- Cardiothoracic Surgery
Areas of Interest
· Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
- ON or OFF pump
- Multiple arterial conduit use
· Trans-catheter aortic valve implantation
· Mitral valve repair
· Aortic surgery
· Cardiac transplantation and Ventricular assists device implantation
· Cardiac surgical therapy in poor LV function
Dr Arjun Iyer is a specialist cardiothoracic and transplant surgeon based at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. Dr Iyer was born in Melbourne, grew up in Adelaide, and now calls Sydney home.
He was trained at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver - institutions that are widely recognised as leaders in the field, allowing him to have a diverse skill-set across the breadth of cardiac, thoracic and transplantation surgery.
Accomplished academically also, he completed his PhD at the internationally recognised Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney - this work led to St Vincent’s Hospital performing the first DCD donor distant procurement heart transplant in the world, gaining international recognition and Lancet publications.
He has worked as a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at Flinders Hospital in Adelaide, before being recruited to work as a Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgeon at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. Working simultaneously at these two busy units around the country, he gained further experience in complex cardiac pathologies, mitral valve repair, TAVI, off pump coronary surgery and off pump lung transplantation. Having returned ‘home’ to St Vincent’s Hospital, his base is now firmly fixed in Sydney.
Dr Iyer is an extensively trained cardiothoracic surgeon and he treats his patients with a focus on safety and excellent clinical outcomes and ultimately a positive patient experience.
- MBBS PhD FRACS (CTS)