A/Prof Dr Harsh Kanhere (MS, FRACS) is the Head of Upper Gastrointestinal (Upper GI) Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and a senior consultant Surgeon in the Upper GI and Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic (HPB) Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Adelaide.

He completed General Surgery training in India in 1999 and then pursued sub-speciality training in Cancer Surgery for 4 years with special interest in Oesophago-Gastric, Hepato biliary and pancreatic cancers. Following this he was awarded a scholarship to visit the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer centre in New York USA to gain further expertise in Thoracic surgical oncology – specifically Oesophageal Cancer management.

He migrated to Australia in 2004 and undertook further training in Upper GI, HPB and Bariatric Surgery initially at Flinders Medical Centre and then at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital​. He completed the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian college of Surgeons in General Surgery (FRACS) in 2007 and was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon at the QEH.

His main interests include minimally invasive Oesophago-gastric cancer resections as wells as pancreatic cancer resections and Bariatric surgery. He has over 60 research publications.


  • A/Prof and Head of Upper GI Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital & Queen Elizabeth Hospital


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