Mr Peter Skillington

Mr. Peter Skillington is the senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Epworth Healthcare Richmond Campus. Prior to commencing practice, he trained both in General Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Surgery in Australia. He then spent 12 months in further training at the Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK, and then a further 12 months in Boston, USA, spending 6 months at the Brigham Women€s Hospital in adult cardiac surgery, and 6 months at the Boston Children€s Hospital in pediatric congenital cardiac surgery. His initial appointments in Melbourne were at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Children€s Hospital and Epworth Healthcare. He is currently Deputy Director of the Cardiothoracic Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and has maintained strong links with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), as well as the Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ASCTS). He was president of the ASCTS in 2001 to 2003.

Specialty and interests
Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Aortic valve surgery including Ross procedure, aortic allograft,stentless porcine valve, stented bioprostheses and mechanical valves
  • Mitral valve surgery including repair and replacement
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
Adult Congenital heart Surgery
  • Pulmonary valve replacement late after Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defects, simple and complex
  • Ebstein anomaly repair
  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM)-surgical septal myectomy




Royal Melbourne Hospital

Private Medical Centre

Suite 27, Royal Parade,
Parkville , Vic, 3050

p:  03 9347 0106
f:  03 9347 5258


Victorian Heart Centre
Epworth Hospital

Suite 6.2, 89 Bridge Rd,
Richmond, Vic, 3121

p: 03 9347 0106