Dr Michael Stenger

Cardiothoracic specialist
Visiting Research Fellow, Victorian Lung Cancer Registry

Email: Michael.Stenger@monash.edu

Michael is visiting the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, from Denmark as a research fellow with the Victorian Lung Cancer Registry (VLCR). He will be part of a research collaboration concerning outcomes in lung cancer surgery – a comparison of data from the VLCR and the Danish Lung Cancer registry.

Michael graduated as a Medical Doctor (MD) from University of Southern Denmark in 2007. Following internship, he has been working in the field of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Odense University Hospital since 2008 including a 1-year training fellowship at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. He achieved the title of Cardiothoracic specialist in 2018.

During his training he also completed his PhD in medical sciences in 2016 entitled: “The potential of thioridazine as a helper compound in the treatment of staphylococcal infections and biofilm in animal models”.

Through his PhD-network, Michael has since been participating in a large multidisciplinary research project named: “New materials prevent device thrombosis”. A project, which was awarded a grant of over 3 million AUD by the Danish Innovation Foundation.

Besides his clinical work, Michael has occupied the position as president of the Association of Young Danish Cardiothoracic Surgeons (2014–2016) and he has a considerable teaching experience at courses in vascular and cardiothoracic surgery organised by the School of Medicine, University of Southern Denmark.

Prior to commencement of his position at VLCR he worked as a thoracic fellow for six months at Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Michael’s main fields of interest are: Lung cancer, mediastinal tumours, fungal chest infections,minimal invasive surgery, and translational vascular and cardiothoracic research in animal models.