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Professor Thomas Hugh

SERT Institute, Director

Tom is an Upper Gastro-Intestinal surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital and North Shore Private Hospital, Sydney Australia. He is the Chair of Surgery at the Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney and current Head of the Upper GI Surgical unit at RNSH. His clinical interests include the management of benign and malignant liver tumours, gallstone disease, and repair of inguinal and complex abdominal wall hernias.

Tom is also an active member of the Board of CanSur, a not-for-profit cancer surgery research foundation based in the Kolling Institute, RNSH. His laboratory research interests relate to xenograft mouse models and stromal biomarkers in primary colorectal cancer and colorectal liver metastases. Tom’s main areas of clinical research include outcomes after major hepato-biliary surgery, as well as technical refinements to improve short and long-term results after surgery for inguinal and ventral hernias.

Furthermore, Tom has extensive administrative experience as Head of Department as well as fulfilling multiple committee roles over the past 18 years. He is currently the Chairperson of the Training committee and an active member of the Australia and New Zealand Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (ANZHPBA) executive.