Associate Professor Savio Barreto

Associate Professor in Medicine

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (4D109)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Associate Professor Barreto is a Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (GI & HPB) surgeon and researcher. Dr Barreto obtained his fellowship in GI & HPB Surgical Oncology at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. He subsequently trained in Liver Transplant Surgery in South Australia. His career includes appointments as Consultant Surgical Oncologist at the Department of GI & HPB Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai India and Consultant Surgeon in the Department of GI Surgery, GI Oncology and Bariatric Surgery, Medanta – The Medicity. He is a Fellow of the Association of Surgeons of India and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons of Australasia. He is a Consultant Surgeon on the HPB Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, Deputy Director of the Flinders MD, and the Coordinator of the MD Advanced Studies, CMPH, Flinders University.

Barreto secured his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Flinders University, South Australia for his research into the pathophysiology and treatment of acute pancreatitis. Dr Barreto’s interests focus on the basic science and surgical aspects of acute pancreatitis, pancreatic, and gallbladder cancer. He is a member of the ISGPS and serves on the Editorial Boards for Pancreatology and World Journal of Surgery, amongst others. He is the Editor of the books ‘Surgical Diseases of the Pancreas and Biliary Tree’ and 'Dilemmas in Abdominal Surgery: A Case-Based Approach'. He is a member of the Indian Council of Medical Research Task force group that developed the guidelines for managing Pancreatic, Gastric and Neuroendocrine cancers in India.



Honours, awards and grants
  • Editor of the Year, World Journal of Surgery, the official publication of the International Society of Surgery/Societe Internationale de Chirurgie (2022)
  • Burns-Alpers Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching awarded for Exceptional Contribution to the Clinical Teaching of Flinders MD Students, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, 2020.
  • Professor Derek Frewin AO Citation for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in the MBBS, School of Medicine, Invited Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide, 2011
  • Goa University Certificate of Merit for having passed the M.B.B.S examination held in January 2002 and obtaining a first class and the first rank.
  • Pfizer Scroll of Honour awarded for outstanding performance at the final examination for the degree of M.B.B.S. held by the Goa University in the year 2002.

  • Late Dr. C.T. Da Silva Cash Prize and The Goa Medical College Rolling Shield on being adjudged The Best All Round Student of the year 2001.

  • Doctor’s Goa U.S.A. Prize for securing highest marks in General Surgery at the final M.B.B.S examination held in January 2002.

  • Late Dr. Aires de Sa Memorial Prize in Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2002.