PROF Peter Barlis

PROF Peter Barlis


  • Cardiovascular Atherosclerosis
  • Clinical trials
  • Coronary Stents
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Intracoronary Imaging
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • angina
  • biomedical engineering
  • cholesterol
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • fluid dynamics
  • heart
  • heart attack
  • heart disease
  • ischaemic heart disease
  • myocardial infarction
  • stents



  • 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 p   


Member of

  • American College of Cardiology. Fellow 2014 -
  • Australia and New Zealand Optical Coherence Tomography Network. Founder 2014 -
  • Royal Society of the Arts. Fellow 2014 -
  • Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand. Fellow 2008 -
  • European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions. Member of the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions 2007 -
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society. Member of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society 2006 -
  • British Cardiovascular Society. Member of the British Cardiovascular Society 2006 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • NHMRC Postdoctoral Health Professional Fellowship

    2012-2014: P. Barlis, A. Ooi, I. Marusic, J. Monty and S. Moore, 'Optimizing blood flow in stented arteries: a fluid mechanics approach incorporating optical
    coherence tomography', ARC LInkage Project with Medtronic and Medicine-Austin Health, Australian Research Council, ARC funding $625,127   


Education and training

  • PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam 2009
  • MPH, Monash University 2005
  • MBBS, University of Melbourne 1997

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, 2014
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, 2014
  • Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2009
  • Fellow of the European Society Of Cardiology, 2007
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2004



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Supervision for post graduate research degrees is available on a number of projects within the Cardiovascular Imaging Group led by A/Prof Peter Barlis.