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Professor Vijayaragavan Muralidharan (Murali)

PhD, FRACS, M Surgical Ed, MBBS(Hons), B Med Sci.

Professor Vijayaragavan Muralidharan (Murali)

General Surgery, Hepato Biliary, Hepato Biliary Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Professor Muralidharan (Murali) is a highly experienced and accomplished General, Upper GI and Hepatopancreatobiliary surgeon.

Murali is fluent in Tamil.


A/Prof. Muralidharan is a clinical and academic HPB surgeon. He graduated with Honours from Monash University in 1991 and completed General Surgery training at the Alfred Hospital (FRACS) in 2000. Between 1999 and 2001 he enrolled in full time research at Monash University supported by the Surgeon Scientist Scholarship of the RACS and completed a doctorate in philosophy by thesis (PhD) on the treatment of colorectal liver metastases.

He was awarded the prestigious Paul McMaster Scholarship for two consecutive years to undertake advanced training in hepatobiliary & pancreatic surgery and liver transplantation from 2002 to 2004 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK.

A/Prof. Muralidharan is currently appointed as Consultant Surgeon, HPB + Transplant Unit and Senior Lecturer in the University of the Melbourne Department of Surgery, Austin Health. He has an active clinical and academic surgical career involving clinical and basic science research leading to more than 40 peer reviewed publications and three book chapters in his area of expertise of HPB surgery.

A/Prof Muralidharan is extensively involved in surgical education having completed a Masters in Surgical Education in 2015. He is the supervisor of General Surgical training at Austin Hospital. He was previous chair of the Vic/ Tas training committee and is the current deputy chair of the Board in General Surgery. He remains actively involved in curriculum redesign and educational research.


A/Prof. Muralidharan’s surgical practice includes a wide range of general abdominal surgery with a particular interest
in minimally invasive surgery for gallbladder diseases and abdominal wall hernia repair. His particular clinical interests are in
surgery of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and biliary tree, in particular the multi-modality treatments for liver and pancreatic tumours with a strong emphasis on evidencebased surgery.

Abdominal Surgery

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair

HPB Surgery

  • Liver resection
  •  Pancreatic Surgery
  • Complex bile duct surgery
  • Surgery of the spleen
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