17 Apr 2021

Welcome to Alex Boussioutas, new Professor of Gastroenterology

Professor Alex Boussioutas
Welcome to our new Professor and Director of Gastroenterology, Alex Boussioutas!

Pip Hawkins, Martin McCall and Terry O'Brien write:

Dear All CCS Staff, Students and Adjuncts,

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Alex Boussioutas to the positions of Professor and Director of Gastroenterology, a joint senior academic & clinical role with Alfred Health and Monash University, Program Director Medical Specialties Alfred Health and Head of Department of Gastroenterology, CCS, Monash University. 

Alex has been recruited from the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where he is Acting Director of Gastroenterology, and Peter McCallum Cancer Centre (PMCI), as well as from his current senior University roles in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, including being Associate Dean for Graduate Research.

Professor Boussioutas completed his undergraduate medical degree through the University of Melbourne and has had a long association with several health services as well as academic institutions north of the river. After training as a junior doctor at Western Health and Royal Melbourne Hospital, Alex undertook his gastroeneterology training at Canberra Hospital and St Vincent’s.  After completing his Fellowship in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Alex held consultant gastroenterologist or general medicine roles at several hospitals including St Vincent’s, Western Health, PMCI and RMH and has held a number of clinical leadership roles.  These include Deputy and Acting Director of Gastroenterology at Western Health until his move to RMH in 2015, Head of Gastroenterology PMCI and his current role as Deputy Director, now Acting Director of Gastroenterology at RMH.

Alex was awarded the Gastroenterology Society of Australia postgraduate scholarship and successfully completed a PhD in 2004 through St Vincent’s Hospital and PMCI, for which he was awarded the prestigious Sir Peter MacCallum Medal for scientific excellence.  Since then he has continued an impressive academic career. Professor Boussioutas is a tenured academic clinician at the University of Melbourne in the RMH Department of Medicine and the Centre for Cancer Research at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.  He is also the Associate Dean for Graduate Research in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and an honorary Associate Professor in the School of Public Health, University of Sydney.  He leads a research program in upper GI cancer, is considered a national expert in hereditary GI cancer and has contributed to guidelines on this topic.  He is also widely published with numerous peer reviewed publications and book chapters.  Other academic activities include significant grant funding, clinical trials involvement, many invited lectures, supervision of postgraduate students and as a reviewer for a number of Journals.  In addition, he is involved in numerous university committees as well as with international, national and state organisations and is an NHMRC grant review panellist (since 2006).

We know that Professor Boussoiutas will very capably fill his new roles, when he commences at Alfred Health on Monday 21 June.

Please join with us in congratulating Alex on his appointment and wishing him every success as the incoming Program Director and Professor & Director of the Department of Gastroenterology.

Dr Pip Hawkings
A/CMO Alfred Health

Martin McCall-White
A/COO Alfred Health

Prof Terry O’Brien
Head of Central Clinical School
Monash University

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