Alistair Royse is a cardiothoracic surgeon and has pioneered the use of arterial coronary bypass grafts and complex arterial reconstructions. This has radically changed the practice of coronary surgery in this country. He has also been intimately involved in the development of clinical ultrasound including intraoperative ultrasound. With his brother, who is an anaesthetist as co-director of the ultrasound education group, they oversee a large distance education (eLearning) program with almost 1000 students per year. He was promoted via the academic stream to Professor in 2011. He has more than 135 peer reviewed papers.
He is the national principle investigator for a number of international multi centre trials. He is the CIA of the successful TRiCS-III trial funded by a 4 year NHMRC project grant, the largest grant at Melbourne University in 2014.
Education and training
University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne 2000
University of Melbourne 1985
Awards and honors
Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand,
Travelling Fellowship, Sir Alexander McCormick,
Albert Starr Surgeon Scholarship Program,
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons,