Director, Centre for Obesity Research and Education & Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Monash University

Wendy Brown graduated from Medicine with first class honours in 1992 (Monash University). She went on to complete specialist training as a General Surgeon through the Alfred Hospital. She attained her fellowship from the Royal Australasian College in 2002 and completed a year of post-fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic and Upper GI surgery at the Princess Alexandria Hospital.
During her training she undertook a PhD from 1997-1999 and the degree was awarded in 2001. Her thesis explored the Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer in a rodent model, focusing on the effect of NSAIDs and more selective COX inhibitors on tumour development.
Since completing her surgical training she has obtained a clinical appointment as a Visiting Medical Officer in Upper GI and General Surgery at the Alfred Hospital. She was promoted to Associate Professor by Monash University in 2008, and is also the Director of the Centre for Obesity Research and Education.
She is an examiner and assessor of the Australian Medical Council, serving on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons court of examiners and the Board in Physiology. She is on the board of the Australian and New Zealand Gastroesophageal Society and is President of the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Experience

  • 2003–present
    Director, Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE)
  • 2003–present
    Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Monash University
  • 2003–present
    Visiting Medical Officer, Upper Gastrointestinal/Professorial Unit, Alfred Hospital

Education

  • 2008 
    American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • 2002 
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • 2001 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 1992 
    Monash University, MBBS (hons)

Publications

  • 2011
    Changes in Satiety, Supra- and Infraband Transit, and Gastric Emptying Following LAGB, Obesity Surgery
  • 2010
    Does Pregnancy Increase the Need for Revisional Surgery After LAGB?, Obesity Surgery
  • 2010
    Effects of Adjustable Gastric Bands on Gastric Emptying, Supra- and Infraband Transit and Satiety, Obesity Surgery
  • 2010
    Operationstechnik von Wendy A. Brown und Andrew I. Smith (Australien)., Adipositas-chirurgie: Verfahren, Varianten und Komplikationen.
  • 2010
    Predicting Outcomes of Intermediate Term Complications and Revisional Surgery Following LAGB, Obesity Surgery
  • 2010
    Pro-inflammatory CD11c+CD206+ adipose tissue macrophages are associated with insulin resistance, Diabetes
  • 2010
    Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in severely obese adolescents: a randomized trial. , JAMA
  • 2010
    Outcomes, Satiety, and Adverse Upper Gastrointestinal Symptoms Following LAGB, Obesity Surgery
  • 2010
    Mechanisms of Bolus Clearance in Patients with Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Bands., Obesity Surgery
  • 2010
    Criteria for assessing esophageal motility in LAGB patients, Obesity Surgery
  • 2009
    Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: Effects, side effects and challenges., Australian Family Physcian
  • 2009
    Pathophysiology of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Bands, Obesity Surgery
  • 2009
    Effects of Gastric Band Adjustments on Intraluminal Pressure., Obesity Surgery
  • 2009
    The effect of laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands on esophageal motility and the OG junction, Obesity Surgery
  • 2009
    Medium-term outcome of fundoplication after lung transplantation., Diseases of the Oesophagus
  • 2009
    A Rodent Model of Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery, Obesity Surgery
  • 2008
    Small Bowel Obstruction creates a Closed Loop in patients with a LAGB, Obesity Surgery
  • 2008
    Assessing the acute abdomen in the bariatric patient: a need for improvement, Obesity Surgery
  • 2008
    Symmetrical Pouch Dilatation After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, Obesity Surgery

Research Areas

  • Surgery (110323)
  • Gastroenterology And Hepatology (110307)