Prof Peter Macdonald


Languages: English


  • Cardiology

Areas of Interest

  • Heart transplantation
  • Heart failure
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Donor management
  • Organ preservation

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney, NSW

Heart & Lung Transplant Unit
St Vincent's Hospital
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

T: (02) 8382 2641



Professor Peter Macdonald is a cardiologist and senior staff specialist in the Cardiopulmonary Transplant Unit at St Vincent’s. He’s a senior member of our cardiothoracic transplant program, the largest cardiothoracic program transplant program in Australia which is regarded internationally as a leading transplant program.

In 2014, Peter and his team successfully transplanted a heart that had stopped beating for 20 minutes.

Peter’s expertise in managing critically ill transplant patients has played a key role in the development of a successful mechanical assistance program for patients with advanced heart failure.

He is co-head of the Transplantation Research Laboratory at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute where he’s established a basic research laboratory. The lab has developed a variety of in vitro and in vivo models in order to investigate conditions including heart failure, issues surrounding cardiac transplantation, and pulmonary hypertension.

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