Cardiothoracic surgeon, Professor Michael Wilson

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MBBS FRACS

Professor Michael Wilson is a leading cardiothoracic surgeon with clinical appointments at Royal Prince Alfred, Concord, Strathfield Private and Macquarie University Hospitals. Professor Wilson has a special interest in the utilisation of emerging technologies and minimally invasive techniques to deal with complex heart and lung surgical problems. He holds an academic appointment at Macquarie University and has extensive experience in clinical and basic science research. He is a board member of The Baird Institute for Applied Heart and Lung Surgical Research.

Professor Wilson graduated from the University of Sydney in 1984, completing his FRACS in general and cardiothoracic surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in transplantation surgery at Stanford University Hospital, California, and a cardiac surgery fellowship at Toronto General Hospital. Professor Wilson spent several years within the heart and lung transplant surgical unit at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney before returning to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 2005. 

Professor Wilson has a wide and varied interest in all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery, including total-arterial coronary artery bypass surgery, anaortic off-pump coronary artery surgery, ventricular remodelling surgery (SVR), minimally invasive (including Da Vinci robot) heart (MICS) and lung (VATS/MITS) surgery, complex aortic root, arch and thoraco-abdominal aortic surgery, transcatheter aortic valve surgery (TAVI), pulmonary thromboendarterectomy surgery, and surgery for lung cancer. He has presented extensively at national and international conferences and authored or co-authored more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Professor Wilson has an international reputation for applying new technologies to complex surgical problems of the heart and lung. He is sought-after for his expertise in managing patients with complex problems. He has been involved in several ‘first-in-man’ procedures and is a great advocate for teaching the next generation of surgeons to think outside the square and become innovative too. He also sails competitively at an international level and enjoys spending time with his family.