Paediatric surgery produces life-saving and life-changing results for children and families.

Historically, our group developed as the research arm for the Department of Paediatric Surgery and Urology at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. The team is comprised of surgeons, basic scientists, research fellows and students.

Our group focuses on conditions that affect the abdominal organs (gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract), the reproductive organs, the skin (burns), and the entire body (trauma).

Our major areas of study

  1. Oesophageal atresia
  2. Duodenal atresia
  3. Colorectal conditions, including anorectal malformations, Hirschsprung disease and chronic constipation
  4. Urogenital defects, including undescended testes and disorders of sexual development
  5. Burn injury in children
  6. Major trauma in children

See our projects section for more information on our study areas.