MR MICHAEL FINK

MR MICHAEL FINK

Positions

  • Liver transplantation (Waiting list, MELD, prioritisation, ex-vivo perfusion)

Overview

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  • Michael Fink is a hepato-pancreato-biliary and liver transplant surgeon at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne and is a senior lecturer in the University of Melbourne. He trained at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK and Westmead Hospital, Sydney. His research interests include liver transplant waiting list mortality risk, organ allocation, complications of 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, chair of the Written Assessment Committee of the Melbourne Medical School, 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.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australian and New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association. Member of Australian and New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association 2006 -
  • Transplantation Society. Member of Transplantation Society 2006 -
  • European Society for Organ Transplantation. Member of European Society for Organ Transplantation 2003 -
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. Member of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association 2000 -
  • Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Member of Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand 2000 -
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Fellow of Australian and New Zealand College of Surgeons 1997 -

Publications

Selected publications

Awards

Education and training

  • FRACS, 1997
  • MBBS, University of Melbourne 1987

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1997
  • Davis and Geck Prize for research by surgical registrars at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Department of Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, 1994
  • Best paper on luminal disease by young investigator, American Gastroenterological Association, 1992
  • Smith Kine French Travel Scholarship, Smith Kline French, 1991
  • Young investigator award, St Vincent's Hospital research week, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, 1991
  • Travel grant, Gastroenterology Society of Australia, 1991
  • Recommended for Tripartite Meeting, Surgical Research Society, 1990

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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