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Peter Barlis

Medicine, Northern Health
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
cardiac & cardiovascular systems
cardiovascular system & cardiology
middle aged
tomography, optical coherence
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Peter Barlis

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Interventional Cardiology
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Peter Barlis


Professor Barlis is presently Honorary Professorial Fellow with the Melbourne Medical School and Principal Fellow with the Melbourne School of Engineering and an internationally-recognised Interventional Cardiologist with the Northern and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Victoria. 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. Prof Barlis 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 run numerous human interventional trials for novel devices, including novel coronary stent designs using sophisticated coronary imaging endpoints. Prof. Barlis’ accomplishments have been repeatedly recognised by his colleagues and peers. He has been appointed as a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, the European Society of Cardiology, the Royal Society of the Arts and the prestigious American College of Cardiology. He is frequently invited to speak, moderate and chair sessions at leading national and international scientific meetings. He serves as principal investigator on leading international trials, has edited three textbooks, authored ten book chapters and over one hundred peer-reviewed publications. He has maintained connections all over the globe, and continues to attract industry support for his work. Prof Barlis also serves on the Editorial Board for prestigious cardiology journals, plays an active role within the Interventional Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, and is a member of ANZ Endovascular Therapeutics Executive Committee. He runs an active research group in biomedical engineering focused on coronary imaging and computational modeling with a more recent interest in the development of novel cardiac devices including the use of 3D printing. Expressions of interest from prospective students are welcomed by emailing


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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


FRSA - Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts


FACC - Fellow of the American College of Cardiology


FCSANZ - Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand


FESC - Fellow of the European Society Of Cardiology


FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians






Melbourne Medical School


Baker Department Of Cardiometabolic Health


American College of Cardiology


Australia and New Zealand Optical Coherence Tomography Network


Royal Society of the Arts


Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand

Member Of The European Association Of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Member Of The British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

Member Of The British Cardiovascular Society

British Cardiovascular Society


Doctor of Philosophy

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Master of Public Health

Monash University

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

University of Melbourne