Professor Michael Cox

Professor of Surgery
Surgery, Nepean Clinical School

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Curriculum vitae

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 areas

General Surgery

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Acute Surgical Unit

Summer Vacation Surgical Program

Publications

2014 | 2013 | 2012

2014

   
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]

2013

   
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Andrici, J., Tio, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2013), Hiatal Hernia and the Risk of Barrett's Esophagus: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 28(3), 415-431. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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. The Medical Journal of Australia. 198(10), 531-532. [Abstract]

2012

   
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Dantoc, M., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012), Evidence to support the use of minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: a meta-analysis. Archives of Surgery. 147(8), 768-776. [Abstract]
  • Meybodi, F., Eslick, G., Cox, M. (2012), Image of the month-diagnosis: an 88-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 2-day history of gradual-onset, increasing right upper quadrant pain with aggravation on movement and cough. Archives of Surgery. 147(7), 677-678. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Chiong, C., Cox, M., Eslick, G. (2012), Gallstones Are Associated with Colonic Adenoma: A Meta-analysis. World Journal of Surgery. 36(9), 2202-2209. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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 & Therapeutics. 35(5), 540-551. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Chandrasegaram, M., Eslick, G., Mansfield, C., Liem, H., Richardson, M., Ahmed, S., Cox, M. (2012), Endoscopic stenting versus operative gastrojejunostomy for malignant gastric outlet obstruction. Surgical endoscopy. 26(2), 323-9. [Abstract]