Mark Pitney is a nationally and internationally recognised procedural Cardiologist. He completed his Cardiology training after graduating from the University of NSW with honours in 1984. Recognising the importance of angioplasty, he was one of the first people in Australia to complete a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology.
Known internationally for his interest in new stent designs and devices, along with radiation reduction and safety, his publications included the first reported cases of longitudinal stent deformation, which led to a universal change in stent design. Referrals are often made to him from other Cardiologists for complex care including new technology. Dr Pitney is currently a Staff Specialist at Prince of Wales Hospital and co-Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee for the Sutherland and Eastern Heart Clinics. He is also Head of Department at The Sutherland Hospital and Clinical Director of Sutherland Heart Clinic, as well as being a conjoint lecturer at University of NSW.
Dr Pitney is very proud to have been involved in the training of many of Sydney’s well-known Cardiologists.
Dr Pitney has been a faculty member of numerous national and international meetings. He is the founding organiser of “Action Day”, Australia’s largest complications avoidance meeting, which is a yearly event attended by more than 700 people. He has been a driving force behind outcomes research, which provides data to the effectiveness of current procedures performed. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 manuscripts and presentations. He has also represented the Cardiology community in the Medicare reforms process.
Dr Pitney was awarded an OAM in the Queen’s Honours list in 2021.