Dr Peter Purnell

  • M.B.B.S. (UWA) F.R.A.C.P. F.C.S.A.N.Z
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist
  • Spoken languages English


Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist with special clinical interest in non invasive cardiac imaging.

Peter studied medicine in Perth and graduated from UWA in 1990. He completed cardiology training in Perth, Canberra and Geelong before doing a fellowship in echocardiography at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia under Professor Randy Martin.

Peter’s clinical interests are heart failure, coronary disease, valvular heart disease, stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and cardio-oncology. In 2018 he set up the GenesisCare Cardio-Oncology service in WA for medical oncology and in 2019 he set up the GenesisCare Cardio-Oncology service in WA for radiation oncology.

He is a Clinical Trials Researcher actively involved as Principal Investigator in many current trials and is Head of Research GenesisCare Cardiology Western Australia and was the founding director of Joondalup Cardiovascular Trials Foundation.

He performs coronary angiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and runs a regular stress echo clinic.

Peter admits private patients to Joondalup Private Hospital and the Mount Hospital. Peter currently consults at Joondalup.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP)
  • Fellow of Cardiac Society of Australia New Zealand (FCSANZ)