Our People

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, ēngari he toa takitini    

“Success is not the work of one, but the work of many” 

Dr William Peters

Principal Investigator (Cardioscience)

MBBS, Doctorate in Medicine 

Dr. William Peters is a New Zealand-born inventor, cardiac surgeon, author, and artist. He received his medical degree from Otago University in 1989 and a Doctorate in Medicine from Monash University in 2002.


Dr. Peters has over 30 years of experience in clinical and preclinical research, covering surgical correction of congenital and acquired heart diseases, heart and lung transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support. He has made significant contributions to the field of cardiac surgery through his invention and development of dozens of devices and methods that allow keyhole cardiac surgery. This technology is used in hospitals across the world and has improved outcomes for patients undergoing cardiac surgery.


Dr. Peters is a principal investigator at Mātai Medical Research Institute in Gisborne, New Zealand, where he leads the cardiac science program. His research focuses on understanding the evolution of the human heart and developing new cardiac therapies based on this understanding.