A/Prof Sarah Thompson was appointed as a staff specialist upper gastrointestinal surgeon at Flinders Medical Centre, and as an academic surgeon at Flinders University in 2019. A/Prof Thompson completed her surgical training at the University of Calgary, Canada and subsequently completed a Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., and an Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery fellowship in Adelaide, South Australia. A/Prof Thompson is a board member of ANZGOSA, and maintains an active membership with the Society of American Gastric and Esophageal Surgeons (SAGES). A/Prof Thompson is the Specialty Editor for Upper GI Surgery for the ANZ Journal of Surgery, and she is on the Editorial Board of the World Journal of Surgery. A/Prof Thompson has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and was included as a chief investigator in obtaining over $1.4 million dollars in research and clinical development grants. She has a clinical interest in reflux, oesophageal motility disorders such as achalasia, and upper gastrointestinal cancer.


  • Private Upper GI Surgeon – Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, St Andrews Hospital
  • Balanced Academic at Flinders University
  • Consultant Surgeon at Flinders Medical Centre


Phone: 04 0779 5545 (Secretary’s phone)

Email: sarah.thompson@flinders.edu.au