John is a general surgeon with subspecialty training in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery and Surgical Oncology. He specializes in Oesophagus, stomach, skin cancers and melanomas. He has a special interest in the laparoscopic and minimally invasive management of abdominal cancers. He is a consultant surgeon at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Care Centre. John is particularly interested in the nutritional support and exercise physiology of patients undergoing cancer operations.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Cancer Specialists

Level 1 84 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121

Consulting Location

Level 3 10 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Special interests

  • Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer
  • Melanoma and Skin cancers
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Recurrent Incisional Hernias

Education and training

  • Upper Gastro-intestinal/HPB trainee supervisor- Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Skin/Melanoma Surgery Registrar Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Upper GI/ HPB surgical fellow supervisor of training- Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Facility of Surgical Educators- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons


  • MSLT-II Trial Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Immuno-nuitrition in oesophageal cancer- PI for Victoria- Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Evaluation of Groin Lymphadenectomy Extent for metastatic melanoma (ANZMTG 01.12 EAGLE FM) PI for Peter Mac.
  • MelMart- Evalulation of 1cm vs 2cm margins for melanomas greater than 1mm Breslow thickness
  • Randomised trial of Glubran use post inguinal lymphadenectomy for melanoma


  • MBBS Monash University 1993
  • FRACS RACS 2001

Professional Associations

  • Society of Surgical Oncology
The Institute focuses on surgical treatment of the abdominal organs, as well as the thyroid gland and hernias.