About us

Improving surgical and patient outcomes through collaboration

The Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe) was established in 2002 as a not-for-profit conjoint academic surgical research unit of the Sydney Local Health District and The University of Sydney. Headed by Professor Michael Solomon (Colorectal Surgeon at RPAH and Professor of Surgical Research with the University of Sydney), the primary goal of SOuRCe is to “promote an evidence-based approach to improve clinical practice and to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients”.

Covering all surgical specialties, SOuRCe has established and continues to develop a renowned research profile of surgical outcomes research. Our work includes developing and improving new surgical techniques, enhancing quality of life and patient-reported outcomes, and implementing evidence-based practice.

SOuRCe is a part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. Explore more research within our faculty.

Our research

Our research addresses the full spectrum of evidence-based surgical practice including:
  • surgical clinical trials
  • cost-effectiveness studies of new surgical interventions
  • systematic reviews of the literature and meta-analysis
  • studies of the actual uptake of research evidence and clinical practice guidelines into surgical practice
  • measurement of patient preferences for alternate treatment options
  • long-term studies of patient outcomes following surgical procedures.

Learn more about our research.

Support us

We offer multiple avenues for you to get involved with our research, whether you are a health professional looking to collaborate with us, a prospective research student, or a member of the public who wants to support our research through donation.

Find out about how to support the work we do or contact us for more information.


Contact us

For general enquiries, contact:
Madhu Prasad
Phone: +61 2 9515 3200
Fax: +61 2 9515 3222
Email: SLHD-SOuRCe@health.nsw.gov.au

Street address
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Level 9, Building 89
Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
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Postal address
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
PO Box M157
NSW 2050