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


  • Benton, Katie, Thomson, Iain, Isenring, Elisabeth, Mark Smithers, B. and Agarwal, Ekta (2018) An investigation into the nutritional status of patients receiving an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol versus standard care following Oesophagectomy. Supportive Care in Cancer : Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, . doi:10.1007/s00520-017-4038-4

  • Low, Donald E., Kuppusamy, Madhan Kumar, Alderson, Derek, Cecconello, Ivan, Chang, Andrew C, Darling, Gail, Davies, Andrew, D'Journo, Xavier Benoit, Gisbertz, Suzanne S, Griffin, S Michael, Hardwick, Richard, Hoelscher, Arnulf, Hofstetter, Wayne, Jobe, Blair, Kitagawa, Yuko, Law, Simon, Mariette, Christophe, Maynard, Nick, Morse, Christopher R, Nafteux, Philippe, Pera, Manuel, Pramesh, C S, Puig, Sonia, Reynolds, John V, Schroeder, Wolfgang, Smithers, Mark and Wijnhoven, B P L (2017) Benchmarking complications associated with esophagectomy. Annals of surgery, . doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000002611

  • Aitken, Joanne F, Youlden, Danny R, Baade, Peter D, Soyer, H Peter, Green, Adèle C and Smithers, B Mark (2017) Generational shift in melanoma incidence and mortality in Queensland, Australia, 1995-2014. International journal of cancer, 142 8: 1528-1535. doi:10.1002/ijc.31141

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  • Master Philosophy

  • 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

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor