Dr Shinichiro Sakata


MBBS, PhD, FRACS (General Surgery)


Shin is a surgeon at Colonoscopy Clinic. He completed his surgical training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and was awarded his PhD in colorectal technology by the University of Queensland. Shin completed two years of advanced colorectal surgery fellowship training in Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, UK and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. He is excited to bring his skills and expertise home to Brisbane and provide his patients with the highest standard of care.

Shin obtained his medical degree (MBBS) in Melbourne at Monash University in 2005. He pursued general surgery training in Queensland and obtained Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (General Surgery) in 2019.

From 2019-2020, Shin completed 12 months of advanced training with the Peritoneal Malignancy Institute at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Hampshire, UK. The Peritoneal Malignancy Institute specialises in the surgical treatment of patients with advanced colorectal and appendix cancers that have spread to the peritoneum. His fellowship included high-volume training in advanced surgery for colorectal and appendiceal cancer, including cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy.

From 2020-2021, Shin completed another 12 months of advanced training as the International Fellow in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Mayo Clinic is consistently ranked as the best gastroenterology and colorectal surgery hospital in the USA (U.S. News & World Report). At Mayo Clinic, Shin was exposed to high-volume training in the entire gamut of colorectal surgery. Shin became certified in robotic colorectal surgery and was trained to manage advanced and recurrent rectal cancer, recalcitrant inflammatory bowel disease, and complex tertiary referral colorectal surgery.

Innovation and a relentless pursuit of knowledge have resulted in Shin publishing numerous research articles and book chapters in colorectal surgery. He has earned multiple scholarships, awards, and grant support for his research. He was awarded his PhD in colorectal technology by the University of Queensland in 2021.

During most evenings, you will find Shin walking his dog across the northern suburbs of Brisbane. He enjoys long-distance running and has completed the Melbourne Marathon twice, with goals to compete in more events in the future. Shin is delighted to be home in Brisbane and contribute his skillset to the Colonoscopy Clinic family.


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