University of Sydney
Dr Laurence undertook medical school, internship and junior resident training in Surgery in the United Kingdom. He subsequently came to Australia, as a Northcote Scholar, to complete a PhD focused on transplantation immunology at the University of Sydney. This was followed by training in General Surgery in Australia, based at Royal Prince Alfred and Concord Hospitals in Sydney. Dr Laurence was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011. He then completed a two year post-fellowship training program in Hepatobiliary (HPB) and Upper Gastro-Intestinal (UGI) surgery in Australia. His first year was based at Westmead Hospital with an emphasis on liver, pancreas and oesophageal surgery for malignancy. During his second year, based at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Dr Laurence received further training with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques applied to liver, biliary and gastro-oesophgeal surgery, including laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity.
Research: Immunology of rejection and tolerance Ischemia and re-perfusion injury Systematic review and meta-analysis Decision analysis techniques Outcomes research in oncology and transplantation Clinical: Liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation Access surgery for end-stage renal disease Surgery for Malignancy of the upper gastro-intestinal tract, liver, gallbladder and pancreas Advanced malignancy of the abdomen requiring vasular resection and reconstruction Minimally invasive surgery