Level 4, 18 North Tce, Adelaide SA

General Surgeon & Surgical Oncology

MBBS PhD FRACS FAICD FAMA


Susan graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1989 and holds a Fellowship in General Surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, obtained in 2002. She practises both as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist with special interests in melanoma and soft-tissue tumours.

Associate Professor Susan Neuhaus attained a Doctorate of Philosophy in the mechanisms of cancer spread. In 2004 she was awarded the Lumley Fellowship to further her experience at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. During this time, she worked in the Melanoma and Sarcoma Unit.

Susan holds an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor to the Department of Surgery, University of Adelaide. She is actively involved in teaching and clinical trials, and collaborates with a number of multidisciplinary groups including the Adelaide Cancer Centre. She has published extensively, including papers on radiation-induced sarcoma, retroperitoneal tumours, regional chemotherapy and gastrointestinal stromal tumours, along with a textbook, Radiology in Surgical Practice.

Susan has also completed a career spanning 20 years in both the Regular Army and Army Reserve, serving in a number of roles including command, clinical and administrative appointments. Her operational experience includes deployments to Cambodia, Bougainville and Afghanistan. She was promoted to Colonel in 2008 and her military service was recognised with the award of the Conspicuous Service Cross in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2009.

Susan remains actively involved in veterans’ health issues and holds the position of Associate Professor, Conflict Medicine at the University of Adelaide. Susan is a Fellow and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2012, Susan was South Australian finalist for Australian of the Year, and in 2019 was appointed as a Fellow of the Australian Medical Association.

Consult Locations

  • Adelaide Plastic Surgery – 4/18 North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000

Member of

  • Court of Examiners (General Surgery)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Board of Directors, Cancer Council South Australia
  • Australia and New Zealand Sarcoma Association
  • Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group
  • Clinical Oncological Society of Australia
  • Surgical History, Military Surgery and Surgical Oncology Sections of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors

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