Biography

Professor Peter Barlis is an Interventional Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine in Melbourne, Victoria. He is located at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Warringal Private Hospital and the Epworth Eastern and Richmond Hospitals.

Peter completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Melbourne and later a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Monash University. Following this, Peter was awarded a fellowship and scholarship at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London and completed a PhD at the Thoraxcentre, Erasmus University in the Netherlands which focused on optical coherence tomography (OCT) in cardiology.

Professor Barlis has specialised in OCT in interventional cardiology which uses infrared light to gain detail of the heart arteries to examine blockages and heart stents. He has been a significant part of the establishment of OCT testing across the region, with over 60 centres in Australia and New Zealand benefitting from this technology.

He has a strong research interest in the use of OCT in interventional cardiology and continues to attract industry support for this research. He is currently the principal investigator on a number of interventional cardiology trials and has contributed his knowledge and experience to over 150 peer-reviewed research articles and authored 5 textbooks.

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