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Nepean Hospital surgeon, Dr Daniel Vagg

Former Nepean mentee returns as mentor

01 Jul 2020


Dr Daniel Vagg has been appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the Nepean Clinical School and a Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and General Surgeon at Nepean Hospital.

Dr Vagg already has a long history with Nepean Hospital, where his mother also worked for 25 years. He completed his internship and residency at Nepean before undertaking subspecialty training as part of the Australian, New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association post-Fellowship training program, which included surgical work at St James’ University Hospital in the UK.

Having returned to Nepean Hospital, Dr Vagg aims to provide world-class, patient-centred care.

“I very much look forward to providing both emergency and general surgical services to the community in which I was born, raised and educated,” says Dr Vagg.

“The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is a rapidly expanding, socially-diverse population. With continued growth I anticipate we will see an ever-increasing number of difficult surgical cases that I hope will benefit from the training that I have been lucky enough to receive.”

Dr Vagg says the opportunity to return to Nepean Hospital as a colleague to his past mentors is humbling.

“From those early days as a medical student, to my internship and residency, all the way through surgical training, the Nepean surgeons have been unwavering in their support and encouragement. They have helped me become who I am as a surgeon.”

“I’m looking forward to giving back as a mentor to the Nepean Hospital community by making sure that future generations of medical students, interns, residents and surgical trainees benefit from the unbelievable mentorship that I received,” says Dr Vagg.