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About Suren

Suren is a graduate of Monash University (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 2000) and has been a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons since 2009.

Suren's surgical interests include benign and malignant disease of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, endoscopic thyroid surgery and workup and management of adrenal disease.  He also has a special interest in paediatric endocrine surgery and is the current co-ordinator of paediatric endocrine surgery at Monash Children's Hospital.

He was the first surgeon in Melbourne to perform trans-oral endoscopic thyroid surgery, an advanced technique that allows the thyroid gland to be removed without leaving any visible scars on the neck.

Following the completion of his post-graduate surgical training in both Melbourne and Perth, Suren undertook an additional two years of formal specialist fellowship training in endocrine surgery at both the Austin and Western General hospitals.  

In addition to his local experience, Suren has pursued further post-graduate training opportunities in endocrine surgery internationally.  He has spent time with the endocrine surgery unit at the world-renowned Mount Sinai Medical Centre in New York and in Colombo, gained experience in managing significantly advanced thyroid disease rarely seen in developed countries.  In Hanoi, Suren trained in the endoscopic trans-axillary thyroid surgery operative technique, which leaves no visible scars on the neck.

Away from medicine, Suren is a classically-trained flautist and jazz saxophonist who plays with the Australian Doctors Orchestra.  He is a passionate member of the Hawthorn football club and a keen follower of the Sri Lankan cricket team.  

Suren travels to Sri Lanka regularly with projectBEAP, a medical charity currently building and equipping a trauma centre on the east coast, a region affected by the Boxing Day tsunami, and more recently, civil war. 

Suren has public appointments with Monash Health (Clayton, Dandenong, Berwick and Moorabbin), Eastern Health and St Vincent's. He is an accredited specialist surgeon at The Valley, The Avenue and St John of God Private Hospitals.