Mr Peter Skillington is a Specialist Cardiothoracic Surgeon, who is Deputy Director of the Cardiac Sciences Clinical Institute, Epworth Hospital. He specialises in cardiac surgery, with main interests being cardiac valve replacement, aortic surgery, and coronary artery bypass surgery.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Peter D. Skillington, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Level 4, Suite 27 Private Medical Centre
Parkville VIC 3050

Special interests

  • Aortic valve replacement using Ross procedure, other tissue and mechanical valves
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Adult congenital cardiac surgery including surgery for Ebstein anomaly and HOCM
  • Aortic and coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Mitral valve surgery

Education and training

  • 6th Year Medical Students, Epworth Hospital, Richmond
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainees, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • RACS Cardiothoracic Board, 2000-2014
  • Chairman, Science & Education Committee, ANZSCTS, 2008-2014


  • Ross procedure for aortic valve replacement


  • MBBS, University of Tasmania, 1977
  • FRACS (General Surgery), 1985
  • FRACS (Cardiothoracic Surgery), 1987

Professional Associations

  • AMA
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • RACS
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.