MBBS (Melb) FRACS (Gen Surg) FRACS (Vascular)
Peter is an accredited vascular and endovascular surgeon and is a director and reporting surgeon at Adelaide Vascular. He began consultant practice in Adelaide in 2001 with appointments at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Ashford Hospital, St Andrew’s Hospital and Calvary Group of Hospitals. Following the amalgamation of the vascular service at the TQEH and the RAH in 2015, Peter is now a Staff Vascular Surgeon at the RAH. He is also a visiting specialist at several regional (Mt Barker, Stirling and Riverland Regional) hospitals. Peter’s areas of interest include endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, distal bypass grafting for limb salvage, carotid interventions (stenting and endarterectomy) and targeted carotid screening for stroke prevention.
Peter is involved in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate training. In his capacity as Visiting Surgeon at Riverland Regional, Mount Barker DSM and Stirling District Hospitals, he is involved in the teaching of students from Flinders Medical Centre attached to rural rotations in these areas. Since 2001 he has been the Convenor 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 currently serves as Chairman of the Relationships and Advocacy Portfolio. Having been the convenor of the Tripartite Annual Scientific Meeting 2011 of the State Committees of the 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 with the theme of “Safety and Sustainability – The Future of Surgery”.
Peter is the President-Elect of the ANZ Society of Vascular Surgery. He is Chair of the Vascular Clinical Committee of the Commonwealth MBS Review and continues to serve in this role ( appointed 2018). He is a member of the Leadership Team of the Australian Consensus Framework on Ethical Behaviours (Medical Device Industry and Biopharmaceuticals) and was a member of the Australian Delegation to APEC Business Ethics Forum , Tokyo 2018. He serves on the Medical Advisory Committee of ACHA and is the Clinical Advisor in Vascular Surgery to that committee.
Dr Mike Herbert
MBBS (Adel) FRACS (Vascular Surgery)
The latest member of the Adelaide Vascular team, 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 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.