Associate Professor Lynch is a colorectal surgeon, Chair of the Colorectal Service at Peter Mac and Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne. He completed his general surgical fellowship in New Zealand, with post-fellowship training in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio and St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. He holds a Masters degree in surgery and has published over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Associate Professor Lynch is a Fellow of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. His current clinical practice includes the management of patients with advanced rectal cancer and cytoreductive surgery with intraperitoneal chemotherapy. He has extensive laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgical experience and recently completed the first series of robotic colorectal procedures in Australasia at Peter Mac.