A/Prof George Matalanis is renowned for his pioneering work in aortic arch surgery without circulatory arrest. He is the Director of the Cardiac Surgery Unit at Austin Health which is one of Victoria's largest health care providers and he is internationally respected for this work. The Cardiac Surgery Unit at Austin Health offers special expertise in coronary bypass graft surgery, cardiac valve surgery, aortic surgery, advanced aortic and mitral valve repair, minimally invasive mitral valve, tricuspid valve and ASD surgery and all aspects of acute and chronic thoracic aortic disease including both open and stent graft repairs.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Eastern


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

A/Prof George Matalanis

Suite 2, Level 1 8 Martin Street
Heidelberg VIC 3084

Consulting Location

Austin Health, Cardiac Surgery Department

Level 5 HSB 145 Studley Road
Heidelberg VIC 3084

Special interests

  • Aortic Root and Aortic Arch Surgery
  • Endovascular Aortic, Pulmonary and Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement.
  • Thoraco-abdominal surgery.
  • Endovascular Stent Graft Repairs. I developed a thoracic aortic stent grafting program
  • CABG Surgery. Heavily involved in implementing a total arterial revascularisation program


  • Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, 2006
  • FRACS, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Melbourne, 1993
  • FRACS, Vascular Surgery, University of Melbourne, 1991
  • Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA, 1990
  • FRACS, General Surgery / MBBS 1980, University of Melbourne, 1987

Professional Associations

  • Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Division of RACS
  • Cardiothoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • International Society of Cardiovascular Surgeons
  • American Thoracic Surgeons Society
  • Clube Mitrale (Mitral Valve Repair), France
The institute is committed to the care of patients with cardiac disease and provides the highest standards in investigation and management to ensure a speedy and effective recovery process.
The Urology and Vascular Clinical Institute groups together surgical specialties in the areas of endocrinology, nephrology, urology and vascular surgery.