OUR SURGEONS

Mr Krishna Epari

Krishna is an Australian trained Surgeon. He was born and educated in Hobart where he graduated with Honours from the University of Tasmania. He relocated to Victoria to undertake a Fellowship in General Surgery. He subsequently completed a 3 year sub-specialty training program under the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Section of Upper Gastrointestinal, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Obesity Surgery at Box Hill, St Vincent’s and Fremantle Hospitals.

He returned to Perth in 2007 as a specialist Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon with expertise in both Oesophago-Gastric and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery. He has particular interests in minimally invasive surgery including advanced laparoscopic procedures, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP. In addition to managing malignancies of the Oesophagus, Stomach, Pancreas and Liver he has interests in the Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity, Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease and Hiatus Hernia, Gallstones and Abdominal Hernias.

Krishna is responsible for establishing the Acute Surgical Unit at Fremantle Hospital which has become a leading model for the delivery of Emergency General Surgical Services in Australia. He is a current executive board member for the Australia and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association.

Outside of work his interests include kitesurfing, photography, cycling, tennis and guitar. He has recently become a proud father and enjoys spending time with his family.

MEDICAL SCHOOL
  • University of Tasmania
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Medical Science BMedSci (1994)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours MBBS (Hons) (1997)
REGISTRATION
  • Medical Board of Australia
SPECIALITY
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
    • Oesophago-Gastric Surgery
    • Obesity Surgery
  • Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • ERCP
POST GRADUATE
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons FRACS (2005)
  • Upper GI Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and ERCP training certified by the Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (CCRTGE)
CURRENT APPOINTMENTS (PUBLIC HOSPITAL)
  • Consultant Upper GI/HPB Surgeon, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth (2015 – Present)
  • Consultant Upper GI/HPB Surgeon, Fremantle Hospital, Perth (2007 – 2015)
PRIVATE HOSPITAL (VISITING RIGHTS)
  • SJOG Hospital, Murdoch
OTHER POSITIONS HELD
  • ANZGOSA Board member (Current)
  • ANZGOSA Database Subcommittee (Current)
  • SJOG Murdoch Theatre Subcommittee (Current)
  • RACS ASC Perth Scientific Convenor – Upper GI Section (2010)
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