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Professor Vincent Lam is the Professor of Surgery at Macquarie University. He received his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1998. He completed his general surgical training in Sydney in 2006. He went on for two years of post-fellowship training in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and transplant surgery at Westmead Hospital, Sydney and Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. In 2013, he was the first graduate of the Doctorate of Clinical Surgery at the University of Sydney with the thesis titled “Extending the frontiers of surgical resection of colorectal liver metastases”. He is currently a consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Transplant surgeon at Westmead Hospital. He also holds the position of Deputy Chair of Medical Staff Council at Westmead Hospital and Hub Supervisor of Training (Western Sydney Network) of NSW Board in General Surgery, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is the councillor of the ANZ Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and immediate past president of the Australian Chinese Medical Association.

Professor Lam’s main clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery of liver, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen as well as the surgical management of liver, pancreas and bile duct cancer. More recently, he developed a strong interest in Robotic Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and performed the Australia-first Robotic Cholecystectomy in February 2014.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Clinical Surgery, DClinSurg, University of Sydney


Master of Surgery, MS, University of Sydney

Jan 2005Dec 2005

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS, University of Sydney


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Research Output 2005 2019

Complications after liver surgery: a benchmark analysis

Bagante, F., Ruzzenente, A., Beal, E. W., Campagnaro, T., Merath, K., Conci, S., Akgül, O., Alexandrescu, S., Marques, H. P., Lam, V., Shen, F., Poultsides, G. A., Soubrane, O., Martel, G., Iacono, C., Guglielmi, A. & Pawlik, T. M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : HPB.

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Liver Failure

Aortic versus dual perfusion for retrieval of the liver after brain death: a national registry analysis

Hameed, A. M., Pang, T., Yoon, P., Balderson, G., De Roo, R., Yuen, L., Lam, V., Laurence, J., Crawford, M., D. M. Allen, R., Hawthorne, W. J. & Pleass, H. C., 1 Nov 2018, In : Liver Transplantation. 24, 11, p. 1536-1544 9 p.

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Brain Death
Graft Survival

Defining the molecular pathology of pancreatic body and tail adenocarcinoma

Dreyer, S. B., Jamieson, N. B., Upstill-Goddard, R., Bailey, P. J., McKay, C. J., Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative & Lam, V., 1 Jan 2018, In : British Journal of Surgery. 105, 2, p. e183—e191 9 p.

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Open Access
Molecular Pathology
Pancreatic Neoplasms

International publication trends in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery: emergency compared to oncology

Liang, Y., Lo-Cao, E., Punch, G., Lam, V. & Richardson, A., 4 Dec 2018, In : ANZ Journal of Surgery.

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Wounds and Injuries

Risk factors for thrombosis in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplants performed over ten years at Westmead hospital

Shahrestani, S., Spike, E., Hort, A., Gibbons, T., Hitos, K., Lendzion, R., Robinson, P., Pleass, H. C., Kable, K., Lam, V., de Roo, R., Yuen, L. & Hawthorne, W. J., Jul 2018, In : Transplantation. 102, 7S-1, p. S240 1 p.

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