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Elizabeth Paratz MBBS, PhD

Elizabeth D. Paratz MBBS, PhD

Cardiologist, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia; World Heart Federation Salim Yusuf Emerging Leader

Elizabeth Paratzi s a cardiologist and World Heart Federation Salim Yusuf Emerging Leader. She gained her medical degree from the University of Melbourne with honours (2010) and qualified as a cardiologist in 2017.  Her PhD, completed in 2022 at the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute, focussed on young cardiac arrest and received the Paul Korner PhD Medal and was a finalist for the Premier’s Award for Clinical Research. 

She works clinically at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, is an honorary physician at Ambulance Victoria and is the Wilma Beswick Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She is a Steering Committee Member for NEDA (the National Echocardiographic Database of Australia, the world’s largest database of approximately 1.5million echocardiograms), and an Associate Editor for European Heart Journal Case Reports and Heart, Lung & Circulation. She is also Deputy Medical Director of the East Timor Hearts Fund and one of just six designated aviation cardiologists in Australia, and a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME).