Professor Michael Cox

Professor of Surgery
Surgery, Nepean Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 4734 2608

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Biographical details

Michael Cox graduated from University of Melbourne in 1982. After training at St. Vincent¿s Hospital, Melbourne in general surgery. Michael worked as a senior registrar in the Belfast City Hospital and successfully sat his RACS Fellowship exam in 1990. In 1991 he worked as a senior registrar in general surgery at Colchester General Hospital in Essex. Whilst in Colchester he began training in laparoscopic surgery and ERCP. He returned to Australia in 1992 and was appointed Fellow in the Hepato- Biliary Unit at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide. He continued his clinical interests here and completed training in ERCP and the management of hepato-biliary and pancreatic conditions. In 1994 Michael was appointed Senior Lecturer and Staff Specialist at Nepean Hospital. Michael has had a key role in training registrars, working as the surgical supervisor for 7 years. He left this role to become the Chairman of the NSW Board in General Surgery for 4 years and then was the Chairman of the Board in General Surgery for the RACS. In 2004 he was elected to the Court of Examiners in general surgery. In 2008 he was appointed Professor of Surgery at Nepean Hospital. Michael¿s current interests include: Research into complicated biliary stone disease; establishment and improvement of a new model for acute surgical care; training and assessment of surgical trainees; improvement of the management of elective surgical conditions in the public sector; surgical management of morbid obesity and changing the surgical paradigm to encourage new graduates into a career in general surgery.

Research interests

Main clinical interests are in complicated gallstone disease, therapeutic endoscopy and acute surgery

Teaching and supervision

General Surgery

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Acute Surgical Unit Summer Vacation Surgical Program

Selected grants

2014

  • Nepean Cancer Biobank; Eslick G, Cox M; Nepean Medical Research Foundation/Project Grant.

2010

  • Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Outcome of Acute Pancreatitis in Western Sydney; Cox M, Eslick G; Nepean Medical Research Foundation/Project Grant.

2009

  • Assessment of outcome ion the acute surgical unit; Cox M; Nepean Medical Research Foundation/Project Grant.
  • Comparison of conventional and Transcystic stent facilitated ERCP post laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Cox M; Nepean Medical Research Foundation/Project Grant.
  • Endoscopic stenting for malignant gastric outlet obstruction : a retrospective review; Cox M; Nepean Medical Research Foundation/Project Grant.
  • A 12 year retrospective assessment of transcystic stenting for common bile duct stones at the time of laparoacopuic cholecystectomy; Cox M; Nepean Medical Research Foundation/Project Grant.
  • Common bile duct stones: a management algorithm; Cox M; Nepean Medical Research Foundation/Project Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Hardefeldt, H., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2014). Association between human papillomavirus (HPV) and oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma: a meta-analysis. Epidemiology and Infection, 142(6), 1119-1137. [More Information]
  • Nagaraja, V., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2014). Endoscopic stenting versus operative gastrojejunostomy for malignant gastric outlet obstruction-a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized trials. Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, 5(2), 92-98. [More Information]
  • Tio, M., Andrici, J., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2014). Folate Intake and the Risk of Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 29(2), 250-258. [More Information]
  • Nagaraja, V., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2014). Safety and efficacy of esophageal stents preceding or during neoadjuvant chemotherapy for esophageal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, 5(2), 119-126. [More Information]
  • Nagaraja, V., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2014). Sentinel lymph node in oesophageal cancer—a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, 5(2), 127-141. [More Information]
  • Nagaraja, V., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2014). The Acute Surgical Unit Model Verses the Traditional ‘‘On Call’’ Model: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. World Journal of Surgery, 38(6), 1381-1387. [More Information]
  • Andrici, J., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2013). Cigarette smoking and the risk of Barrett’s esophagus: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 28(8), 1258-1273. [More Information]
  • Andrici, J., Tio, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2013). Hiatal Hernia and the Risk of Barrett's Esophagus. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 28(3), 415-431. [More Information]
  • Andrici, J., Tio, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2013). Meta-analysis: Barrett's oesophagus and the risk of colonic tumours. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 37(4), 401-410. [More Information]
  • Bentley, J., Goldsbury, D., Eslick, G., Cox, M., O'Connell, D. (2013). Stent insertion for palliation of advanced oesophageal carcinoma symptoms by level of socioeconomic disadvantage in urban New South Wales. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(10), 531-532. [More Information]
  • Dantoc, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). Does Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE) Provide for Comparable Oncologic Outcomes to Open Techniques? A Systematic Review. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 16(3), 486-494. [More Information]
  • Chandrasegaram, M., Eslick, G., Mans�?eld, C., Liem, H., Richardson, M., Ahmed, S., Cox, M. (2012). Endoscopic stenting versus operative gastrojejunostomy for malignant gastric outlet obstruction. Surgical Endoscopy, 26(1), 323-329. [More Information]
  • Woodham, B., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). Evidence to support the use of laparoscopic over open appendicectomy for obese individuals: a meta-analysis. Surgical Endoscopy, 26(9), 2566-2570. [More Information]
  • Dantoc, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). Evidence to Support the Use of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer. JAMA (formerly Archives Of Surgery), 147(8), 768-776. [More Information]
  • Sedaghat, N., Mondy, J., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2012). Exposure of medical students to surgery: the nepean summer vacation surgical program. Journal of Surgical Education, 69(5), 580-587. [More Information]
  • Chiong, C., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). Gallstone disease is associated with rectal cancer: a meta-analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 47(5), 553-564. [More Information]
  • Chiong, C., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). Gallstones Are Associated with Colonic Adenoma: A Meta-analysis. World Journal of Surgery, 36(9), 2202-2209. [More Information]
  • Meybodi, F., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2012). Image of the Month. JAMA (formerly Archives Of Surgery), 147(7), 677-677. [More Information]
  • Meybodi, F., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2012). Image of the Month—Diagnosis - Gallbladder Volvulus. JAMA (formerly Archives Of Surgery), 147(7), 678-678.
  • Tio, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). Meta-analysis: coeliac disease and the risk of all-cause mortality, any malignancy and lymphoid malignancy. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 35(5), 540-551. [More Information]
  • Pepingco, L., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2012). The acute surgical unit as a novel model of care for patients presenting with acute cholecystitis. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(8), 509-510. [More Information]
  • Dantoc, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). The first randomised controlled trial on minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) and the ongoing quest for greater evidence. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 4(5), 459-461. [More Information]
  • Byrne, C., Daneshjoo, R., Ma Wyatt, J., Cox, M. (2007). Gastrointestinal haemorrhage as a presentation of Carney's triad. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(1-2), 88-90. [More Information]
  • Karim, R., Ma-Wyatt, J., Cox, M., Scolyer, R. (2004). Myoid Angioendothelioma Of The Spleen. International Journal of Surgical Pathology, 12(1), 51-56.
  • Rangiah, D., Cox, M., Richardson, M., Tompsett, E., Crawford, M. (2004). Small Bowel Tumours: A 10 Year Experience In Four Sydney Teaching Hospitals. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 74(9), 788-792.
  • Martin, C., Cox, M., Vaccaro, L. (2002). Laparoscopic Transcystic bile duct stenting in the management of common bile duct stones. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 72(4), 258-264.
  • Dias, M., Martin, C., Cox, M. (2002). Pattern of management of common bile duct stones in the laparoscopic era: A NSW survey. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 72(3), 181-185.
  • Daly, T., Martin, C., Cox, M. (2002). Residual Gallbladder and Cystic Duct Stones After Lapaposcopic Cholecystectomy. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 72(5), 375-377.

Conferences

  • Martin, C., Cox, M., Liem, H., Vaccaro, L. (2003). Management of Common Bile Duct Stones at Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Conference 2003, Brisbane.
  • Martin, C., Cox, M., Vaccaro, L. (2000). Laparoscopic Transcystic Stenting in the Management of Common Bile Duct Stones. Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Brisbane.

2014

  • Hardefeldt, H., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2014). Association between human papillomavirus (HPV) and oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma: a meta-analysis. Epidemiology and Infection, 142(6), 1119-1137. [More Information]
  • Nagaraja, V., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2014). Endoscopic stenting versus operative gastrojejunostomy for malignant gastric outlet obstruction-a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized trials. Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, 5(2), 92-98. [More Information]
  • Tio, M., Andrici, J., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2014). Folate Intake and the Risk of Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 29(2), 250-258. [More Information]
  • Nagaraja, V., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2014). Safety and efficacy of esophageal stents preceding or during neoadjuvant chemotherapy for esophageal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, 5(2), 119-126. [More Information]
  • Nagaraja, V., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2014). Sentinel lymph node in oesophageal cancer—a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, 5(2), 127-141. [More Information]
  • Nagaraja, V., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2014). The Acute Surgical Unit Model Verses the Traditional ‘‘On Call’’ Model: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. World Journal of Surgery, 38(6), 1381-1387. [More Information]

2013

  • Andrici, J., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2013). Cigarette smoking and the risk of Barrett’s esophagus: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 28(8), 1258-1273. [More Information]
  • Andrici, J., Tio, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2013). Hiatal Hernia and the Risk of Barrett's Esophagus. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 28(3), 415-431. [More Information]
  • Andrici, J., Tio, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2013). Meta-analysis: Barrett's oesophagus and the risk of colonic tumours. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 37(4), 401-410. [More Information]
  • Bentley, J., Goldsbury, D., Eslick, G., Cox, M., O'Connell, D. (2013). Stent insertion for palliation of advanced oesophageal carcinoma symptoms by level of socioeconomic disadvantage in urban New South Wales. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(10), 531-532. [More Information]

2012

  • Dantoc, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). Does Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE) Provide for Comparable Oncologic Outcomes to Open Techniques? A Systematic Review. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 16(3), 486-494. [More Information]
  • Chandrasegaram, M., Eslick, G., Mans�?eld, C., Liem, H., Richardson, M., Ahmed, S., Cox, M. (2012). Endoscopic stenting versus operative gastrojejunostomy for malignant gastric outlet obstruction. Surgical Endoscopy, 26(1), 323-329. [More Information]
  • Woodham, B., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). Evidence to support the use of laparoscopic over open appendicectomy for obese individuals: a meta-analysis. Surgical Endoscopy, 26(9), 2566-2570. [More Information]
  • Dantoc, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). Evidence to Support the Use of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer. JAMA (formerly Archives Of Surgery), 147(8), 768-776. [More Information]
  • Sedaghat, N., Mondy, J., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2012). Exposure of medical students to surgery: the nepean summer vacation surgical program. Journal of Surgical Education, 69(5), 580-587. [More Information]
  • Chiong, C., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). Gallstone disease is associated with rectal cancer: a meta-analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 47(5), 553-564. [More Information]
  • Chiong, C., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). Gallstones Are Associated with Colonic Adenoma: A Meta-analysis. World Journal of Surgery, 36(9), 2202-2209. [More Information]
  • Meybodi, F., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2012). Image of the Month. JAMA (formerly Archives Of Surgery), 147(7), 677-677. [More Information]
  • Meybodi, F., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2012). Image of the Month—Diagnosis - Gallbladder Volvulus. JAMA (formerly Archives Of Surgery), 147(7), 678-678.
  • Tio, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). Meta-analysis: coeliac disease and the risk of all-cause mortality, any malignancy and lymphoid malignancy. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 35(5), 540-551. [More Information]
  • Pepingco, L., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2012). The acute surgical unit as a novel model of care for patients presenting with acute cholecystitis. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(8), 509-510. [More Information]
  • Dantoc, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012). The first randomised controlled trial on minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) and the ongoing quest for greater evidence. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 4(5), 459-461. [More Information]

2007

  • Byrne, C., Daneshjoo, R., Ma Wyatt, J., Cox, M. (2007). Gastrointestinal haemorrhage as a presentation of Carney's triad. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(1-2), 88-90. [More Information]

2004

  • Karim, R., Ma-Wyatt, J., Cox, M., Scolyer, R. (2004). Myoid Angioendothelioma Of The Spleen. International Journal of Surgical Pathology, 12(1), 51-56.
  • Rangiah, D., Cox, M., Richardson, M., Tompsett, E., Crawford, M. (2004). Small Bowel Tumours: A 10 Year Experience In Four Sydney Teaching Hospitals. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 74(9), 788-792.

2003

  • Martin, C., Cox, M., Liem, H., Vaccaro, L. (2003). Management of Common Bile Duct Stones at Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Conference 2003, Brisbane.

2002

  • Martin, C., Cox, M., Vaccaro, L. (2002). Laparoscopic Transcystic bile duct stenting in the management of common bile duct stones. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 72(4), 258-264.
  • Dias, M., Martin, C., Cox, M. (2002). Pattern of management of common bile duct stones in the laparoscopic era: A NSW survey. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 72(3), 181-185.
  • Daly, T., Martin, C., Cox, M. (2002). Residual Gallbladder and Cystic Duct Stones After Lapaposcopic Cholecystectomy. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 72(5), 375-377.

2000

  • Martin, C., Cox, M., Vaccaro, L. (2000). Laparoscopic Transcystic Stenting in the Management of Common Bile Duct Stones. Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Brisbane.

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