A/Prof Brian McCaughan

A/Prof Brian McCaughan, a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon with a career-long commitment and passion for the management of thoracic malignancies, is also Chairman of the Clinical Excellence Commission and the Agency for Clinical Innovation, and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. His clinical career spans 40 years at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Hospital.


General Thoracic Surgery


  • 1975 MBBS (Hons 1 Univeristy Medal) University of Sydney,Australia
  • 1982 Fellow, Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
  • 1981 Visiting Lecturer, University of Hong Kong
  • 1982-3 Heart Foundation Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, USA
  • 1983-4 Thoracic Surgical Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, NY USA
  • 1992-4 Chairman, NSW State Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons
  • 1989-95 Director, Surgical Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney Australia
  • 1996-2003 Area Director, Cardiovascular Services, Central Sydney Area Health Service, Austraila
  • 1997- Member, New South Wales Ministerial Advisory Committee on Quality in Health Care, Australia
  • 2000-04, NSW Medical Board, 1999-2004 Member


  • Surgical Oncology
  • Carcinoma of the Lung
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thymomas
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Carcinoma of the Oesophagus
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Health Care Policy and Administration