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


  • Hughes, M. C. B., Malt, M., Khosrotehrani, K., Smithers, B. M. and Green, A. C. (2022). Diet quality is associated with primary melanoma thickness. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. doi: 10.1111/jdv.18174

  • Clayton, Bethan, Muneeb, Ferhan, Hughes, Maria Celia B., Grant, Megan E., Khosrotehrani, Kiarash, Smithers, B. Mark, Spina, Romina, Campana, Luca G., Oudit, Deemesh and Green, Adele C. (2022). Hypothesised cutaneous sites of origin of stage III melanomas with unknown primary: a multi‐centre study. International Journal of Cancer, 151 (3), 396-401. doi: 10.1002/ijc.34020

  • Bonazzi, V. F., Aoude, L. G., Brosda, S., Lonie, J. M., Patel, K., Bradford, J. J., Koufariotis, L. T., Wood, S., Smithers, B. Mark, Waddell, N. and Barbour, A. P. (2022). ctDNA as a biomarker of progression in oesophageal adenocarcinoma. ESMO Open, 7 (3) 100452, 100452. doi: 10.1016/j.esmoop.2022.100452

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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

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor