Professor Leigh Delbridge

Professor of Surgery
Surgery, Northern Clinical School
Kolling Institute of Medical Research

E25 - Royal North Shore Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9926 7113 / 7014
F: +61 2 9906 3385

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Leigh Delbridge is Professor and Head of the Discipline of Surgery at the University of Sydney. He heads the University of Sydney Endocrine Surgical Unit which is the largest such unit in Australia. His clinical practice is now confined entirely to thyroid and parathyroid surgery, perfoming over 500 such procedures each year. A major clinical interest is minimally invasive parathyroidectomy and minimally invasive diagnostic thyroid surgery. His research interests include the development of techniques for minimally invasive endocrine surgery, epidemiological studies in relation to thyroid and parathyroid disease, collaborative studies on the molecular genetics of thyroid and parathyroid tumourogenesis, and collaborative studies on parathyroid hormone physiology. He is the immediate Past President of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and President-Elect of the Surgical Research Society of Australia.