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.
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.
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)
Director/Board - MIA - Medical Insurance Australia
Claims Committee – Chair
Clinical Risk 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).
- Federal Councillor RACS – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Member RACS Court of Examiners in General Surgery (2008)
- Member Academy of Surgical Educators (2013)
- Member Breast SurgANZ
- Member, Endocrine Section RACS
- Member, Australian and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group
- Member, Australasian Society for Breast Disease
- Member GSA – General Surgeons Australia
- Member, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)
- FRACS FAICD