Mr Sonalmeet 'Sonal' Nagra
Associate Prof Sonal Nagra is a General and Endocrine Surgeon who has a keen interest in Laparascopic/Minimally Invasive Surgery. He has a wide surgical experience and his practice includes general surgical procedures, laparascopic and open colorectal procedures, hernias, gall bladder surgery, thyroids and parathyroid surgery, and endoscopy (gastroscopes and colonoscopies). Sonal completed his primary medical degree (MBBS) and surgical training (MMED in Surgery) in Fiji. He has gone on to do further training in Dunedin,Darwin and Geelong undertaking various fellowships over a 6 year period and he also has attained the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He was also awarded the Rowan Nick Scholar in 2012. Sonal was recently appointed as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Deakin University and is also heavily involved in the supervision and training of junior medical staff at University Hospital Geelong where he has an appointment as a VMO. Sonal is also the Director of General Surgery at the University Hospital Geelong and has a private practice at Epworth Geelong. He has an interest in Research which has projects both locally and internationally. He has a strong Global Health interest particularly in the Pacific through efforts in improving research, education and enhancing surgical services, most recently being invited as an External Examiner at the the Fiji National University. He has published widely and also contributed to a chapter in surgical textbooks. He has received several teaching reconigtions which include the Victorian Excellence in Teaching Award, Richard Hallowes Award, Hasan Al-Khayyat prize, Epworth Supervisor Award and the Deakin Geelong Clinical Teacher Awards for the last 5 years. Sonal was also fortunate to represent Fiji as a National Squash Representative for over 10 years playing at various international competitions including the Commonwealth Games in 2006.
- Surgical Oncology
- Fellow Australasian College of Suegeons
- Masters of Medicine (Surgery)
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery