Dr Roland Hilling-Smith is an Interventional and Structural Cardiologist and Associate at the Queensland Cardiovascular Group (QCG) and consults at the Mater Private Hospital, Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside and Greenslopes Private Hospital.

He has a special interest in clinical cardiology, specifically in coronary and structural interventions. Dr Hilling-Smith performs a wide range of structural interventions including TAVI, PFO/ASD Closure, percutaneous treatments of aortic and mitral valves, left atrial appendage occlusion and renal denervation.

Roland studied medicine in Scotland at Edinburgh University and trained in general medicine at the Fremantle Hospital. He completed his specialty cardiology training at the MonashHeart in Melbourne, Australia. Following this, he completed two interventional fellowships, firstly at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane followed by an awarded Chamberlain Scholarship in Advanced Coronary and Structural Intervention at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in England.

Roland has been a proctor for Abbott worldwide for the last two years. He has been widely published in research manuscripts, book chapter and spoken at domestic and international conferences. He is passionate about minimally invasive techniques to perform structural interventions and using innovation to improve patient outcomes.

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Alcohol Septal Ablation
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closures
  • Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty
  • Balloon Pulmonary Valvuloplasty
  • Bicuspid Valve Replacement
  • Bifurcation Stenting
  • Cardiac Biopsy
  • Cardiac Catheterisation
  • Chronic Total Occlusion
  • Coronary Angiograms
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Echocardiography
  • Fractional Flow Reserve and Pressure Wire
  • General Cardiology
  • Geriatric Cardiology
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Insertion
  • Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device (LAACD)
  • MitraClip Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Device
  • Paravalvular Leak Closure
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closures
  • Percutaneous Aortic Valve Procedures
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • Percutaneous Mitral Valve Procedures
  • Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation (PPVI)
  • Percutaneous Structural Heart Intervention
  • Perioperative Medicine
  • Pressure Wire Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Renal Nerve Denervation
  • Right Heart Catheterisation
  • Rotablator
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation
  • Transfemoral and Alternate Access TAVI
  • Valve in Valve TAVI Procedures
Conditions Treated
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Adult Congenital Heart Defect/Disease
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Bicuspid Valve
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dyspnoea
  • General Cardiology
  • HOCM
  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Syncope
  • Valvular Heart Disease


  • Consultant Interventional and Structural Cardiologist
    Queensland Cardiovascular Group (QCG) 2016 - Present
  • Consultant Interventional and Structural Cardiologist
    Mater Private Hospital Present
  • Consultant Interventional and Structural Cardiologist
    St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital Present
  • Consultant Interventional and Structural Cardiologist
    St Vincent's Private Hospital Northside Present
  • Consultant Interventional and Structural Cardiologist
    Greenslopes Private Hospital Present
  • Consultant Cardiologist
    Mater Public Hospital 2016 - Present
  • Proctor Abbott
    Worldwide 2018 - Present


Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)

  • 2015

    Chamberlain Scholarship - Structural Fellowship at Royal Sussex County Hospital

Research & Publications


1. Augmentation index assessed by applanation tonometry is elevated in Marfan Syndrome. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2:43, 2007

2. Myocardial Density Analysis Utilizing Automated Myocardial Defect Analysis Software on Resting 320 Detector MDCT Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jun; 29(5):1121-7

3. Mitral paravalvular leak closure by antegrade percutaneous approach using amplatzer PFO closure device.Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Apr 16.

4. Rapid pacing using the 0.035-in. Retrograde left ventricular support wire in 208 cases of transcatheter aortic valve implantation and balloon aortic valvuloplasty. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Mar 1; 89(4):783-786

5. Transradial and transfemoral percutaneous closure of iatrogenic perimembranous Ventricular Septal Defects using the Amplatzer AVP IV device. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Dec 1; 224:65-68

6. Use of the Lotus Transcatheter Valve to Treat Severe Native Aortic Regurgitation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Apr; 103(4):e305-e307

7. Conduction Abnormalities and Permanent Pacemaker Implantation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Using the Repositionable LOTUS Device: The United Kingdom Experience. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Jun 26; 10(12):1247-1253

8. Occlutech percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure: Safety and efficacy registry (OPPOSE). Int J Cardiol. 2017 Oct 15; 245:99-104


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