Dr Soundappan Sannappa Venkatraman

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

Telephone +61 2 9845 3360
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Biographical details

Dr.Soundappan is Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics. He is a Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Trauma at Children's Hospital at Westmead. His clinical interets are Paediatric trauma care, Hirschsprung's disease, Anorectal anomalies, Hypospadias, Point of care Ultrasound and Minimally Invasive surgery.

Research interests

Clinical research on Trauma care to improve outcomes, quality of care and Injury prevention.

Clinical research in Hirschsprung's disease and anorectal anomalies.

Long term outcomes in Paediatric Surgery.

Point of care Ultrasound (POCUS).

Teaching and supervision

Dr.Soundappan strongly believes knowledge is to be shared. He is actively involved in Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching. He directs "Trauma for Tiny Tots" a simulation based team training course run at The Children's Hospital. He is involved in developing teaching and learning resources in Paediatric Surgery.

Current projects

Diagnostic and therapeutic value of POCUS in Paeditaric Surgery.

Long term outcomes in infants with Oesophageal atresia and Tracheo-oesophageal fictula.

Audit of Trauma call criteria to improve resource utilisation.

Spectrum of spinal anomalies in infants with anorectal anomalies.

Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in neonates with Surgical abdomen.

Associations

Australia and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons

Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons

Australasian Trauma Society

International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG)

International Pediatric Surgical Oncology Group (IPSO)

Paediatric Representative on bi-national RACS Trauma Cmmittee

Paediatric representative on NSW RACS Committee

Member Childhood Injury Preventon Alliance

In the media

Dr.Soundappan appears regularly on media releases related to trauma issues in children.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Melov, S., Tsang, I., Cohen, R., Badawi, N., Walker, K., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Alahakoon, T. (2018). Complexity of gastroschisis predicts outcome: epidemiology and experience in an Australian tertiary centre. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Manglick, M., Ross, F., Waugh, M., Holland, A., Cass, D., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2018). Neurocognitive outcomes in children following immersion: a long-term study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 103(8), 784-789. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Testa, L., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Adams, S. (2017). Differences in survival outcome for severely injured paediatric trauma by type of trauma centre. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 53(8), 808-813. [More Information]
  • Ghosh, D., Liu, Y., Cass, D., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2017). Transition zone pull-through in Hirschsprung's disease: a tertiary hospital experience. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(10), 780-783. [More Information]
  • Al-Yazidi, L., Marais, B., Hsu, P., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Kesson, A., Isaacs, D. (2016). A 5-year-old Girl with Chest Wall Mass. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 35(5), 592-599. [More Information]
  • Narayanan, S., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Kwan, E., Cohen, R., Charlton, A., Cass, D. (2016). Aganglionosis with the absence of hypertrophied nerve fibres predicts disease proximal to rectosigmoid colon. Pediatric Surgery International, 32(3), 221-226. [More Information]
  • Roberts, K., Karpelowsky, J., Fitzgerald, D., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2016). Outcomes of oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula repair. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52(7), 694-698. [More Information]
  • Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cass, D. (2014). Comment on: "Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of isolated small bowel perforations after blunt abdominal injury in low income settings: analysis of twenty three new cases" [Injury 45 (2014) 141-145]. Injury, 45(6), 1021-1022. [More Information]
  • Amaranath, J., Ramanan, M., Reagh, J., Saekang, E., Prasad, N., Chaseling, R., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2014). Epidemiology of traumatic head injury from a major paediatric trauma centre in New South Wales, Australia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(6), 424-428. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Chong, S., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Wilson, K., Cass, D. (2013). Comparative analysis of trends in paediatric trauma outcomes in New South Wales, Australia. Injury, 44(1), 97-103. [More Information]
  • Sandler, G., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Manglick, M., Fahy, F., Ross, F., Lam, L., Cass, D. (2012). Pediatric "off-road vehicle" trauma: determinants of injury severity and type. Pediatric Emergency Care, 28(12), 1328-1333. [More Information]
  • Kostyrka, B., Li, J., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cassey, J., Alvaro, F., Dalla-Pozza, L., Kumar, R. (2011). Features and outcomes of neonatal neuroblastoma. Pediatric Surgery International, 27(9), 937-941. [More Information]
  • Ho, K., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Walker, K., Badawi, N. (2011). Sacrococcygeal teratoma: The 13-year experience of a tertiary paediatric centre. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(5), 287-291. [More Information]
  • Sandler, G., Nguyen, L., Lam, L., Manglick, M., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A. (2011). Trampoline Trauma in Children: Is it Preventable? Pediatric Emergency Care, 27(11), 1052-1056. [More Information]
  • Wilson, B., Etheridge, C., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A. (2010). Delayed diagnosis of anorectal malformations: are current guidelines sufficient? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(5), 268-272. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A., Lam, L., Roy, G., Evans, J., Adams, S., Cass, D. (2010). Off-Road Vehicle Trauma in Children: A New South Wales Perspective. Pediatric Emergency Care, 26(12), 909-913. [More Information]
  • Price, N., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Sparnon, A., Cass, D. (2010). Swimming pool filter induced Transrectal evisceration in children; Australian experience. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(9), 534-536. [More Information]
  • Browne, G., Noaman, F., Lam, L., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2010). The nature and characteristics of abdominal injuries sustained during children's sports. Pediatric Emergency Care, 26(1), 30-35. [More Information]
  • D'Cruz, R., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cass, D., Smith, G. (2009). Catheter balloon-related urethral trauma in children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(10), 564-566. [More Information]
  • Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cass, D. (2009). Comment on: "Missed injury and the tertiary trauma survey" [Injury 2008; 39:107-114]. Injury, 40(1), 110. [More Information]
  • Jiwane, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2009). Neonatal testicular torsion or not? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(10), 620-621. [More Information]
  • Jiwane, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Pitkin, J., Cass, D. (2009). Successful treatment of recurrent epididymo-orchitis- Laparoscopic excision of the prostatic utricle. Journal Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, 14. [More Information]
  • Jiwane, A., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Arnold, J. (2008). An unusual cause of bilious vomiting in a neonate. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(12), 747-749. [More Information]
  • Sandler, G., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cass, D. (2008). Appendicitis and low-flow priapism in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 43(11), 2091-2095. [More Information]
  • Marchant, J., Cheng, N., Lam, L., Fahy, F., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cass, D., Browne, G. (2008). Bystander basic life support: an important link in the chain of survival for children suffering a drowning or near-drowning episode. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(8), 484-485. [More Information]
  • Sandler, G., Chennapragada, S., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cass, D. (2008). Pediatric high-flow priapism and super-selective angiography - an Australian perspective. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 43(10), 1898-1901. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Martin, H., Cass, D. (2008). Unusual neck sinus-first or second cleft? Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 43(7), E5-E7. [More Information]
  • Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Oldmeadow, W. (2008). Videoconferencing surgical tutorials: bridging the gap. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 78(4), 297-301. [More Information]
  • Etheridge, C., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2007). Delayed diagnosis of anorectal malformation: the need for careful neonatal examination. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(S1), A51.
  • Alzahem, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Jeffries, H., Cass, D. (2007). Ingested magnets and gastrointestinal complications. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(6), 497-498. [More Information]
  • Jones, V., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cohen, R., Pitkin, J., La Hei, E., Martin, H., Cass, D. (2007). Posttraumatic small bowel obstruction in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 42(8), 1386-1388. [More Information]
  • Etheridge, C., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2007). Ps04 delayed diagnosis of anorectal malformation: the need for careful neonatal examination. ANZ Journal of Surgery, (77), 56-56. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A., Fahy, F., Manglik, P., Lam, L., Cass, D. (2007). Transfer of pediatric trauma patients to a tertiary pediatric trauma centre: appropriateness and timeliness. Journal of Trauma. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Smith, N., Lam, L., Holland, A., McCaskill, M., Cass, D. (2006). A trauma series in the injured child: Do we really need it? Pediatric Emergency Care, 22(10), 710-716. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Lam, A., Cass, D. (2006). Traumatic adrenal haemorrhage in children. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 76(8), 729-731. [More Information]
  • Whyte, L., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Harvey, J., Cass, D. (2006). Traumatic prepyloric transection: unusual injury in a child. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 41(2), E23-E24. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A., Cass, D., Farrow, G. (2005). Blunt traumatic diaphragmatic injuries in children. Injury, 36(1), 51-54. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A., Cass, D., Lam, A. (2005). Diagnostic accuracy of surgeon-performed focused abdominal sonography (FAST) in blunt paediatric trauma. Injury, 36(8), 970-975. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A., Browne, G. (2005). Sports-Related Pneumothorax in Children. Pediatric Emergency Care, 21(4), 259-260. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Darwish, B., Chaseling, R. (2005). Traumatic spinal epidural hematoma - Unusual cause of torticollis in a child. Pediatric Emergency Care, 21(12), 847-849. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Barker, A. (2004). Retrocaval ureter in children: a report of two cases. Pediatric Surgery International, 20(2), 158-160. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A., Cass, D. (2004). Role Of An Extended Tertiary Survey In Detecting Missed Injuries In Children. Journal of Trauma, 57(1), 114-118.

2018

  • Melov, S., Tsang, I., Cohen, R., Badawi, N., Walker, K., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Alahakoon, T. (2018). Complexity of gastroschisis predicts outcome: epidemiology and experience in an Australian tertiary centre. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Manglick, M., Ross, F., Waugh, M., Holland, A., Cass, D., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2018). Neurocognitive outcomes in children following immersion: a long-term study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 103(8), 784-789. [More Information]

2017

  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Testa, L., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Adams, S. (2017). Differences in survival outcome for severely injured paediatric trauma by type of trauma centre. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 53(8), 808-813. [More Information]
  • Ghosh, D., Liu, Y., Cass, D., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2017). Transition zone pull-through in Hirschsprung's disease: a tertiary hospital experience. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(10), 780-783. [More Information]

2016

  • Al-Yazidi, L., Marais, B., Hsu, P., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Kesson, A., Isaacs, D. (2016). A 5-year-old Girl with Chest Wall Mass. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 35(5), 592-599. [More Information]
  • Narayanan, S., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Kwan, E., Cohen, R., Charlton, A., Cass, D. (2016). Aganglionosis with the absence of hypertrophied nerve fibres predicts disease proximal to rectosigmoid colon. Pediatric Surgery International, 32(3), 221-226. [More Information]
  • Roberts, K., Karpelowsky, J., Fitzgerald, D., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2016). Outcomes of oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula repair. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52(7), 694-698. [More Information]

2014

  • Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cass, D. (2014). Comment on: "Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of isolated small bowel perforations after blunt abdominal injury in low income settings: analysis of twenty three new cases" [Injury 45 (2014) 141-145]. Injury, 45(6), 1021-1022. [More Information]
  • Amaranath, J., Ramanan, M., Reagh, J., Saekang, E., Prasad, N., Chaseling, R., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2014). Epidemiology of traumatic head injury from a major paediatric trauma centre in New South Wales, Australia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(6), 424-428. [More Information]

2013

  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Chong, S., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Wilson, K., Cass, D. (2013). Comparative analysis of trends in paediatric trauma outcomes in New South Wales, Australia. Injury, 44(1), 97-103. [More Information]

2012

  • Sandler, G., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Manglick, M., Fahy, F., Ross, F., Lam, L., Cass, D. (2012). Pediatric "off-road vehicle" trauma: determinants of injury severity and type. Pediatric Emergency Care, 28(12), 1328-1333. [More Information]

2011

  • Kostyrka, B., Li, J., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cassey, J., Alvaro, F., Dalla-Pozza, L., Kumar, R. (2011). Features and outcomes of neonatal neuroblastoma. Pediatric Surgery International, 27(9), 937-941. [More Information]
  • Ho, K., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Walker, K., Badawi, N. (2011). Sacrococcygeal teratoma: The 13-year experience of a tertiary paediatric centre. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(5), 287-291. [More Information]
  • Sandler, G., Nguyen, L., Lam, L., Manglick, M., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A. (2011). Trampoline Trauma in Children: Is it Preventable? Pediatric Emergency Care, 27(11), 1052-1056. [More Information]

2010

  • Wilson, B., Etheridge, C., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A. (2010). Delayed diagnosis of anorectal malformations: are current guidelines sufficient? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(5), 268-272. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A., Lam, L., Roy, G., Evans, J., Adams, S., Cass, D. (2010). Off-Road Vehicle Trauma in Children: A New South Wales Perspective. Pediatric Emergency Care, 26(12), 909-913. [More Information]
  • Price, N., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Sparnon, A., Cass, D. (2010). Swimming pool filter induced Transrectal evisceration in children; Australian experience. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(9), 534-536. [More Information]
  • Browne, G., Noaman, F., Lam, L., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2010). The nature and characteristics of abdominal injuries sustained during children's sports. Pediatric Emergency Care, 26(1), 30-35. [More Information]

2009

  • D'Cruz, R., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cass, D., Smith, G. (2009). Catheter balloon-related urethral trauma in children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(10), 564-566. [More Information]
  • Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cass, D. (2009). Comment on: "Missed injury and the tertiary trauma survey" [Injury 2008; 39:107-114]. Injury, 40(1), 110. [More Information]
  • Jiwane, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2009). Neonatal testicular torsion or not? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(10), 620-621. [More Information]
  • Jiwane, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Pitkin, J., Cass, D. (2009). Successful treatment of recurrent epididymo-orchitis- Laparoscopic excision of the prostatic utricle. Journal Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, 14. [More Information]

2008

  • Jiwane, A., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Arnold, J. (2008). An unusual cause of bilious vomiting in a neonate. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(12), 747-749. [More Information]
  • Sandler, G., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cass, D. (2008). Appendicitis and low-flow priapism in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 43(11), 2091-2095. [More Information]
  • Marchant, J., Cheng, N., Lam, L., Fahy, F., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cass, D., Browne, G. (2008). Bystander basic life support: an important link in the chain of survival for children suffering a drowning or near-drowning episode. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(8), 484-485. [More Information]
  • Sandler, G., Chennapragada, S., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cass, D. (2008). Pediatric high-flow priapism and super-selective angiography - an Australian perspective. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 43(10), 1898-1901. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Martin, H., Cass, D. (2008). Unusual neck sinus-first or second cleft? Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 43(7), E5-E7. [More Information]
  • Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Oldmeadow, W. (2008). Videoconferencing surgical tutorials: bridging the gap. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 78(4), 297-301. [More Information]

2007

  • Etheridge, C., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2007). Delayed diagnosis of anorectal malformation: the need for careful neonatal examination. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(S1), A51.
  • Alzahem, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Jeffries, H., Cass, D. (2007). Ingested magnets and gastrointestinal complications. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(6), 497-498. [More Information]
  • Jones, V., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Cohen, R., Pitkin, J., La Hei, E., Martin, H., Cass, D. (2007). Posttraumatic small bowel obstruction in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 42(8), 1386-1388. [More Information]
  • Etheridge, C., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S. (2007). Ps04 delayed diagnosis of anorectal malformation: the need for careful neonatal examination. ANZ Journal of Surgery, (77), 56-56. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A., Fahy, F., Manglik, P., Lam, L., Cass, D. (2007). Transfer of pediatric trauma patients to a tertiary pediatric trauma centre: appropriateness and timeliness. Journal of Trauma. [More Information]

2006

  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Smith, N., Lam, L., Holland, A., McCaskill, M., Cass, D. (2006). A trauma series in the injured child: Do we really need it? Pediatric Emergency Care, 22(10), 710-716. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Lam, A., Cass, D. (2006). Traumatic adrenal haemorrhage in children. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 76(8), 729-731. [More Information]
  • Whyte, L., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Harvey, J., Cass, D. (2006). Traumatic prepyloric transection: unusual injury in a child. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 41(2), E23-E24. [More Information]

2005

  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A., Cass, D., Farrow, G. (2005). Blunt traumatic diaphragmatic injuries in children. Injury, 36(1), 51-54. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A., Cass, D., Lam, A. (2005). Diagnostic accuracy of surgeon-performed focused abdominal sonography (FAST) in blunt paediatric trauma. Injury, 36(8), 970-975. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A., Browne, G. (2005). Sports-Related Pneumothorax in Children. Pediatric Emergency Care, 21(4), 259-260. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Darwish, B., Chaseling, R. (2005). Traumatic spinal epidural hematoma - Unusual cause of torticollis in a child. Pediatric Emergency Care, 21(12), 847-849. [More Information]

2004

  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Barker, A. (2004). Retrocaval ureter in children: a report of two cases. Pediatric Surgery International, 20(2), 158-160. [More Information]
  • Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Holland, A., Cass, D. (2004). Role Of An Extended Tertiary Survey In Detecting Missed Injuries In Children. Journal of Trauma, 57(1), 114-118.

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