Prof Guy Maddern


  • R.P. Jepson Professor of Surgery
  • Clinical Director of Surgery, Central Adelaide Local Health Network
  • Director, Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health & Research, TQEH
  • Surgical Director, Australian Safety & Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures – Surgical (ASERNIP-S)
  • Coordinator, Rural Surgical Services, University of Adelaide
  • Surgical Clinical Director, Country Health SA

Professor Guy Maddern is a Hepatobiliary Surgeon based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH). He also regularly commutes to Port Augusta, Mount Gambier and Whyalla to provide a high level of uninterrupted surgical care to those based in regional centres. His unique Rural Surgical Service Program has just recently been nominated as a finalist for the SA Health Ministers Innovation Award, as it is an improved and viable way forward to support rural sites throughout the country.

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

General Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Upper Gastrointestinal-Hepatopancreatobiliary
Professional Associations
  • - Royal Australasian College of Surgeonsa Fellow
  • - Health Technology Assessment Internationala President
  • - Gastroenterology Society of Australiaa Councillor and Director
  • - International Society for Digestive Surgerya Vice President
  • - Australian and New Zealand Audit of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM)
  • Chairman
  • - Health Care Complaints Commission Expert Advisors Panela Member
  • - South Australian Medical Boarda Member
  • - Medical Device Epidemiology Network Publications Committeea Member
  • - International Medical Device Regulators Forumrsquobs Registry Work Groupa Member
  • - National Health and Medical Research Councilrsquobs Panel of Assessorsa Member
  • - National Breast Cancer Centre Data Advisory Groupa Membernbspb
Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Medicinec Bachelor of Surgery MBBS
  • Doctor of Philosophy PhD
  • Master of Science MS
  • Doctor of Medicine MD
  • Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences FAAHMS
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
The Queen Elizabeth HospitalQueen Elizabeth Hosp, Uni of Adelaide Surgery Dept, Lvl 6A, 28 Woodville Road, WOODVILLE, SA, 5011, AustraliaF: +61 8 8222 6028E: [email protected]