Peadar Waters is a consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia. He is an Irish trained colorectal surgeon and a fellow of the Royal college of Surgeons of Ireland.
He undertook a fellowship in robotic, peritoneal and exenterative surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in 2018, followed by a further fellowship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 2019.
Peadar’s current primary surgical focus surrounds the application of advanced surgical techniques for primary and recurrent malignancy in multivisceral and exenterative surgery and where possible the utilisation of minimal invasive techniques such as robotics to aid complex dissection. Recurrent pelvic malignancy, cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC forms a major part of his workload and he has published multiple peer reviewed articles on these topics. He has also supervised numerous clinical and laboratory based research projects.
He holds a MD thesis with NUIG, Ireland on the Identification and validation of a MiRNA signature for tumour progression in Basal type breast cancer for which he currently holds a patent from his work and also a masters in clinical education for work related to the acquisition and retention of clinical procedural skills.
He has contributed over 80 manuscripts to the surgical literature, has been awarded numerous research prizes and scholarships. He peer reviews for many surgical and oncological journals. He is passionate about surgical innovation and in particular how this can be safely adopted in surgical training.
Colorectal cancer; minimally invasive and robotic surgery; advanced and recurrent pelvic malignancy; peritoneal cancer, laparoscopic, advanced transanal surgery.