Professor Owen Ung


Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 65184


Owen Ung is a breast and endocrine surgeon. He is a committed clinician, researcher and teacher and lectures and publishes widely. He is a principle investigator for a number of major Australian and New Zealand clinical trials relating to the management of the axilla and regional nodes in breast cancer. Through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, he plays an active role in surgical training, assessment and examination.

His current affiliations are:

Professor of Surgery, University of Queensland and visiting specialist surgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Wesley Private and St Andrews War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

He resides on the Federal Council for the Australian Medical Association and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). He is Honorary secretary and executive member of Breast Surgery International (BSI) of the international Surgical Society (ISS).

Owen has obtained extensive administrative and management experience through his various clinical leadership roles and is active on numerous State and National Committees. Previous national representations include: board member of General Surgeons Australia (GSA), Chair of the Breast Group of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), Chair of the Breast Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Fellowship Examiner in General Surgery


  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Cheng, M., Chhaya, M., Hintz, M., Piper, S., Visscher, L., Schantz, J. T., Wong, C., Ung, O., Wagels, M. and Hutmacher, D. W. (2017). Breast tissue engineering. Comprehensive Biomaterials II. (pp. 435-454) edited by Paul Ducheyne. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.09302-4

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