Owen A. Ung

University of Queensland, Australia

Owen A. Ung is a breast and endocrine surgeon. After graduating from Queensland University, Australia, he worked in rural and metropolitan hospitals throughout the state and then completed his advanced surgical training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. From there, he undertook a fellowship at Westmead Hospital in New South Wales and then at the University of Wales College of Medicine in the United Kingdom as a Lecturer in surgery. From 1995 to 2008, he was a consultant surgeon at Westmead, a major Sydney teaching hospital, where he headed the Breast and Endocrine Surgical Unit, and was the Director of the Department of General Surgery. He obtained a clinical associate professorship with the University of Sydney. From the beginning of 2009, he returned to Queensland to head the Breast and Endocrine Unit at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RWBH) and join the academic Department of Surgery of the University of Queensland. He is a committed clinician, researcher, and teacher and lectures and publishes widely. He is a principle investigator for a number of major Australian and New Zealand clinical trials relating to the management of the axilla and regional nodes in breast cancer. Through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, he plays an active role in surgical training, assessment, and examination. Moreover, he has obtained extensive administrative and management experience through his various clinical leadership roles and is active on numerous state and national committees. Previous national representations include a Board Member of General Surgeons Australia (GSA), the Chair of the Breast Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and the Chair of the Breast Group of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA).

Biography Updated on 4 July 2010

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