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.