Dr Karen Barclay

General & Colorectal Surgeon Specialist Endoscopist


I am a privately based Colorectal and General Surgeon, Senior Lecturer in Surgery and the Northern Clinical School Research Programme Co-ordinator with the University of Melbourne. I am a Conjoint Committee certified and recertified endoscopist.

I graduated MBChB from Otago University (NZ) in 1996 then FRACS in 2006 with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Surgeons. I undertook colorectal specialty training at Guys and St Thomas’s and UCLH, London followed by Fremantle Hospital, WA and the Austin Hospital, Melbourne with the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand. I completed a Masters in Public Health through Monash University in 2018, with high distinction.

I have recently been a working party member for the Australian Commission for Quality, Health and Safety and an advisor and media representative to the Victorian Department of Health and Cancer Council Australia. I was the lead author for the recently updated surveillance after adenoma resection national guidelines, co-author for the peri-operative optimisation guidelines and a working party member for the full screening and surveillance guidelines for colorectal cancer. I contract to TMLEP for the provision of expert advice.


Northpark Private Hospital
Warringal Private Hospital
The Victorian Gut Centre


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Phone: + 61 410912620
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