Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Institute of Academic Surgery

Michael Byrom

Michael Byrom




Suite 304, RPAH Medical Centre, 100 Carillon Ave, Newtown, NSW 2042

(02) 9550 1933

1995 Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Human Biology (BHB)
University of Auckland
1998 Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
University of Auckland
2014 Higher degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
University of Sydney
2013 Fellowship Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
2014 Visiting Medical Officer Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
2014 Visiting Medical Officer Strathfield Private Hospital
2014 Visiting Medical Officer Macquarie University Hospital
2013 Post-Fellowship Training Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol UK
2014 Inaugural Director of Laboratory Research RPA Institute of Academic Surgery
Professional / Community  
2010 / 11 Demonstrator Anatomy By Whole Body Dissection Course
University of Sydney

Key Themes / Research Interest

  1. The role of wall shear stress in the determination of patency for conduits in coronary artery bypass surgery

  2. Vascular biomaterials research including thrombogenicity assessment

  3. The design of appropriate animal models to assess new devices

  4. The design of surgical trials and their statistical analysis

  5. Developing skills and collaborations in laboratory research
Research Output Total Number    
Journal articles published: 5      
Abstracts published: 5      
Presentations: 11      
Conferences: 11      

Top 5 Publications
  1. Byrom MJ, Bannon PG. Biomechanics and biocompatibility of the perfect conduit – Can we build one? Ann Cardiothorac Surg 2013; 2(4): 435-443.

  2. Wise SG*, Byrom MJ*, Waterhouse A, Bannon PG, Ng MK, Weiss AS. A multilayered synthetic human elastin / polycaprolactone hybrid vascular graft with tailored mechanical properties. Acta Biomaterialia 2011; 7 (1): 295-303. [* First authorship shared]

  3. Byrom MJ, Bannon PG, White GH, Ng MK. Animal models for the assessment of novel vascular conduits. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2010; 52 (1): 176-95.

  4. Yin Y, Wise SG, Nosworthy NJ, Waterhouse A, Bax DV, Youssef H, Byrom MJ, Bilek MM, McKenzie DR, Weiss AS, Ng MK. Covalent immobilisation of tropoelastin on a plasma deposited interface for enhancement of endothelialisation on metal surfaces. Biomaterials 2009; 30 (9): 1675-81.

  5. Yin Y, Bilek MM, McKenzie DR, Nosworthy NH, Kondyurin A, Youssef H, Byrom MJ, Yang W. Acetylene plasma polymerized surfaces for covalent immobilization of dense bioactive protein monolayers. Surface and Coatings Technology 2009; 203 (10-11): 1310-6.
Student Supervision  
Degree Completed Current
Masters   1
Teaching Activities
  1. Supervisor of Surgical Education and Training (SET) for Cardiothoracic Surgery at RPA