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.