Peter Choong-HOD-WEB

As Head of the Department of Surgery, I am pleased to introduce the Department that forms the focus for academic activities in surgery at the University of Melbourne and the Melbourne Medical School. The Department of Surgery covers seven separate sites, and members of the Department are involved in a wide range of national and internationally recognised research programs, covering many diverse topics such as hepatobiliary and pancreatic transplantation, treatments for brain tumours, trauma, macular degeneration and glaucoma, cancer, biomechanics and many other important fields.

Members of the Department are also involved with teaching surgery in the Doctor of Medicine degree program, and deliver a range of important post-graduate specialist courses in surgery. These activities are undertaken both within the Department at the University of Melbourne, and more broadly within the key hospital sites throughout Melbourne, Victoria.

I do hope that you will browse through this website to learn more about the nature and scope of our surgical research and teaching programs, noting the research activities that encompass basic sciences, translational outcomes and clinical research.

Professor Peter Choong AO


Sir Hugh Devine Chair of Surgery 

Head of the Department of Surgery, Melbourne Medical School