Prof. Silvana Marasco is a cardiothoracic surgeon specialising in minimally invasive heart and lung surgery. She is the Deputy Director of the Alfred Hospital cardiothoracic unit where she performs heart and lung transplants and implants mechanical heart assist devices. Prof. Marasco has been awarded over 5 million in competitive research grants and has over 100 publications.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Epworth Richmond

Epworth Centre Suite 8.6 32 Erin Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Consulting Location

The Alfred Hospital

55 Commercial Road
Prahran VIC 3181

Special interests

  • Minimally invasive valve surgery
  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Heart failure and mechanical support
  • Aortic root surgery


  • MBBS (Hons) Monash University 1992
  • FRACS 2002
  • MSurg Monash University 2002
  • MBioeth Monash University 2008
  • PhD Monash University 2014

Professional Associations

  • 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.