Dr William Peters is a serial inventor, surgeon-scientist, academic and cardiovascular thought-leader based out of Auckland New Zealand. With a Doctorate of Medicine (Monash), Dr Peters has over 25 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 has invented dozens of devices and methods to allow key-hole cardiac surgery and this technology is commonly 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. He has scores of issued patents, published manuscripts and book chapters regarding key-hole heart surgery and heart-assist devices. In 2015, Dr Peters published his first book, 'Per Sanguinem Nostrum', regarding a unique view of the circulation as an adaptive electron-delivery circuit bounded by the geomagnetic field. A thesis was subsequently peer reviewed and published in Human Genetics and Embryology in 2017 (click on the 'globe' icon to download the open-access PDF). The basic science model describes the evolution of the human circulation from the fish circulation via a reptilian transition. Dr Peters’ seminal thesis positions the topologically-organised redoxing haem circuit with vertebrate mitochondrial energy production and body-wide cellular expression, inviting a deeper, more connected understanding of human genetics and embryogenesis. A world-first VR computer animation demonstrating the evolution of the circulation from fish to man will be released in late 2017. Dr Peters is currently an honorary senior lecturer in surgery at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and previously was the inaugural clinical research fellow in minimally-invasive cardiac surgery at Stanford University, California.