Dr George Heriot completed his specialty training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the Royal Melbourne and St Vincent's Hospitals in Melbourne. He is a recipient of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians gold medal. He has completed a PhD in the management of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection.
His ongoing research focuses on the management of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections and infective endocarditis, and this expertise is supported by a postgraduate qualification in clinical ultrasound and echocardiography. He is a member of the global trial steering committee for the multinational S. aureus Network Adaptive Platform trial.