Surgery at Western Campus

About Us

The Department of Surgery at Western Health is geographically located across two campuses; Footscray Hospital which bears a significant clinical load, and Sunshine Hospital where the Department is located in the  Western Centre for Health Research and Education (WCHRE) that provides a range of purpose built, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. The WCHRE is home to researchers, academics and educators from Western Health, Victoria University and the University of Melbourne. WCHRE plays a pivotal role in researching diseases that affect local communities, positioning Western Health as a leader in related academic and research fields.


Associate Professor Justin Yeung is a consultant colorectal surgeon, based at Western Health, and is the Associate Professor of Surgery at the Western Centre for Health Research and Education (WCHRE) at Sunshine Hospital

He graduated from Nottingham University in the U.K. in 1996, and went on to complete his general surgical and colorectal specialist training in Nottingham.  He then underwent a pelvic floor and laparoscopic fellowship in Sheffield, a leading centre for colorectal and pelvic floor conditions in the United Kingdom.

In 2008, he was awarded a HCA International Foundation scholarship. This allowed him to complete a year's colorectal fellowship with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia where he gained experience in the surgical management of complex colorectal and recurrent cancer.

In 2010, he returned back to the United Kingdom and was appointed as a Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal, General and Pelvic Floor Surgeon at the University Hospitals of Leicester.

He continued to develop his interests in both undergraduate and post graduate teaching and training, in particular simulation, as well as research into colorectal cancer with the University of Leicester Cancer Research Centre.  In recognition of these efforts, he was awarded the honorary title of Senior Lecturer in 2016 with the University of Leicester.

Associate Professor Yeung hopes to develop the Department of Surgery at Western Health including developing multiprofessional collaborative research in the field of surgery and cancer, as well as develop novel methods to help deliver teaching and training in the clinical environment.


The four level WCHRE contains state-of-the art teaching and research spaces, as well as a spacious atrium ideal for conferences or other meetings. Facilities include:

  • Auditorium, Lecture Theatre and Tutorial teaching spaces
  • Learning Commons
  • Simulation Area
    - Operating Theatre, Intensive Care Unit, 4-Bed Ward
  • Clinical Trials
    -Consulting Rooms, Metabolic Gym, DXA & pQT
  • PC2 Laboratory Facility
    -Cell Culture
    -Radiations room (beta & gamma counter)
    -Confocal Microscope
    -Histology & Microscopy
    -Flow cytometer
    -Seahorse XF24 Analyser
    -Gene and protein analysis
    -Electrophysiology and organ bath experiments
WCHRE LabWestern Lab

Contact Us

Executive Assistant to Associate Professor Justin Yeung

Franca Mobilio
Ph:  +61 3 8395 8116


WCHRE Building, Level 3 East
Sunshine Hospital
176 Furlong Road
St Albans, Victoria 3021, Australia