Assoc Prof Kerwin Shannon (Chair)

Assoc Professor Kerwin Shannon specialises in Head and Neck surgery and received his first clinical appointment to the Sydney Melanoma Unit in 1996. He subsequently undertook a 12-month Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Hong Kong, followed by a 2 year Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology at the University of Tennessee, under the auspices of the American Head and Neck Society. Returning in mid 1999, Dr Shannon was appointed to the Department of Head and Neck Surgery of the Central Sydney Area Health Service and also resumed his association with the Sydney Melanoma Unit (now Melanoma Institute Australia).

Research interests include organ preservation protocols, the use of regional chemotherapy for advanced head and neck cancers and sentinel node biopsy for melanoma of the head and neck.