Like many surgeons, Chris loves immersing himself in the technical aspects and nuances of his specialty. He is known as a meticulous operator and forms thoughtful treatment plans based on up-to-date evidence, multidisciplinary expertise and each patient's context.
Chris is also unfailingly kind and brings a calm, sensible voice to what can be a challenging journey for patients.
Chris' passions apart from his work are swimming, gardening, hiking and exploring the wonderful world of animals.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Chris obtained his medical degree from the University of New South Wales and Master of Surgery from Sydney University. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2019. Subsequently, he was accepted onto the prestigious Australian & Aotearoa New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic & Biliary Association (ANZHPBA) Fellowship program, receiving the Padbury Trophy upon completion.
Chris completed his fellowship at the highest volume pancreatic centre in Australia, Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) in Sydney. He is on the board of the ANZHPBA as a Fellows advocate and the surgical subcommittee of the Australian Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Trial Group (AGITG), a multidisciplinary collaborative group that conducts clinical trials and biological research on gastro-intestinal cancers.
RESEARCH & TEACHING
Chris was recently appointed Clinical Associate Professor within the ANU School of Medicine and Psychology, In this capacity, he is regularly involved in teaching medical students, as well as the apprenticeship of surgical registrars throughout their training.
Since medical school, Chris has been conducting research in response to questions that arise from clinical practice. He has written numerous academic papers that have been published in high-impact factor peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international scientific meetings. His primary areas of focus are the role of genomics and biomarkers in risk stratifying pancreatic cysts and cancers. Chris has a leadership role in enrolling Canberra into several national and global multi-institutional research collaboratives. A comprehensive list of his ongoing research and publications is available upon request.