I am a surgeon-scientist currently appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery – University of Melbourne with an emerging international profile in HepatoPancreatoBiliary surgery and Liver Transplantation. This is reflected by the number of publications (more than 60 international peer reviewed papers, 45 published abstracts, 21 book chapters) and international invited lecturers (9) and by my role as convenor /co-organizer of international and national conferences (ASC-RACS, World Congress of the IHPBA – International HepatoPancreatoBiliary Association). My major focus is the biology of liver metastases and clinical trials to determine the outcomes after HPB surgery and liver transplantation. I also have an special interest in new surgical techniques and minimally invasive surgery. My educational activities span the spectrum from undergraduates to post-graduate students and surgical trainees. These involve both teaching, mentoring and curriculum development (Masters of Surgical Science).Such achievements have been reached in the context of a clinical-surgeon. I seek a further step towards realizing a vision to continue the investigation of tumour biology in colorectal liver metastases and the role of surgery in complex HPB tumours. My contribution to the University of Melbourne and to the Department of Surgery involves all these areas. Research interest areas: - Colorectal liver metastases - Laparoscopic liver surgery - Liver transplantation - Living related liver transplantation - Liver cancer - hepatocarcinoma - Surgical treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma
ILTS - International Society of Liver Transplantation.
Member 2017 -
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Fellow of the RACS 2016 -
TSANZ - Transplant Society Australia and New Zealand.
Member 2016 -
IHPBA - International HepatoPancreatoBiliary Association.
International member 2011 -
2018 AMRF Grant (Austin Medical Research Foundation) - Targeting lymphatics in colorectal cancer
2017 AMRF Grant (Austin Medical Research Foundation) - The role of lymphatics in colorectal liver metastases
2006-2010 - HSP 70 expression after an animal model of liver resection following the use of deferoxamine and NAC - Grant from Fundo de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo – FAPESP
1995-1998 - Experimental gastroesophageal reflux - Grant from Fundo de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo – FAPESP (process number 9706892-6)
Education and training
University of Sao Paulo 2010
University of Sao Paulo 2006
University of Sao Paulo 1998
Awards and honors
Immune cells in colorectal cancer liver metastases, Austin Medical Research Funding - AMRF,
Targeting Lymphatics in Colorectal Cancer, Austin Medical Research Funding - AMRF,
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons,
HSP-70 expression in liver tissue after partial hepatectomy - Supervisor of Medical Student Rogerio Sayao, Fundo de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo – FAPESP- BRAZIL,
Alkaline reflux esophagitis - murine model. Awarded the grant while a Medical Student for 3 years, Fundo de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo – FAPESP - BRAZIL,