PROF Alistair Royse

PROF Alistair Royse


  • Arterial coronary surgery (Radial, Y graft)
  • Blood and haemodynamic state management (Transfusion, hemodynamic)
  • Echocardiography (Echocardiography, ultrasound)
  • Radial artery angiography (Radial, angiogram)
  • eLearning (eLearning, education)



  • 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 185 peer reviewed papers.   


Member of

  • National Heart Foundation. NHF 2008 -
  • Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. CSANZ 1999 -
  • European Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons. EACTS 1999 -
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (USA). STS 1998 -
  • Australia and New Zealand Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery. ANZSCTS 1996 -
  • RACS. College of Surgeons 1992 -
  • Australian Medical Association. AMA 1985 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 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

  • MB BS, University of Melbourne
  • MD, University of Melbourne 2000
  • MB, University of Melbourne 1985

Awards and honors

  • National Heart Foundation Fellowship, 2018
  • Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2006
  • RACS fellowship, 1998
  • Travelling Fellowship, Sir Alexander McCormick, 1995
  • Albert Starr Surgeon Scholarship Program, 1995
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1995



Available for supervision

  • Y