Professor Vincent Lam


Professor Vincent Lam is the Foundation Professor of Surgery at Macquarie University. He 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”. He is currently a consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Transplant surgeon at Westmead Hospital. He has been on the executive committee of ANZHPBA since 2015 and is the current treasurer and the chair of the Research subcommittee. He is the councillor of the ANZ Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and past president of the Australian Chinese Medical Association.

Professor Lam’s main clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery of liver, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen as well as the surgical management of liver, pancreas and bile duct cancer. More recently, he developed a strong interest in Robotic Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and performed the Australia-first Robotic Cholecystectomy in February 2014.

Positions Held

  • Head of Department, Acute Surgical Unit
    Director, Intestinal Failure Unit
    Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Transplant Surgeon
    Westmead Hospital
    Westmead NSW 2145
  • Honorary Associate Professor of Surgery
    The University of Sydney Westmead Clinical School
    Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Professor and Chair of Surgery
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Macquarie University
  • Treasurer, Australian and New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association

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