The Department of Surgery has a strong research focus and a productive publication output, and constantly strives to improve patient outcomes. The University Department of Surgery collaborates with local and global organisations to ensure patients receive best surgical outcomes. The department strives to embrace new technologies and latest surgical research, promoting and encouraging students to undertake PhD, Masters of Surgery and Honours programs which are supervised by department academics.
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- Alfred Deakin Professor David Watters AM OBE ChM FRCSEd FRACS - General Surgeon, Academic
- Professor Glenn Guest MBBS FRACS BSc (Hons) - General Surgeon, Academic
- Associate Professor Douglas Stupart MBChB PhD FCS (SA) FRACS - General Surgeon, Academic
- Dr Sonal Nagra MBBS MMedSurg FRACS - Director of General Surgery, Academic
- Associate Professor Saleh Abbas - Hon, Clinical Associate Professor
- Ms Stephanie Kempton BBSc(Hons) MPsych(Neuro) CCN MAPS - Trauma Audit Coordinator
- Mrs Anne Vandewater AdvDip(Mgt) CPM AAPM DipBus - Executive Assistant to the Chair of Surgery
- Dr Wendy Crebbin, PhD by Research, Deakin University: Teaching Junior Doctors: How experts think: What impact does it have?
- Dr Amelia McGuinnes, PhD by Research, Deakin University: Effect of bowel prep for colonoscopy on intestinal microbiota
Master of Surgical Research Candidates
- Dr Louis Scarrold, Characterising the impact of sarcopenia on Colorectal Surgical Outcomes
- Dr Hamish Morgan, Geelong Ventral Hernia Repair Audit
- Dr Anh Vu, Implementation of robotic-assisted surgery within a regional centre in Australia: has this changed our practice and what can we expect moving
- Dr Henry Drysdale, The Impact of COVID-19 on General Surgery in Geelong
- Dr John Kefalianos, An evaluation of the Australia and New Zealand Emergency Laparotomy Audit (ANZELA)
- Dr Pranav Divakaran, What is the Significance of Side Branch IPMN? A regional Australian Experience
Post-operative cognitive dysfunction: An exploration of the inflammatory hypothesis and novel therapies. [NOTE – Abstract only; Barwon Health staff can request full text from Library]. Skvarc DR, Berk M, Byrne LK, Dean OM, Dodd S, Lewis M, Marriott A, Moore EM, Morris G, Page RS, et al. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 2018;84: 116-133.
Global surgery 2030: Evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development. Meara JG, Leather AJM, Hagander L, Alkire BC, Alonso N, Ameh EA, Bickler SW, Conteh L, Dare AJ, Davies J, et al. The Lancet. 2015;386(9993): 569-624.
Global cancer surgery: Delivering safe, affordable, and timely cancer surgery. [NOTE - Full text for Barwon Health staff; public can view abstract]. Sullivan R, Alatise OI, Anderson BO, Audisio R, Autier P, Aggarwal A, Balch C, Brennan MF, Dare A, D'Cruz A, et al. The Lancet Oncology. 2015;16(11): 1193-1224.
Prevalence of bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment in surgery in Australasia. Crebbin W, Campbell G, Hillis DA, Watters DA. ANZ J Surg. 2015;85: 905-909.
Perioperative mortality rate (POMR): A global indicator of access to safe surgery and anaesthesia. [NOTE - Full text for Barwon Health staff; public can view abstract]. Watters DA, Hollands MJ, Gruen RL, Maoate K, Perndt H, McDougall RJ, Morriss WW, Tangi V, Casey KM, McQueen KA. World J Surg. 2014;39(4): 856-864.
Among vitamin B12 deficient older people, high folate levels are associated with worse cognitive function: Combined data from three cohorts. [NOTE – Abstract only; Barwon Health staff can request full text from Library]. Moore EM, Ames D, Mander AG, Carne RP, Brodaty H, Woodward MC, Boundy K, Ellis KA, Bush AI, Faux NG, et al. J Alzheimer's Dis. 2014;39(3): 661-668.
A systematic review of the management and outcome of toxic epidermal necrolysis treated in burns centres. [NOTE - Full text for Barwon Health staff; public can view abstract]. Mahar PD, Wasiak J, Hii B, Cleland H, Watters DA, Gin D, Spinks AB. Burns. 2014;40(7): 1245-1254.
Increased risk of cognitive impairment in patients with diabetes is associated with metformin. Moore EM, Mander AG, Ames D, Kotowicz MA, Carne RP, Brodaty H, Woodward M, Boundy K, Ellis KA, Bush AI, et al. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(10): 2981-2987.
Cognitive impairment and vitamin B12: A review. Moore E, Mander A, Ames D, Carne R, Sanders K, Watters DA. [NOTE - Full text for Barwon Health staff; public can view abstract]. International Psychogeriatrics. 2012;24(4): 541-556.
Cumulative sum techniques for surgeons: A brief review. [NOTE - Full text for Barwon Health staff; public can view abstract]. Yap C, Colson ME, Watters DA. ANZ J Surg. 2007;77(7): 583-586.
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Last Modified: Thursday, 17 August 2023
Alfred Deakin Professor David Watters AM OBE ChM FRCSEd FRACS
General Surgeon, Academic
Prof Glenn Guest MBBS FRACS BSc(Hons)
General Surgeon, Academic
Associate Prof Douglas Stupart MBChB FCS(SA) PhD FRACS
General Surgeon, Academic
Dr Sonal Nagra MBBS MMedSurg FRACS
Director of General Surgery, Academic
University Hospital Geelong
Department of Surgery
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Geelong VIC 3220
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