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Professor Guy Maddern

Telephone +61 8 8222 6756
Position Head of Discipline
Fax +61 8 8222 6028
Building QEH - Main Bldg
Floor/Room 6
Campus The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Org Unit Surgical Specialties

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Biography/ Background

Throughout his surgical career Professor Guy Maddern has developed strong experience and expertise in translational research, starting during his three years of clinical and research work in Europe (1989-1992).  He returned to Adelaide in 1993 to take up a University of Adelaide appointment as Professor of Surgery at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  Since then, Prof Maddern has been invited to lecture, both nationally and internationally; has been awarded the John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship for outstanding research; has authored numerous book chapters; has edited and co-authored textbooks; published in refereed journals extensively and has been awarded over $20,000,000 in grant funding.  In October 1997, Professor Maddern was appointed the Foundation Surgical Director of the Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Prodedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S), which required setting up rigorous scientific assessment platform for new interventional procedures and technologies as they apply to the practice of surgery.  This has become a major aspect of evidence based surgical practice, which yields important fruits for the international surgical community.

During 1999 Professor Maddern was awarded the position of Foundation Visitor for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Scientific Meeting.  Prof Maddern has also been awarded a James IV Travelling Surgical Fellowship.  These awards represent a substantial recognition of Professor Maddern's standing within the international surgical community.

Professor Maddern is currently Head of Research at the Basil Hetzel Research Institute of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.


  • RP Jepson Professor of Surgery, University of Adelaide
  • Director, Division of Surgery, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Head, Department General Surgery
  • Head, Upper Gastrointestinal Unit
  • Director, Basil Hetzel Institute
  • Surgical Director, ASERNIP-S (Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures – Surgical) Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Coordinator, Rural Surgical Services, University of Adelaide
  • Surgical Clinical Director, Country Health SA
  • Clinical Director of Surgery, Central Adelaide Local Health Network


University of Adelaide:
1975–1980 (MBBS)
1982–1985 (PhD)
1985–1988 (MS)
2003 (MD)

Research Funding




2013-2015   $735,820

National health and Medical Research Council Project Grant Advanced imaging to define hepatic and intestinal drug disposition in aging and liver disease (with M Roberts, D Crawford)
2013-2015   $311,195 HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation Use of surgical and radiology checklists in Australian hospitals: uptake, barriers and enablers (with W Runciman, C Mandel, T Schultz, Z Munn)
2013-2015   $514,975 National health and Medical Research Council Project Grant In vivo evaluation of the safety and efficacy of a novel chitosan gel in the reduction of adhesions following abdominal surgery in both animal and human models
2011-2014   $255,000 ARC Linkage Grant On the cutting edge: promoting best practice in surgical innovation (with WA Rogers, AJ Johnson, C Townley, J Sheridan, A Ballantyune, M Lotz, D Meyerson, GF Tomosey, AA Eyers, CJ Thomson)
2010   $35,000 Cancer Council of South Australia Seeding Grant: Data Manager support for National Breast Cancer Audit (Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures Surgical) (with J Kollias, W Babidge, P De Silva)
2009-2013   $1,036,925 National Health and Medical Research Council Prospective evaluation of a model to predict outcomes following evndovascular aortic aneurysm repair (with R Fitridge, M Boult, J Golledge, M Thompson, M Barnes)
2009-2013   $1,250,000 TQEH Research Foundation Program Grant Development and assessment of novel surgical technologies and their introduction into the Australian healthcare system (with PJ Wormald, G Jamieson, R Fitridge, P Hewett)
2009-2011   $1,076,876 South Australian Department of Health Assessment of new technologies (Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures Surgical)
2008-2011   $1,501,328 Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) grant. Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures Surgical
2008-2011   $5,000,000 Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing/Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Introduction and assessment of surgical simulation in Australia
2008   $7,400 TQEH Research Foundation Small Grant Colorectal cancer, adhesions and chitosan gel
2008   $54,000 TQEH Research Foundation The effects of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on liver resection for colorectal liver metastases. A prospective study
2008   $82,750   Cancer Council South Australia The effect of portal venous pressure on remnant function and regeneration following liver resection in a pig model

 Previous Research Grant Funding Awarded Totals: $16,748,565


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Entry last updated: Saturday, 30 Jan 2016

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