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Prof Alistair Royse


Prof Alistair Royse

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professor Alistair Royse is the acting Head of Surgery, The University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Director eLearning Technologies at Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne. He is also the co-CEO of the Ultrasound Education Group and Mobile Learning Unit at the University of Melbourne. His cardiothoracic surgery practice includes Coronary Bypass surgery focusing on arterial conduit revascularisation. Professor Royse has a strong interest in total arterial coronary bypass surgery, radial artery use, echocardiography and clinical ultrasound training, epidural analgesia in cardiac surgery, valve repair, and pacemaker implantation. He has been integral in the introduction of the use of arterial coronary bypass grafts and complex arterial reconstructions in Australia.


Professor Royse has undertaken research in:

  • Total arterial coronary bypass surgery
  • Late radial artery angiography; Late Y graft angiography; Late clinical outcome for arterial coronary surgery
  • PEARS (Personal external aortic root support)
  • Use of blood in cardiac surgery (TRICS-III, CLIP); Use of steroids in cardiac surgery (SIRS)
  • Left atrial occlusion in cardiac surgery (LAAOS-III, LAAOS-III SAFE)
  • Use of antiplatelet agents post surgery (COMPASS); Use of topical haemostatic patch (EVEREST)
  • Clinical ultasound utility
  • Postoperative quality of recovery scoring
  • Followup sutureless valve (Perceval registry)


  • Total arterial coronary bypass surgery
  • Radial artery use
  • Y (composite) grafts
  • Echocardiography training
  • Clinical ultrasound training
  • Epidural analgesia in Cardiac Surgery
  • PEARS (Personal external aortic root support)
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Royal Parade, Parkville 3052