Owen A. Ung

University of Queensland, Australia

Professor Owen A Ung (MBBS, FRACS) Owen Ung is a breast and endocrine surgeon and Professor of Surgery RBWH UQ clinical school. He is the Chair of the Qld RACS Regional Committee. He worked in rural and metropolitan hospitals throughout Qld, later completed his advanced surgical training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He undertook fellowships at Westmead Hospital in NSW and the University of Wales College of Medicine in the United Kingdom as a lecturer in surgery. From 1995 to 2008 he has was a consultant surgeon at Westmead where he headed the Breast and Endocrine surgical unit and was Director of the department of general surgery. From the beginning of 2009 he returned to Queensland to head the Breast and Endocrine unit at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and join the academic department of the University of Queensland School of Medicine. His established private practice is at the Wesley and St Andrews Hospitals. 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 7 August 2016

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