William S. Peters MD
Cardiogenesis and congenital heart disease
Dr William Peters is an inventor, author and doctor based in Auckland, New Zealand. He completed a basic medical degree at Otago University, 1989 and a Doctorate in Medicine at Monash, 2002.
Dr Peters has over 30 years experience in clinical and preclinical research, covering surgical correction of congenital and acquired heart diseases, heart and lung transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.
Dr Peters invented and developed dozens of devices and methods to allow key-hole cardiac surgery. This technology is used in hospitals across the world. Dr Peters also invented and developed an implantable non-blood contacting heart assist device for treatment of chronic heart failure and mentored first-in-man surgeries in Australia, USA, Canada, Germany and England.
In 2015, Dr Peters published his first book, 'Per Sanguinem Nostrum'. This book details blood as the agent of evolutionary change. A thesis was subsequently peer reviewed and published in Human Genetics and Embryology in 2017 (click on the 'globe' icon).
Dr Peters most recently held a fellowship position in paediatric and congenital cardiac surgery at Starship Hospital, Auckland and was previously the inaugural clinical research fellow in minimally-invasive cardiac surgery at Stanford University, California.