Anthony Chambers is the Group Chief Medical Officer of Nexus Hospitals, and is responsible for overall clinical governance for the Nexus group. Anthony is a senior surgical oncologist specialising in surgery for breast cancer, melanoma, sarcoma and soft tissue tumours, and endocrine surgery, and works in both the public and private healthcare sectors.
Anthony also holds the position of Head of Department of General Surgery for St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney where he is a member of the Senior Medical Advisory Committee. He also has a private practice and with exposure to both the public and private hospital sectors, Anthony has a first-hand understanding of the pressures faced by surgeons in building and maintaining their private practice.
As a Senior Lecturer at University of NSW, Anthony is also heavily involved in the education and training of undergraduate students. Anthony is dedicated to the post-graduate education of trainees in General Surgery through the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and has previously served as a Network Director for this training program.
Anthony has been an active member of the Australian Army Reserve since 1995 as a Medical Officer in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He has had the privilege of serving overseas on a number of occasions. His most recent appointment has been as the Commanding Officer of the 3rd Health Support Battalion, the largest health unit in the Australian Defence Force comprising over 500 health specialist reservists, spread across five Australian states.
Anthony recognises the importance of a healthy and thriving private health sector which provides high-quality, accessible and affordable healthcare, and takes pressure off a strained public healthcare sector. In Nexus he sees an aligned vision to innovate and challenge the status quo, adopting more patient-focused approaches, making better use of technology, and progressing care models that ultimately improve patient outcomes.
Anthony is a keen runner, an avid reader and enjoys classical music. He follows test cricket and is a Sydney Swans fan.