A/Prof Marcos Perini
Hepatobiliary, pancreatic surgery
Personal Profile: 

I am a general surgeon accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) with extensive training in Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) and Liver Transplant surgery in Australia and Overseas. I am an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Department of Surgery – University of Melbourne and a consultant surgeon at the HPB and Liver Transplant Unit - Department of Surgery, Austin Hospital.

 I have had broad and deep experience in the management of patients with liver, bile ducts and pancreas cancer, either by open surgery or minimally invasive surgery. I have dedicated my training in diseases of the liver, bile duct, pancreas, and liver transplantation. My formal qualifications include a PhD and a Master’s.

I have published more than 100 peer studies focused on diseases of the liver and pancreas and liver transplantation in international peer reviewed scientific journals which gave the opportunity to be invited to give lectures in many national and international congresses.

My contributions to HPB surgery have spanned participation and development of basic science research programs (mainly colorectal liver metastases), supervision of research students at various levels, successful submission of grant applications, research publications, administrative commitments, and engagement with professional organisations (including the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon - RACS and the International HepatoPancreatoBiliary Association – IHPBA). My major interests are in both basic, translational and clinical research in the field of HPB surgery and liver transplantation, as well as surgical education and development of collaborative effort at both national and international levels.

I believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care at different levels, including the involvement of dietitians, social workers and medical colleagues (as oncologists, radiologists and other surgeons) early in the decision-making process of your treatment. Dealing with complex patients is always a challenging journey and in many cases the input of different colleagues are essential to achieve the best outcome.

Working as a surgeon in the HPB and Liver Transplant field, I am always available for any emergencies or patients needs, either via mobile contact or through private rooms/hospital phone. If you don’t get a prompt answer, just keep in mind that I could be scrubbed (and sometimes liver and pancreas operation can take few hours) and will contact you back as soon as possible.

I work at the Austin Hospital and at Warringal Hospital (Heidelberg), always driven by patient care and needs.