Professor Wendy Brown


Professor Wendy Brown is the Director of the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) and the Professor of Surgery at Monash University, based at the Alfred Hospital. Her areas of expertise include: the Lap-Band procedure, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass, the effects of weight loss on health and upper gastrointestinal surgery including cancer and reflux disease.

She serves the broader medical community in a wide variety of roles including serving as a deputy Chair of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Court of Examiners, immediate Past President of the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand, Vice President of the Australia and New Zealand Gastro Oesophageal Surgical Association, and Clinical Lead for the National Bariatric Surgery Registry. In 2011 she was appointed a member of the Victorian Surgical Consultative Council, by the Victorian Minister for Health. In addition to working at the Centre for Bariatric Surgery, Professor Wendy Brown has a clinical appointment as a Visiting Medical Officer in Upper GI and General Surgery at the Alfred Hospital. 

Weight Loss Specialist

  • Dr Caroline Lloyd

    Caroline Lloyd has worked with the CBS since 2007, having previously worked in the fields of General Practice, Sexual Health and Cosmetic Dermatology. Since joining...

  • Dr Samantha Green

    Samantha Green is a general practitioner with an interest in the public health impact of obesity. She also enjoys assisting individual patients achieve long-term change...

  • Dr Audrey Kotzander

    Audrey studied at Monash University completing her MBBS, DRANZCOG and is part of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Audrey is one of our...

  • Dr Anna Korin

    Anna has a wealth of knowledge specialising as an Emergency Physician. Anna works at a couple of different CBS sites. In Anna's spare time you...

  • Dr Karina Stolyarsky

    Karina completed a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery at Monash University. Karina is part of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Karina's...

Our Surgeons

  • Mr Andrew Smith

    Andrew Smith is an Upper Gastro-intestinal specialist general surgeon. He trained in surgery at The Alfred in Melbourne, becoming fully qualified in 1996. Post graduate...

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  • Professor Wendy Brown

    Monash University Professor of Surgery and Director of The Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), Centre for Obesity Research and Education, at the Alfred...

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  • Mr Andrew Packiyanathan

    Mr Andrew Packiyanathan is a general and upper gastrointestinal surgeon with a special interest in bariatric (weight loss) surgery. He also has an interest in...

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  • Mr Stewart Skinner

    Senior Lecturer Monash University Department of Surgery, Visiting Surgeon at The Alfred Hospital and at also Frankston Hospital.

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  • Mr Damien Loh

    Damien is an upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon who graduated from University of Melbourne in 2002 and has been a Fellow of the Royal Australasian...

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  • Helen Bauzon