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Endocrine Surgeon
Director, Department of General Surgery, Alfred Health

Professor Serpell is the Director of General Surgery and Head of the Breast, Endocrine and General Surgery Unit at The Alfred Hospital. He is also the Head of the Breast, Endocrine Surgery and Surgical Oncology Unit at Frankston Hospital and is a Professor of Surgery at Monash University.

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

Education/Academic qualification

FRCSEd (ad hom)

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017

G.A.I.C.D, Alfred Hospital

Award Date: 1 Sept 2016

Master of Education, Thesis, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Aug 2011

C.C.P.U., Certificate of Clinician Performed Ultrasound in Breast and Endocrine , Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

F.A.C.S., Alfred Hospital

Award Date: 1 Oct 2002

Higher Doctorate , MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 1 Dec 1998

F.R.A.C.S.M.D., Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

Award Date: 1 Feb 1988

M.B.B.S., University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Dec 1979

External positions

Member of the Order of Australia - AM

2021 → …

Member of James IV Association of Surgeons

2021 → …

President, Alfred Residents and Graduates Association

2019 → …

Clinical Lead, Australian and New Zealand Thyroid Cancer Registry

2016 → …

Editorial Board, World Journal Surgery

2016 → …

Fellowship Elected Councillor, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)


Deputy Program Director - Surgery, Peri-operative and Ambulatory Services, Alfred Hospital


Cancer Theme Leader, Monash Partners


Senior Examiner - General Surgery, Specialty Court of Examiners RACS


Member, International Neural Monitoring Study Group

2009 → …

Editor, Endocrine Surgery, ANZ Journal of Surgery

2007 → …

President, Australian and New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons


Member, Court of Examiners, 2nd Part Examinations RACS


Chairman, Clinical Committee Board Basic Surgical Training, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)


Research area keywords

  • Endocrine surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Breast surgery

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