Dr Jonathan Karpelowsky

Senior Lecturer
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

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Biographical details

Jonathan Karpelowsky is a full time academic paediatric surgeon at the Children’s hospital Westmead and Senior lecturer at the University of Sydney. He undertook both his adult and paediatric surgical training in Cape Town followed by his PhD before being recruited to Sydney in 2010.

His clinical focus is in paediatric surgical oncology and thoracic surgery. He is the principal surgical oncologist and runs a long term follow up clinic for complex surgical thoracic conditions in childhood. His surgical techniques focus on novel minimally invasive surgery and novel techniques for chest wall reconstruction.

Research interests

His cancer research interests include paediatric solid tumours with particular reference to immunotherapy for refractory tumours, monitoring genetic and disease progression and surgical reconstruction and imaging of tumours to assist in cancer surgery.

His thoracic surgical research focuses on chest wall reconstruction and long term follow up of oesophageal atresia and diaphragmatic hernias.

Dr Karpelowsky is also the Principal investigator on a number of clinical trials focusing on common paediatric surgical conditions including central venous access, biliary atresia, appendicitis and pyloric stenosis.

Teaching and supervision

Dr Karpelowsky is involved in both undergraduate and post graduate education, and is currently supervising several Masters and Doctoral candidates. In addition to his university activities he is the current deputy chairperson for the Board of Paediatric surgery for The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and he is on the section of academic surgery committee. He is one of the founders and organisers of an Australasianpaediatric solid tumour oncology course which started in 2015. He has given invited talks in Malaysia and Singapore on Neuroblastoma and Hepatoblastoma

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Fitzgerald, D., Karpelowsky, J. (2016). "Oesophageal Atresia- We need to be seeing ya!". Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 19, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Kamaraj, S., Arbuckle, S., Arbuckle, S., Smith, G., Karpelowsky, J. (2016). Congenital mesoblastic nephroma presenting with hematuria in a neonate: A case report. Urology, 88, 189-191. [More Information]
  • Roberts, K., Karpelowsky, J., Fitzgerald, D., Soundappan, S. (2016). Outcomes of oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula repair. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52(7), 694-698. [More Information]
  • Al-lede, M., Karpelowsky, J., Fitzgerald, D. (2016). Recurrent Diaphragmatic Hernia: Modi�?able and Non-Modi�?able Risk Factors. Pediatric Pulmonology, 51(4), 394-401. [More Information]
  • Brown, K., Dunne, B., Festa, M., La Hei, E., Karpelowsky, J., Dando, H., Orr, Y. (2016). Successful 2,000-Kilometer international transfer of an infant receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe respiratory failure. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 102(2), e131-e133. [More Information]
  • Teague, W., Karpelowsky, J. (2016). Surgical management of oesophageal atresia. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 19, 10-15. [More Information]
  • Ziaziaris, W., Darani, A., Holland, A., Alexander, A., Karpelowsky, J., Shun, A., Thomas, G. (2015). Delayed primary closure and the incidence of surgical complications in pediatric liver transplant recipients. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 50(12), 2137-2140. [More Information]
  • Leeuwen, L., Walker, K., Halliday, R., Karpelowsky, J., Fitzgerald, D. (2014). Growth in children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia during the first year of life. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 49(9), 1363-1366. [More Information]
  • Skowno, J., Karpelowsky, J. (2014). Near-infrared spectroscopy for monitoring renal transplant perfusion. Pediatric Nephrology, 29(11), 2241-2242. [More Information]
  • Westgarth-Taylor, C., de Lijster, L., van Bogerijen, G., Millar, A., Karpelowsky, J. (2013). A prospective assessment of renal oxygenation in children undergoing laparoscopy using near-infrared spectroscopy. Surgical Endoscopy, 27(10), 3696-3704. [More Information]
  • Wanaguru, D., Shun, A., Price, N., Karpelowsky, J. (2013). Outcomes of pulmonary metastases in hepatoblastoma - is the prognosis always poor? Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 48(12), 2474-2478. [More Information]
  • Karpelowsky, J. (2012). Paediatric Thoracoscopic Surgery. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 13(4), 244-251. [More Information]

2016

  • Fitzgerald, D., Karpelowsky, J. (2016). "Oesophageal Atresia- We need to be seeing ya!". Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 19, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Kamaraj, S., Arbuckle, S., Arbuckle, S., Smith, G., Karpelowsky, J. (2016). Congenital mesoblastic nephroma presenting with hematuria in a neonate: A case report. Urology, 88, 189-191. [More Information]
  • Roberts, K., Karpelowsky, J., Fitzgerald, D., Soundappan, S. (2016). Outcomes of oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula repair. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52(7), 694-698. [More Information]
  • Al-lede, M., Karpelowsky, J., Fitzgerald, D. (2016). Recurrent Diaphragmatic Hernia: Modi�?able and Non-Modi�?able Risk Factors. Pediatric Pulmonology, 51(4), 394-401. [More Information]
  • Brown, K., Dunne, B., Festa, M., La Hei, E., Karpelowsky, J., Dando, H., Orr, Y. (2016). Successful 2,000-Kilometer international transfer of an infant receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe respiratory failure. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 102(2), e131-e133. [More Information]
  • Teague, W., Karpelowsky, J. (2016). Surgical management of oesophageal atresia. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 19, 10-15. [More Information]

2015

  • Ziaziaris, W., Darani, A., Holland, A., Alexander, A., Karpelowsky, J., Shun, A., Thomas, G. (2015). Delayed primary closure and the incidence of surgical complications in pediatric liver transplant recipients. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 50(12), 2137-2140. [More Information]

2014

  • Leeuwen, L., Walker, K., Halliday, R., Karpelowsky, J., Fitzgerald, D. (2014). Growth in children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia during the first year of life. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 49(9), 1363-1366. [More Information]
  • Skowno, J., Karpelowsky, J. (2014). Near-infrared spectroscopy for monitoring renal transplant perfusion. Pediatric Nephrology, 29(11), 2241-2242. [More Information]

2013

  • Westgarth-Taylor, C., de Lijster, L., van Bogerijen, G., Millar, A., Karpelowsky, J. (2013). A prospective assessment of renal oxygenation in children undergoing laparoscopy using near-infrared spectroscopy. Surgical Endoscopy, 27(10), 3696-3704. [More Information]
  • Wanaguru, D., Shun, A., Price, N., Karpelowsky, J. (2013). Outcomes of pulmonary metastases in hepatoblastoma - is the prognosis always poor? Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 48(12), 2474-2478. [More Information]

2012

  • Karpelowsky, J. (2012). Paediatric Thoracoscopic Surgery. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 13(4), 244-251. [More Information]

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