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I am a consultant general surgeon who has specialised in upper gastrointestinal including hepatobiliary and bariatric surgery. I am an academic surgeon with strong basic science and translational research interests and work as VMO Surgeon at St George Public & Private Hospital in Sydney.


Trained as a general surgeon both in Switzerland and Australia with extensive subspecialty training from 2016-2021, my clinical interests and competencies span a broad range. I maintain a strong interest in the minimally-invasive management of complex groin and abdominal wall hernias including large incisional hernias, benign and malignant upper gastrointestinal tract illnesses including the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux (“heartburn”) disease, gastric and oesophageal cancer as well as all cancers and ailments of the liver and pancreas. Additionally, I trained for two years from 2018-2020 as a Clinical Fellow under the country’s leading bariatric surgeons in Australia’s only Bariatric Centre of Excellence at St George Hospital allowing me to provide the highest-quality management of patients suffering from obesity.


I have experience in managing gallstone, bile duct and liver diseases as well as pancreatic illnesses including pancreatic cancer through my training as the Clinical Fellow at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital from 2020-2021. In this position, I obtained experience in the aggressive surgical management of HPB malignancies requiring vascular resections and reconstruction.


Having enjoyed intense training in Australia’s largest peritoneal surface oncology unit from 2016–2018 under the mentorship of Professor David L. Morris, I also maintain an interest and strong research track-record in cytoreductive surgery and intra-peritoneal chemotherapy for the management of patients with Stage IV metastastic peritoneal, gastrointestinal and gynaecological cancers. 


I am a champion of endoscopy, minimally-invasive as well as robotic surgery as this allows me to always perform procedures as efficiently as possible, whilst ensuring as little impact on patients’ recovery pathways as possible. 


I believe that compassionately and attentively listening to what is said is the key to understanding each patient’s individual problem and the foundation for a trustworthy, honest and open relationship allowing for the best outcomes to be achieved. I firmly believe that providing care to my patients is the ultimate privilege, and attempt to let this belief underpin and transpire during all interactions with my patients.  

  • VMO Consultant Surgeon at St George Hospital, Sydney

  • VMO Consultant Surgeon at St George Private Hospital, Sydney

Surgical Qualifications
  • 2018 Fellowship in General Surgery (FMH Surgery) - Swiss College of Surgeons/Foederatio Medicorum Helveticum

  • 2021 Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in General Surgery

Education & Advanced Surgical Training
  • 2003 - 2009 Medical studies at the University of Zurich, Switzerland (MBBS equivalent)

  • 2006 - 2010 Medical doctorate from the University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2013 - 2016 PhD at UNSW Australia

  • 2016 - 2018 Liver and Peritonectomy Clinical Fellow, St George Hospital, Sydney

  • 2018 - 2020 Upper GI Clinical Fellow, St George Hospital, Sydney

  • 2020 - 2021 Upper GI & Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Clinical Fellow, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney

Professional Memberships
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  • General Surgeons Australia

  • Australian & New Zealand Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (ANZHPBA)

  • Australian & Aotearoa New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association (AANZGOSA)

  • Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS)

  • International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE)

  • Swiss Australian Academic Network (SAAN)

  • Swiss Medical Association / Swiss College of Surgeons & Physicians (FMH)

  • Swiss Association of Registrars and Staff Specialists (VSAO)

  • Australia New Zealand Association for the Surgery of Trauma (ANZAST)

  • International Society for the Study of Pleura & Peritoneum (ISSPP)

  • European Society for Surgical Oncology (ESSO)

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