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Professor Vincent Lam is the Professor of Surgery and Head of the Department of Clinical Medicine at Macquarie University. He received his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1998 and 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 Outputs 2005 2020

Acute surgical experience of Australian general surgical trainees

Di Re, A. M., Adusumilli, S., O'Grady, G. & Lam, V., 1 Nov 2019, In : ANZ Journal of Surgery. 89, 11, p. 1432-1436 5 p.

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Wounds and Injuries

CAF hierarchy driven by pancreatic cancer cell p53-status creates a pro-metastatic and chemoresistant environment via perlecan

Vennin, C., Melenec, P., Rouet, R., Nobis, M., Cazet, A. S., Murphy, K. J., Herrmann, D., Reed, D. A., Lucas, M. C., Warren, S. C., Elgundi, Z., Pinese, M., Kalna, G., Roden, D., Samuel, M., Zaratzian, A., Grey, S. T., Da Silva, A., Leung, W., Australian Pancreatic Genome Initiative (APGI) & 16 othersMathivanan, S., Wang, Y., Braithwaite, A. W., Christ, D., Benda, A., Parkin, A., Phillips, P. A., Whitelock, J. M., Gill, A. J., Sansom, O. J., Croucher, D. R., Parker, B. L., Pajic, M., Morton, J. P., Cox, T. R. & Timpson, P., 12 Aug 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, p. 1-22 22 p., 3637.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

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., 1 Sep 2019, In : HPB. 21, 9, p. 1139-1149 11 p.

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Liver Failure

Defining the chance of cure after resection for hepatocellular carcinoma within and beyond the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer guidelines: a multi-institutional analysis of 1,010 patients

Tsilimigras, D. I., Bagante, F., Moris, D., Merath, K., Paredes, A. Z., Sahara, K., Ratti, F., Marques, H. P., Soubrane, O., Lam, V., Poultsides, G. A., Popescu, I., Alexandrescu, S., Martel, G., Workneh, A., Guglielmi, A., Hugh, T., Aldrighetti, L., Endo, I. & Pawlik, T. M., 1 Dec 2019, In : Surgery (United States). 166, 6, p. 967-974 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Liver Neoplasms
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Disease-Free Survival

Effect of surgical margin width on patterns of recurrence among patients undergoing R0 hepatectomy for T1 hepatocellular carcinoma: an international multi-institutional analysis

Tsilimigras, D. I., Sahara, K., Moris, D., Hyer, J. M., Paredes, A. Z., Bagante, F., Merath, K., Farooq, A. S., Ratti, F., Marques, H. P., Soubrane, O., Azoulay, D., Lam, V., Poultsides, G. A., Popescu, I., Alexandrescu, S., Martel, G., Guglielmi, A., Hugh, T., Aldrighetti, L. & 2 othersEndo, I. & Pawlik, T. M., 26 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Margins of Excision