Peter Macdonald is a Conjoint Professor of Medicine in the University of New South Wales, Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and Head of the Transplantation Research Laboratory at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. He is a past President of the Transplantation Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ). He has published over 270 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 8 national guidelines and 15 book chapters. He was nominated for the award of Australian of the Year in 2010, 2015 and 2016. In 2015 his research into the recovery and transplantation of hearts from DCD donors was recognised by the NSW Government with the NSW Ministerial Award for cardiovascular research excellence and by the ACT Gift of Life Organisation with the Terry Connolly Award for Healthcare Leadership and Innovation. In 2017, he was made a member of the Order of Australia.