Cardiologist was a mentor and inspiration to many young doctors

Dr Paul Antonis (left) performing a procedure with the MonashHeart team.

Dr Paul Antonis (left) performing a procedure with the MonashHeart team.

Paul Antonis
Interventional cardiologist
20-1-1971 — 21-6-2014

Dr Paul Robert Antonis, an interventional cardiologist who built an international reputation and helped to shape the careers of many young doctors, has died in Melbourne aged 43.

Paul graduated with honours from Monash University Medical School in 1994 and the following year began a much-lauded 19-year association with Monash Health, particularly at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton and related hospitals. After the obligatory internship and junior resident years, it became obvious Paul was headed for physician training.

Following a stellar year as a general medical registrar in 1998 characterised by exemplary care, leadership, control and commitment, Paul began training in renal medicine, where he would meet his wife-to-be, Dr Michelle Watts.