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


  • Beesley, Vanessa L., Hughes, Maria Celia B., Smithers, B. Mark, Khosrotehrani, Kiarash, Malt, Maryrose K., von Schuckmann, Lena A. and Green, Adèle C. (2020). Anxiety and depression after diagnosis of high-risk primary cutaneous melanoma: a 4-year longitudinal study. Journal of Cancer Survivorship doi: 10.1007/s11764-020-00885-9

  • Landi, Maria Teresa, GenoMEL Consortium, Bishop, D. Timothy, MacGregor, Stuart, Machiela, Mitchell J., Stratigos, Alexander J., Ghiorzo, Paola, Brossard, Myriam, Calista, Donato, Choi, Jiyeon, Fargnoli, Maria Concetta, Zhang, Tongwu, Rodolfo, Monica, Trower, Adam J., Menin, Chiara, Martinez, Jacobo, Hadjisavvas, Andreas, Song, Lei, Stefanaki, Irene, Scolyer, Richard, Yang, Rose, Goldstein, Alisa M., Potrony, Miriam, Kypreou, Katerina P., Pastorino, Lorenza, Queirolo, Paola, Pellegrini, Cristina, Cattaneo, Laura, Zawistowski, Matthew, Gimenez-Xavier, Pol and Rodriguez, Arantxa (2020). Genome-wide association meta-analyses combining multiple risk phenotypes provide insights into the genetic architecture of cutaneous melanoma susceptibility. Nature Genetics, 52 (5), 494-504. doi: 10.1038/s41588-020-0611-8

  • Cebon, Jonathan S., Gore, Martin, Thompson, John F., Davis, Ian D., McArthur, Grant A., Walpole, Euan, Smithers, Mark, Cerundolo, Vincenzo, Dunbar, P. Rod, MacGregor, Duncan, Fisher, Cyril, Millward, Michael, Nathan, Paul, Findlay, Michael P. N., Hersey, Peter, Evans, T. R. Jeffry, Ottensmeier, Christian Hermann, Marsden, Jeremy, Dalgleish, Angus G., Corrie, Pippa G., Maria, Marples, Brimble, Margaret, Williams, Geoff, Winkler, Sintia, Jackson, Heather M., Endo-Munoz, Liliana, Tutuka, Candani S. A., Venhaus, Ralph, Old, Lloyd J., Haack, Dennis and Maraskovsky, Eugene (2020). Results of a randomized, double-blind phase II clinical trial of NY-ESO-1 vaccine with ISCOMATRIX adjuvant versus ISCOMATRIX alone in participants with high-risk resected melanoma. Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, 8 (1), e000410. doi: 10.1136/jitc-2019-000410

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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. Schakelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. (pp. 350-361) edited by Charles J. Yeo, Steven R. DeMeester, David W. McFadden, Jeffrey B. Matthews and Fleshman James W.. 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. Oesophagogastric Surgery - A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice. (pp. 89-99) edited by S. Michael Griffin. Edinburgh, Scotland: Elsevier.

  • Smithers, B. Mark, Thomson, Iain and Barbour, Andrew (2017). Thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy. 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. Patient Surveillance after Cancer Treatment. (pp. 97-100) edited by 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. 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. Textbook of Melanoma. (pp. 438-442) edited by Thompson, John F., Morton, Donald L. and Kroon, Bin B.R.. London; New York: Martin Dunitz.

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

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

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor