Dr Jonathan Foo


Dr Jonathan Foo MBChB MFSTEd PhD FRCS(Edinburgh) FRACS


Consultant Upper GI, Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon | Hollywood Private Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Surgical Director of Clinical Training | Sir Charles Gairdner and Osbourne Park Hospitals

Clinical Associate Professor | Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Surgery | University of Western Australia


Clinical Practice

Jonathan is a specialist consultant upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and general surgeon based at the Upper Gastrointestinal Unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and at Hollywood Private Hospital with Perth Upper GI. He provides dedicated care for pathologies such as reflux, hiatal hernia, gallbladder disease and abdominal wall hernias. He has a particular interest in gastro-oesophageal cancer and bariatric surgery.

Background and Training

Jonathan completed his medical degree in 2004 and he undertook a PhD in bariatric surgery for which he was the recipient of the prestigious Clinical Research Training Fellowship from the Health Research Council of New Zealand. This thesis was awarded the University of Otago Basic Science PhD prize in 2011 and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Sir Louis Barnett Prize in 2011.

Advanced Oesophago-gastric and Bariatric Fellowships
After his surgical training in New Zealand he continued formal post-fellowship training in Upper GI/Bariatric surgery with the College of Surgeons ANZGOSA program. He undertook three years of high-volume advanced oesophagogastric and bariatric fellowships at Sir Charles Gairdner, then at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne and finally with Professor Michael Griffin at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in the United Kingdom in one of the highest volume oesophago-gastric units in the world. He also undertook an invited observership at the National Cancer Institute Hospital in Tokyo.

Education and Publications

Jonathan has been an invited speaker at medical, education and surgical conferences internationally. He has published numerous journal articles, written a book chapter on oesophageal tumours, presented internationally and is an Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Western Australia.


  • MBChB: Undergraduate Medical Degree at the University of Otago, NZ
  • PhD: Doctor of Philosophy, Otago University, NZ
  • MFSTEd: Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Edinburgh, UK
  • FRCS(Ed): Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
  • FRACS: Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, AUS

Above all, Jonathan believes in surgical excellence and quality of life following surgery

General Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Research
  • Upper Gastrointestinal
  • Bariatric
  • Obesity
  • Surgical Oncology
Professional Associations
  • Australian and New Zealand Gastro Oesophageal Association
  • University of Western Australia
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Member of the Faculty of Trainers of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
QE II Sir Charles Gairdner Hos12 Hospital Ave, Nedlands, WA, 6009, AustraliaP: (08) 6457 3632W: www.scgh.health.wa.gov.au/Our-Services/Service-directory/General-Surgery
64 Arnisdale RdSuite 2, Glengarry Specialist Centre, Duncraig, WA, 6023, AustraliaP: (08) 9246 5155F: (08) 9246 5250E: [email protected]W: www.wasurgeon.com.au