Key Researcher

Steven T F Chan

MBBS (Monash) PhD (London) FRACS


Resident in Surgery:  Beth Israel Hospital
Clinical Fellow in Surgery:  Harvard University,Boston, USA
Research Fellow, Senior Surgical Registrar:  St Mary's Hospital, London, UK
Wellcome Senior Lecturer, Consultant Surgeon:  St Mary's Hospital Medical School, University of London
Senior Lecturer, Consultant Surgeon:  Royal Brisbane Hospital, University of Queensland
Reader in Surgery (Associate Professor), Director of Surgery:  QEII Hospital, University of Queensland
Associate Professor of Surgery, Senior Consultant Surgeon:  National University of Singapore
Professor of Surgery, Head - Upper GI-Unit:  Western Health, The University of Melbourne


PhD thesis (University of London) "The study of water and sodium homeostasis in the surgical patient with particular reference to hyponatraemia and sodium flux"


Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom: "The role of carbohydrate, water and electrolyte repletion in body protein conservation following starvation and injury"
Medical Research Council, United Kingdom: "Skeletal muscle energetics and glutamine metabolism in the surgical patient"
National Medical Research Council, Singapore: "Role of phospholipase-A2 inhibitors and/or it’s antibodies in the pathogenesis and prevention of surgically induced adhesions"; "The peritoneal mesothelial response to trauma and sepsis with particular reference to the role of phospholipase activity"; "Does p38 Mitogen Activated Protein (MAP)-kinase expression levels correlate with the induction of COX-2 and down-regulation of iNOS in colon cancer tissue"
University of Queensland: "Clinical studies of the peritoneal fibrinolytic response to trauma and sepsis".

Editorial services

Member Editorial Board: Digestive Diseases and Sciences (USA): Certificate for excellence in editorial services and peer review.


Teacher and Examiner:  Universities of London, Queensland, Singapore and Melbourne.
The University of Melbourne, Western Clinical School, Medical Student's Teaching Award: 2012, 2015, 2016