Adrian Polglase’s surgical treatments and results are regularly published in peer-reviewed journals.

About Adrian Polglase

Emeritus Professor Adrian PolglaseAdrian Polglase completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with 
honours (MBBS Hons) at Monash University in 1970, and was awarded the first Master of 
Surgery (MS) degree by Monash University in 1981.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), Fellow of the Royal 
College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS Ed), Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of 
England (FRCS Eng) and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

After surgical registrar training at the Alfred Hospital he was appointed as senior 
registrar at St Marks Hospital, London for Advanced Colorectal Surgical Training.

Adrian Polglase returned to the Alfred Hospital as a consultant surgeon in 1978.

In 1988 he was appointed as Chief of Surgery at Royal Southern Memorial Hospital and,
following its amalgamation with The Alfred Hospital and name change to Caulfield General 
Medical Centre, he was re-appointed Chief of Surgery and Head of the General Surgical Unit.

In 1995, following a 17-year period as a consultant surgeon in the public hospital sector – as Visiting Consultant Surgeon at Alfred Hospital and Chief of Surgery at Caulfield General Medical Centre – he consolidated his full-time practice to Cabrini, Malvern.

In 1998 he was appointed as the inaugural Professor of Surgery, and Chairman of the Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery. He stepped down as departmental Chairman in 2009 and was appointed as Emeritus Professor by Monash University.

He is founder and Patron of Let's Beat Bowel Cancer (formerly Tackling Bowel Cancer), a Cabrini initiative dedicated to saving lives through improved bowel cancer research, education and prevention campaigns.

Professor Polglase participates in clinical audits of surgical outcomes at Cabrini, Malvern together with maintaining a Certificate of Continuing Professional Standards with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. His surgical treatments and results are regularly published in peer-reviewed journals.

In 2013, Professor Polglase implemented a ‘lateral shift’ of his practice, resulting in a more defined focus on proctological surgery and colonoscopy, and a movement away from abdominal resectional surgery. In the same year, he changed the name of his clinic from Colorectal Malvern, to Malvern Proctology & Colonoscopy.

Qualifications

MBBS Hons (Mon), MS (Mon), FRACS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), FACS

Details
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (with Honors) (Monash 1970)
Master of Surgery (MS) by thesis (Monash 1981)
First MS awarded by Monash University
Title of Thesis: Evaluation of the End to End Anastomosis (EEA) Stapling Instrument for Colorectal Surgery
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS Ed) (1976)
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Eng) (1977)
Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) (1978)
Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS) (1983)

Surgical specialties
Proctological surgery (common anorectal conditions)
Colonoscopy and gastroscopy
Hernia surgery

Curriculum vitae

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