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Institute of Academic Surgery

Our Academic Leads

Research Leads

Sanjay Warrier - Research Lead for Breast Surgery

Associate Professor Sanjay Warrier is a Breast Surgeon dedicated to advancing academic surgery at RPA. As a researcher and scientist, he has experience in both laboratory and clinical research, and has worked in conjunction with the Sydney Cancer Centre and the Garvan Institute. With a research interest that focuses on specific types of breast cancer that harbour poor prognosis, Associate Professor Sanjay Warrier's collaborative work will be instrumental in improving the survival rate of patient's in this group.

As an inaugural academic within the IAS, Associate Professor Sanjay Warrier will play a critical role in developing a strong academic culture within surgery at RPA including enhancing the overall academic profile of Breast Surgery and in continuing to facilitate beneficial and productive partnerships with other key teams.

Associate Professor Sanjay Warrier is also passionate about surgical teaching and is heavily involved in the provision of weekly tutorials to surgical trainees of all levels on a variety of surgical skills and topics, and takes a multidisciplinary and inclusive approach to providing education.

Sanjay Warrier
Paul Bannon - Research Lead for Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professor Paul Bannon is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon dedicated to a life of surgery and research taking discoveries from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside. Professor Bannon completed his surgical training at RPA and, under the guidance of the late Professor Douglas Baird, was encouraged to take up research and has never looked back.

His research interests are extensive and have the potential to result in major breakthroughs for the early detection, prevention and treatment of heart and lung disease. Underpinning this is a dedicated research group at RPA, which is led by Professor Bannon, who reviews leading evidence from around the world to get better outcomes for research and surgery.

In addition to being the inaugural Co-Chair of the IAS, Professor Bannon is the Chairman of the Baird Institute for Applied Heart and Lung Surgical Research, the Professorial Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Sydney, the Vice President, President-elect of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, the Co-Chair of the Cardiac Devices Committee for the Agency of Clinical Innovation, Ministry of Health NSW, the Head of Department for Cardiothoracic Surgery at RPA and has held various positions in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and RPA.

Professor Bannon is committed to developing young surgeons into thinkers and leading researchers, and has been a strong leader in academic surgery within the University of Sydney and at RPA. His leadership skills and drive for enhancing academic surgery are a great asset to the IAS.

Paul Bannon
Cherry Koh - Research Lead for Colorectal Surgery

Dr Cherry Koh is a Colorectal Surgeon who underwent subspecialty training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford (UK). Whilst in Sydney, she learnt about laparoscopic surgery and pelvic exenteration for advanced pelvic cancers. In Oxford, she worked on the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the Oxford Pelvic Floor units which allowed her to consolidate her laparoscopic skills in addition to learning about TEMS (Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery) and the management of complex re-operative surgery for IBD.

Dr Koh is the Research Lead for Colorectal Surgery and has wide academic interests including quality of life after complex pelvic surgery and pelvic floor disorders.

Cherry Koh
Raewyn Campbell - Research Lead for ENT Surgery

Raewyn is a Rhinologist and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgeon based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Raewyn completed fellowships in rhinology and skull base surgery at Auckland City and North Shore Hospitals in Auckland, New Zealand, The Hospital for the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and at Ohio State University Hospital/The James Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Columbus, Ohio. She has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters and has presented at specialist conferences all over the world and is actively involved in teaching medical students and ear, nose and throat surgical trainees and teaches at rhinology and skull base courses internationally.

Raewyn Campbell
Anthony Marren - Research Lead for Gynaecological Surgery

Anthony obtained his medical degree from the University of Newcastle, where he was awarded the Faculty of Medicine Medal, recognising academic excellence throughout the Medicine program. He subsequently completed a Master of Medicine in Reproductive Health and Human Genetics from the University of Sydney. Anthony is currently undertaking a Master of Philosophy (Medicine) at the University of Sydney.

Anthony trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He has further sub-specialty training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Anthony offers comprehensive, evidence-based female and male fertility treatments. In addition to IVF, Anthony is a skilled laparoscopic surgeon specialising in complex surgeries such as endometriosis and tubal reversals.  Anthony has a specific interest in the investigation and management of recurrent miscarriage, and pre-implantation genetic testing. He is also experienced in fertility preservation for females and males about to undergo chemotherapy.

Anthony is the Research Lead for Academic Gynaecology. He is currently undertaking projects in: immune causes of recurrent miscarriage and recurrent implantation failure, use of androgens for women classified as poor responders, and endometriosis.

Anthony Marren
Rhonda Farrell - Research Lead for Gynae-Oncology

Dr Rhonda Farrell is a certified gynaecological oncologist, advanced laparoscopic pelvic surgeon, and colposcopist. Dr Farrell has a high level of expertise in the assessment and management of all gynaecological conditions, including gynaecological pre-cancers and cancers. She performs minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery for benign gynaecological conditions (eg: endometriosis, ovarian masses), hysteroscopy, colposcopy for management of abnormal cervical screening tests and preinvasive disease, and gynaecological cancer surgery.

Rhonda Farrell
Jonathan Clark AM - Director of Translational Research

Professor Clark is a Head and Neck ablative and reconstructive surgeon at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse. He is the Lang Walker Family Foundation Professor and Chair in Head and Neck Cancer Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Sydney, Director of head and neck cancer research at Lifehouse, and Director of Translational Research at the Royal Prince Alfred Institute of Academic Surgery. Professor Clark undertook a two-year fellowship in Head and Neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery in, Toronto, Canada. Professor Clark's clinical expertise and research focus is in the areas of salivary gland tumours, oral cancer, digital planning for precision jaw reconstruction and dental rehabilitation, facial nerve reconstruction, advanced skin cancer, and transoral robotic surgery (TORS). He has trained > 30 international surgeons in microvascular reconstruction and has > 270 peer review publications. He is a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for contributions to head and neck surgery and faculty in the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncological Societies (IFHNOS) Masters of Surgery.

Jonathan Clark
Robyn Saw - Research Lead for Melanoma & Surgical Oncology

A/Professor Robyn Saw is a Melanoma and Surgical Oncologist working at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney (Head of Department) and affiliated with Melanoma Institute Australia. As well as her clinical responsibilities, she is actively involved in melanoma research and leads major research projects on surgical aspects, quality of life and survivorship. Translation of research into clinical benefit for patients is the focus of her research activity. She also has a strong focus on consumer engagement exemplified with coordinating the development of patient Early-Stage and Stage III information melanoma booklets. She is passionate about improvement of clinical care through education of students, trainees and clinicians.

Robyn Saw
Ben Jonker - Research Lead for Neurosurgery

Dr Ben Jonker is a Neurosurgeon with expertise in both operative neurosurgery and stereotactic radiosurgery. He completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney and travelled to Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Canada and to UCLA in Los Angeles, USA to undertake fellowships in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and Stereotactic Radiosurgery respectively. Dr Jonker holds a masters degree in epidemiology.

Dr Jonker is the Research Lead for Neurosurgery and his research interests include Neuro-oncology, Trigeminal Neuralgia and Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Dr Jonker serves on the Research Committee of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia and also teaches and serves on the committee for the College of Surgeons CLEAR course aimed at teaching the principles of Evidence Based Medicine to surgeons.

Ben Jonker
Jay Yohendran - Research Lead for Ophthalmology

Dr Jay Yohendran is an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon who specialises in refractive cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment and pterygium surgery.

He is the Head of the Ophthalmology Department at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and a Clinical Lecturer at Sydney University.

Jay Yohendran
Dr Sanjeev Gupta - Education Lead for Orthopaedics

Dr Sanjeev Gupta specialises in surgery of the hip and knee, including hip replacement, knee replacement and arthroscopic knee surgery. Also, as a Trauma Surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, he is heavily involved in the management of complex trauma, and subsequent reconstructive surgery. Dr Gupta is actively involved in Medical Student, Orthopaedic Registrar and Fellowship Training. He is currently the Co-Director of the NSW Registrar Training Program, and is part of the Federal Training Committee for the Australian Orthopaedic Training Program.

Sanjeev Gupta
Ian Harris - Research Lead for Orthopaedic Surgery

Ian Harris is a clinician and researcher based in Sydney. His is an orthopaedic surgeon with a clinical interest in trauma care where his practice is based at Liverpool Hospital in southwest Sydney. He is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the South Western Sydney Clinical School of UNSW Sydney and Honorary Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney where his research is based at the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

His research interests are in surgical outcomes and the appropriateness of medical care. He conducts randomised trials, systematic reviews, cohort studies and methods studies and has approximately 300 publications and has received over $32 million in grant funding since 2012. He is a critic of many aspects of modern medical practice and is a campaigner for more science in medicine and in society. He published the book Surgery, the Ultimate Placebo in 2016 and received a Rockefeller Foundation Academic Writing Residency in 2018 to complete another book focusing on the negative aspects of our reliance on medicine in society, Hippocrasy: how doctors are betraying their oath, released in 2021.

Ian Harris

Sydney Ch'ng - Research Lead for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Associate Professor Sydney Ch'ng is strongly committed to promoting RPA as not just a centre of clinical surgical excellence, but also one of academic surgical excellence. Having completed her laboratory based PhD and undertaken highly sought after fellowship positions at both the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas, and the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, Associate Professor Sydney Ch'ng is in the unique position of having current appointments spanning Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery and Melanoma & Surgical Oncology departments.

As an inaugural academic within the IAS, Associate Professor Sydney Ch'ng will play a critical role in developing a strong academic culture within surgery at RPA including fostering collaborations between her three departments and working with them to enhance their overall academic profile.

Professor Sydney Ch'ng also has a keen interest in surgical education and is involved in a number of activities including the supervision of Masters of Surgery students and as an examiner for the RACS Part 1 Clinical Examinations.

Sydney Ch'ng
Jerome Lawrence - Research Lead for Kidney Transplantation

Dr Laurence undertook medical school, internship and junior resident training in Surgery in the United Kingdom. He subsequently came to Australia, as a Northcote Scholar, to complete a PhD focused transplantation immunology at the University of Sydney. This was followed by training in General Surgery in Australia, based at Royal Prince Alfred and Concord Hospitals in Sydney. Dr Laurence was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011. He then completed a two year post-fellowship training program in Hepatobiliary (HPB) and Upper Gastro-Intestinal (UGI) surgery in Australia. His first year was based at Westmead Hospital with an emphasis on liver, pancreas and oesophageal surgery for malignancy. During his second year, based at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Dr Laurence received further training with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques applied to liver, biliary and gastro-oesophgeal surgery, including laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity.

Dr Laurence then relocated to Toronto to undertake a two-year fellowship program in HPB and Transplantation surgery, approved by both the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the Americas Hepatobiliary Association. During this time he gained extensive experience in Transplantation including live donor hepatectomy and laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, in addition to recipient liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. During his tenure as a fellow at the Toronto General Hospital, Dr Laurence was also trained in Oncological HPB surgery techniques including complex resection and reconstrcutiuon required for advanced cancer involving major blood vessels of the abdomen.

Dr Laurence returned to Australia in 2015 to commence practice as Transplant and Upper GI surgeon based at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He was simultaneously appointed as an Associate Professor at the RPA Institute of Academic Surgery.

Jerome Laurence
Carlo Pulitano - Research Lead for Liver Transplantation

Associate Professor Carlo Pulitano has a PhD in transplantation surgery from the University of Sydney and completed a second fellowship in Hepatobiliary and Organ Transplantation surgery at the Toronto General Hospital in Canada. A/Prof Pulitano established the RPA Translational Centre for organ assessment, repair, and optimization and the liver transplant oncology program. He is a steering committee member of the International liver transplantation society for organ preservation, marginal organs, and ex-vivo perfusion and board member of the international society for fluorescence guided surgery.

Carlo Pulitano
Scott Leslie - Research Lead for Robotic Surgery

Dr Scott Leslie is a urological robotic & laparoscopic surgeon working at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Dr Leslie has a strong interest in robotic and minimally invasive surgery particularly for prostate, kidney and bladder cancer, and has been involved in over 500 robotic cases.

Dr Leslie graduated from the University of New South Wales with a MBBS Hons before becoming a urological surgeon with FRACS (Urology). Dr Leslie completed his fellowship year at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital working in transplant, laparoscopic urology and urological oncology. Having returned from University of Southern California as a Fellow in robotic urological surgery he now works as a urological surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital as well as the Robotic Research Lead at the Institute of Academic Surgery.

Dr Leslie has authored multiple peer reviewed articles and book chapters particularly on the topic of robotic procedures in urology. Dr Leslie was awarded a research scholarship from the Australasian Urology Foundation (AUF).

Scott Leslie
Jacky Loa - Research Lead for Vascular Surgery

Dr Jacky Loa is a endovascular and vascular surgeon working at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He has a strong research interest in critical limb ischaemia, diabetic foot disease, aortic disease, carotid disease and novel vascular technologies.

Dr Loa completed his FRACS in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and undertook further advanced fellowship training in Guy's and St Thomas NHS trust, London in complex peripheral vascular limb salvage, advanced open/endovascular aortic aneurysm repair and deep venous reconstruction.

Dr Loa published multiple peer reviewed articles and presentations in vascular surgery. He is the vascular research lead at the Institute of Academic Surgery. He is also heavily involved in vascular teaching and he is also the supervisor of training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Payal Mukherjee - Research Lead for Surgical Innovation

Dr Payal Mukherjee is an Adult and Paediatric ENT Surgeon with special skills in advanced ear surgery. Following her ENT training in Sydney, she undertook a Master's of Surgery focusing on Cochlear Implant research. She undertook further subspecialty post fellowship training in Otology, Cochlear Implantation and Lateral Skull Base Surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.

She is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney and the academic lead for ENT research at the RPA Institute of Academic Surgery. Dr Mukherjee is involved in both basic science and clinical research and has been awarded several prestigious research grants. Her basic science work is based primarily at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney in affiliation with the School of Psychology, Australian Centre of Microscopy and Microanalysis and the Brain and Mind Research Institute. She is a clinical tutor and a research supervisor for medical students at the University of Sydney

She is an executive member of the NSW regional committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and also an executive committee member of a research group called the Meniere's research fund (a fund of the Sydney Medical School).

Payal Mukherjee

Education Leads

Dr Susannah Graham - Education Lead for Breast Surgery

Dr Susannah Graham is a specialist general surgeon with subspecialty training in breast and endocrine surgery. She has experience and expertise in the use of oncoplastic techniques for the treatment of breast cancer. Dr Graham holds VMO appointments at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, St George Private Hospital, Kareena Private Hospital and Kingsway Day Surgery. She is also a full time member of Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand, the specialty society for surgeons treating breast cancer.

Brian Plunkett - Education Lead for Colorectal Surgery

Dr Brian Plunkett is an Australian trained Cardiothoracic Surgeon with a special interest in transcatheter valve procedures and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Following the completion of his Royal Australasian College of Surgeons training, he undertook a Mitral Valve Repair fellowship in Edmonton, Canada, followed by dual Harvard Fellowships in Advanced Cardiac Surgery and Transcatheter Structural Heart Procedures. He was awarded the inaugural Michael Davidson Structural Heart Fellowship by the American Thoracic Surgery Foundation, making him one of only a handful of surgeons formally trained in Transcatheter Structural Heart procedures. He is the surgical lead of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital transcatheter valve program, supervisor of cardiothoracic surgical training, and surgical director of the ECMO program. Dr Plunkett's areas of specialisation include all transcatheter valve procedures (MitraClip, TriClip, TAVI, TMVI, paravalvular leak closure), aortic valve replacement, mitral and tricuspid valve repair, all-arterial coronary bypass surgery, atrial fibrillation surgery, and pacemaker, cardiac defibrillator and resynchronisation device implantation. He has been involved in several first-in-man procedures since his return from the USA, and is a champion of novel technologies to improve patient safety in cardiac procedures at Sydney Adventist Hospital.

Brian Plunkett
Jonathan Hong - Education Lead for Colorectal Surgery

Associate Professor Jonathan Hong is a Colorectal Surgeon who has a strong commitment to the continuous improvement of training and standards in surgery. He has been an enthusiastic teacher of medical students, trainee surgeons and colleagues throughout his career. He is particularly interested in assessment of technical and professional skills within a competence based surgical education framework.

Associate Professor Hong has undertaken extensive training in both Colorectal and General surgery, predominantly at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He also has international experience having spent 2 years completing the Colorectal Surgical Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto, Canada, as well as a visiting Scholar at The Wilson Center for Medical Education at Toronto General Hospital.

In addition to being the Deputy Director of Surgical Education at the IAS, Jonathan completed a Masters of Philosophy in 2019 exploring the use of MRI to personalise the surgical approach to rectal cancer treatment. He recently completed a Graduate Diploma of Surgical Education.

Jonathan Hong
Alex Saxby - Education Lead for ENT Surgery

Dr Alexander Saxby is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, and a consultant specialist otologist neurotologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and their Institute for Academic Surgery. His main areas of interest include endoscopic ear surgery, hearing implants and Indigenous ear health.

He graduated from Cambridge University Medical School (1st hons.) and later moved to Australia in 2002. He has benefited from fellowship experiences at the Fisch Microsurgery Institute, Switzerland; Causse Clinic, France; Vancouver, Canada and Verona, Italy.

He is an active member of the International Working Group on Endoscopic Ear Surgery (IWGEES) and co-founded the Sydney Endoscopic Ear Surgery Research Group (SEES) and is a director of their annual training course.

He is a regular invited faculty at international Endoscopic Ear Surgery meetings across Asia, Europe and North America and has published widely in this field. A/Prof. Saxby is a cochlear implant surgeon with NextSense, the largest hearing implant program in Australia. His Indigenous ear health work includes outreach clinics to Bourke and Brewarrina as well as research into novel telehealth models of care for these communities.

Alex Saxby

Neil Campbell - Education Lead for Gynaecology

Dr Neil Campbell is a Staff Specialist in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and advanced gynaecological laparoscopic surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He practices Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Mater Hospital, North Sydney, and North Shore Private Hospital, St Leonards. Neil's main Gynaecological interests are the investigation and often complex surgical treatment of endometriosis and in the investigation of women with abnormal uterine bleeding. Neil currently runs the Abnormal uterine bleeding clinic at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and performs significant numbers of both laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures for these problems.

Kirsten Black

Neil Campbell
Selvan Pather - Education Lead for Gynae-Oncology

Dr Pather was appointed staff specialist in Gynaecologic Oncology at the Royal Prince Alfred and Liverpool Hospital in 2005. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate training at the King Edward VIII Hospital in South Africa. He then started the first Gynaecologic Oncology Unit at The King Edward VII Hospital and after 18 months as Head of Gynaecologic Oncology moved to New Zealand to take up an appointment as senior lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Otago. Dr Pather completed further Gynaecologic Oncology training in Australia between 2002 and 2004, successfully completing the Australian sub-specialty examinations (CGO) in 2004. His interests include laparoscopic surgery and the role of radiotherapy in gynaecologic oncology.


Selvan Pather
Hubert Low - Education Lead for Head and Neck Surgery

Associate Professor Hubert Low is an Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeon with interest in Head and Neck Oncology/ reconstruction and Facial Nerve Disorder/ Reconstruction. He is currently Chair of Sydney Facial Nerve Services, and the Founding member of the of the Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telengiectasia Multidisciplinary Service at both Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and John Hunter Hospital. He is also the academic supervisors for the accredited and unaccredited ENT registrars at the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse.

Hubert Low
David Yeo - Education Lead for Hepatobiliary & Upper GIT

Dr David Yeo is a specialised Laparoscopic, Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon with expertise in general upper gastrointestinal surgery. He offers treatment for benign and malignant conditions of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract, including the Liver, Stomach, and Pancreas. Dr Yeo is also a VMO at RPA and St George Hospital's and also operates at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, St George Private Hospital, East Sydney Private Hospital and Mater Hospital.

David Yeo
Robyn Saw - Education Lead for Melanoma & Surgical Oncology

Associate Professor Robyn Saw is a Melanoma and Surgical Oncologist working at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney (Head of Department) and affiliated with Melanoma Institute Australia. As well as her clinical responsibilities, she is actively involved in melanoma research and leads major research projects on surgical aspects, quality of life and survivorship. Translation of research into clinical benefit for patients is the focus of her research activity. She also has a strong focus on consumer engagement exemplified with coordinating the development of patient Early-Stage and Stage III information melanoma booklets. She is passionate about improvement of clinical care through education of students, trainees and clinicians.

Robyn Saw
Brindha Shivalingam - Education Lead for Neurosurgery

Dr Shivalingam is a Neurosurgeon highly specialized in brain tumour surgery. Current appointments are Director of Neurosurgery at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Neurosurgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and The Mater Hospital. She is a graduate of Sydney University and completed her Neurosurgical training in 2006. Her post fellowship training in neuro oncology and skull base surgery was at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK. In 2021, Dr Shivalingam completed a Master of Cancer Sciences through the University of Melbourne.

Her Neuro oncology practice focuses on Glioma surgery with over a decade's experience with intraoperative MRI surgery. Dr Shivalingam also has a special clinical and research interest in melanoma surgery and is an associate of The Melanoma Institute Australia. Her skull base surgery involves close collaboration with ENT surgeons and focuses on acoustic neuroma surgery and anterior endoscopic surgery.

As education lead at RPA's Institute of Academic Surgery, she is actively involved in the teaching and training of medical students, junior medical officers and senior Neurosurgical registrars.

Brindha Shivalingham

Roger Haddad - Education Lead for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Roger is a specialist plastic surgeon working at Royal Prince Alfred and St Vincent's Hospitals. He completed his surgical training in Sydney, and underwent further fellowship training in Stuttgart, Germany. He has special interests in Skin cancer, Breast reconstruction, DIEP flap reconstruction, Breast reduction, Body contouring after weight loss, and Microsurgery. He is involved in several multidisciplinary teams, and works collaboratively with various colleagues and other craft groups in his role as a reconstructive specialist. He has a strong foundation in surgical anatomy, and is actively engaged in teaching and research activities.

Roger Haddad
Jerome Laurence - Education Lead for Transplantation Services

Dr Laurence undertook medical school, internship and junior resident training in Surgery in the United Kingdom. He subsequently came to Australia, as a Northcote Scholar, to complete a PhD focused transplantation immunology at the University of Sydney. This was followed by training in General Surgery in Australia, based at Royal Prince Alfred and Concord Hospitals in Sydney. Dr Laurence was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011. He then completed a two year post-fellowship training program in Hepatobiliary (HPB) and Upper Gastro-Intestinal (UGI) surgery in Australia. His first year was based at Westmead Hospital with an emphasis on liver, pancreas and oesophageal surgery for malignancy. During his second year, based at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Dr Laurence received further training with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques applied to liver, biliary and gastro-oesophgeal surgery, including laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity.

Dr Laurence then relocated to Toronto to undertake a two-year fellowship program in HPB and Transplantation surgery, approved by both the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the Americas Hepatobiliary Association. During this time he gained extensive experience in Transplantation including live donor hepatectomy and laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, in addition to recipient liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. During his tenure as a fellow at the Toronto General Hospital, Dr Laurence was also trained in Oncological HPB surgery techniques including complex resection and reconstrcutiuon required for advanced cancer involving major blood vessels of the abdomen.

Dr Laurence returned to Australia in 2015 to commence practice as Transplant and Upper GI surgeon based at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He was simultaneously appointed as an Associate Professor at the RPA Institute of Academic Surgery.

Jerome Laurence
David Eisinger - Education Lead for Urology
David Eisinger
Raffi Qasabian - Education Lead for Vascular Surgery

Associate Professor Hubert Low is an Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeon with interest in Head and Neck Oncology/ reconstruction and Facial Nerve Disorder/ Reconstruction. He is currently Chair of Sydney Facial Nerve Services, and the Founding member of the of the Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telengiectasia Multidisciplinary Service at both Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and John Hunter Hospital. He is also the academic supervisors for the accredited and unaccredited ENT registrars at the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse.

Raffi Qasabian

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