Professor Sandy (Alexander) Heriot is a consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Director of Cancer Surgery at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia. His practice covers all aspects of colorectal surgery, with a particular focus in minimally invasive surgery and colorectal cancer. He applies evidence based practice and novel research to deliver individualized care for patients. He is an Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Melbourne and has published over 135 papers and a book on laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Cancer Specialists

Level 1 84 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121

Special interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Robotic surgery and Colonoscopy
  • Perianal disease and haemorrhoids, including HAL-RAR haemorrhoidectomy
  • Peritoneal disease and Pseudomyxoma peritoneii

Education and training

  • General surgical training London.
  • Colorectal fellowship St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne, Australia,
  • Colorectal fellowship St Marks Hospital, London, England
  • Colorectal fellowship The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA


  • MBBCHIR University of Cambridge 1991
  • FRCS 1995
  • FRACS 2008
  • MD University of London 1999
  • MBA 2009

Professional Associations

  • Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Director of Surgery, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Director, Lower Gastrointestinal Tumour Stream, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC)
  • Clinical Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • John Mitchell Crouch Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2016
The Institute focuses on surgical treatment of the abdominal organs, as well as the thyroid gland and hernias.