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

Professor Paul Bannon

Professor Paul Bannon




Suite 305, 100 Carillon Ave NEWTOWN NSW 2042

(02) 9188 4044



Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Sydney


Higher Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine) , University of Sydney



Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

1998 Head of Department Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1998 Visiting Medical Officer Cardiothoracic Surgery, Concord Hospital
2009 Visiting Medical Officer Cardiothoracic Surgery, Macquarie University Hospital
2014 Vice-Chair RPA Institute of Academic Surgery
2009 Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Sydney
2001 Chairman The Baird Institute for Applied Heart and Lung Surgical Research
Professional / Community  
2014 Cardiothoracic Training University of Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya
2013 President Elect Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
2012 Co Editor-in-Chief Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
2011 Co-Chair Cardiac Devices Committee, Agency for Clinical Innovation, NSW Health

Key Themes / Research Interest

  1. Surgery for congenital aortic disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  2. Biomaterials and biocompatibility

  3. Limitation of blood product usage in cardiac surgery

  4. The inflammatory response to bypass

  5. The development of academic surgical careers
Research Output Total Number   Research Output Total Number
Journal articles published: 83   Presentations: 71
Abstracts published: 62   Conferences: 7 chaired
Book Chapters: 1   Current Grants: Peer 2, $900,000
Editorials / Letters to Editor 4   Grants: Non-peer 8, $610,000

Top 5 Publications
  1. Yan, T.D., Black, D., Bannon, P.G., McCaughan, B.C. (2009) Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and nonrandomized trials on safety and efficacy of video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy for early-stage non-small-call lung cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 27(15):2553-62.

  2. Yan, T.D., Cao, C., Martens-Nielsen, J., Padang, R., Ng, M., Vallely, M.P., Bannon, P.G. (2010) Transcatheter aortic valve implantation for high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis: a systematic review. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 139(6):1519-28.

  3. Wise, S.G., Byrom, M.J., Waterhouse, A., Bannon, P.G., Ng, M.K.C., Weiss, A.S. (2011) A multilayered synthetic human elastin/polycaprolactone hybrid vascular graft with tailored mechanical properties Acta Biomaterialia. 7(1):295-303.

  4. Cao, C.Q., Yan, T.D., Bannon, P.G., McCaughan, B.C. (2010) A systematic review of extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 5(10):1692-703.

  5. Yan, T.D., Boyer, M., Tin, M.M., Wong, D., Kennedy, C., McLean, J., Bannon, P.G., McCaughan, B.C. (2009) Extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma: outcomes of treatment and prognostic factors. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 138(3):619-24.
Student Supervision  
Degree Completed Current
PhD 3 4
Masters 2  
Honours 9  
MD 3  
Other Teaching Activities
  1. Since 2010 a Lecturer and Tutor for Stage 1 and 3, Graduate Medical Program, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney