Dr Ian Faragher

Specialist Colorectal Surgeon – Western Health, Melbourne

Dr Ian Faragher graduated as a doctor from the University of Melbourne (MBBS), before undertaking surgical training in Melbourne, (FRACS). Ian undertook research into one type of inherited bowel cancer – Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer.

He worked in the UK (FRCS (Ed)), and has gained subspeciality experience in Colorectal Surgery at The John Radcliffe, Oxford. This was followed by further training in Colorectal Surgery at Colon and Rectal Clinic of Houston (Texas, USA), and recognition as a Colorectal Surgeon by CSSANZ.

Ian has been a consultant surgeon in Melbourne in public and private practice since 1997. He is Head of the Colorectal and General Surgical Unit at Western Health and is actively involved in teaching and research.

​Ian completed a Masters in Applied Science: Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality (Johns Hopkins) in 2019.