Professor John Fletcher

Professor of Surgery
Surgery, Westmead Clinical School

C24 - Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9687 8855
F: +61 2 9687 9595

Research interests

Diagnosis and management of Vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis (DVT)


Thrombosis; Peripheral vascular diseases; Atherosclerosis; Cardiovascular diseases


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


  • Williams, M., Guiffre, A., Fletcher, J. (2014), Platelets and smooth muscle cells affecting the differentiation of monocytes. PloS One. 9(2), e88172. [Abstract]


  • Hsu, J., Hitos, K., Fletcher, J. (2013), Identifying the bleeding trauma patient: predictive factors for massive transfusion in an Australasian trauma population. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 75(3), 359-364. [Abstract]
  • Medbury, H., James, V., Ngo, J., Hitos, K., Wang, Y., Harris, D., Fletcher, J. (2013), Differing association of macrophage subsets with atherosclerotic plaque stability. International Angiology. 32(1), 74-84. [Abstract]


  • Hitos, K., Wain, G., Fletcher, J. (2012), Venous thromboembolism following gynaecological surgery for suspected or confirmed malignancy. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 52(1), 23-27. [Abstract]
  • Lesjak, M., Boreland, F., Lyle, D., Sidford, J., Flecknoe-Brown, S., Fletcher, J. (2012), Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm: does it affect men's quality of life?. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 18(4), 248-288. [Abstract]
  • Fletcher, J. (2012), Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Knee Surgery: Limitations of Aspirin and Mechanical Devices. In: Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee, Fifth Edition. (pp.0).United States: Elsevier.
  • Fletcher, J. (2012), Prevention of venous thromboembolism in varicose vein surgery. In: Twenty Years of Varicose Vein Treatment. (pp.73-76).Italy: Edizioni Minerva Medica.
  • Begg, L., McLaughlin, P., Manning, L., Vicaretti, M., Fletcher, J., Burns, J. (2012), A novel approach to mapping load transfer from the plantar surface of the foot to the walls of the total contact cast: a proof of concept study. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 5(1), 32. [Abstract]
  • McNeil, C., Stacey, M., Fletcher, J., Baker, R., Chong, B., Flanagan, D., Gallus, A., Gibbs, H., McLintock, C., Salem, H. (2012), Cancer Associated Venous Thromboembolism: Summary of best practice recommendations for Australia & New Zealand. Australia: HEMI.
  • Hitos, K., New, C., McMaster, J., Cummine, J., Fisher, P., Fletcher, J., Rogers, J., Ng, I., Lim, J., Cree, A., Kam, A., Owler, B., Dandie, G., Dexter, M. (2012), Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in spinal surgery. Proceedings of the 25th World Congress of the International Union of Angiology (IUA).


  • Steele, M., Fox, J., Fletcher, J., Grigg, L., Bell, G. (2011), Clopidogrel dilemma for orthopaedic surgeons. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 81(11), 774-784. [Abstract]
  • Ali Alzahrani, H., Hitos, K., Fletcher, J. (2011), The Diabetic Foot. Australia: Health Education & Management Innovations.
  • Sanderson, B., Hitos, K., Fletcher, J. (2011), Venous thromboembolism following colorectal surgery for suspected or confirmed malignancy. Thrombosis. 2011, 828030. [Abstract]
  • Fahrtash, F., Kairaitis, L., Gruenewald, S., Spicer, T., Sidrak, H., Fletcher, J., Allen, R., Swinnen, J. (2011), Defining a significant stenosis in an autologous radio-cephalic arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis. Seminars in dialysis. 24(2), 231-8. [Abstract]
  • Gibbs, H., Fletcher, J., Blombery, P., Collins, R., Wheatley, D. (2011), Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis guideline implementation is improved by nurse directed feedback and audit. Thrombosis Journal. 9(1), 7. [Abstract]


  • Fletcher, J. (2010), Thromboprophylaxis after surgery (Re: ANZ J. Surg. 2009; 79: 544-7). ANZ Journal of Surgery. , 951. [Abstract]
  • Fiessinger, J., Bounameaux, H., Cairols, M., Clement, D., Coccheri, S., Fletcher, J., Hoffmann, U., Turpie, A. (2010), Thromboxane Antagonism with terutroban in Peripheral Arterial Disease: the TAIPAD study. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 8(11), 2369-2376. [Abstract]
  • Tiwari, A., Saw, C., Li, M., Mohan, I., Daly, T., Swinnen, J., Richardson, A., So, S., Young, N., Vicaretti, M., Fletcher, J. (2010), Use of inferior vena cava filters in a tertiary referral centre in Australia. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 80(5), 364-367. [Abstract]
  • Lesjak, M., Flecknoe-Brown, S., Sidford, J., Payne, K., Fletcher, J., Lyle, D. (2010), Evaluation of a mobile screening service for abdominal aortic aneurysm in Broken Hill, a remote regional centre in far western NSW. Australian Journal of Rural Health. 18(2), 72-77. [Abstract]
  • Swinnen, J., Chao, A., Tiwari, A., Crozier, J., Vicaretti, M., Fletcher, J. (2010), Vertical or Transverse Incisions for Access to the Femoral Artery: A Randomized Control Study. Annals of vascular surgery. 24(3), 336-41. [Abstract]
  • Collins, R., MacLellan, L., Gibbs, H., MacLellan, D., Fletcher, J. (2010), Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis: The role of the nurse in changing practice and saving lives. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 27(3), 83-89.
  • Fletcher, J., Baker, R., Chang, B., Fisher, C., Flanagan, D., Gallus, A., Gibbs, H., McLintock, C., Matthews, G., Salem, H., Stacey, M., Van Rij, A. (2010), Prevention Venous Thromboembolism. Australia: Health Education & Management Innovations.


  • Mohan, I., Swinnen, J., Hitos, K., Fletcher, J., White, G., Harris, J., Stephen, M., May, J. (2009), Endovascular Repair of Aortic Transection can be a Durable Treatment Option. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. , 120-122. [Abstract]
  • Burns, J., Wegener, C., Begg, L., Vicaretti, M., Fletcher, J. (2009), Randomized trial of custom orthoses and footwear on foot pain and plantar pressure in diabetic peripheral arterial disease. Diabetic Medicine. 26(9), 893-899. [Abstract]
  • Fletcher, J., Hugh, T. (2009), Managing the risk of perioperative thromboembolism. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 79(7-8), 544-547. [Abstract]
  • Hitos, K., Fletcher, J. (2009), Venous thromboembolism following primary total hip arthroplasty. International Angiology. 28(3), 215-221. [Abstract]
  • Fletcher, J., Maclellan, D., Gibbs, H., Matthews, G. (2009), Rational thromboprophylaxis in medical inpatients: not quite there yet. Comment. The Medical journal of Australia. , 398-9. [Abstract]
  • Gibbs, H., Fletcher, J., Blombery, P., Glennane, A., Collins, R. (2009), Does a dedicated nurse practitioner improve thromboprophylaxis use in acutely ill medical patients in Australia? The methodology for a multicentre VTE Task Force Audit. International Angiology. 28(1), 73-78. [Abstract]
  • Fletcher, J. (2009), Genesis of medical thromboprophylaxis guidelines in Australia: a need for trnasparency and standardisation in guideline development. Medical Journal of Australia. 190, 450.
  • Fletcher, J. (2009), When should surgical intervention be considered for patients with intermittent claudication?. Medicine Today. 10, 72-73.


  • Chong, B., Braithwaite, J., Harris, M., Fletcher, J. (2008), Venous thromboembolism - a major health and financial burden: how can we do better to prevent this disease?. The Medical Journal of Australia. 189, 134-5. [Abstract]
  • Mohan, I., Hitos, K., White, G., Harris, J., Stephen, M., May, J., Swinnen, J., Fletcher, J. (2008), Improved Outcomes with Endovascular Stent Grafts for Thoracic Aorta Transections. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery. 36(2), 152-7. [Abstract]
  • Medbury, H., Tarran, S., Guiffre, A., Williams, M., Lam, T., Vicaretti, M., Fletcher, J. (2008), Monocytes contribute to the atherosclerotic cap by transformation into fibrocytes. International Angiology. 27(2), 114-123. [Abstract]
  • Dahl, O., Borris, L., Bergqvist, D., Schnack Rasmussen, M., Eriksson, B., Kakkar, A., Colwell, C., Caprini, J., Fletcher, J., Friedman, R., Lassen, M., Frostick, S., Sakon, M., Kwong, L., Kakkar, V. (2008), Major joint replacement. A model for antithrombotic drug development: from proof-of-concept to clinical use. International Angiology. 27(1), 60-67. [Abstract]
  • Flanagan, D., MacLellan, D., Gibbs, H., Baker, R., Fletcher, J. (2008), The insidious hazard of hospitalisation: venous thromboembolism. Medicine Today. 9, 16-26.