Mr Ian Hayes completed undergraduate medical training at Monash University through the Prince Henry's Hospital clinical school. He commenced work at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as a third year surgical resident in 1990. After gaining his fellowship in General Surgery, he spent 3 years in England, completing the UK surgical training programme and being awarded the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland Gold Medal as most outstanding candidate in the intercollegiate examination.
Ian then completed the 2 year Colorectal Surgical Society Fellowship at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Research training involved a Master of Surgery degree under the supervision of Professor John Ludbrook in the physiology of hemorrhagic shock and more recently a Master of Epidemiology degree through the University of Melbourne.
He has also gained a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology and an Advanced Diploma in Management. He was head of the RMH Department of Specialist General Surgery from 2008 to 2013 and has been head of the Colorectal Surgery Unit since 2013. He has supervised two MS and two DMedSci students. His area of research has involved the use the administrative data in clinical outcomes research in colorectal surgery.