Professor Michael Solomon is a Consultant Surgeon and Academic Head of the Department of Colorectal Surgery at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. He is Professor of Surgical Research at the University of Sydney and is a past President of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia & New Zealand (CSSANZ) and Chairman of the RACS/CSSANZ Training Board in Colorectal Surgery.
Professor Solomon has extensive experience in clinical surgical research and has published over 350 papers, multiple chapters in books and has been invited to present 14 international named lectures. Professor Solomon has supervised 50 higher degree students and been awarded for his own career research the highest research doctorate degree from the National University of Ireland (DMed: Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery) and from the University of Sydney (DMedSc:P elvic Exenteration). He has a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology (MSc) from the University of Toronto and has focused his career on evidence based surgery and clinical trials now concentrating on mentoring young academic surgeons as Chairman of the Institute of Academic Surgery at RPA and Head of the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe) at the University of Sydney.
Professor Solomon’s surgical expertise is in both minimally and maximally invasive colorectal surgery with specific expertise also in inflammatory bowel disease and complex fistula in ano. He is the Program Director of Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery including national and statewide referral services for pelvic exenteration and more recently peritonectomy and retroperitoneal sarcomas.