MBBS PhD FRACP FACC FCSANZ
Dr Anthony Pisaniello is an interventional cardiologist who specialises in coronary stenting and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). He is originally from Adelaide and studied medicine at the University of Adelaide, receiving the Douglas Hardy Research Project Prize. He completed advanced training in cardiology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, where he was also Chief Medical Resident.
He undertook PhD studies at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, investigating the impact of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, on inflammation in atherosclerotic plaque. He presented his research, which included cell, animal and human studies, as a finalist for the American College of Cardiology’s Young Investigator Award – Basic and Translational Science section. His research was supported by the NHMRC and several other funding bodies.
He then travelled to Manchester, UK, and undertook a 15-month TAVI clinical fellowship, supported by an Australian Government Endeavour Executive Fellowship. He subsequently travelled to Baltimore, USA, and undertook a 12-month advanced interventional fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He publishes and presents his research regularly, and integrates the latest developments in cardiology into his clinical care.
Special interests include:
- Complex coronary interventions
- Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)