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


  • Smithers, B. Mark, Saw, Robyn P. M., Gyorki, David E., Martin, Richard C. W., Atkinson, Victoria, Haydon, Andrew, Roberts‐Thomson, Rachel and Thompson, John F. (2021). Contemporary management of locoregionally advanced melanoma in Australia and New Zealand and the role of adjuvant systemic therapy. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 91 (S2), 3-13. doi: 10.1111/ans.17051

  • Claeson, M., Baade, P., Marchetti, M., Brown, S., Soyer, H.P., Smithers, B.M., Green, A.C., Whiteman, D.C. and Khosrotehrani, K. (2021). Comparative performance of predictors of death from thin (≤1.0 mm) melanoma. British Journal of Dermatology bjd.20480. doi: 10.1111/bjd.20480

  • Aoude, Lauren G., Wong, Bernadette, Bonazzi, Vanessa F, Brosda, Sandra, Walters, Shaun B., Koufariotis, Lambros T., Naeini, Marjan M., Pearson, John V, Oey, Harald, Patel, Kalpana, Bradford, Julia J., Bloxham, Conor J, Atkinson, Victoria, Law, Phillip, Strutton, Geoffrey, Bayley, Gerard, Yang, Samuel, Smithers, B. Mark, Waddell, Nicola, Miles, Kenneth and Barbour, Andrew P. (2021). Radiomics biomarkers correlate with CD8 expression and predict immune signatures in melanoma patients. Molecular Cancer Research, 19 (6) molcanres.1038.2020, 950-956. doi: 10.1158/1541-7786.mcr-20-1038

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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

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor