Organ and Tissue Authority

Prof Stephen Lynch AC

Portrait photograph of Board member, Professor Stephen Lynch AC

Prof Stephen Lynch was born in Sydney in 1954. He is married to Genni with three daughters Kate, Angelica and Lydia. His undergraduate training was completed at the University of NSW Sydney. He underwent basic and advanced surgical training at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney and completed his Transplantation Fellowship in 1984-85 in Pittsburgh USA under the supervision of Prof Tom Starzl. He was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons by examination in 1985. Since 1986 he has held various positions including Director of Queensland Liver Transplant Service, Foundation Chair of Transplantation Biology Programme, Fellow of the Institute and Member of the Board of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, President of Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand; Councillor of the Asian Transplantation Society, Councillor of The Transplantation Society, and Member of Queensland Health Clinical Senate.

Stephen served as Associate Editor/Co-Editor/Section Editor or on the Editorial Boards of Liver Transplantation and Surgery, Transplantation, Graft, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, Hepatogastroenterology, and International Journal of Hepatology. He has published more than 150 manuscripts and four book chapters. He was awarded the Pro Sanitate Medal by the Republic of Hungary, the Award for Excellence by the Royal Australasian College of Surgery, Best Manuscript of the Year in the Journal of Investigative Surgery, and the 2012 Australia Day Queensland Health Medal for Surgical Leadership. Stephen was admitted as a Companion of the Order of Australia by the Governor General in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2015.

Stephen is currently Chair of Transplantation, Chairman of Division of Surgery Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane, Professor of Surgery University of Queensland, Surgical Stream Leader Brisbane Metro South Hospital and Health Service, Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon at Mater Private Hospital in Brisbane, Member of the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation Authority Board and Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Nursing St Mary’s College Kurume Japan.