Professor Guy Maddern is the RP Jepson Professor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide, Director of Research at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Director, Surgical Research and Evaluation (incorporating ASERNIP-S) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He was trained at the University of Adelaide and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1989. His clinical interests include the physiological impact of laparoscopic surgery, and more recently the development of techniques to manage metastatic hepatic disease. He has over 500 publications in scientific journals and has contributed to over a dozen surgical texts.
The evaluation of new technologies and in particular surgical technologies is another area of focus and interest. Under his supervision, ASERNIP-S has been responsible for assessing these technologies before exposing the Australian population to them and has provided this service to the Australian and International community for the past 20 years, and is recognised, nationally and internationally, as the premier surgical innovation assessment group.
He is a past President of HTAi (Health Technology Assessment international) and past Chair of INAHTA (International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment).