Associate Professor Christopher Young

Clinical Associate Professor
Surgery, Central Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9519 7576
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Biographical details

Professor Young is Head of the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He is a member of the Training Board in Colon and Rectal Surgery and the RACS Board of Surgical Research. He is past Chairman of the RACS Board In General Surgery. He operates at RPA and Concord Hospitals.

Professor Young’s interests include surgical education and decision making. His colorectal interests include rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor dysfuction. He underwent specialty colorectal training at RPAH, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Concord Hospital and at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA.

His 2013 book Examination Surgery is an indispensable study guide to help surgical trainees prepare and perform for their fellowship exam.

Research interests

Decision making in surgery – rational and irrational elements and how they relate to the final decisions surgeons make.

General surgical training and how to measure and assess competency, progress, retention, attrition and research.

The role of colonic stent insertion and its place in the management of large bowel obstruction.

Ileal pouch formation and their long-term function.

Teaching and supervision

Decision making in surgery

General Surgery

Current projects

Decision making in surgery – rational and irrational elements and how they relate to the final decisions surgeons make.

General surgical training and how to measure and assess competency, progress, retention, attrition and research.

The role of colonic stent insertion and its place in the management of large bowel obstruction.

The effect of laparotomy on the peritoneum and the impact of CO2 on peritoneal inflammation: a randomized controlled trial. Cheong J, Keshava A, Young CJ, Chami B, Witting P.

Ileal pouch formation and their long-term function.

Associations

Fellow- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

RACS, Section of Colonic and Rectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand

Sydney Colorectal Surgical Society

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

John Loewenthal Society, Discipline of Surgery, University of Sydney

Australasian Gastro-intestinal trials group

Gastroenterological Society of Australia

Australian Medical Association

Awards and honours

The Inaugural Brian Smith Memorial Award in Colorectal Surgery 1996

Outstanding Research Fellow Award, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Colorectal Surgery 1997-1998

John Loewenthal Medal, Clinical Medallist, John Loewenthal Society, The University of Sydney, Discipline of Surgery 2005

The Southern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award for the Best Clinical Poster Presentation at the 2013 ASCRS Annual Meeting for the poster ‘Improving Quality of Life for People with Incurable Large Bowel Obstruction: RCT of Colonic Stent Insertion’ Christopher J. Young, K. De-loyde, J. Young, M. Solomon, E. Chew, C. Byrne, I. Faragher.

The 2014 Noel Newton Prize, Awarded for the Best Paper presented at the GSA ASM by a General Surgery Trainee for the presentation ‘Attitudes, Satisfaction and Risk of Attrition in Australian and New Zealand’ Shaw R, Young CJ, Saw R.

The 2014 CICD/ISDS Prize, Awarded to the best original scientific paper presented in the area of Gastrointestinal Surgery, awarded at the GSA ASM, ‘The effect of laparotomy on the peritoneum and the impact of CO2 on peritoneal inflammation: a randomized controlled trial. Cheong J, Keshava A, Young CJ, Chami B, Witting P.’

Selected grants

2006

  • University of Sydney - Bridging Support Grant; Young C; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Young, C., Gladman, M. (2013). Examination Surgery: A guide to passing the fellowship examination in general surgery. Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Journals

  • MacDermid, E., Young, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2014). Decision-making in rectal surgery. Colorectal Disease: The official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, 16(3), 203-208. [More Information]
  • Ravindran, P., Ansari, N., Young, C., Solomon, M. (2014). Definitive surgical closure of enterocutaneous fistula: outcome and factors predictive of increased postoperative morbidity. Colorectal Disease, 16(3), 209-218. [More Information]
  • Abdelmalek, P., Tan, K., Young, C. (2014). Does Experience Meet Expectations Among General Surgical Trainees in Australia and New Zealand? Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AAMS), 43(3), 187-191.
  • Hong, J., Young, C., Solomon, M. (2014). Observational study of decision making concerning radiotherapy in rectal cancer. International Journal of Surgery, 12(5), 390-393. [More Information]
  • Keshava, A., Young, C., Richardson, G., De-loyde, K. (2013). A historical comparison of single incision and conventional multiport laparoscopic right hemicolectomy. Colorectal Disease, 15(10), e618-e622. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Shore, T., Strong, D., Ahmad, M., Waugh, R., Young, C. (2013). Factors predictive for a positive invasive mesenteric angiogram following a positive CT angiogram in patients with acute lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage. International Journal of Colorectal Disease: clinical and molecular gastroenterology and surgery, 28(12), 1715-1719. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Kaur, G., Byrne, C., Young, C., Wright, C., Solomon, M. (2013). Long-term outcome of the anal fistula plug for anal fistula of cryptoglandular origin. Colorectal Disease, 15(12), 1510-1514. [More Information]
  • Young, J., Butow, P., Walsh, J., Durcinoska, I., Dobbins, T., Rodwell, L., Harrison, J., White, K., Gilmore, A., Hodge, B., Byrne, C., Curtin, A., Young, C., Solomon, M., et al (2013). Multicenter Randomized Trial of Centralized Nurse-Led Telephone-Based Care Coordination to Improve Outcomes After Surgical Resection for Colorectal Cancer: The CONNECT Intervention. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 31(28), 3585-3591. [More Information]
  • Chapuis, P., Bokey, E., Keshava, A., Rickard, M., Stewart, P., Young, C., Dent, O. (2013). Risk factors for prolonged ileus after resection of colorectal cancer: an observational study of 2400 consecutive patients. Annals of Surgery, 257(5), 909-915. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Strong, D., Shore, T., Ahmad, M., Waugh, R., Young, C. (2013). The Safety and Efficacy of Mesenteric Embolization in the Management of Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. Annals of Coloproctology, 29(5), 205-208. [More Information]
  • Keshava, A., Mackenzie, S., Young, C. (2011). Author's reply: Single-incision laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (Br J Surg 2010; 97: 1881-1883). British Journal of Surgery. [More Information]
  • Young, C., Suen, M., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2011). Stenting Large Bowel Obstruction Avoids a Stoma: Consecutive Series of 100 Patients. Colorectal Disease, 13(10), 1138-1141. [More Information]
  • Keshava, A., Young, C., Mackenzie, S. (2010). Single-incision laparoscopic right hemicolectomy. British Journal of Surgery, 97(12), 1881-1884. [More Information]
  • Koh, C., Young, C., Wright, C., Byrne, C., Young, J. (2009). The Internal Anal Sphincter in Systemic Sclerosis. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 52(2), 315-318. [More Information]
  • Byrne, C., Smith, S., Solomon, M., Young, J., Eyers, A., Young, C. (2008). Long-Term Functional Outcomes After Laparoscopic and Open Rectopexy for the Treatment of Rectal Prolapse. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 51(11), 1597-1604. [More Information]
  • Koh, C., Young, C. (2008). Pelvic floor dysfunction: making sense of the terminology. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 51(5), 615-616. [More Information]
  • Young, C. (2008). Stapled haemorrhoidectomy, mucosectomy or anopexy: the operation is what the purse string makes it. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 78(5), 330. [More Information]
  • Koh, C., Young, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2008). Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of the effectiveness of biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction. British Journal of Surgery, 95(9), 1079-1087. [More Information]
  • Young, C. (2007). How to deal with a thrombosed external haemorrhoid or perianal haematoma. Medicine Today, 8, 70-72.
  • Rickard, M., Young, C., Bissett, I., Stitz, R., Solomon, M. (2007). Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis: the Australasian experience. Colorectal Disease, 9(2), 139-145. [More Information]
  • Keshava, A., Young, C., Rickard, M., Sinclair, G. (2007). Karydakis flap repair for sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease: how important is technique? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(3), 181-183. [More Information]
  • Abraham, N., DuraiRaj, R., Young, J., Young, C., Solomon, M. (2006). How does an historic control study of a surgical procedure compare with the "gold standard"? Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 49(8), 1141-1148. [More Information]
  • Byrne, C., Solomon, M., Eyers, A., Young, C., Young, J., Smith, S. (2005). Long term follow-up after RCT of open vs. laparoscopic rectopexy and subsequent rectopexies. Colorectal Disease, 7 (Supplement 1)(095), 33-33.
  • Huilgol, R., Young, C., Solomon, M. (2003). The gist of it: case reports of a gastrointestinal stromal tumour and a leiomyoma of the anorectum. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 73(3), 167-169.
  • Carter, J., Valmadre, S., Dalrymple, C., Atkinson, K., Young, C. (2002). Management of Large Bowel Obstruction in Advanced Ovarian Cancer with Intraluminal Stents. Gynecologic Oncology, 84(1), 176-179. [More Information]
  • Solomon, M., Young, C., Eyers, A., Roberts, R. (2002). Randomized clinical trial of laparoscopic versus open abdominal rectopexy for rectal prolapse. British Journal of Surgery, 89(1), 35-39.

2014

  • MacDermid, E., Young, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2014). Decision-making in rectal surgery. Colorectal Disease: The official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, 16(3), 203-208. [More Information]
  • Ravindran, P., Ansari, N., Young, C., Solomon, M. (2014). Definitive surgical closure of enterocutaneous fistula: outcome and factors predictive of increased postoperative morbidity. Colorectal Disease, 16(3), 209-218. [More Information]
  • Abdelmalek, P., Tan, K., Young, C. (2014). Does Experience Meet Expectations Among General Surgical Trainees in Australia and New Zealand? Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AAMS), 43(3), 187-191.
  • Hong, J., Young, C., Solomon, M. (2014). Observational study of decision making concerning radiotherapy in rectal cancer. International Journal of Surgery, 12(5), 390-393. [More Information]

2013

  • Keshava, A., Young, C., Richardson, G., De-loyde, K. (2013). A historical comparison of single incision and conventional multiport laparoscopic right hemicolectomy. Colorectal Disease, 15(10), e618-e622. [More Information]
  • Young, C., Gladman, M. (2013). Examination Surgery: A guide to passing the fellowship examination in general surgery. Australia: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Tan, K., Shore, T., Strong, D., Ahmad, M., Waugh, R., Young, C. (2013). Factors predictive for a positive invasive mesenteric angiogram following a positive CT angiogram in patients with acute lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage. International Journal of Colorectal Disease: clinical and molecular gastroenterology and surgery, 28(12), 1715-1719. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Kaur, G., Byrne, C., Young, C., Wright, C., Solomon, M. (2013). Long-term outcome of the anal fistula plug for anal fistula of cryptoglandular origin. Colorectal Disease, 15(12), 1510-1514. [More Information]
  • Young, J., Butow, P., Walsh, J., Durcinoska, I., Dobbins, T., Rodwell, L., Harrison, J., White, K., Gilmore, A., Hodge, B., Byrne, C., Curtin, A., Young, C., Solomon, M., et al (2013). Multicenter Randomized Trial of Centralized Nurse-Led Telephone-Based Care Coordination to Improve Outcomes After Surgical Resection for Colorectal Cancer: The CONNECT Intervention. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 31(28), 3585-3591. [More Information]
  • Chapuis, P., Bokey, E., Keshava, A., Rickard, M., Stewart, P., Young, C., Dent, O. (2013). Risk factors for prolonged ileus after resection of colorectal cancer: an observational study of 2400 consecutive patients. Annals of Surgery, 257(5), 909-915. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Strong, D., Shore, T., Ahmad, M., Waugh, R., Young, C. (2013). The Safety and Efficacy of Mesenteric Embolization in the Management of Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. Annals of Coloproctology, 29(5), 205-208. [More Information]

2011

  • Keshava, A., Mackenzie, S., Young, C. (2011). Author's reply: Single-incision laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (Br J Surg 2010; 97: 1881-1883). British Journal of Surgery. [More Information]
  • Young, C., Suen, M., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2011). Stenting Large Bowel Obstruction Avoids a Stoma: Consecutive Series of 100 Patients. Colorectal Disease, 13(10), 1138-1141. [More Information]

2010

  • Keshava, A., Young, C., Mackenzie, S. (2010). Single-incision laparoscopic right hemicolectomy. British Journal of Surgery, 97(12), 1881-1884. [More Information]

2009

  • Koh, C., Young, C., Wright, C., Byrne, C., Young, J. (2009). The Internal Anal Sphincter in Systemic Sclerosis. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 52(2), 315-318. [More Information]

2008

  • Byrne, C., Smith, S., Solomon, M., Young, J., Eyers, A., Young, C. (2008). Long-Term Functional Outcomes After Laparoscopic and Open Rectopexy for the Treatment of Rectal Prolapse. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 51(11), 1597-1604. [More Information]
  • Koh, C., Young, C. (2008). Pelvic floor dysfunction: making sense of the terminology. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 51(5), 615-616. [More Information]
  • Young, C. (2008). Stapled haemorrhoidectomy, mucosectomy or anopexy: the operation is what the purse string makes it. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 78(5), 330. [More Information]
  • Koh, C., Young, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2008). Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of the effectiveness of biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction. British Journal of Surgery, 95(9), 1079-1087. [More Information]

2007

  • Young, C. (2007). How to deal with a thrombosed external haemorrhoid or perianal haematoma. Medicine Today, 8, 70-72.
  • Rickard, M., Young, C., Bissett, I., Stitz, R., Solomon, M. (2007). Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis: the Australasian experience. Colorectal Disease, 9(2), 139-145. [More Information]
  • Keshava, A., Young, C., Rickard, M., Sinclair, G. (2007). Karydakis flap repair for sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease: how important is technique? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(3), 181-183. [More Information]

2006

  • Abraham, N., DuraiRaj, R., Young, J., Young, C., Solomon, M. (2006). How does an historic control study of a surgical procedure compare with the "gold standard"? Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 49(8), 1141-1148. [More Information]

2005

  • Byrne, C., Solomon, M., Eyers, A., Young, C., Young, J., Smith, S. (2005). Long term follow-up after RCT of open vs. laparoscopic rectopexy and subsequent rectopexies. Colorectal Disease, 7 (Supplement 1)(095), 33-33.

2003

  • Huilgol, R., Young, C., Solomon, M. (2003). The gist of it: case reports of a gastrointestinal stromal tumour and a leiomyoma of the anorectum. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 73(3), 167-169.

2002

  • Carter, J., Valmadre, S., Dalrymple, C., Atkinson, K., Young, C. (2002). Management of Large Bowel Obstruction in Advanced Ovarian Cancer with Intraluminal Stents. Gynecologic Oncology, 84(1), 176-179. [More Information]
  • Solomon, M., Young, C., Eyers, A., Roberts, R. (2002). Randomized clinical trial of laparoscopic versus open abdominal rectopexy for rectal prolapse. British Journal of Surgery, 89(1), 35-39.

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