|Newly promoted Adjunct Associate Professor Charles Prilgrm.|
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Professor Wendy Brown, Head of the Department of Surgery in Central Clinical School writes:
Charles graduated from Monash University in 2000 and entered surgical training at The Alfred. He gained his fellowship in General Surgery in 2007 and in 2008 was the Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery fellow at The Alfred before commencing his PhD though the University of Melbourne at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in 2009. He completed this in 2012 and then moved to the USA to complete a second fellowship as the Surgical Oncology fellow in Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Centre.
Charles now works with the Victorian HPB Surgery group at Cabrini Medical Centre in Malvern and at Winifred Street Consulting Suites Frankston and has appointments with the Upper GI Surgery – Hepatopancreaticobiliary Service at The Alfred, the Trauma Surgery Service at The Alfred and in General and Emergency Surgery at Frankston Hospital and Sandringham Hospital. He is a serving military surgeon with the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps and deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. He is a Trauma instructor and examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Academy of Surgical Educators with the College of Surgeons
Charles has published extensively in many high impact factor peer-reviewed medical journals such as the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Annals of Surgery, Journal of the American Medical Association - Surgery, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery and the journal HPB (the journal of the International HPB association [IHPBA]), on the topics of pancreas cancer, liver cancer and gallbladder cancer, as well as laparoscopic surgery. He has an strong funding track record in Pancreatic Cancer research and has been part of the leadership team of the Victorian Pancreatic Cancer Registry. He chaired the Victorian Pancreatic Cancer Working group.
I have known Charles since he was a medical student at the Alfred, and personally it is a real joy for me to see how he has progressed in his career and how his hard work is translating to improved outcomes for people with pancreatic cancer and trauma.
I am sure you will all agree that this promotion is a very well deserved recognition of his hard work and dedication to our craft, and I hope that you will all join me in congratulating him.