Associate Professor Gavin Wright is a thoracic surgeon who completed his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in General Surgery in 1997, then a second fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2000.
He is currently the Director of Surgical Oncology at St Vincent’s Hospital, and works at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as both a thoracic surgeon and as the Research and Education Lead for Lung Cancer at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery.
In the field of lung cancer, Professor Wright enjoys a high national and international profile, having contributed to the latest staging system for lung cancer and the Australian Wiki-guidelines for lung cancer. He has published almost 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and 2 book chapters. He was awarded a PhD investigating the molecular biology of lung adenocarcinoma, for which he received a postgraduate NHMRC scholarship and University of Melbourne’s Gordon-Taylor scholarship.