Mr Michael Fink
Michael Fink is a surgeon specialising in General Surgery and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery (which involves diseases of the liver, bile duct, gallbladder and pancreas). He operates at Warringal Private Hospital and the Austin Hospital and is a surgeon on the Liver Transplant team at the Austin Hospital. He is also a senior lecturer in the Austin Hospital Department of Surgery, the University of Melbourne. He performs laparoscopic (key hole) cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder), laparoscopic and open hernia repair, laparoscopic and open liver resection, as well as surgery involving the bile ducts and pancreas.
He trained as a medical student, resident and registrar at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, obtaining his Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Surgeons in 1997. He undertook post-fellowship training in Upper Gastro-Intestinal, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary, Liver, Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation, from 1997 to 2000. His post-fellowship training was undertaken at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK and Westmead Hospital, Sydney. His research interests include liver transplantation and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma.
He has active roles in teaching and assessment of medical students and surgical trainees. He is chair of the Clinical Examination Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, chair of the Transplantation Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, chair of the Donor Surgeons and Donor Coordinators Advisory Committee of the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand, co-chair of the Doctor of Medicine Assessment Committee of the University of Melbourne, chair of the General Surgeons Australia Transplant Training Committee, a Fellowship examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and member of the Transplant Liaison Reference Group of the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority. He is a member of the Transplantation Society, the European Society for Organ Transplantation, the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand, the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, the Australian and New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association and General Surgeons Australia.