Mr Adam Zimmet received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Flinders University of South Austral-ia in 1997. He was awarded his Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2009. In 2009 he undertook post-graduate training in Adult Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgery at The University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Currently he holds a full-time appointment at The Alfred Hospital, performing all Adult Cardiac and Thoracic procedures, including mechanical heart support and heart and lung trans-plantation. He also has admitting rights to Epworth Richmond and Epworth Eastern campuses, and Cabrini Hospital. He consults on a regular basis from the Private Consulting Suites at Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon. Adam is actively involved in clinical Cardiothoracic training, and is the Supervisor of training at The Alfred. His other spe-cific interests include thoracic surgical oncology, aortic stenting, minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation, and thoracic organ transplantation.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Eastern

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Epworth Eastern Ekera

Ekera Medical Centre, Level 2, Suite 2.05 116-118 Thames Street
Box Hill North VIC 3129

Consulting Location

The Alfred Hospital

Commercial Road
Prahran VIC 3181

Special interests

  • Aortic surgery
  • Minimally invasive A.F. surgery
  • Thoracic organ transplantation
  • Mechanical assist devices

Education and training

  • Supervisor of cardiothoracic surgical training at the Alfred
  • Active teaching medical students Year 4 and 5


  • Phrenic nerve injury
  • DCD heart transplantation
  • Cardiac surgery in end stage renal failure


  • MBBS Flinders University SA 1997

Professional Associations

  • AMA
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.