Colorectal Surgeon

Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery, University of New South Wales
Chairman, International Council of Coloproctology
Medical Director, Bowel Cancer Australia
  
A/Prof Newstead AM was founding Secretary, then President, and subsequently Executive Director of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia & New Zealand.
 
He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2005 for service to medicine in the field of colorectal surgery, particularly through the development of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australasia, the implementation of international specialist surgical training programs, and the promotion of health awareness initiatives.
 
A/Prof Newstead has held numerous clinical positions in public hospitals and private practice in Australia and overseas since 1966.  His teaching experience at the University of New South Wales started in 1969.
 
Research interests include polyp syndromes and the relative risks of bowel cancer, bowel cancer incidence and prevention programs, surgical procedures for haemorrhoids and anal fissures, and pouch reservoir construction after radical bowel resections.
 
His vision is directed towards the prevention of bowel cancer, via awareness and screening programs to diminish the incidence, particularly in the young. 
 
 
Honorary Fellowships:
Section of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Royal Society of Medicine
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
American College of Surgeons

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