Professor Mark Smithers

Head of Discipline and Mayne Chair

Princess Alexandra Hospital Southside Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 3176 5306


Research Interests

  • Management of Cutaneous Melanoma
  • Managment of Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer


  • FRCS
  • MBBS, The University of Queensland


  • von Schuckmann, Lena A., Smith, David, Hughes, Maria Celia B., Malt, Maryrose, van der Pols, Jolieke C., Khosrotehrani, Kiarash, Smithers, Bernard M. and Green, Adele C. (2017) Associations of statins and diabetes with diagnosis of ulcerated cutaneous melanoma. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 137 12: 2599-2605. doi:10.1016/j.jid.2017.07.836

  • Kroon, Hidde M., Coventry, Brendon J., Giles, Mitchell H., Henderson, Michael A., Speakman, David, Wall, Mark, Barbour, Andrew, Serpell, Jonathan, Paddle, Paul, Smithers, Bernard M. and Thompson, John F. (2017) Safety and Efficacy of Isolated Limb Infusion Chemotherapy for Advanced Locoregional Melanoma in Elderly Patients: An Australian Multicenter Study. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 24 11: 3245-3251. doi:10.1245/s10434-017-6046-5

  • Jones, Maris S., Jones, Peter C., Stern, Stacey L., Elashoff, David, Hoon, Dave S. B., Thompson, John, Mozzillo, Nicola, Nieweg, Omgo E., Noyes, Dirk, Hoekstra, Harald J., Zager, Jonathan S., Roses, Daniel F., Testori, Alessandro, Coventry, Brendon J., Smithers, Mark B., Andtbacka, Robert, Agnese, Doreen, Schultz, Erwin, Hsueh, Eddy C., Kelley, Mark, Schneebaum, Schlomo, Jacobs, Lisa, Bowles, Tawnya, Kashani-Sabet, Mohammed, Johnson, Douglas and Faries, Mark B. (2017) The impact of smoking on sentinel node metastasis of primary cutaneous melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 24 8: 2089-2094. doi:10.1245/s10434-017-5775-9

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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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  • Aitken, Joanne F., Barbour, Andrew, Burmeister, Bryan, Taylor, Simon, Walpole, Euan, Australian Cancer Network, Smithers, Bernhard M. and Melanoma Guidelines Revision Working Party (2008) Clinical practice guidelines for the management of melanoma in Australia and New Zealand Sydney, Australia: Cancer Council Australia; Australian Cancer Network; Ministry of Health, New Zealand

Book Chapter

  • Smithers, Bernard Mark, Thomas, Janine M. and Burmeister, Bryan H. (2013). Esophagus carcinoma surveillance counter: Australia. In Frank Johnson, Yoshihiko Maehara, George P. Browman, Julie A. Margenthaler, Riccardo A. Audisio, John F. Thompson, David Y. Johnson, Craig C. Earle and Katerine S. Virgo (Ed.), Patient Surveillance after Cancer Treatment (pp. 97-100) New York, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-60327-969-7_17

  • Smithers, B. Mark and De Wilt, Johannes H. W. (2004). Isolated limb perfusion and infusion: preclinical studies and future directions. In Thompson, John F., Morton, Donald L. and Kroon, Bin B.R. (Ed.), Textbook of Melanoma (pp. 438-442) London; New York: Martin Dunitz.

  • Smithers, B. M. (2004). Primary melanomas of the gastrointestinal tract. In J. Thompson (Ed.), Textbook of Melanoma (pp. 648-662) London & New York: Martin Dunitz.

  • Burmeister, B. H., Poulsen, M., Smithers, B. M., Kennedy, D. and Thompson, D. (2004). Skin Cancer and Melanoma. In R. E. Pollock, J. H. Doroshow, D. Khayat, A. Nakao and B. O'Sullivan (Ed.), UICC Manual for Clinical Oncology 8th ed. (pp. 319-334) Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Liss.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision