Professor Robert Padbury



Consultant General, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgeon 

Professor Padbury is the Director of Surgery and Peri-operative Medicine in the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. He has worked at Flinders Medical Centre since 1986 and Ashford Community Hospital since 1992.

He was the Surgical lead in establishment of the SA Liver Transplant Unit at Flinders in 1992, following periods of training in Paris, France and Birmingham, UK. His current clinical practice is in the area of liver, pancreas and gallbladder surgery, hernia surgery and vascular access for chemotherapy. He also consults and operates at Victor Harbor and Naracoorte.

Memberships and Fellowships:

·       Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

·       Life Member Australian and New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association Fellow European Surgical Association

·       Fellow German Society for Alimentary Tract Surgery

·       Honorary Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


Former positions: 

·       Foundation President ANZHPBA

·       Chairman SA Surgical Taskforce

·       Councillor GE Society of Australasia

·       Board Member Australasian GI Trials Group

·       Councillor and Secretary General International Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association Member Court of Examiners – General Surgery




·       Distinguished Service Award GESA 2009

·       South Australian of the year – Healthcare 2010