Professor Christobel Saunders

Professor Christobel Saunders


James Stewart Chair of Surgery
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Elected in 2016
Citation on election

Christobel Saunders is a surgeon and cancer researcher, recognised as a leader in both surgical practice and research in Australia and internationally. This is demonstrated through her portfolio of research publications (over 150), successful grants (over $25m), translation of research into practice (such as guideline development and obtaining government funding for new treatments) and executive membership of a large number of professional, governmental and policy groups (e.g. College of Surgeons, Cancer Australia, State government). Moreover, her passion for improving patient outcomes means she is heavily involved with health advocacy via Cancer Councils and Breast Cancer Network Australia.

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