Henry Pleass, MD

Department of Surgery
Westmead Clinical School
University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia


Professor Henry Pleass studied medicine as an undergraduate at the University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne, England and trained in general and transplantation surgery in the North East of England, Edinburgh Scotland and Sydney Australia. He is Professor of Surgery at Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney. He is the surgical head of The Australian National Pancreas Transplant Programme based at Westmead, Sydney. In addition he is a VMO surgeon at Westmead Private Hospital and a VMO liver transplant surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Research Interest

His research interests include: Liver and pancreatic surgery, in addition to laparoscopic surgery.

Scientific Activities


• Co-chair of the NSW Transplant working group (ACI), Deputy Chair of the Transplant Section of the RACS
• Surgical Advisor to the National Paired Kidney Exchange Programme, Chair of the National Pancreas Transplant Standing Committee
• Chair of the John Loewenthal Society and recently elected council member of the TSANZ


He has published and presented widely on transplantation as well as organ retrieval and has an MD investigating Xenotransplantation.