Dr Elizabeth Paratz
MBBS(Hons) | BMedSc | PhD | FRACP | FESC
Elizabeth is an academic 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.
Alongside her medical and cardiology training she undertook additional studies at Imperial College London (2007–08, laboratory-based research in pulmonary hypertension) and Harvard University (2015–16, biostatistics and epidemiology). Her PhD, completed in 2022 at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, focussed on young cardiac arrest and received the Paul Korner PhD Medal (top PhD at the Baker Institute) and was a finalist for the Premier’s Award for Clinical Research. She has >75 peer-reviewed journal articles in prestigious international and national journals, is an editor on two international journals and has presented widely at national and international conferences. Her research interests are focussed in cardiac arrest, big data and aviation cardiology.
She is also Deputy Medical Director of the East Timor Hearts Fund, travelling to Timor-Leste regularly to provide volunteer cardiac services. She is one of just a handful of designated aviation cardiologists in Australia, and a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME).
Elizabeth acts as a consultant cardiologist, designated aviation cardiologist and perioperative physician.