Peter graduated with Honours from NSW University in 1990 and after residency he worked as an accredited emergency medicine registrar at Royal North Shore Hospital. He was awarded the Australian Medal in the Emergency Medicine Primary Exam.
After four years of emergency medicine he transferred to ophthalmic surgery and later graduated from Sydney Eye Hospital. In his final year he was appointed as the Professorial Senior Registrar and worked with the Sydney University Department of Ophthalmology which deals with complex eye disease.
He was awarded the Sir Norman Rose travelling scholarship and to gain further post Fellowship surgical experience he moved to England where he underwent a Corneal and Cataract Surgery Fellowship at the Bristol Eye Hospital. In recognition of his high level of training to an international standard, the Royal British College of Ophthalmology granted him dual registration as a specialist eye surgeon in both Britain and Australia.
Upon his return, Peter worked at Sydney Eye Hospital as an Associate corneal surgeon and at Westmead Hospital as a Staff Specialist where he instructed in cataract surgery. He now works in Sydney as a partner at Hunter Street Eye Specialists Parramatta.
Peter has always been involved with the issues that impact on healthcare. He is a past Chairman of the Independent Ophthalmologists Network (ION) and the current President of The Australian Society of Ophthalmologists. He also sits on the Council of Procedural Specialists. He has served on the NSW State Ophthalmic Services Committee, the AMA Hospital Services Committee and currently the Medicare Advisory Committee at RANZCO.
Peter is a member of the AMA, RANZCO and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) where he was appointed to the “Council of 100” as a thought leader to provide advice on future direction of their Society.