Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat - Colorectal Clinical and Research Fellow

Mr Yasser Arafat


Colorectal Clinical and Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Western Precinct

Clinical lecturer, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne

My current research work focuses on understanding the role of body composition and dose-related toxicity following chemotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer.

Clinically, I am a qualified General Surgeon having successfully completed my general surgical  training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). I am also a certified endoscopist and a member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA).

In the past, I have supervised, and co-authored in a number of published research projects. My other academic qualification includes a Master of Surgery from the University of Sydney.

My current position as a Colorectal Fellow encompasses a unique role involving clinical works, a teaching role with the Western Clinical School, and a research position with the University of Melbourne. I am also a member of the Department of Surgery (DoS) Education Committee and involved in developing the current new MD course at the Melbourne Medical School.

In my leisure time, I enjoy playing table-tennis, medical volunteering and trying new recipes of different cuisine!