Professor Mark Smithers

Head Acad & Mayne Chair of Surgery

Medical School
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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  • 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

  • Frankel, Adam and Smithers, B. Mark (2023). Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Mastering endo-laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery: ELSA manual. (pp. 219-227) edited by Davide Lomanto, William Tzu-Liang Chen and Marilou B. Fuentes. Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-19-3755-2_34

  • 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

  • Frankel, Adam J. and Smithers, B. Mark (2019). Esophageal Ulcers. Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology. (pp. 400-403) London, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.65935-4

  • 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 (2018). Thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy. Operative thoracic surgery. (pp. 377-386) edited by Larry R. Kaiser, Sarah K. Thompson and Glyn G. Jamieson. 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.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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