Associate Professor Peter R. Vale MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ, FACC

 

A/Prof Vale is a consultant cardiovascular physician in vascular medicine and cardiology.

 

He is Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Notre Dame Australia and The Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, a fellow of The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is Chairperson of Cardiovascular Services and General Medicine at Mater Hospital Sydney.

 

SPECIALITIES

  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Interventions (angioplasty and stenting)
  • Cardiology
  • General Internal Medicine

 

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

  • Interventional Vascular Physician and Cardiologist
  • Director, Macquarie Specialist Medical Services at Macquarie University Hospital and Clinic
  • Director, Pacific Cardiovascular Associates at Mater Clinic
  • Director, Northern Beaches Vascular
 

Medical Education

  • Medical Degree:  MBBS 1986 - University N.S.W. Medical School, Sydney, Australia
  • Specialist Qualifications:  Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
  • Internship: St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
  • Residency: St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
  • Fellowship, Cardiology: St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
  • Fellowship, Vascular Medicine: St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
  • Fellowship, Vascular Medicine: St Elizabeth's Medical Centre, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston USA
 

    Career Profile

    A/Prof Vale graduated from University of New South Wales School of Medicine in 1986, completed residency at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and gained his fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Vascular Medicine, Cardiology and General Medicine. He undertook post-fellowship training in interventional cardiovascular medicine at Tuft’s University School of Medicine and St Elizabeth’s Medical Centre, Boston, USA, gaining expertise in the endovascular (non-surgical interventional) management of peripheral arterial disease. He has also gained worldwide recognition in leading-edge cardiovascular research into angiogenesis in cardiac and peripheral arterial disease. He has numerous publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and written multiple book chapters. He is an invited speaker on the subject of peripheral arterial disease and venous thromboembolism. He is currently involved in both National and New South Wales–based committees devoted to improving the level of understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of peripheral arterial disease, and is involved in international clinical trials for peripheral arterial disease and venous thromboembolism.

    He has consulting rooms at Macquarie University Clinic, Crows Nest NSW, Mater Clinic North Sydney NSW, Mona Vale NSW, and Mudgee Medical Centre, Mudgee, NSW. A/Prof Vale has an academic appointment at University of Notre Dame Australia as Associate Professor of Medicine, Discipline Leader in Medicine at Mater Hospital Sydney, and at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW. He is chairperson of cardiovascular services and the general medicine department at Mater Hospital, North Sydney. He is a fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is advisor to the President of the International Union of Angiology. He is a director of Sydney Endovascular Specialists and Sydney Vascular Laboratory in Crows Nest, NSW. He is a partner in Pacific Cardiovascular Associates at Mater Clinic, North Sydney. His main area of practice involves the endovascular management (angioplasty and stenting) of peripheral arterial disease, carotid disease and aortic aneurysms, the diagnosis and management of cardiac disorders and atherosclerotic risk factors, and the management of venous thromboembolism.

     

    Publications

    Click here to see a list of A/Prof Vale's publications.

     

    Research

    Click here to see A/Prof Vale's research interests. 

     

    Memberships and Affiliations

    1. Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
      • Council on Interventional Cardiology
    2. American College of Cardiology
      • International Union of Angiology:
        • Advisor to the President of the International Union of Angiology.
        • Member of Publication Committee, Journal of the International Union of Angiology
      • International Society for Cellular Therapeutics
      • Australian Medical Association
      • American Heart Association

       

      AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS

      • St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation Traveling Fellowship 1998, St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation
      • Bracco Diagnostics Inc./Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention Fellowship May 1999
        • “Myocardial Gene Transfer of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor for Therapeutic Angiogenesis in Patients with Myocardial Ischemia”
      • AHA Samuel Levine Young Clinical Investigator Award 1999, 72nd Scientific Sessions, Atlanta GA 1999
      • Friends of the Mater Research Grant 2007
        • “Stem Cell therapy with Autologous CD34+ cells for advanced peripheral arterial disease”

       

      Areas of special interest and expertise:

      Vascular Medicine

      • Carotid artery disease
        • Renovascular Disease
           
        • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
            • Subclavian artery disease
              • Vasculitis, connective tissue disorders and immunologically-mediated vascular disorders
               

              Cardiology

              • Cardiovascular risk assessment
              • Cardiac diagnosis
                • Coronary artery disease
                • Hypertension
                • Peri-operative medical management of surgical patients