Biography

Mr Adrian Pick is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon that currently works at the Cabrini Medical Centre, Peninsula Private Hospital, Peninsula Health, Monash Medical Centre, and Holmesglen Private Hospital.

Mr Pick is a highly experienced cardiothoracic surgeon who regularly performs multiple procedures in a single operation and complex cardiac surgeries. He has a special interest in coronary artery bypass surgery and minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation, mitral valve, lobectomy, mediastinal surgery, and thoracoscopy.

Mr Pick’s commitment to professional development and providing the latest technology and therapies, has seen him specialise in performing minimally invasive cardiac surgery and keyhole procedures for lung cancer. He provides his lung cancer patients with a five-year surveillance program after resection of lung cancer, as well as tissue retrieval and palliative procedures.

After his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Mr Pick was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery. As a post-graduate fellow, he travelled to the USA to complete a Cardiothoracic Surgery and specifically cardiac transplantation Fellowship with Mayo Clinic, followed by further training at the Toronto General Hospital in Canada.

Mr Pick regularly attends international presentations and meetings and has contributed his knowledge to over 60 research publications. He is a referee for a number of journal publications including The Asia Pacific Heart Journal, The Medical Journal of Australia, Annuals of Thoracic Surgery, and Journal of Heart Lung and Circulation.

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lobectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Mediastinal Surgery
Conditions Treated
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Disease
  • Heart Failure

Experience

  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Cabrini Medical Centre Present
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Peninsula Private Hospital Present
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Peninsula Health Present
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Monash Medical Centre Present
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Holmesglen Private Hospital Present
  • Clinical Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery
    Toronto General Hospital 1997
  • Clinical Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery
    Mayo Foundation Graduate School of Medicine 1997
  • Clinical Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery
    Mayo Foundation Graduate School of Medicine 1996

Memberships & Awards

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

  • The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

  • The Australasian Society of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons

  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgeons

  • European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

  • Member of the The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

  • Member of the Mayo Alumni

Awards
  • 1991

    St Vincent's Hospital Surgical Trainees Research Prize

Research & Publications

Publications

1. Jaser Alshawawreh, Bo Xang, Adrian Pick, Aubrey Almeida, SHA 026 Acute Hemodynamic Effect of Atrio-Biventricular Pacing for Patient Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery July 2011

2. Jeanne Tie, Lara Lipton, Jayesh Desai, Peter Gibbs, Robert N Jorissen, Michael Christie, Katharine J Drummond, Benjamin NJ Thomson, Val Usatoff, Peter M Evans, Adrian W Pick, Simon Knight, Peter WG Carne, Roger Berry, Adrian Polglase, Paul McMurrick, Qi Zhao, Dana Busam, Robert L Strausberg, Enric Domingo, Ian PM Tomlinson, Rachel Midgley, David Kerr, Oliver M Sieber, KRAS Mutation is Associated with Lung Metastasis in Patients with Curatively Resected Colorectal Cancer February 2011 Clinical Cancer Research 17(5):1122-30

3. J.A. Smith, M. Rabinov, Adrian Pick, D.S. Esmore The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database: A Progress Report May 1999 The Asia Pacific Heart Journal

4. Silvana Marasco, Jamie Cooper, Adrian Pick, Thomas Kossmann Pilot Study of Operative Fixation of Fractured Ribs in Patients with Flail Chest. Nov 2009 ANZ Journal of Surgery

5. Jaser Alshawawreh, Bo Xang, Adrian Pick, Aubery Almeida, SHA 026. Acute Haemodynamic Effect of Atrio-Biventricular Pacing for Patient Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery July 2011

6. John M Troupis, Sundeep S Pasricha, Harish Narayanan, Adrian Pick, 4D CT and lung cancer surgical resectability: A Technical Innovation March 2014 Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology

7. H. Whitford, C.E.Kure, A. Henriksen, J.Hobson, G.I. Snell, B.J. Levvey, S.F. Marasco, J.H. Gooi, A. Zimmet, J. Negri, A. Pick, M. Buckland, T. Williams, G. Westall, M.A. Paraskeva, C. Martin, D.C. McGiffin, A Donor PO2/Fi02 Less Than 300 Does Not Determine Graft Function or Survival After Lung Transplantation Lung Transplant Service, The Alfred Hospital, Australia, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Alfred Hospital, Australia, Department of Anaesthesia, The Alfred Hospital, Australia, Department of Epidemiology; Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia

8. Georgina Stephens, Krishna Bhagwat, Adrian Pick, David McGiffin Lobar Torsion Following Bilateral Lung Transplantation August 2016 Heart, Lung and Circulation 25(8):e112-e113

9. Cheng-Hon Yap, Luigi Sposato, Enoch Akowuah, Sanjay Theodore, Diem T. Dinh, Gilbert C. Shardey, Peter D. Skillington, James Tatoulis, Michael Yii, Julian A. Smith, Morteza Mohajeri, Adrian Pick, Siven Seevanayagam, Christopher M. Reid, Contemporary Results Show Repeat Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Remains A Risk Factor For Operative Mortality Departments of Epidemiology; Preventive Medicine, and Surgery, Monash University, Victoria, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Geelong Hospital, Alfred Hospital and Austin Hospital, Victoria, Australia. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2009

10. Ashwin Subramaniam, Adrian Pick, Ravi Tiruvoipati, Anterior spinal artery syndrome after double valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery Department of Intensive Care, Frankston Hospital and Peninsula Private Hospital, Frankston, Victoria, Australia, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Peninsula Private Hospital, Frankston, Victoria, Australia March 2017

11. Georgina Stephens, Krishna Bhagwat, Adrian Pick, David McGiffin Lobar Torsion Following Bilateral Lung Transplantation Journal of Cardiac Surgery 12/2014, 30(2)

12. Fabiano Viana, Yi Chen, Aubrey Almeida, Adrian Pick, Julian Smith, Incidence and Outcome of Gastrointestinal Complications After Cardiac Surgery-A Ten Year Experience of a Single Australian Centre Heart, Lung and Circulation 12/2011;20(12)806

13. Muhammad Alamgeer, Adrian Pick, Shakher Ramdava, Prashant Joshi, Beena Kumar, Vinod Ganju, Zdenka Prodanovic, Neil Watkins, Investigating Phenotypic and Genomic Heterogeneity in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma January 2017 Journal of Thoracic Oncology 12(1): S1359-S1360

14. Krish Chaudhuri, Elsdon Storey, Geraldine A Lee, Michael Bailey, Justin Chan, Franklin L Rosenfeldt, Adrian Pick, Justin Negri, Julian Gooi, Adam Zimmet, Donald Esmore, Chris Merry, Michael Rowland, Enjarn Lin, Silvana Marasco, Carbon dioxide insufflation in open chamber cardiac surgery: A double-blind, randomized clinical trial of neurocognitive effects The Journal of Thoracic; Cardiovascular Surgery 2012

15. Marco E Larobina, Chris J Merry, Justin C Negri, Adrian W Pick, Is Informed Consent in Cardiac Surgery & Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Achievable? ANZ J.Surg. 2007; 77:530-534

16. Ashwin Subramaniam, Adrian Pick, Ravi Tiruvoipati, Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome after double valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery – A Case Report and review of literature

17. Matthew S. Young, Pankaj Saxena, Kate Martin, Silvana Marasco, Adrian Pick, Mark Fitzgerald Emergency Department Thoracotomy: Effect of a Credentialing Program on the Outcomes.

18. Fabiano Viana, John Troupis, Adrian Pick, Harish Narayanan, Andrew Cochrane, Randall Moshinsky Four Dimensional (4D) Chest Computed Tomography (CT)Imaging for Determination of Operability of Lung Cancer – A Technical Innovation Monash Medical Centre, Monash Health and Monash University, Melbourne. Australia. Heart Lung & Circulation (impact factor: 1.25)
01/2014;23(1)e27-e28.

19. Georgina Stephens, Krishna Bhagwat, Adrian Pick, David McGiffin Review of Lobar Torsion following Bilateral Lung Transplantation Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Alfred Hospital. Journal of Cardiac Surgery JOCS-2014-RA-592

20. Fabiano Viana, John Troupis, Andrew Cochrane, Cliff Choong, Randall Moshinsky, Adrian Pick, Aubury Almeida, Jacob Goldstein, Julian Smith Four Dimensional (4D) Chest Computed Tomography (CT)Imaging for Re-Entry Risk Assessment in Redo Sternotomy Heart Lung & Circulation 06/2013; 22(6):461-462 (impact factor:1.25)

21. Marina A Skiba, Adrian Pick, Krishanu Chaudhuri, Michael Bailey, Henry Krum, Lachlan J Kwa, Franklin L Rosenfeldt Prophylaxis against atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: Beneficial effect of perioperative Metoprolol. Heart Lung & Circulation 03/2013 (impact factor: 1.25)

22. Paul T King, Steven Lim, Adrian Pick, James Ngui, Zdenka Prodanovic, William Downey, Cliff Choong Lung T-cell responses to nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Monash University Department of Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia; Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia, The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology (impact factor: 12.05). 11/2012.

23. Silvana F Marasco, FRACS, Stephanie Than,  Dominic Keating, FRACP, Glen Westall, FRACP,  Helen Whitford, FRACP, Greg Snell , FRACP,  Julian Gooi, FRACS,  Trevor Williams, FRACS,  Adrian Pick , FRACS,  Adam Zimmet, FRACS, Geraldine A Lee, MPhil. Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, and Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria; and Department of Surgery, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Cadaveric Lobar Lung Transplantation: Technical Aspects The Annals of thoracic surgery  2012;93:1836-42 © 2012 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

24. Silvana F Marasco,  Stephanie Than,  Dominic Keating,  Glen Westall,  Helen Whitford,  Greg Snell,  Julian Gooi,  Trevor
Williams,  Adrian Pick,  Adam Zimmet, Geraldine A Lee. Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, Australia; Department of Surgery, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Cadaveric Lobar Lung Transplantation: Technical Aspects. The Annals of thoracic surgery  (impact factor: 3.74). 05/2012; DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.03.051

25. Krish Chaudhuri,  Elsdon Storey,  Geraldine A Lee,  Michael Bailey,  Justin Chan,  Franklin L Rosenfeldt,  Adrian Pick,  Justin Negri,  Julian Gooi,  Adam Zimmet,  Donald Esmore,  Chris Merry,  Michael Rowland ,  Enjarn Lin,  Silvana F Marasco. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Surgery, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Carbon dioxide insufflation in open-chamber cardiac surgery: A double-blind, randomized clinical trial of neurocognitive effect. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 (impact factor: 3.41). 05/2012; DOI:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.04.010.

26. Krish Chaudhuri, MBBS, Elsdon Storey, D Phil, Geraldine A. Lee, MPhil, Michael Bailey, PhD, Justin Chan, MBBS, Franklin L. Rosenfeldt, MD, Adrian Pick, FRACS, Justin Negri, FRACS, Julian Gooi, FRACS, Adam Zimmet, FRACS, Donald Esmore, MD, Chris Merry, FRACS, Michael Rowland, FRACS, Enjarn Lin, FANZCA, and Silvana F. Marasco, MSc, MBBS, FRACS. Carbon dioxide insufflations in open-chamber cardiac surgery: A double-blind, randomized clinical trial of neurocognitive effects J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012; 1-8.

27. Adrian Pick, Marina Skiba, Michael Bailey, Krishman Chowdry, Henry Krum, Franklin Rosenfeldt Prophylaxis Against Atrial Fibrillation After Coronary Bypass Surgery: Beneficial Effect of Metoprolol but not of Amiodarone Heart Lung & Circulation 12/2011; 20(12):802 (impact factor: 1.25)

28. Fabiano Viana, Yi Chen, Aubrey Almeida, Andrew Cochrane, Adrian Pick, Randall Moshinsky, Cliff Choong, Jacob Goldstein, Julian Smith Incidence and Outcome of Gastrointestinal Complications After Cardiac Surgery – A Ten Year Experience of a Single Australian Centre Heart Lung & Circulation 12/2011;20(12):806 (impact factor: 1.25)

29. Jeanne Tie, Lara Lipton, Jayesh Desai, Peter Gibbs, Robert N Jorissen, Michael Christie, Katharine J Drummond, Benjamin N J Thomson, Valery Usatoff, Peter M Evans, Adrian Pick, Simon Knight, Peter W G Carne, Roger Berry, Adrian Polglase, Paul McMurrick, Qi Zhao, Dana Busam, Robert L Strausberg, Enric Domingo, Ian PM Tomlinson, Rachel Midgley, David Kerr, Oliver M Sieber KRAS mutation is associated with lung metastasis in patients with curatively resected colorectal cancer. Ludwig Colon Cancer Initiative Laboratory. Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia. Clinical Cancer Research (impact factor: 7.84) 02/2011; 17(5): 1122-30. DOI:10.1158/1078-0432 CCR-10-1720

30. Silvana Marasco, Jamie Cooper, Adrian Pick, Thomas Kossmann Pilot Study of Operative Fixation of Fractured Ribs in Patients with Flail Chest ANZ Journal of Surgery 11/2009; 79(11):804-8 (impact factor: 1.50)

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Presentations

1. Laparostomy – A Technique for the Management of Generalised Abdominal Sepsis.  Country Scientific Meeting of the R.A.C.S. (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), Wangaratta, 1989.  Pick AW, Mackay J.

2. Continuous Post-Operative Lavage in the Management of Generalised Peritoneal Sepsis.  RACS General Surgical Subcommittee Seminar Program, 1990.  Pick AW, Mackay J.

3. The Significance of Post-Percutaneous Cholecystectomy Subhepatic Fluid Collections. RACS General Surgical Subcommittee Seminar Program, 1991 Pick AW, Vellar ID.

4. Clinical and Haemodynamic Performance of the 19mm Carpentier-Edwards Pericardial Bioprosthesis is the Small Aortic Root.  10th Interannual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Queensland, Australia, 3-5 November, 1994.  Pick AW, Wilson AC, White A.

5. Single -vs- Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery Grafts – Ten-Year Actuarial Survival and Outcome Analysis.  12th Interannual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Queensland, Australia, 31 October – 2 November, 1996.  Pick AW, Orszulak TA, Schaff HV.

6. Third and Fourth Operations for Myocardial Ischemia Short Term Results and Long Term Survival.  12th Interannual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Queensland, Australia, 31 October – 2 November, 1996.  Pick AW, Mullany CJ, Orszulak TA, Daly RC, Schaff HV.

7. Third and Fourth Operations for Myocardial Ischemia Short Term Results and Long Term Survival.  69th Scientific Session, American Heart Association, 11-14 November, 1996, New Orleans, LA.  Pick AW, Mullany CJ, Orszulak TA, Daly RC, Schaff HV.

8. Single -vs- Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery Grafts – Ten-Year Actuarial Survival and Outcome Analysis.  33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, February 3-5, 1997, San Diego, CA.  Pick AW, Orszulak TA, Schaff HV.

9. Surgical Revascularization for Acute Coronary Syndromes: Results in a Tertiary Institution.  21st Interannual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Queensland, Australia, 31 October – 2 November, 2005.  Yi Chen, Aubrey Almeida, Jacob Goldstein, Gilbert Shardey, Adrian W Pick, Randall Moshinsky, Nand Kejriwal, Cassie Lowe, Damien Jolley, Julian Smith.

10. The OzScore – A Validated Model for Predicting Outcome Following Isolated Coronary Bypass Graft Procedures in Australia. 21st Interannual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Queensland, Australia, 31 October – 2 November 2005.  Christopher Reid, Baki Billah, Diem Dinh, Peter Skillington, Julian Smith, Michael Yii, S. Seevanayagam, Morteza Mohajeri, Adrian W Pick, Gilbert Shardey.

11. Tailored Reporting From the ASCATS Database Meets the Needs of the Contemporary Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit.  ASCTS Conference, October 2006.  Daly SJ, Marasco SF, Negri JC, Pick AW, Rowland MA, Rosenfeldt FL, Esmore DS.  The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.

12. The Prevention and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Following Cardiac Surgery; Results of an ASCTS Member Survey.  Roubos N., Pick AW.  CJOB Cardiothoracic Unit, Alfred Hospital Melbourne.

13. GP Education Series: Lung Cancer, Peninsula & Southeast Oncology, Frankston, Melbourne, 24 August 2016. Sameer Kaul, Adrian W Pick, David Blakey, Muhammad Alamgeer, Vinod Ganju.

14. Emergency Re-sternotomy, Peninsula Private Hospital, Frankston, Melbourne, 27 July 2018.

15. Totally Thoracoscopic maze, technique and results of a start-up program. ANZSCTS Noosa Sept 2018.

16. Simplifying the Maze procedure in concomitant and minimally invasive AF surgery, Chinese minimally invasive cardiovascular congress  Sept 2018.

17. Minimal access hybrid and catheter ablation for AF Shanghai Sept 2018. Chinese minimally invasive Cardiovascular Congress Sept 2018.

18. ATAC Feb 28, 2019, How rapid deployment valves changed my surgical practice. Melbourne Australia.

19. Minimally Invasive mitral valve repair and concomitant AF Surgery. Society of minimally invasive surgery China, 19, April 2019 Nanjing CHINA.

20. Minimal Access Hybrid Surgical and catheter ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. Society of minimally invasive surgery China, 19, April 2019 Nanjing CHINA.

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