Cardiothoracic Surgeon in VIC


Mr Michael Seitz is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon located in Geelong, Victoria. Currently consulting at the University Hospital Geelong, Michael has experience in all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery with a special interest in minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery prcedures including valve repair and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).

He completed his Bachelor of Medical Science with first-class Honours followed by a Bache Read More...


  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    University Hospital Geelong 2021 - Present
  • Fellow Cardiothoracic Surgery
    University Hospital Geelong 2019, 2020
  • Fellow Minimal Invasive Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery
    German Heart Centre Berlin 2020


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

  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons

  • Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ)

Research & Publications


1.“Prospective randomised controlled trial of polymer cable ties versus standard wire closure of midline sternotomy.” Silvana Marasco, Louise Fuller, Adam Zimmet, David McGiffin, Michael Seitz, Stephanie Ch’ng, Shivanand Gangahanumaiah, Michael Bailey. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, In Press DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.04.025.

2. “Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement via Right Anterior Mini-Thoracotomy: Propensity Matched Initial Experience.” Michael Seitz, Joshua Goldblatt, Eldho Paul, Thomas Marcus, Marco Larobina, Cheng-Hong Yap. Heart Lung and Circulation, In Press, In Press DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.11.012.

3. “The keystone flap: not an advance, just a stretch.” Douglas, Charles; Low, Nelson; Seitz, Michael. Annals of Surgical Oncology, March 2013, Vol 20, Issue 3, pp 973-980.

4. “Inhibition of augmental muscle vasocontrctor drive following aspyxic apnoea in awake human subjects is not affected by chemical drive.” Seitz, Michael; Brown, Rachael; Macefield Vaughan. Experimental Physiology; Feb 2013, 98 (2): 405-14.

5. “A Rare Cause of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Related Left Ventricular Apical Thrombus Requiring Surgery.” Michael Seitz, Martin McLeod, Michael O’Keefe, Peng Seah. Heart Lung & Circulation , 2012 Apr; 21(4):245-6.

6. “Bioprosthetic valve modification for full retention of the native mitral valve.” Paterson H., Seitz M., Symes M., See V., Lu J., Byth K., Thomas L. Chirurgia 2011 October; 24(5): 263-6.

7. “Systematic review and meta-analysis of the used surgical techniques to reduce leg lymphedema following radical inguinal node dissection.” Saleh Abbas, Michael Seitz. Surgical Oncology, June 2011, Vol 20, Issue 2, pp 88-96.

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  • 2013 – International Congress of Cardiology Hong Kong. Oral Presentation – non-presenting author, “Sutureless aortic valve replacement: an alternative to TAVI?” Yap CH, Seitz M, Zhang B
  • 2012 – RACS – Annual Scientific Congress Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Poster Presentation – non-presenting author, “Controversies with the The Keystone Flap: Biomechanics.” Charles Douglas, Nelson Low, Michael J. Seitz.
  • 2010 – RACS – Annual Scientific Congress Perth, Australia. Poster Presentation – presenting author, “Evaluation of the New TNM Staging System for Lung Cancer in a Single Institution.” Martin K. McLeod, Michael D. O’Keefe, Michael J. Seitz, Allen N. James.
  • 2010 – RACS – Annual Scientific Congress Perth, Australia. Poster Presentation – presenting author, “Shot Through the Heart.” Martin K. McLeod, Michael J. Seitz, Michael D. O’Keefe, Peng W. Seah.
  • 2007 – Australian Society of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons Conference Noosa, Australia. Oral Presentation – presenting author, “LVOTO following mitral prosthetic insertion with full retention of the native valve apparatus.” H Paterson; V See; M Seitz; M Symes; J Lu; L Thomas.
  • 2005 – Australian Neuroscience Conference Perth, Australia. Poster Presentation – presenting author, “Inhibition of augmented muscle vasoconstrictor drive following asphyxic apnoea in awake human subjects is not due to chemoreceptors.” Michael J Seitz, Vaughan Macefield, Rachel Brown.
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