Professor Jas Samra is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney. He graduated from medicine and did his training in the United Kingdom, which included a three-year welcome research fellowship at Oxford University resulting in a degree in Doctor of Philosophy. This has led to his lifelong interest in sciences in surgery.
On moving to Australia, he did his surgical training at Royal North Shore Hospital. For the last nineteen years he has been a surgeon in Northern Sydney at Royal North Shore Hospital as well as Ryde Hospital. He has been a key clinical member of the Australian Pancreatic Genome Initiative. He has a keen interest in integration of innovation and new technology in clinical practice. He has been a key member in setting up services for pancreatic cancer and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours at Royal North Shore Hospital and North Shore Private Hospital in the last decade. He has presented the Unit’s work both nationally and internationally and continues to be active in basic and clinical research.
Professor Samra was the first da Vinci accredited robotic general surgeon in Australia as well as the first surgeon in NSW to perform the robotic distal pancreatectomy and liver resection.
Professor Samra was also awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, for his efforts, significant contribution into research in pancreatic cancer and his service to medicine as a pancreatic specialist in 2019.