Institute of Academic Surgery 

The Institute of Academic Surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) was established in 2014 to become the primary hub of surgical research and education at RPA and aims to be at the forefront of leading surgical practice and patient care.

RPA, in collaboration with The University of Sydney, has a proud and brilliant history in academic surgery that has resulted in a number of significant surgical breakthroughs. This includes cochlear implants, establishing Australia's kidney and liver transplant programs, developing endovascular as well as pelvic exenteration surgical techniques, and discovering novel techniques such as isolated limb perfusion technology.

The Institute is a collaboration between Sydney Local Health District and The University of Sydney, and is committed to ensuring a vibrant academic presence in our District. The establishment of the Institute of Academic Surgery at RPA will also bring clinicians into our focus and vision for the next generation of academic surgery.



  • Breast Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Colorectal
  • ENT
  • Gynaecology
  • Gynaeoncology
  • Head and Neck
  • Upper GI
  • Melanoma
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastics & Reconstructive 
  • Transplant
  • Trauma
  • Urology
  • Vascular 


  • Surgical Simulation Theatre

  • Surgical Skills  Laboratory

  • Tutorial Rooms & 
  • Microsurgery-skills Laboratory