A/Prof Peter Grant


A/Prof Peter Grant is a very experienced Cardiothoracic Surgeon based at the Prince of Wales Hospital situated in Randwick, Sydney. He graduated in Medicine with Honours from the University New South Wales. After required rotations as a junior doctor at Westmead Hospital he was accepted into the advanced training program in cardiothoracic surgery. He was first posted to Green Lane Hospital, Auckland New Zealand where he worked with Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes. He completed this training in Sydney at Westmead and Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children. He and his young family then travelled to America for further study. His first cardiothoracic fellowship was at the Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas under Dr Michael DeBakey. This unit is world renowned for innovation in aortic aneurysm surgery. This was followed by a fellowship in paediatric and heart transplantation at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California under Dr Hillel Laks. On return to Australia he was appointed to Prince Henry/Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals.

He has particular interests in coronary artery bypass, valvular heart disease including mitral valve repair, aortic aneurysm and congenital heart surgery. Dr Grant is the recipient of Rotary Awards for vocational excellence and the Paul Harris award for paediatric heart surgery for children in Oceania.

Dr Grant has been visiting Coffs Harbour for more than twenty years. He is a strong advocate for the patients in Coffs and the surrounding communities. Through this long term commitment, he and his team have been able to address and alleviate the stresses of having major heart surgery a long way from home. He endeavours to provide local consultations and facilitate timely access to cardiothoracic treatment at Prince of Wales Hospital. By working closely with the cardiologists at Mid North Coast Cardiac Surgery he strives to minimise the time patients spend in Sydney.

Dr Grant is the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Prince of Wales Hospital. He has a keen interest in medical education and research. He holds an Associate Professor conjoint position at UNSW and is the Supervisor of Cardiothoracic Surgical Training at Prince of Wales Hospital. His hobbies include piano, tennis, back country skiing and fitness.