Professor Peter Choong

Professor Peter Choong AO

Associate Dean (Innovation & Enterprise) | Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Sir Hugh Devine Professor of Surgery | St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Head | Department of Surgery at Melbourne Medical School


Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences website for Innovation and Enterprise. This is the landing page for your exciting journey that takes you from discovery to translation and beyond. Here you will find the resources and connections that will help your ideas create societal impact through enterprise and commercialisation, sustainable social benefit or equipping our 21st century health researchers and professionals with enduring leadership skills through innovations in teaching and training. In the months to come, we will be populating this website with the types of material that students, researchers, and faculty will find useful to their endeavours.

The role of the Office of Innovation and Enterprise is to drive a mindset of innovation amongst all our students and staff.  In pursuing the best outcomes for our patients and the community, we aim to uncover better ways to face 21st century challenges, strive for evidence-based and effective solutions that bring value to our community, our university and ourselves. Our multi-talented teams will provide you with the skillsets that will help you navigate and thrive in the world of academia and enterprise as you carry your ideas forward. Finally, we will gather around you the necessary tools to successfully translate your ideas from results to strategies of care, products and policies that will benefit Australia and the globe.

As a Faculty resource, we will engage with all our schools and seek your representation and contribution to ensure that the framework of innovation and enterprise meets the needs and imperatives of our broad and highly talented academic community. We shall grow collaborations across the university and outside to create a landscape that will enable our researchers to connect their work to partners who may help to accelerate their impact to where it matters the most - society.

We always welcome your suggestions of how we can do better and I invite you to reach out to help make our role in Innovation and Enterprise meaningful.

Professor Peter Choong

Associate Dean Innovation and Enterprise