Associate Professor Vincent Lam

Associate Professor in Surgery
Surgery, Westmead Clinical School

C24 - Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


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Themes | Keywords | Publications



Transplantation; Surgery; Upper gastrointestinal cancer; Colorectal liver metastases; hepatocellular carcinoma


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009


  • Hameed, A., Ng, E., Johnston, E., Hollands, M., Richardson, A., Pleass, H., Lam, V. (2014), Hepatic resection for metastatic melanoma: a systematic review. Melanoma Research. 24(1), 1-10. [Abstract]
  • Tran, H., Tran, K., Zajkowska, M., Lam, V., Hawthorne, W. (2014), Single-incision laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh repair for the treatment of multiple recurrent inguinal hernias. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 18(3), e2014.00354. [Abstract]
  • Cheng, Q., Pang, T., Hollands, M., Richardson, A., Pleass, H., Johnston, E., Lam, V. (2014), Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Laparoscopic Versus Open Distal Gastrectomy. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 18(6), 1087-1099. [Abstract]
  • Tran, H., Turingan, I., Tran, K., Zajkowska, M., Lam, V., Hawthorne, W. (2014), Potential benefits of single-port compared to multiport laparoscopic inguinal herniorraphy: a prospective randomized controlled study. Hernia. 18(5), 731-744. [Abstract]
  • Chung, H., Pleass, H., Yuen, L., Lam, V. (2014), Near death by central line. Emergency Medicine Journal. 31(2), 85081. [Abstract]
  • Lam, V., Laurence, J., Pang, T., Johnston, E., Hollands, M., Pleass, H., Richardson, A. (2014), A systematic review of a liver-first approach in patients with colorectal cancer and synchronous colorectal liver metastases. HPB. 16(2), 101-108. [Abstract]
  • Richardson, A., Laurence, J., Lam, V. (2014), Use of pre-operative steroids in liver resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. HPB. 16(1), 12-19. [Abstract]


  • Lam, V., Laurence, J., Richardson, A., Pleass, H., Allen, R. (2013), Hypothermic machine perfusion in deceased donor kidney transplantation: a systematic review. Journal of Surgical Research. 180(1), 176-182. [Abstract]
  • Richardson, A., Pang, T., Johnston, E., Hollands, M., Lam, V., Pleass, H. (2013), The Volume Effect in Liver Surgery-A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 17(11), 1984-1996. [Abstract]
  • Richardson, A., Laurence, J., Lam, V. (2013), Transarterial chemoembolization with irinotecan beads in the treatment of colorectal liver metastases: systematic review. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 24(8), 1209-1217. [Abstract]
  • Lynnhtun, K., Achan, A., Lam, V. (2013), IgG4 related pseudotumour (calcifying fibrous tumour) of adrenal gland. Pathology. 45,519-521. [Abstract]
  • Lam, V., Laurence, J., Johnston, E., Hollands, M., Pleass, H., Richardson, A. (2013), A systematic review of two-stage hepatectomy in patients with initially unresectable colorectal liver metastases. HPB. 15(7), 483-491. [Abstract]
  • Wilson, G., Hu, Z., Duan, W., Tian, A., Wang, X., McCleod, D., Lam, V., George, J., Qiao, L. (2013), Efficacy of using cancer stem cell markers in isolating and characterising liver cancer stem cells. Stem Cells and Development. 22(19), 2655-2664. [Abstract]
  • Lam, V., Pang, T., Laurence, J., Johnston, E., Hollands, M., Pleass, H., Richardson, A. (2013), A Systematic Review of Repeat Hepatectomy for Recurrent Colorectal Liver Metastases. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 17(7), 1312-1321. [Abstract]
  • Thwaites, S., Pleass, H., Allen, R., Lam, V., Yao, J., Kable, K., Jenkins, L., Chen, C., Robertson, P., Hawthorne, W., Ryan, B. (2013), Surgical Morbidity of Simultaneous Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation: A Single-Centre Experience in the Tacrolimus Era. ISRN Transplantation. 2013, 685850.


  • Thwaites, S., Gurung, B., Yao, J., Kable, K., Robertson, P., Ryan, B., Lam, V., Pleass, H., Chapman, J., Hawthorne, W., Allen, R. (2012), Excellent Outcomes of Simultaneous Pancreas Kidney Transplantation in Patients From Rural and Urban Australia: A National Service Experience. Transplantation. 94(12), 1230-1235. [Abstract]
  • Biankin, A., Waddell, N., Kassahn, K., Gingras, M., Muthuswamy, L., Johns, A., Miller, D., Wilson, P., Patch, A., Wu, J., Chang, D., Cowley, M., Gardiner, B., Song, S., Harliwong, I., Idrisoglu, S., Nourse, C., Nourbakhsh, E., Manning, S., Wani, S., Gongora, M., Pajic, M., Scarlett, C., Gill, A., Pinho, A., Rooman, I., Anderson, M., Holmes, O., Leonard, C., Taylor, D., Wood, S., Xu, C., Nones, K., Lynn Fink, J., Christ, A., Bruxner, T., Cloonan, N., Kolle, G., Newell, F., Pinese, M., Scott Mead, R., Humphris, J., Kaplan, W., Jones, M., Colvin, E., Nagrial, A., Humphrey, E., Chou, A., Chin, V., Chantrill, L., Mawson, A., Samra, J., Kench, J., Lovell, J., Daly, R., Merrett, N., Toon, C., Epari, K., Nguyen, N., Barbour, A., Zeps, N., Brancato, M., Rowe, S., Simpson, S., Martyn-Smith, M., Thomas, M., Pettit, J., Tao, J., Dipietro, R., Watson, C., Wong, R., Giry-Laterriere, M., Musgrove, E., Sutherland, R., Grimmond, S., Pearson, J., Pavlakis, N., Guminski, A., Asghari, R., Pavey, D., Das, A., Cosman, P., Ismail, K., O'Connor, C., Lam, V., McLeod, D., Pleass, H., Richardson, A., James, V., Cooper, C., Joseph, D., Sandroussi, C., Crawford, M., Gallagher, J., Texler, M., Forrest, C., Laycock, A., Epari, K., Ballal, M., Fletcher, D., Mukhedkar, S., Spry, N., Deboer, B., Chai, M., Beilin, M., Feeney, K., Ruszkiewicz, A., Worthley, C., Tan, C., Debrencini, T., Chen, J., Brooke-Smith, M., Papangelis, V., Tang, H., Barbour, A., Clouston, A., Martin, P., O'Rourke, T., Chiang, A., Fawcett, J., Slater, K., Yeung, S., Hatzifotis, M., Hodgkinson, P., Christophi, C., Nikfarjam, M., Mountain Victorian Cancer Biobank, A., Eshleman, J., Hruban, R., Maitra, A., Iacobuzio-Donahue, C., Schulick, R., Wolfgang, C., Morgan, R., Hodgin, M., Scarpa, A., Lawlor, R., Capelli, P., Beghelli, S., Corbo, V., Scardoni, M., Pederzoli, P., Tortora, G., Bassi, C., Tempero, M., Kakkar, N., Zhao, F., Qing Wu, Y., Wang, M., Muzny, D., Fisher, W., Charles Brunicardi, F., Hodges, S., Reid, J., Drummond, J., Chang, K., Han, Y., Lewis, L., Dinh, H., Buhay, C., Beck, T., Timms, L., Sam, M., Begley, K., Brown, A., Pai, D., Panchal, A., Buchner, N., De Borja, R., Denroche, R., Yung, C., Serra, S., Onetto, N., Mukhopadhyay, D., Tsao, M., Shaw, P., Petersen, G., Gallinger, S., Mann, K., Jenkins, N., Perez-Mancera, P., Adams, D., Largaespada, D., Wessels, L., Rust, A., Stein, L., Tuveson, D., Copeland, N., Hudson, T., Wheeler, D., McPherson, J., Gibbs, R. (2012), Pancreatic cancer genomes reveal aberrations in axon guidance pathway genes. Nature. 491(7424), 399-405. [Abstract]
  • Richardson, A., Laurence, J., Lam, V. (2012), Portal triad clamping versus other methods of vascular control in liver resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. HPB. 14(6), 355-364. [Abstract]
  • Gluer, A., Cocco, N., Laurence, J., Johnston, E., Hollands, M., Pleass, H., Richardson, A., Lam, V. (2012), Systematic review of actual 10-year survival following resection for hepatocellular carcinoma. HPB. 14(5), 285-290. [Abstract]
  • Lam, V., Spiro, C., Laurence, J., Johnston, E., Hollands, M., Pleass, H., Richardson, A. (2012), A Systematic Review of Clinical Response and Survival Outcomes of Downsizing Systemic Chemotherapy and Rescue Liver Surgery in Patients with Initially Unresectable Colorectal Liver Metastases. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 19(4), 1292-1301. [Abstract]
  • Laurence, J., Tran, P., Richardson, A., Pleass, H., Lam, V. (2012), Laparoscopic or open cholecystectomy in cirrhosis: a systematic review of outcomes and meta-analysis of randomized trials. HPB. 14(3), 153-161. [Abstract]
  • Yao, J., Gan, G., Farlow, D., Laurence, J., Hollands, M., Richardson, A., Pleass, H., Lam, V. (2012), Impact of F18-fluorodeoxyglycose positron emission tomography/computed tomography on the management of resectable pancreatic tumours. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 82(3), 140-144. [Abstract]


  • Haghshenasskashani, A., Laurence, J., Kwan, V., Johnston, E., Hollands, M., Richardson, A., Pleass, H., Lam, V. (2011), Endoscopic necrosectomy of pancreatic necrosis: a systematic review. Surgical endoscopy. 25(12), 3724-30. [Abstract]
  • Laurence, J., Tran, P., Morarji, K., Eslick, G., Lam, V., Sandroussi, C. (2011), A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Survival and Surgical Outcomes Following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 15(11), 2059-69. [Abstract]
  • Lucewicz, A., Wong, G., Lam, V., Hawthorne, W., Allen, R., Craig, J., Pleass, H. (2011), Management of Primary Symptomatic Lymphocele After Kidney Transplantation: A Systematic Review. Transplantation. 92(6), 663-73. [Abstract]
  • Laurence, J., Sandroussi, C., Lam, V., Pleass, H., Eslick, G., Allen, R. (2011), Utilization of Small Pediatric Donor Kidneys: A Decision Analysis. Transplantation. 91(10), 1110-3. [Abstract]
  • Lucewicz, A., Isaacs, A., Allen, R., Lam, V., Angelides, S., Pleass, H. (2011), Torsion of intraperitoneal kidney transplant. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 82(5), 299–302. [Abstract]
  • Abbas, S., Lam, V., Hollands, M. (2011), Ten-Year Survival after Liver Resection for Colorectal Metastases: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. ISRN Oncology. 2011, 763245. [Abstract]
  • Abbas, S., Lam, V. (2011), In Colorectal Liver Metastases, the Presence of Extrahepatic Disease Correlates with the Pathology of the Primary Tumour. ISRN Oncology. 2011, 948174. [Abstract]


  • Crane, C., Lam, V., Alsakran, A., Vasilaras, A., Lau, H., Ryan, B., Pleass, H., Allen, R. (2010), Are there anatomical barriers to laparoscopic donor nephrectomy?. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 80(11), 781-785. [Abstract]
  • Lam, V., Pleass, H., Hawthorne, W., Allen, R. (2010), Evolution of pancreas transplant surgery. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 80(6), 411-418. [Abstract]
  • Chok, K., Chu, F., Cheung, T., Lam, V., Yuen, W., Ng, K., Chan, S., Poon, R., Yeung, C., Lo, C., Fan, S. (2010), Results of percutaneous transhepatic cholecystostomy for high surgical risk patients with acute cholecystitis. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 80(4), 280-283. [Abstract]


  • Lam, V. (2009), Surgical management of hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer Forum. 33(2), 1-5.
  • Lam, V., Laurence, J., Robertson, P., Hawthorne, W., Ryan, B., Lau, H., Allen, R., Pleass, H. (2009), En bloc paediatric kidney transplant: is this the best use of a scarce resource?. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 79(1-2), 27-32. [Abstract]