Personal profile


Geoff is a Melbourne Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon. He obtained his medical degree from Monash University and his Australian qualifications in Surgery in 2007. He then undertook two sub-specialty clinical fellowships in world-leading surgical units in the United States, first in laparoscopy and advanced gastrointestinal surgery at the University of North Carolina, and then in oesophageal surgery at the University of Southern California. As a faculty member of both these universities, he provided advanced management of upper gastrointestinal disease to his patients with an emphasis on minimally-invasive surgery. 

Geoff works in both the private and public hospital systems, operating at Cabrini Hospital and Knox Private Hospital and at Eastern Health. Geoff is director of the MUGISG oesophageal physiology laboratory performing pH and impedance studies and high-resolution oesophageal manometry.

Geoff’s interests include:

  • Cancers of the oesophagus and stomach
  • Assessment and management of oesophageal function and disease
  • Management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
  • Advanced endoscopic procedures including the POEM procedure for achalasia and G-POEM for gastroparesis
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgery – sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and intragastric balloon

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

President, Australasian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association


Guideline Committee Co-chair, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

2017 → …

Secretary, Australasian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association


Thoracic / Foregut Fellow, University of Southern California


Clinical Instructor, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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