Professor Dion Stub

Prof. Dion Stub is an interventional cardiologist specialising in structural heart procedures. Operating in locations across Melbourne, he has performed thousands of cardiac procedures helping patients experience life to the fullest again.

He has particular interests in managing myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest: two life-threatening cardiac emergencies which claim over 33,000 Australian lives each year.

Outside of clinical cardiac practice, Prof. Stub is a keen sportsman and passionate Carlton supporter. Being married with three children of his own, he truly understands the value of a strong heart in a person’s overall health.


After graduating from Monash University in 2003, Dion Stub undertook cardiology training at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. Following years of study and practical cardiology support, he was awarded his PhD in 2013.

With the support of a Victoria fellowship, Prof. Stub spent two years overseas as a post-doctorate fellow. After serving at the University of Washington (Seattle) and St Paul’s Hospital (Vancouver), he returned home to Melbourne to continue providing leading cardiology support.

A leading Melbourne cardiologist, he currently serves as a staff specialist at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, with an extensive research appointment as an associate professor with Monash University. He also has rooms at Alfred Hospital.

Publications and Research

Prof. Dion Stub has published over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts and delivered multiple presentations on both cardiac emergencies and structural heart interventions. His extensive research has earned him international recognition, and he currently holds a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship to support it further.

As part of his PhD in association with the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Prof. Stub developed Australia’s first treatment pathway for patients with refractory cardiac arrest. The CHEER protocol has since gained particular media attention for bringing back patients deemed “unsurvivable”, and is now being adopted in hospitals across Australia and the world.

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