Sydney University Surgical Society and RPA Institute of Academic Surgery present… What is an Academic Surgeon?

The event will begin with an introduction to the field of academic surgery presented by Professor Paul Bannon. This discussion will include what it means to be an academic surgeon, an overview of the career pathway, and the balance of research and clinical practice.

Academic surgeons from the IAS will then discuss some of their innovative research projects, as well as any upcoming research opportunities for students looking to get involved.

Following the event please join us for light refreshments outside the Auditorium.

Speakers will include:

Prof Paul Bannon

Prof Paul Bannon

Professor & Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery Surgery, RPA; MMBBS, PhD (Medicine), FRACS

Prof. Bannon holds the Professorial Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery as well as the Bosch Chair of Surgery at the University of Sydney, he is Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and a Co-Chair of the Institute of Academic Surgery. He is the Immediate Past President of The Australian & New Zealand Society of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons, and is actively involved in research as both the Chair of The Baird Institute for Applied Heart and Lung Surgical Research and a Co Editor-In-Chief of the Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

A/Prof Sanjay Warrier

A/Prof Sanjay Warrier

A/Prof Academic Surgery Surgery; BSc (Med) MBBS FRACS MS

Dr. Warrier is a Breast Oncology and Oncoplastic Surgeon. In 2013 his work on Hedgehog signaling, in collaboration with Garvan Institute, won the Patron’s Prize at RPAH for best scientific oral presentation. He is the current Chairman of Post-Fellowship Training for BreastSurgANZ and the course co-ordinator for the Breast Surgical Graduate Certificate/Masters at the University of Sydney.

A/Prof Sydney Ch’ng

A/Prof Sydney Ch’ng

Associate Professor of Surgery (MBBS, PhD, FRACS)

Dr. Ch’ng is fully trained in both Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery. Her interests include facial skin cancers and advanced skin cancers requiring complex reconstruction.

She is the research lead for Plastic Surgery at RPA and has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters.

Dr Cherry Koh

Dr Cherry Koh


Dr. Koh is a colorectal surgeon with diverse academic interest, including minimally invasive colorectal surgery, transanal resection techniques and pelvic exenteration for advanced pelvic malignancies.

She is the research lead for Colorectal Surgery at the IAS and RPA.


Event Details:

Wednesday 13 June, 6pm
KPEC Auditorium 4.1 Kerry Packer Education Centre, RPA
Please RSVP via our Facebook event

This should be an informative evening for anyone interested in pursuing a career in surgery or even clinical academia generally.

This event is open to students from all clinical schools and stages.

We hope to see you there!