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Wendy Brown
MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACS
Upper GI Surgery, Associate Professor

Wendy Brown
Wendy Brown

Wendy is senior Upper GI surgeon and an Associate Professor of Surgery at Monash University. A/Prof Brown's interests are in upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery as well as surgical oncology. Wendy is the director of the Monash University Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), a leading international research institute dedicated to improving the health of obese patients. Wendy is the president elect of the Obesity Surgeons Society of Australia and New Zeland (OSSANZ), a board member of Australian and New Zealand Gastro-oesophageal Surgeons Association (ANZGOSA) and an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

After graduating first in her medical school class, Wendy completed her surgical training in Melbourne. During this time she was awarded a PhD for research evaluating molecular biological evolution of cancer, particularly interactions with Non-Steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Further training was undertaken in Brisbane, particularly in minimally invasive surgery for oesophageal and gastric cancer and surgery for reflux.

Wendy has performed over 800 LAP-BAND procedures and also has significant expertise in complex Upper Gastro-intestinal procedures.Other interests include women’s health and adolescent obesity. Wendy is currently undertaking research into the effects of weight loss on infertility. She is a chief investigator on an NHMRC grant evaluating the effects of weight loss on knee pain.

Wendy also operates at The Alfred hospital, where she has worked in the Upper GI Surgical Unit for the past eight years.

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Tel: (03) 8573 0000
Fax: (03) 8573 0099

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