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About Philip Smart

 
 
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Philip Smart is a Specialist Colorectal surgeon. He studied Medicine at the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital Clinical School, graduating in 1999. He completed surgical training at Royal Melbourne Hospital, obtaining a Fellowship in General Surgery in 2009. He was appointed as a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal Melbourne, Royal Women's and Austin Health in General Surgery. He then completed 3 years of subspecialist training in Colon and Rectal surgery, including a Clinical Fellowship in 2013 at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Ohio USA, one of the leading colorectal surgery units in the world. 
 
He completed a Doctor of Medical Science degree (D.Med.Sci) at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Professor A.Heriot and A/Prof J.Mackay.  In addition, he holds a degree in Clinical Research Methods through Monash University.
 
He completed Robotic Surgery Training at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, and Methodist Hospital, Texas. 
 
He is currently the Deputy Director in the Department of Surgery, Anaesthesia and Procedural Medicine at Austin Health and Head of Surgery at The Surgery Centre, Austin Health and holds public hospital appointments at both Austin and Eastern Health. 

 
 
 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Doctor of Medical Science, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia, 2015
Fellow, Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ), 2015
Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Specialist Advisory Committee accredited General Surgery, 2009
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Methods, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia, 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia, 1999

 
 
 

Awards/Grants

Epworth Research Institute Major Grants, 2013, 2015
Murray and Unity Pheils Travel Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2013
Department of Specialist General Surgery Award for Clinical Excellence, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 2008
Robert Andrew Stirling Prize in Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 1999

 
 
 

Head of Surgery, The Surgery Centre, Austin Health
Colorectal Surgeon, Austin Health
Colorectal Surgeon, Eastern Health
Colorectal Surgeon, Epworth HealthCare
Deputy Director, Division of Surgery, Anaesthesia and Procedural Medicine, Austin Health
Operations Committee Member, Bi-National Colorectal Cancer Audit

Hospital Appointments

 
 
 

Previous Appointments

Colorectal Fellow, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, 2014
Post Fellowship Trainee in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ), 2013-14.
Clinical Fellow, Digestive Diseases Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio, USA, 2013
Epworth/Cleveland Colorectal Fellow, Epworth Healthcare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 2012
General Surgeon, Austin Health, 2009-12
General Surgeon, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 2009
General Surgeon, Royal Women’s Hospital, 2009

 
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Research and Publications

 
 

BOOKS

How to Learn Colonoscopy
Publisher: Amazon
ISBN-13 978-0-646-54855-5
Author:  Ma J, Ragunathan S, Smart PJ.

Research at the speed of thought
Publisher: Amazon
ISBN-978-0-6482239-0-0
Author: Kong J, Smits M, Smart PJ.

 
 
 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Heriot AG, Smart PJ,
Current Status of segmental colectomy in select Crohn’s disease patients.
Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Accepted May 2019.

Wilkie B, Summers Z, Hiscock R, Wickramasinghe, Warrier S, Smart P.
Robotic Colorectal Surgery in Australia: a Cohort Study Examining Clinical Outcomes and Cost.
Australian Health Review, 2019 Mar 29. doi: 10.1071/AH18093

Einoder SH, Thomson ACM, Urqhardt P, Smart PJ.
Prolapsing Mucosal Fold: Largest Reported, Presenting with Major Haemorrhage.
Journal of Surgical Case Reports. 2018 Nov 22;2018(11):rjy312. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjy312

Cresser S, Maddock L, Smart P
Clostridium septicum: A usual suspect? Aortic rupture following right hemicolectomy: A case report.
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019;54:51-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2018.10.083. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Baird SM, Marsh PA, Lawrentschuk N, Smart P
Analysis of social media use among Australian and New Zealand otolarnygologists.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 2018 Oct 22. doi: 10.1111/ans.14884

Nikolic A, Wickramesinghe N, Claydon-Platt D, Balakrishnan V, Smart P. 
The Use of Communication Applications in the Australian HealthCare System
Journal of Medical Internet Research. doi:10.2196/jmir.9526. 2018 Feb 9;6(1):e9. doi: 10.2196/medinform.9526.

Radojcic M, Smits M, Wickramasinghe N, Lawrentschuk N, Smart P.
Australaisian colorectal surgeons in the modern era: the rise of social media.
Global Journal of Surgery. Vol 6, No1 (2018):1-5. doi:10.12691/js-6-1-1

Nikolic A, Behrenbruch C, Fleming B, Smart PJ, Woods, R.
How to Insert an Internal Seton for Supralevator Sepsis- An effective technique for complex fistulae.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 2018 Jun;88(6):645-646. doi: 10.1111/ans.14394. Epub 2018 Feb 8

Ng MW, Smith R, Wickramesinghe N, Smart PJ, Lawrentschuk N.
Health on the Net: Do Website Searches Return Reliable Health Information on Haemorrhoids and their Treatment? 
International Surgery. Int Surg: May-June 2017, Vol. 102, No. 5-6, pp. 216-221. https://doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-17-00099.1

Garwood V, Claydon-Platt D, Wickramesinghe N, Mackay J, Smart P.
Smartphones and Surgeons: Privacy and Legal Issues in Australian Healthcare.
International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations. . (2018), Vol. 19, pp. 21-33. doi: 10.1504/IJNVO.2018.093924

Smart PJ, Stocchi LL, Remzi FH.
Neoadjuvant chemoradiation for rectal cancer is not associated with higher rates of thromboembolism.
Colorectal disease. Nov;17(11):984-9. doi: 10.1111/codi.13001.2015 May 18. doi: 10.1111/codi.13001.

Smart PJ, Burbury K, Lynch AC, Mackay JR, Heriot AG
Thromboembolism during neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer: A systematic review.
Colorectal Disease. 2013 Sep;15(9):e496-502.

Smart PJ, Dungerwalla M, Heriot AG
Bascom’s simple pilonidal sinus surgery: simpler with ultrasound guidance.
Journal of Medical Ultrasound. 2013; 21(2): 97-99.

Smart PJ, Burbury K, Lynch AC, Mackay JR, Heriot AG
Thromboembolism during neoadjuvant therapy for gastrointestinal cancer.
American Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2014 Dec;37(6):627-34.

Smart PJ, Burbury K, Lingaratnam S, Lynch AC, Mackay JR, Heriot AG
Thromboprophylaxis among Australian colorectal surgeons.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 2013 Sep; 83(9): 646-50.

Smart PJ, Castles, LA
Quantifying the cost of laparoscopic inguinal hernia.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 2012;82:809-812.

Dungerwalla M, Loh SW, Smart PJ
Adult colonic intussusception: surgery still the best option.
Journal of Surgical Case Reports.  JSCR. 2012 6:3.

Smart PJ, Shayan R, Mann GB
Axillopectoral muscle: An important anomaly in axillary surgery.
Surgical Practice. 2005; 9:147.

Smart PJ, Kirton M, Mann GB
Cardiac tamponade during central venous access insertion.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 2005;75:617.

Smart PJ, Cullinan M, Crosthwaite G
Spontaneous splenic rupture secondary to metastatic gastric carcinoma: case report and review.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 2002;72:153-5.

 
 
 

Smart PJ, Rose W, Burbury K, Lynch AC, Mackay JR, Heriot AG
The epidemiology of thromboembolism in colorectal cancer patients.
Clinical Colorectal Cancer. (Awaiting peer review)

SUBMITTED PUBLICATIONS

 
 
 

LETTERS

Al-Habbal Y, Smart PJ
Re: Alanine transaminase rather than abdominal ultrasound is an important investigation to justify cholecystectomy in patients presenting with acute pancreatitis (letter).
HPB. The Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association. 2011;13(3):221


Smart PJ, Mann G B
Meta-analysis of techniques for closure of midline abdominal incisions (letter).
British Journal of Surgery. 2003;90:370.

 
 
 

PRESENTATIONS / POSTERS

Smith R, Lawrentschuk N, Wickramasinghe N, Smart PJ, Quality of colorectal cancer health information on the internet: A multilingual evaluation of the Google Search Engine. Epworth HealthCare Research Week, June 2017


Smits M, Hardidge A, Bellomo R, Smart PJ, Unsaid Rules of Research. Epworth HealthCare Research Week, June 2017


Wickramasinghe N, Haddad P, Smart PJ, O'Connor L, Schaffer LJ, Assessing the Implications of Pervasive Solutions to Assist Risk Prevention: The Case of Home Health Monitoring. Epworth HealthCare Research Week, June 2017


Wilkie B, Summers Z, Wickramasinghe N, Hiscock R, Warrier S, Smart PJ, Robotic Colorectal Surgery at Epworth: A case control study. Epworth HealthCare Research Week, June 2017


Smart PJ, Is early onset colorectal cancer on the increase? Peter MacCallum Colorectal Cancer Conference, Melbourne, 2016


Smart PJ, Colonic Stenting for malignant bowel obstruction. Peter MacCallum Colorectal Cancer Conference, Melbourne, 2015


Burbury KL, Smart PJ, Lynch AC, Collins M, Woolley A, Reidel B, Warrier S, Heriot AG.
Patients undergoing major surgery for colorectal cancer: thrombogenic profile prior to surgery predicts post-operative complications. Tripartite Colorectal Meeting, July 2014.


Smart PJ, Stocchi LL.
Neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer: no increased risk of thromboembolism. GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2014.


Smart PJ, Burbury K, Rose W, Lynch A, Mackay J, Heriot A.
Neoadjuvant therapy elevates the risk of thromboembolism in colorectal cancer patients, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2013.


Smart PJ, Burbury K, Lingaratnam S, Lynch AC, Mackay JR, Heriot AG
Thromboprophylaxis amongst Australasian Colorectal Surgeons. Epworth HealthCare Research Week, June 2012.


Smart PJ, Dungerwalla M. 
Bascom’s simple pilonidal sinus surgery: simpler with ultrasound guidance. NZAGS Annual Scientific Meeting, March 2012.


Dungerwalla M, Loh SW, Smart PJ
Adult colonic intussusception: surgery still the best option. NZAGS Annual Scientific Meeting, March 2012.

 
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