Guy Maddern

Professor Guy Maddern

Professor of Head of Discipline

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Prof Guy Maddern MBBS, PhD, MS, MD, FAAHMS - Specialty: General Surgery Area of Practice: Upper Gastrointestinal/Hepatopancreatobiliary.

Professor Guy Maddern is a Hepatobiliary Surgeon based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH).
He completed his medical degree and PhD at The University of Adelaide and went on to complete his residency at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and advanced surgical training as a registrar across a number of sites including the RAH, TQEH and Flinders Medical Centre and the Repatriation Hospital. In 1989 Guy was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has worked within Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Units and Liver Transplant Units in Switzerland and France.
His current role is largely clinical and he has developed strong experience and expertise in translational research, which began with three years of clinical and research work in Europe following his fellowship appointment. Shortly after returning, he was appointed Professor of Surgery at The University of Adelaide, where he strives to integrate patient care, research and education. He has sat on multiple editorial boards for journals and made significant contributions to scientific journal publications and surgical texts with over 400 peer reviewed publications.
Clinical interests include colorectal hepatic metastatic disease, minimally invasive surgery, incident monitoring and assessment of new technologies in surgical practice. He is continually researching new surgical techniques to help patients reduce post-operative pain and achieve higher quality of life outcomes.
Guy has received significant recognition for his clinical expertise. In 2014, he was awarded the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Louis Barnett Medal for outstanding contributions.

Professor Guy Maddern
Surgical Science Research Group

Email: guy.maddern@adelaide.edu.au

 

Surgical Science Research Group

 

Laparoscopic Simulation Skills Program (LSSP)

Current access to surgical simulation training in Australia is limited and the best format for delivery is yet to be established. Self-directed learning has the potential to limit the costs associated with simulation training, as well as improve access through increased flexibility of training times. The aim of the LSSP is to develop and assess the efficacy and feasibility of training times. The aim of the LSSP is to develop and assess the efficacy and feasibility of a self-directed simulation-based training program, and to determine if a period of more formal (supervised) training is required.

Location: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital/Basil Hetzel Institute

Available for: Any level of education

Research project start: Semester 1 & 2

 

Coaching to Enhance Surgeons’ Non-Technical Skills

The concept of coaching for performance improvement is an accepted and well established approach in fields such as sports, education, business and music. It has only been recently recognised that application of this model of learning, which is grounded in established adult learning and psychological concepts, may be of particular value when applied in health care settings. This project is investigating whether surgical coaching is a potentially valuable tool to enhance surgeons’ non-technical skills and whether it would be beneficial to develop a surgical coaching program for General Surgeons for the purpose of improving surgeons’ ongoing professional development.

Location: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital/Basil Hetzel Institute

Available for: Any level of education

Research project start: Semester 1 & 2

 

Developing novel diagnostic tools and preventative therapies for metastatic colorectal cancer

The majority of colorectal cancer (CRC) related deaths are attributable to liver metastasis – the most critical prognostic factor observed in CRC patients. However, there is no clinical test to predict metastatic risk and allow informed selection of preventative treatment regimen. The translation challenge is to validate immune checkpoint biomarkers controlling metastasis. We have identified potential proteomic and lipidomic targets from stored tissue and blood of CRC patients and are currently validating these in a larger patient cohort.

Location: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital/Basil Hetzel Institute

Available for: Any level of education

Research project start: Semester 1 & 2

 

Systematic reviews of surgical topics

  • The use of antibiotic coated sutures
  • What is informed consent
  • Do Multi-Disciplinary Teams Meetings work?
  • Should asymptomatic contra-lateral inguinal hernias found at laparotomy be repaired?
  • Tele-surgery: what is the evidence?

Location: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital/Basil Hetzel Institute

Available for: Any level of education

Research project start: Semester 1 & 2

 

Audit of surgical mortality

  • Trocar injury deaths in Australia
  • Deaths in patients under 30 years of age
  • Surgical deaths in the patients older than 90
  • Surgical deaths following delay in transfer

Location: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital/Basil Hetzel Institute

Available for: Any level of education

Research project start: Semester 1 & 2

 

Health System Research

  • How to deliver rural general surgery
  • Advanced recovery programs
  • What is the surgical learning curve for a 

         - liver resection

         - oesophagectomy

         - inguinal hernia repair

         - Whipples resection

         - open abdominal aortic aneurysm

Location: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital/Basil Hetzel Institute

Available for: Any level of education

Research project start: Semester 1 & 2

 

Health Technology Assessment

Students will participate in the reviews of new surgical Health Technology Assessment reports being continuously undertaken

Location: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital/Basil Hetzel Institute

Available for: Any level of education

Research project start: Semester 1 & 2

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    1997 Surgical Director ASERNIP-S (Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures – Surgical) Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
    1996 Director of Research Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1993 RP Jepson Professor of Surgery University of Adelaide
    1993 Director Division of Surgery The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1993 Head Department of General Surgery The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1993 Head Upper Gastrointestinal Unit The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1993 Coordinator Rural Surgical Services University of Adelaide
    1993 Surgical Clinical Director Country Health SA Local Health Network
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Fellowship Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAAHMS) Australia
    2014 Recognition Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Louis Barnett Medal Australia
    2013 Nomination Simulation Australia, Finalist Simulation Achievement Award
    2010 Award Australian Medical Association Excellence in Healthcare Award Australia
    2006 Award Royal College of Surgeons of England Sir Arthur Sims Travelling Professorship
    2002 Award Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Travelling Fellow, The College of Surgeons Malaysia Annual Scientific Meeting
    1999 Award James IV Travelling Fellowship
    1999 Invitation Foundation Visitor, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Scientific Meeting, Auckland
    1998 Scholarship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship
    1998 Invitation Medical Board Visiting Lecturer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
    1991 Scholarship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Foundation Travelling Fellowship
    1987 Award The Medical Staff Society Prize, Royal Adelaide Hospital (Nimmo Prize)
    1986 Award Henry Simpson Newland Prize (Awarded by the University of Adelaide, Department of Surgery)
    1985 Scholarship NHMRC Medical Postgraduate Research Scholarship
    1984 Scholarship NHMRC Medical Postgraduate Research Scholarship
    1983 Fellowship Dawes Research Fellowship
    1982 Award R.P. Jepson Medal (Presented by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, SA Branch)
    1982 Award Medical Staff Prize Royal Adelaide Hospital (Nimmo Prize)
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2003 University of Adelaide Australia MD
    1989 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Australia FRACS
    1985 - 1988 University of Adelaide Australia MS
    1982 - 1985 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    1975 - 1980 University of Adelaide Australia MBBS
  • Research Interests

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Developing a Hernia Mesh Tissue Integration Index Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Full Time Paul David Patiniott
    2019 Principal Supervisor Factors affecting surgical mortality of head and neck patients in Australia Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Full Time Dr Yi Long Roy Ong
    2019 Principal Supervisor Factors Influencing the Clinical Outcomes of Emergency General Surgery in Australia Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Part Time Mr Edward Young
    2019 Principal Supervisor A National Australian population-based study analyzing morbidity and mortality of Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) in elderly patients. Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Part Time Miss Li Lian Kuan
    2018 Principal Supervisor Surgical Coaching in the Outpatient Environment - A Video-Based Intervention Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Full Time Dr Nelson Granchi
    2018 Co-Supervisor Advanced Recovery Room Care Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Dr Courtney Lloyd
    2018 Principal Supervisor Porous Silicon Nanoparticles as Drug Delivery for Anti-Metastatic Therapy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Bimala Dhakal
    2016 Principal Supervisor Optimising Postoperative Radiotherapy for Retroperitoneal Sarcoma - A Novel Approach Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Part Time Mr Richard Charles Smith
    2016 Principal Supervisor Mortality and Morbidity in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Australia Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Full Time Dr Justin Chung-Yun Chan
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Simulation in Surgical Education: Lessons learned from a multi-site randomised cohort study Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Full Time Miss Hannah Claire Gostlow
    2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Surgery and Climate Change: The Scientific and Public Policy Implications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Joseph Smith
    2014 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Extracorporeal Normothermic Pancreas Perfusion Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Full Time Dr Kean Guan Kuan
    2013 - 2014 Other Periocular Malignancy Doctor of Health Sciences Higher Doctorate Full Time Prof Dinesh Selva-Nayagam
    2013 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The effect of alcohol on pancreatic blood flow. An experimental study. Master of Surgery Master Full Time Mr Glen Leon Benveniste
    2013 - 2013 Other The evolution in the treatment of Colorectal Carcinoma Doctor of Health Sciences Higher Doctorate Full Time Prof Timothy Price
    2012 - 2013 Other The South Australian Adult Burn Service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Lows to Highs; 2001-2012 Doctor of Health Sciences Higher Doctorate Full Time Prof John Greenwood
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor CLINICAL ANALYSIS OF LIVER FUNCTION: Development of a Novel Method for the Detection of Portosystemic Shunts Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Todd James Matthews
    2009 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Improving the Safety and Efficacy of Bimodal Electric Tissue Ablation Master of Surgery Master Full Time Dr Leong Tiong
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor The Litigation Threat to Surgical Practice: Legal Reform and Risk Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Joseph Smith
    2009 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Peritoneal Adhesion Formation and Modulation Master of Surgery Master Full Time Dr Christopher Ian William Lauder
    2006 - 2008 Principal Supervisor The Future of Radiofrequency Ablation is Looking BETA Short and Long Term Studies of Bimodal Electric Tissue Ablation (BETA) in a Porcine Model Master of Surgery Master Full Time Mr Christopher Dobbins
    2003 - 2006 Co-Supervisor An Intervention to Improve Voluntary Incident Reporting in South Australian Public Hospitals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Susan Margaret Evans
    2001 - 2003 Principal Supervisor ALTERATIONS OF FIBRONECTIN AND LAMININ AND EXPRESSION OF MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES FOLLOWING SKELETAL MUSCLE ISCHEMIA - REPERFUSION INJURY Master of Surgery Master Full Time Dr Bulang He
    2001 - 2003 Principal Supervisor SURGICAL UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AND COMMUNITY-BASED EDUCATION New Environments for Surgical Teaching Master of Surgery Master Full Time Dr Martin Bruening
    2000 - 2004 Principal Supervisor OUTCOME AND COMPLICATIONS OF PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY FOR MYOPIA AND ASTIGMATISM Master of Surgery Master Part Time APrf Michael Goggin
    1996 - 2003 Co-Supervisor Surgical Stress: The Role of Psychological Factors in the Determination of Stress Responses and Recovery from Surgery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sue-Anne Pearson
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing President Health Technology Assessment International
    2015 - ongoing Member ISQuA Health Information Technology Committee
    2015 - 2016 Chair NHMRC Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre Expert Review Committee
    2015 - ongoing Member Therapeutic Goods Administration Advisory Panel Services – Clinical Devices
    2015 - ongoing Member International Medical Device Regulators Forum’s Registry Work Group
    2015 - ongoing Member Medical Device Epidemiology Network Publications Committee
    2014 - ongoing Member National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Mortality Report Advisory Committee
    2013 - ongoing Member Notifications Committee, South Australian Medical Board
    2013 - 2015 Member NHMRC Research Translation FacultySteering Group – Healthy Start for a Healthy Life Group
    2013 - 2015 Vice-President Health Technology Assessment International
    2013 - ongoing Member South Australian Medical Board
    2013 - 2015 Vice-President International Society for Digestive Surgery
    2013 - ongoing Member Safety, Quality and Sustainability Forum
    2012 - 2014 Member Clinical Governance Advisory Group for the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record
    2012 - 2014 Chair Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medical Devices, Therapeutic Goods Administration
    2012 - 2014 Member Product Standardisation Subcommittee, SA Health
    2012 - 2012 Member Scientific Convenor, Health Technology Assessment International Annual Meeting Bilbao
    2011 - ongoing Member Health Technology Assessment Consultative Committee (Prostheses)
    2011 - ongoing Member South Australian Blood Management Council
    2011 - ongoing Member Medical Device Reforms Reference Group, Therapeutic Goods Administration
    2010 - 2015 Member NHMRC Health Care Committee
    2010 - 2013 Member South Australian Institute of Medical Education and Training
    2010 - ongoing Member Health Care Complaints Commission Expert Advisers Panel
    2010 - 2011 Member NHMRC Connectome Working Committee
    2009 - 2010 Member International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment Board (Elected)
    2009 - 2009 Member Medical Technology Stakeholder Reference Group
    2008 - ongoing Director James IV Association of Surgeons
    2008 - 2009 Member South Australian Health Research Reform Reference Group
    2007 - 2011 Chair Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Professional Development and Standards Board
    2007 - 2009 Vice-President International Surgical Week
    2006 - 2012 Secretary Health Technology Assessment International
    2006 - 2011 Member Bi-National Colorectal Cancer Audit
    2006 - 2009 Member National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Clinical Research Excellence Review Panel
    2006 - 2009 Chair International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment Board (Elected)
    2006 - 2006 Member ISDE (International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus) 2006 Organising Committee
    2005 - 2011 Member Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Surgical Competence and Performance Working Party
    2005 - 2011 Member Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Resources Committee
    2005 - ongoing Director Gastroenterological Society of Australia
    2005 - 2008 Chair Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Board of Research and External Affairs
    2005 - 2007 Member Joint Management Committee of Spencer Gulf Rural Health School, University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2006 Member Scientific Convenor, HTAi 2006, Adelaide
    2004 - 2013 Chair South Australian Clinical Senate Standing Commmitee, Health Technology Advisory Group
    2004 - ongoing Member South Australian Department of Human Services Clinical Senate Executive
    2004 - 2013 Member Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Services and Education Grant Review Panel
    2004 - 2011 Member Royal Australasian College of Surgeons International Committee
    2004 - 2008 Member Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Information Technology Advisory Group
    2004 - 2007 Vice-Chair Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Board of Continuing Professional Development and Standards
    2004 - 2006 Member Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Access to Elective Surgical Care Working Party
    2004 - 2005 Chair Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Skills Laboratory Working Party
    2004 - ongoing Member National Breast Cancer Centre Data Advisory Group
    2003 - ongoing Member Medical Directors’ Committee, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    2003 - 2015 Board Member South Australian Department of Human Services Clinical Senate
    2003 - 2014 Member Advisory Committee on Medical Devices (formerly Medical Devices Evaluation Committee, Therapeutic Goods Administration (core member)
    2003 - 2013 Member Orthopaedic Expert Working Group, Therapeutic Goods Administration
    2003 - 2012 Chair Medical Devices Incident Review Committee, Therapeutic Goods Administration
    2003 - 2011 Member Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Project China Committee
    2003 - 2008 Member South Australian Health and Medical Research Advisory Council
    2003 - 2006 Vice-Chair South Australian Department of Human Services Clinical Senate
    2003 - 2005 Director International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment Board (Elected)
    2003 - 2005 Member Clinical Training and Education Centre Board, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons nominee
    2002 - 2007 Council Federal Councillor, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Elected)
    2002 - 2006 Chair Chairman, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Board of Surgical Research
    2002 - 2002 Member Scientific Convener, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting
    2000 - 2010 Vice-President Australian Patient Safety Foundation, RACS nominee
    2000 - 2002 Board Member Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) International Relations Committee
    1999 - 2007 Member Executive Committee, Australian Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association
    1998 - 2010 Member Australian Patient Safety Foundation, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons nominee
    1996 - 2006 Board Member Joint Executive Committee, North Western Adelaide Health Service
    1996 - ongoing Member Basil Hetzel Institute Policy Committee (formerly Clinical Development Research Centre Policy Committee)
    1995 - 2002 Member Collaborator, Cooperative Research Centre for Tissue Growth and Repair, Wound Healing Stream
    1995 - 1999 Board Member Advisory Board Member, Johnson & Johnson Medical Education Foundation
    1995 - 1998 Board Member Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Division of General Surgery, Executive
    1995 - ongoing Board Member Clinical Privileges Committee, Division of Surgery, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1995 - 1998 Chair Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Endoscopy Group
    1995 - 1998 Board Member South Australian Health Commission Elective Surgery Group
    1993 - ongoing Chair Division of Surgery Committee, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1993 - 1995 Board Member Scientific Committee Anti-Cancer Foundation of South Australia
    1993 - 1995 Board Member Joint Research Advisory Committee, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1993 - ongoing Board Member Medical Staff Society, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1993 - ongoing Chair Heads of Surgical Units, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1993 - ongoing Chair General Surgical Services Committee, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1993 - ongoing Board Member Clinical Services Advisory Committee, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1993 - ongoing Board Member Medical Appointments Advisory Committee, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1993 - ongoing Chair Operating Theatre Committee, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1993 - 2013 Member Hospital/University Liaison Committee, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1993 - 1995 Member Heads of Divisions Committee, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1986 - ongoing Member National Health and Medical Research Council’s Panel of Assessors
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Australian Academy of health and Medical Sciences
    2012 - 2015 Board Member Australia New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic & Biliary Association
    2002 - 2006 President Surgical Research Society of Australasia
    2000 - 2004 Member Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) International Relations
    1999 - ongoing Member Australian Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association
    1998 - 2007 Member Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
    1997 - 2013 Treasurer Surgical Research Society of Australasia
    1995 - ongoing Member International Hepato Pancreatic Biliary Society
    1994 - 2002 Member International Liver Transplantation Society
    1994 - ongoing Member International Society of Surgery
    1993 - 2000 Member Clinical Oncological Society of Australia
    1992 - ongoing Member European Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery
    1983 - ongoing Member Surgical Research Society of Australasia
    1983 - ongoing Member Gastroenterological Society of Australia
    1978 - 1993 Member Australian and New Zealand Society for Medical Education
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning
    2014 - ongoing Associate Editor Journal of Surgical Simulation
    2013 - ongoing Member Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies (MITAT) – Editorial Board
    2011 - 2014 Associate Editor Archives of Surgery,
    2010 - 2012 Member Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies (MITAT) – Scientific Advisory Board
    2009 - ongoing Member Turkish Journal of HTA
    2008 - ongoing Member World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
    2007 - ongoing Editor ANZ Journal of Surgery, Speciality Editor (Quality)
    2006 - 2014 Member HPB Surgery
    2005 - ongoing Member Virtual Gastro Centre Editorial Advisory Board
    2004 - 2010 Member International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
    2002 - ongoing Member Reviews in Clinical Oncology
    2000 - 2001 Consulting Editor MIMS, Hospital Equipment and Supplies Directory
    1998 - ongoing Member Chirurgie (Member of Editorial Committee)
    1998 - 2013 Member British Journal of Surgery
    1996 - ongoing Member Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies (MITAT)
    1995 - 1997 Member Endoscopic surgery and allied technologies
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Clinical Director Surgical Directorate, Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
    1997 - ongoing Surgical Director, ASERNIP-S (Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures – Surgical) Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Australia
    1996 - ongoing Director of Research Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Australia
    1993 - ongoing R.P. JEPSON PROFESSOR OF SURGERY UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE Australia
    1993 - ongoing Clinical Director Surgical Services Central Adelaide Local Health Network Australia
    1993 - ongoing Head, Department General Surgery The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Australia
    1993 - ongoing Head, Upper Gastrointestinal Unit The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Australia
  • Position: Professor of Head of Discipline
  • Phone: 82226756
  • Email: guy.maddern@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Royal Adelaide Hospital
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  • Room: 6F 433
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialties

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