COSA's 45th Annual Scientific Meeting, 13 - 15 November 2018 Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dr Michael Crawford

Dr Michael Crawford is a General and Liver Transplant surgeon in Sydney. After completing his medical degree, he was an intern in 1992 at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He stayed on through residency and general surgical training before completing a Fellowship in Upper GI Surgery and Transplant Surgery at RPAH. In 2001-2002 he trained as a Fellow in transplant surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

After returning from the United States he took up a consultancy at Roya Prince Alfred Hospital as an Upper GIT and Transplant surgeon. In 2007 (until present) he became the Surgical director of the Australian National Liver Transplant Unit at RPAH, and for the past 2 years is the acting Head of Transplant Surgery at RPAH. Throughout his career he has focused on advanced hepatobiliary and laparoscopic surgery. Recent advances mean that most of his hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeries are now performed laparoscopically.

Key achievements in Transplant Surgery have been the establishment of the Split Liver Program and the Live Donor Liver Transplant Program at RPAH. Over the past 10 years there has been a doubling in the number of transplants at RPAH which is a trend that continues.

Research interests have included: Organ allocation, Hepatocellular carcinoma and Ischemia reperfusion injury after liver surgery. A current interest is the use of extracorporeal machine perfusion to improve organ quality prior to transplant.

Dr Crawford has a strong interest in teaching, and in particular the use of video for the demonstration of complex surgical procedures. Dr Crawford is a member of many societies, and reviewer for many journals. He is an executive member of the Liver and Intestinal Advisory Committee for the Transplant Society of ANZ.