ABout Prof Barlis

Peter is an internationally-recognised Interventional Cardiologist with the Northern and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Victoria and Professor of Medicine with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, the University of Melbourne. After graduating from the University of Melbourne, he completed cardiology training at Austin Health followed by a Master of Public Health with Monash University. In 2006, he secured a fellowship and scholarship at the prestigious Royal Brompton Hospital, London and then completed his PhD at the Thoraxcentre, Erasmus University the Netherlands, on the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in cardiology. OCT harnesses the properties of infrared light to look inside blood vessels in ultra-high resolution. Peter has since overseen OCT’s uptake across the region with over sixty centres in Australia and New Zealand benefiting from his foresight. He is internationally renowned for his interventional and imaging academic output, and early development programs for novel therapies in cardiovascular disease. He has maintained connections all over the globe, and continues to attract industry support for his research. He runs an active research group in biomedical engineering focused on coronary imaging and computational modeling with an interest in the development of innovative cardiovascular technologies.



  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) - The University of Melbourne

  • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Monash University

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Erasmus University

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

  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)

  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)

  • Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (FSCAI)

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA)

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)

  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)