The Department of Surgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital forms the focus for academic activities in surgery for The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Members of the department are involved in research and in both undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in surgery.
These activities are undertaken both within the department, and more broadly on the hospital campuses. Research in the department is focused on a number of areas including cardiovascular research, photodynamic therapy, cell signalling and tumour biology. There is a focus on prostate cancer, particularly in the development of advance disease and metastasis.
In addition, the Royal Melbourne Hospital Academic Centre comprises the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry and Radiology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, as well as the Clinical School. The aims of the Academic Centre as an organization are to optimise the academic activities involving both teaching and research, and enhance our interactions with the Faculty and University, as well as with the host hospital, The Royal Melbourne Hospital.