Peter completed his PhD on the use of a novel imaging method to better examine coronary artery plaque and the optimal method of assessing heart stents. His thesis was published in 2009, following his studies at the Thoraxcenter in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, UK. Peter's work on the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been published worldwide and has contributed significantly to the field of interventional cardiology.
Peter's research on OCT has been particularly important in improving our understanding of coronary artery disease and developing better methods for assessing stents. He was the first cardiologist in Australia to introduce OCT to the country, and he has since pioneered and mentored many other centers in its use.
Overall, Peter's PhD thesis represents a significant contribution to the field of interventional cardiology, and his work on OCT has had a profound impact on our ability to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.