Professor Mark Smithers

Head Acad & Mayne Chair of Surgery

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


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  • Master Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Master 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, B. Mark and Thomson, Iain (2019). Ablation for patients with Barrett or Dysplasia. In Charles J. Yeo, Steven R. DeMeester, David W. McFadden, Jeffrey B. Matthews and Fleshman James W. (Ed.), Schakelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 8th ed. (pp. 350-361) Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-323-40232-3.00034-0

  • Smithers, B. Mark and Thomson, Iain (2019). Treatment of early oesophageal cancer. In S. Michael Griffin (Ed.), Oesophagogastric Surgery - A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice 6th ed. (pp. 89-99) Edinburgh, Scotland: Elsevier.

  • Smithers, B. Mark, Thomson, Iain and Barbour, Andrew (2017). Thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy. In Operative Thoracic Surgery, Sixth Edition (pp. 377-386) Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press. doi:10.1201/9781315113777

  • 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

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor