PROFESSOR BENJAMIN THOMSON

MBBS DMedSc FRACS FACS

Ben is the Head of the Department of General Surgical Specialties at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Director of the Upper GI Tumour Stream for The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Royal Women’s Hospital. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne and an examiner in General Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Ben also holds the Chair-Elect for the Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (CCRTGE).

Originally a medical graduate of Melbourne University, Ben trained at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and was awarded his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2001. He then completed further specialist training in Hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He completed a Doctor of Medical Science at The University of Melbourne in 2013. As a published author, Ben has many cited research papers and is a sought-after speaker at local, national and international meetings.

Ben consults in private practice and currently holds public hospital appointments at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. His approach to patient care is led by genuine compassion, care and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcome.

Honors & Awards

Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal – Samoa – October 2014
Certificate of Outstanding Service – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – May 2014

Expertise

  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Liver Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Biliary Surgery
  • ERCP
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Diagnostic & Interventional Endoscopy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumours
  • General Surgery

Positions Held

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Head of General Surgical Specialties
  • Director of the Upper Gastro-Intestinal Tumour Stream
  • Deputy Director of Trauma Services
  • RMH Victorian Medical Assistance Team (VMAT)
  • Consultant Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB), Trauma & General Surgeon

The University of Melbourne

  • Honorary Clinical Associate Professor

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

  • Director of the Upper Gastro-Intestinal Tumour Stream
  • Consultant Hepatobiliary and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  • Court of Examiners (General Surgery)

Melbourne Private Hospital

  • General Surgeon

Epworth Richmond Hospital

  • HPB & General Surgeon

St Vincent’s Private Hospital

  • HPBHPB & General Surgeon

St Vincent’s Hospital

  • Honorary General Surgeon

Frances Perry Private Hospital

  • HPB & General Surgeon