Dr Lawrence Yuen - Network Director of Training
Dr Yuen is a medical graduate of the University of New South Wales. He underwent residency and training in general surgery through the Royal Prince Alfred hospital. In 2010 he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and continued with a further year of post fellowship training in kidney and pancreas transplant surgery at Westmead hospital, Sydney. He spent a second year of post fellowship training at the Princess Alexandra hospital in Brisbane in kidney & liver transplantation in addition to complex hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. In 2012, he was appointed consultant surgeon at Westmead hospital.
Dr Yuen’s main interests are minimally invasive and open surgery for diseases of the liver, gallbladder, bile duct, pancreas.
He also has a special interest in laparoscopic hernia repair and complex hernias involving component separation techniques. Other procedures include:
Laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair and fundoplication ( anti reflux surgery)
Surgery for dialysis access including laparoscopic CAPD catheter insertion and AV fistula formation.
Professional memberships include GSA, TSANZ, ANZHPBA.
He has appointments at Westmead public, Westmead Private and Norwest Private hospitals.
Dr Lawrence Yuen, MBBS, BSc(med), FRACS
General, Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic & Transplant Surgeon
Ms Linda Bell - Network Manager and Education Support Officer
Ms Bell has been in different management roles throughout her 30 year career. Linda has a qualification in Medical Education, Certificate 1V in Human Resources and is currently completing the Certificate 1V in Leadership and Management.
Linda has an engaging personality reflective of her integrity and positive attitude. She engenders enthusiasm and commitment in all around her. Because of her personality, problem solving skills and positive attitude, she becomes a resource for others working around her and this includes the senior surgical staffs as well as the junior surgical staffs.
Linda is the winner of the AMA 2017 DIT Manager of the Year.
Dr Jeremy Hsu - Site Director of Training
Dr Hsu graduated in 2002 from the University of Sydney with Honours. He completed internship and basic surgical training at Royal North Shore Hospital. Advanced surgical training in general surgery was completed at Westmead and Nepean Hospitals. He obtained the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2010. Between 2010 and 2012, two subspecialty fellowships were undertaken. A year was spent in Seattle, USA at Harborview Medical Centre/University of Washington, completing a trauma/surgical critical care fellowship. Following this, a breast cancer surgery fellowship was completed at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute.
He currently divides his time at Westmead Hospital between trauma/emergency general surgery and breast cancer surgery. He is the Director of Trauma and holds a clinical academic appointment with the University of Sydney.
Dr Hsu is actively involved in teaching medical students and surgical trainees. His research interests lie in clinical outcome studies both in trauma/emergency surgery and breast cancer surgery.
Professor Vincent Lam – Surgical Trainees Wellbeing lead
Professor Lam received his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1998. He completed his general surgical training in Sydney in 2006. He went on for two years of post-fellowship training in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and transplant surgery at Westmead Hospital, Sydney and Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. In 2013, he was the first graduate of the Doctorate of Clinical Surgery at the University of Sydney with the thesis titled “Extending the frontiers of surgical resection of colorectal liver metastases”.
Prof Lam is currently the Foundation Professor of Surgery at Macquarie University and is consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Transplant surgeon at Westmead Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital and Norwest Private Hospital. He holds many senior leadership positions including Executive Member of NSW Board in General Surgery; Councillor, ANZ Chapter of American College of Surgeons; Treasurer, ANZ Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association to name a few. Other past roles include Deputy Chair of Medical Staff Council and site-director of Surgical Skills Network at Westmead Hospital; Network Director, Western Training Network, NSW Board in General Surgery; Younger Fellows representative of NSW Regional Committee, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; Past President of the Australian Chinese Medical Association (2015-2017), a doctors organisation with special interest in the health needs of the Australian Chinese community.
Professor Lam has strong interest and commitment to Surgical Education in particular Surgical Trainees Wellbeing.
Dr Eva Wong - SET Training Supervisor – Westmead Alma Mater – Site Director Blacktown Hospital
Dr Wong is a Head & Neck Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist at Westmead Hospital. She is a staff specialist in the Crown Princess Mary Westmead Cancer Care Centre and Visiting Medical Officer at Blacktown, Westmead Private and Norwest Private Hospitals. She also participates in the acute surgical and trauma care roster at Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals.
Dr Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1994 and underwent Oral and Maxillofacial training in 1996. She completed her medical training in 2002 and undertook general surgical training at Westmead Hospital. Upon obtaining her surgical fellowship, she spent her post fellowship training in Head & Neck, Surgical Oncology Unit at Westmead Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital.
She recently returned from London after completing her fellowship training in the Sarcoma and Melanoma Unit at The Royal Marsden Hospital where she acquired experience in the management of limb and retroperitoneal sarcoma. She was also trained in isolated limb perfusion for patients with advanced limb malignancies
Dr Wong has a special interest in the management of Head and Neck malignancy, in particular:
Advanced, metastatic melanoma and skin cancer, Oral surgery - dentoalveloar and oropharyngeal pathology,thyroid, parathyroid and salivary gland cancer/tumour and soft tissue tumour
For those patients who unfortunately are suffering from cancer, they will be managed in a multi-disciplinary setting at Westmead Hospital, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Care Centre.
Clinical lecturer for medical students from University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney Medical Schools. Supervisor of Head and Neck/ENT surgical senior resident medical officers at Westmead Hospital.
Coordinator of the Head and Neck anatomy course for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Professor Henry Pleass - Professor of Surgery - Westmead
Professor Pleass studied medicine as an undergraduate at the University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne, England and trained in general and transplantation surgery in the North East of England, Edinburgh Scotland and Sydney Australia. He has published and presented widely on transplantation and has an MD investigating Xenotransplantation.
His specialty interests are liver and pancreatic surgery in addition to laparoscopic surgery. He is the Professor of Surgery and surgeon at Westmead Hospital and also the surgical head of The Australian National Pancreas Transplant Program based there. In addition he is a VMO surgeon at Westmead Private Hospital and a VMO liver transplant surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Dr Tony Pang - Surgical Education, Surgical Critical Care, Statistics – Westmead Hospital
Dr Pang is a Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery.
He graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2004 and undertook surgical training at Royal North Shore Hospital. He then completed further training in pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery under the post-fellowship training program of the ANZHPBA (Australia New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association). He spent this training period at Westmead Hospital in Sydney and Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. During this time, he acquired experience in both open and minimally invasive techniques in pancreatic and liver surgery.
Dr Pang is currently a staff specialist at Westmead Hospital and a visiting medical officer at Norwest Private Hospital.
Dr Pang is also strongly engaged in services to the community – he has served twice as a volunteer general surgeon in West Africa for the Mercy Ships in the last few years and is also a Management Committee member of the Australian Chinese Medical Association.
Dr Chris Nahm Clinical Superintendent Surgery – Westmead Hospital
Dr. Chris Nahm is the Clinical Superintendent in Surgery at Westmead Hospital, HPB, and General Surgeon and a Clinical Lecturer for The University of Sydney.
Dr. Nahm returned from the UK in 2021 where he was a Senior Clinical Fellow in Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgery at St James's University Hospital (Leeds, United Kingdom) and Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney Western Clinical School.
Having completed specialist training in general surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital, he was awarded Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2016. In 2019, he was awarded a Ph.D. for pancreatic cancer research undertaken in the Bill Walsh Laboratory for Cancer Research in the Kolling Institute, The University of Sydney. He was the inaugural Harris Van Beek Scholar for Pancreatic Cancer Research in 2018, the Herbert and Gloria Kees Scholar in 2016, and previous Sydney Vital Scholar. His thesis explored predictors of oncological and postoperative outcomes after pancreatic cancer surgery. Ranking 1st in the national ANZHPBA Fellowship Match, he then undertook a clinical fellowship in HPB surgery at Westmead Hospital in Sydney before moving to the UK to gain further experience in complex liver resections and abdominal organ transplant surgery.
He is a reviewer for many journals including the British Medical Journal, HPB, Pancreas, Scientific Reports, ANZ Journal of Surgery, and Cancers. He has clinical and research interests in liver, biliary and pancreatic cancer biology, and surgical resection of liver, pancreas and bile duct tumors.