Professor Peter Macdonald is a Senior Staff Cardiologist in the Cardiopulmonary Transplant Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Conjoint Professor of Medicine in the University of New South Wales, and Co-head of the Transplantation Research Laboratory at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

Professor Macdonald has a special interest in heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, heart transplantation, donor management, and organ preservation and transplant rejection. He has established a basic research laboratory at the Vicor Chang Institute and has been involved in numerous clinical studies which mostly focused on the translation of laboratory findings into clinical practice.

Professor Macdonald is also a senior member of the cardiothoracic transplant program at St Vincent’s Hospital and has considerable experience in the management of critically ill patients requiring cardiopulmonary transplantation.

Outside of his roles in Sydney, Peter has been flying out to the Condobolin Aboriginal Medical Centre to provide specialty services to the community for over ten years.


Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Donor Management
  • Organ Preservation
  • Transplant Allograft Rejection
Conditions Treated
  • Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Hypertension


  • Senior Staff Cardiologist
    Cardiopulmonary Transplant Unit, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney Present
  • Conjoint Professor of Medicine
    University of New South Wales Present
  • Co-Head
    Transplantation Research Laboratory, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Present


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

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