne Hospital 2013
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Registrar
    St Vincent's Hospital 2012
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Registrar
    Alfred Hospital 2010
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Registrar
    Austin Hospital 2008
  • Hospital Medical Officer
    Royal Melbourne Hospital 2003-2005
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
    Monash University 2001

Membership & Awards

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • 2016

    Australian & New Zealand Society of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons

  • 2014

    American Association For Thoracic Surgery

  • 2004

    Deans Honour List Final Year

  • 2003

    Basic Surgical Skills - Laparoscopic Simulator Award

Research & Publications


1. Commons R, Dimitriou J, Campbell I. Acalculous cholecystitis caused by Salmonella virchow. ANZ J Surg 2008; 78(6): 514

2. Chaudhuri K, Bhaskar J, Dimitriou J, Chan J, Rosenfeld, Marasco S. Salvage Thoracotomy Seems Futile in Patients with Thoracic trauma Who Present with Deep Coma and Fixed Dilated Pupil. HLC 2011;20(4): 250-284

3. Goh C, McLellan A, Prior D, Newcomb, Dimitriou J, Rosalion A, Nixon I, Yii M. A Mid-Term Follow-Up of Surgical Ventricular Restoration Patients From the STICH Era. HLC2011; 20(12); 787-788

4. Goh C, McLellan A, Prior D, Newcomb A, Dimitriou J, Rosalion A, Nixon I, Yii M. Surgical Ventricular Restoration Procedure: A Single Centre Comparison of STICH VS Non-STICH Patients. Ann Thorac Surg 2013; 95 (2): 506 – 512

5. Saxena A, Dinh D, Dimitriou J, Reid C, Smith J, Shardey G, Newcomb A. Preoperative atrial fibrillation is an independent risk factor for mid-term mortality after concomitant aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass graft surgery. ICVTS 2013; 16(4): 488-494

6. Burrato E, Dimitriou J, Newcomb A, Rosalion A, Nixon I, Yii M, Conaglen P. Predicting adverse outcomes in elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery using pre-operative troponin I levels. Heart Lung Circ 2014; 23 (8): 711-716

7. Clay TD, Dimitriou J, McNally OM, Russell PA, Newcomb AE, Wilson AM. Intravenous leiomyomatosis with intracardiac extension – A review of diagnosis and management with an illustrative case. Surg Oncol 2013; 22 (3): e44-52

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  • St Vincent’s Hospital Research Meeting 2011 (Research Prize). “Does pre-operative troponin affect post-operative surgical outcome?”.
  • St Vincent’s Hospital combined Cardiology / Cardiothoracics meeting 2011 o Presentation on evidence of CABGs vs. stents and the findings of the SYNTAX trial.
  • ASCTS 2010 presentation: “Dor Procedure: Alfred Hospital Experience”.
  • ASCTS 2010 presentation: “CO2 Insufflation of the pericardial field: A Randomised Controlled Trial investigating neurcognitive outcomes”.
  • ASCTS 2010 Poster: Does Non-Cardiac Malignancy Affect the results of Cardiac Surgery.
  • ASCTS 2008 Aortic Symposium – invited presentations on: Aortic valve repair o Bicuspid aortic valve repair o Aortic arch aneurysm o Thoracoabdominal aneurysm.
  • ASCTS 2008 presentation: “Efficacy of a policy of peri-operative amiodarone in prevention of atrial fibrillation following adult cardiac surgery” Regular presentations of annual surgical audits at Royal Melbourne, Austin, Alfred and St Vincent’s Hospitals.
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