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Surgeons assemble for global success

09 Aug 2022

 

A new academic forum is assembling the ultimate team of surgical minds to enhance research and practices across the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) and abroad.

The ‘Nepean Institute of Academic Surgery’ is set to conduct research that changes the way doctors and students work to support the long-term benefit of enhancing patient care.

With experts from a multitude of disciplines including neurosurgery, cardiothoracic, paediatric, urology, vascular and breast and endocrine surgeries, amongst others, the Institute is ready to put its years of collective knowledge into action.


The Institute brings together new and exciting ideas to help create ground-breaking research.


Clinical Director of Surgery at Nepean Hospital and Head of the Nepean Institute of Academic Surgery, Professor Mohamed Khadra AO says the formation of the Institute will see our doctors and students deliver on the world stage and continue to make NBMLHD a household name in health care.

“The Institute brings together new and exciting ideas to help create ground-breaking research. Whether you are a doctor on the floor or a student learning their craft, there is a pathway for everybody to explore and succeed,” says Mohamed who is also the District’s Director of Innovation and Strategy.

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Clinical Director of Surgery at Nepean Hospital and Head of the Nepean Institute of Academic Surgery, Professor Mohamed Khadra AO

The Institute is already making waves internationally with game changing research, having had several publications presented at conferences.

Brooke Mao, a third-year medical student supervised by academics from the Institute, has conducted research into the risk factors for developing complications following appendicectomy for acute appendicitis.

Her research has already created discussion around altering guidelines for post-operative care and changed the way doctors manage something as common as appendicitis.

Brooke is now making headlines as one of the youngest researchers set to talk at the prestigious World Congress of Surgery Conference in Vienna later this month.


We want to ensure that the delivery of the next generation of health care has Nepean’s name written all over it.


“This is just one example of the many opportunities the Institute can provide to budding researchers and doctors. We pride ourselves on innovation and education and we want to ensure that the delivery of the next generation of health care has Nepean’s name written all over it,” says Professor Khadra.

After six months of operation the Nepean Institute of Academic Surgery will officially launch at the University of Sydney, Nepean Clinical School on Tuesday, 16 August 2022.

The Nepean Institute of Academic Surgery is a branch of the Nepean Foundation, a registered charity for medical research and education. To contribute to the Nepean Institute of Academic Surgery and help support surgical research please visit the Nepean Foundation website.