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 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 for Flinders University medical students rotating through the vascular unit, and is also actively involved in supervision of vascular surgery trainees. 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.