Doctor Profile

Mr Adam Zimmet

Mr Adam Zimmet received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Flinders University of South Austral-ia in 1997. He was awarded his Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2009. In 2009 he undertook post-graduate training in Adult Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgery at The University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Currently he holds a full-time appointment at The Alfred Hospital, performing all Adult Cardiac and Thoracic procedures, including mechanical heart support and heart and lung trans-plantation. He also has admitting rights to Epworth Richmond and Epworth Eastern campuses, and Cabrini Hospital. He consults on a regular basis from the Private Consulting Suites at Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon. Adam is actively involved in clinical Cardiothoracic training, and is the Supervisor of training at The Alfred. His other spe-cific interests include thoracic surgical oncology, aortic stenting, minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation, and thoracic organ transplantation.



  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Clinical Institute

Special Interests

  • Aortic surgery
  • Minimally invasive A.F. surgery
  • Thoracic organ transplantation
  • Mechanical assist devices


  • MBBS Flinders University SA 1997


  • ​Phrenic nerve injury
  • ​DCD heart transplantation
  • ​Cardiac surgery in end stage renal failure

Contact Details & For Appointments

+61 3 8807 7316

Consulting Address

    • Epworth Eastern
    • Suite 16
    • 1 Arnold Street
    • Box Hill VIC 3128
    • The Alfred Hospital
    • Commercial Road
    • Prahran VIC 3181

Professional Associations

  • AMA

Education and Training

  • Supervisor of cardiothoracic surgical training at the Alfred
  • Active teaching medical students Year 4 and 5