Prof Owen Ung


Owen Ung is the RACS Vice President and previous 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 been 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.

Owen has obtained extensive administrative and management experience through his various clinical leadership roles and representations at numerous state, national and international levels.  He has over 90 peer reviewed publications and is a lead investigator for a number of significant trials of international significance.

Current roles:

Director of the Metro North Comprehensive Breast Cancer Institute (CBCI) and Program lead for the Breast Reconstruction at the Herston Biofabrication Institute (HBI). Professor of Surgery, University of Queensland and visiting specialist surgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Professional representations:

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)

Director/Board - MIA - Medical Insurance Australia

Claims Committee – Chair

Clinical Risk Committee

Governance Committee

Director/Board - MDASA – Medical Defence Association of South Australia

Director/Board - Specialist Services Medical Group

Director/Council member - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Office Holder – Vice President

Finance Audit & Risk Committee (FARM)

Governance Committee – Chair

Health Policy and Advocacy Committee (HPAC)

President of Breast Surgery International (BSI)

Executive member of the International Surgical Society (ISS).

General Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Breast
  • Endocrine
Professional Associations
  • Federal Councillor RACS e Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Member RACS Court of Examiners in General Surgery ()
  • Member Academy of Surgical Educators ()
  • Member Breast SurgANZ
  • Memberc Endocrine Section RACS
  • Memberc Australian and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group
  • Memberc Australasian Society for Breast Disease
  • Member GSA e General Surgeons Australia
  • Memberc Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)
Professional Qualifications
Photo of Surgeon
Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
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