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Associate Professor Ned Abraham

Mid-North Coast Division
6652 6522



Research Interests:
My main areas of interest include Sphincter Preserving Surgery for rectal cancer, Fast Track Surgery for colorectal cancer, ultrasound staging of rectal cancer, anal manometery, Biofeedback & capsule endoscopy. Current research projects include psychological profiling of surgeons and the choice of chemotherapy in neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer. I also have links with colorectal researchers at the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre at the University of Sydney.

Background Information: I am a practicing colorectal cancer surgeon. I graduated with Honours in 1986. My Master's degree (Sydney 1998) was on the role of smoking in the aetiology of ulcerative colitis. My PhD in Surgery (Sydney 2008) was in one of my main areas of research the role of meta-analysis of non-randomised comparative studies in evidence based surgery. I obtained the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2002 and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England through a nomination by its President in 2004. I was the Surgical Superintendent of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for three years attached to its Colorectal Unit before moving to the UNSW I have worked in the UK & the Middle East and served in Bougainville with the Peace Keeping Force.

Broad Research Areas:
Cancer, Surgery, Evidence Based Medicine

MBBS(Hons), MM(Syd) FRACS FRCS(Engl), PhD

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Field of Research (FOR) Tag: 
Cancer and related disorders
Socio-economic Objective (SEO) tags: 
Cancer and Related Disorders
Media & Expertise
Areas of expertise: 

Cancer, Surgery and Evidence Based Medicine