MBBS (Melb) FRACS (Gen Surg) FRACS (Vascular) A/FRACMA
Peter is an vascular and endovascular surgeon and is a practice principal and the managing director of Adelaide Vascular. He began consultant practice in Adelaide in 2001 with appointments at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH), Ashford Hospital, St Andrew’s Hospital and Calvary Group of Hospitals. Following the amalgamation of the vascular service at the TQEH and the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2015, Peter is now a Senior Vascular Consultant at the RAH. He is also a visiting specialist at several regional South Australian hospitals (Mt Barker, Stirling and Riverland Regional). Peter’s areas of interest include open and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, distal bypass grafting for limb salvage, carotid disease management including surgery (endarterectomy) and endovenous laser treatment of varicose veins..
Peter is involved in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate training. In his capacity as a Visiting Surgeon at Riverland Regional and Mount Barker he is involved in the teaching of students from Flinders University Rural Medical school attached to rural rotations in these areas. In his role as consultant vascular surgeon at the RAH, he is involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical students at the University of Adelaide.
Since 2001, Peter has been involved in the development of the Adelaide Vascular Trials – a national pre-fellowship examination course for candidates sitting the FRACS Vascular. He is chairman of the Board of AVT (AUS) Pty Ltd which runs the Adelaide Vascular Trials. He convened Vascular 2008 – the Annual Spring Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery. He was elected to the Board of Vascular Surgery in 2009 which oversees the training of vascular surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. In 2011 he was elected on to the Executive of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery (ANZSVS) and served as Chairman of the Relationships and Advocacy Portfolio till 2018 .
Peter has had several roles serving on the South Australian Committee of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS). Having been the convener of the Tripartite Annual Scientific Meeting 2011 of the RACS State Committees representing surgeons in SA, NT and WA, Peter served as secretary to The Royal Australian College Surgeons SA State Committee between 2010-2012, prior to taking over as Chair of the South Australian Committee of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2012 completing a 2 year term in 2014.
Peter was the Convener of the 2017 Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons held in Adelaide with the theme of “Safety and Sustainability – The Future of Surgery”.
Peter was appointed Co-chair of the Vascular Clinical Committee(VCC) of the Commonwealth Taskforce Reviewing the Medicare Benefits Schedule completed his work with the VCC in May 2020 when the Taskforce finalised it’s recommendations to the Minister of Health. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Australian Ethical Healthcare Alliance and in this role, was a member of the Australian Delegation to APEC Business Ethics Forum, Tokyo 2018. He serves on the Medical Advisory Committee of Adelaide Community Health Alliance and is the Clinical Advisor in Vascular Surgery to that committee which provides medical governance for Ashford Private and related hospitals.
In October 2019, Peter was appointed a Medical Lead in the Surgery Program of the Central Adelaide Local Healthcare Network and currently continues in that role. In October 2020, Peter was elected President of the ANZSVS. In December 2020, Peter was elected as President of the World Federation of Vascular Societies.
In May 2021, Peter was elected Chairman of Council of the AMA (SA).
Dr Michael Herbert
MBBS (Adel) FRACS (Vascular Surgery)
Michael is an accredited vascular and endovascular surgeon. Commencing as a consultant surgeon in 2014, he holds appointments with The Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Calvary Adelaide Hospital and Ashford Hospital. He is also a visiting surgeon at The Lyell McEwin Hospital as well as currently consulting at Murray Bridge and Whyalla Hospitals.
Michael’s areas of interest are the endovascular repair of complex abdominal and thoracic aneurysmal disease, as well as management of lower-limb peripheral vascular disease and associated diabetic pathology. He holds accreditation for the management of the full range of vascular pathology, including carotid disease and minimally-invasive treatment of varicose veins.
Michael is currently supervisor of vascular assessment of interns and registered medical practitioners (RMO’s) at The Royal Adelaide and The Queen Elizabeth Hospitals. He is a regular participant in the Multi-Disciplinary High-Risk Diabetic Foot Clinic (HRC) at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He has also been an examiner at the Adelaide Vascular Trials (AVT) since 2014.
Dr Edward Travers
MBBS (Adel) FRACS (Vascular Surgery)
Edward is the newest member of the Adelaide Vascular team, and is an accredited vascular and endovascular surgeon. He commenced as a consultant surgeon in 2019, and holds appointments at Flinders Medical Centre, Ashford Hospital and the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital.
Training in Adelaide and Brisbane, Edward was born and bred in Adelaide, studying medicine at Adelaide University and completing the majority of his training locally. At Flinders Medical Centre Edward is the supervisor of training for vascular surgery, supervisor for Flinders University medical students rotating through the vascular unit, and is a clinical lecturer at Flinders University. He has also been involved in the bi-national trainee week for vascular surgery trainees through the Australia and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery.
Specialising in open and minimally invasive endovascular interventions, Edward has a particular interest in complex endovascular interventions. In his role as a consultant vascular surgeon at Flinders Medical Centre Edward is involved in training interstate and overseas vascular surgeons in advanced endovascular techniques for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease, aortic aneurysmal disease and deep venous occlusive disease.
Edward is a member of the TAVI Case Conference team involved in planning and access for TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) at Ashford and Flinders Private Hospitals, in association with cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons. As part of this role Edward assists cardiology and cardiothoracic teams with vascular access for complex patients undergoing TAVI procedures. He is also a regular participant in the complex aortic multidisciplinary team meeting at Flinders Medical Centre, where the treatment of complex thoracoabdominal aortic pathology is discussed with other vascular surgeons and cardiothoracic surgeons, including chronic aortic dissections and aneurysmal disease of the aortic arch, thoracic and abdominal aorta.
In his role at Flinders Medical Centre Edward also specialises in renal access surgery for patients on dialysis for renal failure, including formation of AV fistulas, open and endovascular reconstruction of AV fistulas and insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheters (Tenckhoff catheters).
Edward offers intervention for the full spectrum of vascular disease, including aortic aneurysmal disease, aortic dissections, peripheral vascular disease, diabetic foot disease, carotid artery disease, carotid body tumours, varicose veins, deep venous disease including iliofemoral venous reconstruction, thoracic outlet syndrome and hyperhidrosis.
Edward consults at Adelaide Vascular in North Adelaide as well as Seaford Day Surgery in Seaford Heights.