Professor Bokey is Foundation Professor of Surgery and Clinical Dean, Western Sydney University at Liverpool Hospital. He is the Director of Research for the South Western Sydney Local Health District, Director of Surgery and Clinical Director, SWSLHD. His research interests include screening, and early diagnosis of bowel cancer, outcomes after surgery for bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, robotics and automation in health. He is the Director of The South Western Institute for Robotics and Automation in Health (SWIRAH). His expertise and technical innovations, especially in rectal cancer surgery, are acknowledged internationally.
Professor Bokey has worked at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Before joining Western Sydney University, he was Head of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Associate Dean of Surgical Sciences at Sydney University.
In 2016, he was appointed Interim Director of ‘Maridulu Budyari Gumal’ The Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research & Enterprise (SPHERE) and was instrumental in fostering clinical academic groups across the partnership which subsequently led to NHMRC AHRTC accreditation of SPHERE. He has been awarded The Order of Australia Medal for service to medicine as colorectal surgeon and establishment of surgical education programs, research, and medical administration. He has received several honorary degrees from various International Universities and Societies.