Dr Anubhav Mittal is the co-founder of the Australian Pancreatic Centre which is one of the world’s leading centres in the treatment of pancreatic cancer and pancreatic disease. He has over 10 years of surgical experience specialising in gallstones, hernias and pancreatic cancer.

Dr Mittal obtained Fellowship in 2011 with the Royal Australasian College of surgeons in the field of general surgery. He briefly interrupted his training to undertake a full-time PhD at the University of Auckland, where he gained valuable experience in proteomics, cyclic voltammetry and animal models.

Currently he operates at Royal North Shore Hospital, Ryde Hospital, Norwest Private and North Shore Private Hospitals. Dr Mittal also teaches at The University of Sydney as a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Surgery and was previously appointed as the Director of Surgical Skills Training.

Alongside his clinical work, Dr Mittal is actively involved in surgical research and training. His research has been published extensively and is often an invited speaker at both national and international meetings and events.


Research Interests

His research interests include:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Oxidative stress
  • Peri-opeartive management

Proteomics for biomarker discovery in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Australia New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association 2017

Proteomic biomarker discovery in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma using SWATH-M

Sydney Vital 2017

Biomarkers in pancreatic cancer prognostication

Sydney Vital 2015

Redefining the basics — goal directed fluid therapy

Health Research Council 2013

Auckland Medical Research Fund


The Maurice & Phyllis Paykel Trust


Year Award/ Honour Institution
2013 Best Paper Prize at the ANZHPBA weekend Australia and New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association
2013 Travelling Scholarship Australia and New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association
2012 Most Supportive Fellow/Registrar Award for Auckland City Hospital Auckland City Hospital
2008 Sir Edward Hughes Memorial Clinical Research Prize in Surgery Cabrini Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2008 Sir Louis Barnett Prize Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting
2008 Young Investigator Award, Surgical Research Society, Adelaide
2008 Best Presentation, PhD Showcase, School of Medicine University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2007 Young Investigator Award Surgical Research Society of Australasia, Christchurch, New Zealand
2007 Doctoral scholarship,  University of Auckland
2007 Research Scholarship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Foundation for Surgery
2006  PhD Scholarship Maurice & Phyllis Paykel Trust
2006 Research Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Foundation New Zealand
1998 Senior Prize in Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Nahm, C., Brown, K., Townend, P., Colvin, E., Howell, V., Gill, A., Connor, S., Samra, J., Mittal, A. (2018). Acinar cell density at the pancreatic resection margin is associated with post-pancreatectomy pancreatitis and the development of postoperative pancreatic fistula. HPB, 20(5), 432-440. [More Information]

Townend, P., de Reuver, P., Chua, T., Mittal, A., Clark, S., Pavlakis, N., Gill, A., Samra, J. (2018). Histopathological tumour viability after neoadjuvant chemotherapy influences survival in resected pancreatic cancer: analysis of early outcome data. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(3), E167-E172. [More Information]

Gill, P., Chua, T., Huang, Y., Mehta, S., Mittal, A., Gill, A., Samra, J. (2018). Pancreatoduodenectomy and the risk of complications from perioperative fluid administration. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(4), E318-E323. [More Information]

Nahm, C., Connor, S., Samra, J., Mittal, A. (2018). Postoperative pancreatic fistula: a review of traditional and emerging concepts. Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology, 11, 105-118. [More Information]

Bettison, T., Nahm, C., Gill, A., Mittal, A., Malhi, G., Samra, J. (2018). Understanding the Pathophysiology of Psychological Distress and Pancreatic Cancer: A Systematic Review. Pancreas, 47(4), 376-381. [More Information]

Brown, K., Gundara, J., Mittal, A. (2017). Acute gastrointestinal manifestation of situs inversus abdominus. Hernia, 21(4), 649-651. [More Information]

Stephenson, D., Nahm, C., Chua, T., Gill, A., Mittal, A., De Reuver, P., Samra, J. (2017). Circulating and disseminated tumor cells in pancreatic cancer and their role in patient prognosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Oncotarget, 8(63), 107223-107236. [More Information]

Nahm, C., De Reuver, P., Hugh, T., Pearson, A., Gill, A., Samra, J., Mittal, A. (2017). Intra-Operative Amylase Concentration in Peri-Pancreatic Fluid Predicts Pancreatic Fistula After Distal Pancreatectomy. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 21(6), 1031-1037. [More Information]

Nahm, C., Norton, I., Cho, S., Gill, A., Samra, J., Mittal, A. (2017). Pancreatic cystic lesions: Sorting benign from malignant. Medicine Today, 18(4), 55-61.

Nahm, C., Mittal, A., Gill, A., Samra, J. (2017). Pancreatic rheumatoid nodule case report and review of the literature. Pancreapedia:Exocrine Pancreas Knowledge Base, 46(5), e45-e47. [More Information]

Nahm, C., Mittal, A., Gill, A., Samra, J. (2017). Pancreatic Rheumatoid Nodule: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Pancreas, 46(5), e45-e47.

Chua, T., Mittal, A., Arena, J., Sheen, A., Gill, A., Samra, J. (2017). Resection margin influences survival after pancreatoduodenectomy for distal cholangiocarcinoma. The American Journal Of Surgery, 213(6), 1072-1076. [More Information]

Petrushnko, W., Gundara, J., de Reuver, P., O’Grady, G., Samra, J., Mittal, A., Roberts, M. (2017). Response to Altman et al. HPB, 19(7), 651. [More Information]

Itchins, M., Arena, J., Nahm, C., Rabindran, J., Kim, S., Gibbs, E., Bergamin, S., Chua, T., Gill, A., Maher, R., Diakos, C., Mittal, A., Hruby, G., Kneebone, A., Pavlakis, N., Samra, J., Clarke, S., et al (2017). Retrospective cohort analysis of neoadjuvant treatment and survival in resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in a high volume referral centre. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 43(9), 1711-1717. [More Information]

de Reuver, P., Gundara, J., Hugh, T., Samra, J., Mittal, A. (2016). Intra-operative amylase in peri-pancreatic fluid independently predicts for pancreatic fistula post pancreaticoduodectomy. HPB, 18(7), 608-614. [More Information]

Andrici, J., Goeppert, B., Sioson, L., Clarkson, A., Renner, M., Stenzinger, A., Tayao, M., Watson, N., Farzin, M., Toon, C., Smith, R., Mittal, A., Samra, J., Hugh, T., Gill, A., et al (2016). Loss of BAP1 Expression Occurs Frequently in Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma. Medicine, 95(2), 1-8. [More Information]

Gundara, J., Samra, J., Mittal, A. (2016). Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma Optimal patient Management. Medicine Today, 17(4), 14-20.

Chua, T., Petrushnko, W., Mittal, A., Gill, A., Samra, J. (2016). Pancreatic Metastasectomy-an Analysis of Survival Outcomes and Prognostic Factors. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 20(6), 1188-1193. [More Information]

Brown, K., Xue, A., Mittal, A., Samra, J., Smith, R., Hugh, T. (2016). Patient-derived xenograft models of colorectal cancer in preclinical research: A systematic review. Oncotarget, 7(40), 66212-66225. [More Information]

Hadden, W., de Reuver, P., Brown, K., Mittal, A., Samra, J., Hugh, T. (2016). Resection of colorectal liver metastases and extra-hepatic disease: a systematic review and proportional meta-analysis of survival outcomes. HPB, 18(3), 209-220. [More Information]

Petrushnko, W., Gundara, J., de Reuver, P., O’Grady, G., Samra, J., Mittal, A. (2016). Systematic review of peri-operative prognostic biomarkers in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. HPB, 18(8), 652-663. [More Information]

Chua, T., de Reuver, P., Staerkle, R., Neale, M., Arena, J., Mittal, A., Shanbhag, S., Gill, A., Samra, J. (2016). Transverse closure of mesenterico-portal vein after vein resection in pancreatoduodenectomy. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 42(2), 211-218. [More Information]

Mittal, A., de Reuver, P., Shanbhag, S., Staerkle, R., Neale, M., Thoo, C., Hugh, T., Gill, A., Samra, J. (2015). Distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy, and celiac axis resection (DPS-CAR): Common hepatic arterial stump pressure should determine the need for arterial reconstruction. Surgery, 157(4), 811-817. [More Information]

Chua, T., Wang, F., Maher, R., Gananadha, S., Mittal, A., Samra, J. (2015). Endovascular stenting of mesenterico-portal vein stenosis to reduce blood flow through venous collaterals prior to pancreatoduodenectomy. Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery, 400(5), 629-631. [More Information]

de Reuver, P., Mittal, A., Neale, M., Gill, A., Samra, J. (2015). Extended pancreatoduodenectomy as defined by the International Study Group for Pancreatic Surgery is associated with worse survival but not with increased morbidity. Surgery, 158(1), 183-190. [More Information]

Devedas, M., Mittal, A., Lin, M., Cosman, P., Ziazaris, W., Wilson, R., Das, A., Merrett, N. (2015). FDG-PET Nodal Staging Does Not Correlate with Histopathological Nodal Stage for Oesophageal Cancers. International Journal of Surgery, 20, 113-117. [More Information]

Nguyen, C., Mittal, A., Hugh, T., de Reuver, P. (2015). Re: Index cholecystectomy in grade II and III acute calculous cholecystitis is feasible and safe. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 85(12), 992-992. [More Information]

Mehta, S., de Reuver, P., Gill, P., Andrici, J., D’Urso, L., Mittal, A., Pavlakis, N., Clarke, S., Samra, J., Gill, A. (2015). Somatostatin Receptor SSTR-2a Expression Is a Stronger Predictor for Survival Than Ki-67 in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors. Medicine, 94(40), 1-6. [More Information]

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