Professor Lord


Reginald V Lord is a Sydney upper gastrointestinal and general surgeon.

Professor Lord received his undergraduate degree (M.B.B.S.) from the University of Sydney, a postgraduate research degree (M.D.) from the University of New South Wales, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (F.R.A.C.S.).

He trained in general surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Following this he spent more than five years at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles where he was a part of the renowned Foregut Surgery Department, which was at that time considered the world’s leading oesophageal surgery unit. During his time at the University of Southern California he was a member of the team that first performed the gastric sleeve operation for weight loss and he is one of the first surgeons worldwide to have performed this operation, more than 15 years ago.

Professor Lord is Head of Surgery at Notre Dame School of Medicine, Head of the Gastroesophageal Cancer Program at the St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research, and adjunct Professor of Surgery at Macquarie University School of Medicine. He is a past Chair of the Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Society and a past member of the Cancer Council NSW (CCNSW) cancer research committee and the CCNSW Strategic Research Partnership grant review committee, has served on NHMRC review panels, and regularly reviews grants for other countries.

He is a member of the Cancer Council Australia Guidelines Committee for Barrett’s oesophagus and neoplasia and was a member of the Advisory Panel to the Medical Services Advisory Committee investigating radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s oesophagus. 

Professor Lord was the first to use endoscopic radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy for Barrett’s oesophagus in this country and was a pioneer of BRAVO wireless probe testing for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). He was also the first person to perform robotic general surgery in Australia.

For more information, see Research and Publications.



Annamaria is the first person to greet you as you walk in the door at reception. Annamaria is an exceptional administrator with over 15 years experience at St Vincents in various roles. Many patients have appreciated her caring attitude over the years.

Surgical Assistants

Professor Lord routinely works with three excellent surgical assistants, all of whom are fully trained surgeons and Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

  1. Dr Tamara Preda
  2. Dr Jenny Lee


Professor Lord routinely works with these outstanding anaesthetists:

  1. Dr Bobby Manasiev, St Vincent's Private Hospital
  2. Dr Jarrett Barker-Whittle, Macquarie University Hospital