Assoc Prof Paul Cashin

Associate Professor Paul Cashin graduated from Monash University in 1984, and trained in General Surgery at the Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg, graduating with his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in January 1997. He underwent post Fellowship training as an Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon in the United Kingdom and Monash Health. 

Paul is currently the Service Director of General Surgery at Monash Health, Senior Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon at Monash Health and Director of Medical Services at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital. He is also Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Dept. of Surgery, Southern Clinical School, Monash University.

He practices as an Upper GI Surgeon and General Surgeon in both public and private. He has particular sub specialty interests in oesophago-gastric cancer, reflux disease, hiatal hernia and oesophageal motility disorders. He also has a broad interest in General Surgery including gallbladder surgery and abdominal wall hernia surgery. Paul practices his private surgery at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital and The Valley Private Hospital. 

Paul is an elected Member of the National Board of the Australian and New Zealand Oesophago-Gastric Surgery Association. He sits on a number of State and Monash Health committees related to oesophago-gastric cancer management, data registries and innovation and care delivery in surgery. He was co-Convenor of the 2016 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. He is currently an Executive Lead at Monash Health with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He Chairs the Monash Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee and National Standards Accreditation Committee (Standard 5). He is a member of ANZGOSA, GSA, ISDE, UEGS, MUGS and AUGIS.

He is Chairman of the Jessie McPherson Private Hospital Medical Advisory Committee and is a co-opted Member of the Kataya Board (Jessie McPherson Private Hospital Board) and the Board Quality and Safety Committee. 

His research interests include common bile duct stones and their management, oesophageal, gastric and pancreatic cancer, acute surgery delivery and Optimal Cancer Care Pathways in Oesophago-gastric Cancer. He has co written and published many scientific articles on these subjects and written two book chapters in text books of General Surgery.

Paul plays an active role in Medical Student teaching and Registrar training. 

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