Professor Neil Merrett

Professor Neil Merrett

CLINIC DEAN LIV/PROF SURGERY C'TOWN,
School of Medicine

Biography

Neil Merrett is a senior upper gastrointestinal surgeon at Bankstown, Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals. Graduating from UNSW in 1980 he undertook junior training at Prince of Wales and St George Hospitals, obtaining his FRACS in 1989. Working as a Senior Registrar in the UK for 2 years, he returned as the Senior Surgical Registrar at POWH until his clinical appointment in 1994. He became a conjoint Associate Professor at UNSW in 2004 before taking the Foundation Chair of Surgery at UWS in 2009 He is intimately involved in planning Health Services in SSWAHS being an author of the ?Way Forward Plan? in 2003 and the ?Models of Care? planning including the redevelopment of Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals. He has overseen the development of Upper GI Surgery with the unit becoming the largest pancreatic and also oesophagogastric resectional unit in Australia In addition these roles, he is also the Area Director of Gastrointestinal and Liver Services SSWAHS, Head of Upper GI Surgery SSWAHS, Visiting Fellow at the Garvan Institute for Medical Research and sits on the Clinical Trials Ethics Committee of the NSW Cancer Institute, amongst many committee duties His research interests include clinical application of new technology, Surgical Haptics, Pancreatic and oesophagogastric oncology.

This information has been contributed by Professor Merrett.

Qualifications

  • MBBS University of New South Wales

Interests

  • Oesophagogastric oncology
  • Pancreaticobiliary oncology
  • Surgery
  • Surgical techniques
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

UWS Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Medicine

Contact

Email: N.Merrett@uws.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4620 3736
Mobile:
Location: 30.2.28
Campbelltown
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Merrett, N., Nguyen, N. and Biankin, A. (2010), 'Management of nutritional Issues after major Pancreatic Resections', When Cancer Crossess Disciplines, World Scientific Pub Co 9781848163645.
  • Merrett, N., Kench, J., Biankin, A. and Cosman, P. (2008), 'Pathology and Molecular Biology of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms in:', Pancreatic Cancer, Springer 9780387692500.
  • Merrett, N., Cosman, P., Hugh, T., Shearer, C., Biankin, A. and Cartmill, J. (2007), 'Skills acquired on virtual reality laparoscopic simulators transfer into the operating room in a blind randomised controlled trial', Medicine meets virtual reality - vivo, in vitro, in situ, IOS Press 9781586037130.

Journal Articles

  • Rajendra, S., Robertson, I., Wang, B., Snow, E., Sharma, P., Pavey, D., Merrett, N., Ball, M., Brain, T. and Fernando, R. (2013), 'Transcriptionally active human papillomavirus is strongly associated with Barrett's dysplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma', Amercian Journal of Gastroenterology, vol 108, no 7 , pp 1082 - 1093.
  • Chen, Y., Wykes, J., Haveman, J., Apostolou, C. and Merrett, N. (2013), 'Laparoscopic repair of morgagni hernia : an interesting case and complication', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 83, no 9 , pp 688 - 689.
  • Coupe, N., Karikios, D., Chong, S., Yap, J., Ng, W., Merrett, N. and Lin, M. (2013), 'Metabolic information on staging FDG-PET-CT as a prognostic tool in the evaluation of 97 patients with gastric cancer', Annals of Nuclear Medicine, .
  • Tabassum, A., Sasani, S., Majid, A., Henderson, C. and Merrett, N. (2013), 'Segmental arterial mediolysis of left gastric artery : a case report and review of patholgy', BMC Clinical Pathology, vol 13, no 1 .
  • Alexandrov, L., Borresen-Dale, A., Boyault, S., Burkhardt, B., Butler, A., Caldas, C., Davies, H., Desmedt, C., Eils, R., Eyfjord, J., Foekens, J., Nik-Zainal, S., Merrett, N., Wedge, D., Aparicio, S., Behjati, S., Biankin, A., Bignell, G., Bolli, N. and Borg, A. (2013), 'Signatures of mutational processes in human cancer', Nature, vol 500, no 7463 , pp 415 - 421.
  • Humphris, J., Chantrill, L., Samra, J., Gill, A., Kench, J., Merrett, N., Das, A., Musgrove, E., Sutherland, R., Biankin, A., Chang, D., Johns, A., Scarlett, C., Pajic, M., Jones, M., Colvin, E., Nagrial, A. and Chin, V. (2012), 'The prognostic and predictive value of serum CA19.9 in pancreatic cancer', Annals of Oncology, vol 23, no 7 , pp 1713 - 1722.
  • Chua, T. and Merrett, N. (2012), 'Clinicopathologic factors associated with HER2-positive gastric cancer and its impact on survival outcomes - a systematic review', International Journal of Cancer, vol 130, no 12 , pp 2845 - 2856.
  • Mann, K., Chang, D., Biankin, A., Waddell, N., Kassahn, K., Grimmond, S., Rust, A., Adams, D., Jenkins, N., Copeland, N., Merrett, N., Ward, J., Chin, K., Kovochich, A., Dawson, D., Black, M., Brett, B., Sheetz, T. and Dupuy, A. (2012), 'Sleeping Beauty mutagenesis reveals cooperating mutations and pathways in pancreatic adenocarcinoma', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol 109, no 16 , pp 5934 - 5941.
  • Mann, K., Chang, D., Biankin, A., Waddell, N., Kassahn, K., Grimmond, S., Rust, A., Adams, D., Jenkins, N., Copeland, N., Merrett, N., Ward, J., Chin, K., Kovochich, A., Dawson, D., Black, M., Brett, B., Sheetz, T. and Dupuy, A. (2012), 'Sleeping Beauty mutagenesis reveals cooperating mutations and pathways in pancreatic adenocarcinoma', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol 109, no 16 , pp 5934 - 5941.
  • Tactacan, C., Sutherland, R., Biankin, A., Daly, R., Merrett, N., Chang, D., Cowley, M., Humphrey, E., Wu, J., Gill, A., Chou, A., Nones, K. and Grimmond, S. (2012), 'RON is not prognostic marker for resectable pancreatic cancer', BMC Cancer, vol 12 , pp 395 - 403.
  • Biankin, A., Wu, J., Chang, D., Cowley, M., Gardiner, B., Song, S., Harliwong, I., Idrisoglu, S., Nourse, C., Nourbakhsh, E., Manning, S., Waddell, N., Merrett, N., et al, .., Kassahn, K., Gingras, M., Muthuswamy, L., Johns, A., Miller, D., Wilson, P. and Patch, A. (2012), 'Pancreatic cancer genomes reveal aberrations in axon guidance pathways genes', Nature, vol 491, no 7424 , pp 399 - 405.
  • Nguyen, N., Scarlett, J., Biankin, A., Johns, A., Gill, A., Ring, N., Chang, D., Clarkson, A., Merrett, N., Kench, J. and Colvin, E. (2011), 'Clinical and Immunohistochemical features of 34 solid pseudopapillary tumours of the pancreas', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 26, no 2 , pp 267 - 274.
  • Nguyen, N., Scarlett, J., Biankin, A., Johns, A., Gill, A., Ring, N., Chang, D., Clarkson, A., Merrett, N., Kench, J. and Colvin, E. (2011), 'Clinical and Immunohistochemical features of 34 solid pseudopapillary tumours of the pancreas', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 26, no 2 , pp 267 - 274.
  • Chang, D., Nguyen, N., Merrett, N., Dixson, H., Leong, R. and Biankin, A. (2009), 'Role of endoscopic ultrasound in pancreatic cancer', Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 3, no 3 , pp 293 - 303.
  • Chang, D., Johns, A., Merrett, N., Gill, A., Colvin, E., Scarlett, C., Nguyen, N. and +6 More Externals, a. (2009), 'Margin Clearance and Outcome in Resected Pancreatic Cancer', Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol 27, no 17 .
  • Merrett, N., Nguyen, N., Biankin, A., Leong, R., Chang, D., Cosman, P., Delaney, P. and Kench, J. (2009), 'Real time intraoperative confocal laser microscopy guided surgery', Annals of Surgery, vol 249, no 5 , pp 735 - 737.
  • Gill, A., Biankin, A., Kench, J., Johns, A., Eckstein, R., Samra, J., Kaufman, A., Chang, D., Merrett, N., Cosman, P. and Smith, R. (2009), 'Synoptic reporting improves histopathological assessment of pancreatic resection specimens', Pathology, vol 41, no 2 , pp 161 - 167.
  • Merrett, N. and Biankin, A. (2009), 'Repair of giant right inguinal hernia prolene mesh system', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 79 , pp 92 - 93.
  • Sandler, G., Merrett, N., Buchan, C. and Biankin, A. (2009), 'Abdominal Shotgun Wound With Pellet Embolization Leading to Bilateral Lower Limb Amputation: Case Report and Review of the Literature of Missile Emboli Over the Past 10 Years', Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection and Critical Care, vol 67, no 6 , pp 202 - 208.
  • Biankin, A., Pinese, M., Kuo, S., Susanto, J., Cosman, P., Lindemann, G., Visvader, J., Nguyen, T., Merrett, N., Warusavitarne, J., Musgrove, E., Kench, J., Henshall, S., Sutherland, R., Colvin, E., Segara, D., Scarlett, C., Nguyen, N., Chang, D., Morey, A. and Lee, S. (2009), 'Expression of S100A2 Calcium-Binding Protein Predicts Response to Pancreatectomy for Pancreatic Cancer', Gastroenterology, vol 137, no 2 , pp 558 - 568.
  • Leong, R., Chang, D., Merrett, N. and Biankin, A. (2009), 'Taking optical biopsies with confocal endomicroscopy', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 24, no 11 , pp 1701 - 1703.
  • Das, A., Wilson, R., Biankin, A. and Merrett, N. (2009), 'Surgical therapy for gastrointestinal stromal tumours of the upper gastrointestinal tract', Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, vol 13, no 7 , pp 1220 - 1225.
  • Merrett, N., Wilson, R., Cosman, P. and Biankin, A. (2009), 'Superior mesenteric artery syndrome : diagnosis and treatment strategies', Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, vol 13, no 2 , pp 287 - 292.
  • Leong, R., Biankin, A., Nguyen, N., Meredith, C., Al-Sohaily, S., Kukic, D., Delaney, P., Murr, E., Yong, J. and Merrett, N. (2008), 'In vivo Confocal Endomicroscopy in the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Celiac Disease', Gastroenterology, vol 135, no 6 , pp 1870 - 1876.
  • Merrett, N., Wilson, R. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'The management of pancreatic enzyme insufficiency post pancreatectomy', Medical Observer, , pp 27 - 34.
  • Merrett, N., Das, A., Chang, D. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'Pancreatitis following Human Papillomavirus Vaccination', Medical Journal of Australia, vol 189, no 3 , pp 178 - 0.
  • Merrett, N., Chang, D. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'Improving outcomes of operable pancreatic cancer. Is access to safe surgery the problem', Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 23, no 7 , pp 1036 - 1045.
  • Merrett, N., Cosman, P. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'Education of imaging. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic: iatrogenic hemobilia', Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 23, no 5 , pp 821 - 821.
  • Merrett, N., Sutor, V., Al Rhubai, A. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'Pancreatic anomaly with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: a case of pancreas divisum and hemosccus pancreaticus (santorinirrhage)', Pancreas, vol 36, no 3 , pp 314 - 315.
  • Merrett, N., Samra, J. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in the management of Pancreatic Lesions', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 78, no 4 , pp 315 - 316.
  • Colvin, E., Chang, D., Merrett, N., Kench, J. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'Individualizing therapy for pancreatic cancer', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 23, no 12 , pp 1779 - 1782.
  • Merrett, N., Biankin, A. and Cosman, P. (2007), 'Abdominal Pain: Is it the pancreas', Medicine Today, vol 8, no 8 , pp 35 - 42.
  • Merrett, N., Cosman, P., Hugh, T., Shearer, C., Biankin, A. and Cartmill, J. (2007), 'Skills acquired on virtual reality laparoscopic simulators transfer into the operating room in a blind randomised controlled trial', Studies in Health Technology Information, vol 125 , pp 76 - 81.
  • Merrett, N., Biankin, A., Kench, J., Segara, D., Skaliky, D., Biankin, S., Cosman, P. and + 3 Other, E. (2007), 'Use of the Novel Biomarker (HoxB2) to predict the response to pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer', Journal Of Clinical Oncology, vol 25, no 18 , pp 10526 - 10526.
  • Cosman, P., Shearer, C., Hug, T., Biankin, A. and Merrett, N. (2007), 'A novel approach to high definition, high-contrast video capture in abdominal surgery', Annals of Surgery, vol 245, no 4 , pp 533 - 535.
  • Merrett, N. and Lam, V. (2005), 'Drainage of Hepatic Hydatid Cyst with a surgiport', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 75, no 11 , pp 1022 - 1023.
  • Merrett, N., Wilson, R., Warusavitarne, J., Crameri, D. and Alvaro, F. (2005), 'Human pancreatic elastase 1 in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis: A prospective study', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 75 , pp 152 - 156.
  • Merrett, N., Apte, M., Park, S., Phillips, P., Santucci, N., Goldstein, D., Kumar, R. and + 7 Other Externals, . (2004), 'Desmoplastic reaction in pancreatic cancer; the role of stellate cells', Pancreas, vol 29, no 3 , pp 179 - 187.
  • Merrett, N. and Ooi, K. (2004), 'Autoimmune idiopathic pancreatitis in a patient presenting with obstructive jaundice and pancreatic mass', HPB, The Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association, vol 6, no 2 , pp 126 - 127.
  • Merrett, N., Simring, D., French, J. and Thursby, P. (2004), 'Aorto-enteric fistula following endoluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair', ANZ journal of Surgery, vol 74, no 5 , pp 397 - 399.
  • Merrett, N. (2003), 'Selective use of preoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the era of laparoscopic cholecystectomy', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 73, no 1-2 , pp 78 - 79.
  • Merrett, N., Santos, L., Chow, C., Henderson, C., Blomberg, D., Kennerson, A. and Killingsworth, M. (2002), 'Serous oligocysticadenoma of the pancreas: A Clinical pathological and immunogistochemical study of the three cases with ultrastuctural findings', Pathology, vol 34, no 2 , pp 148 - 156.
  • Merrett, N., Gupta, S. and Lim, J. (2002), 'Oesophageal leiomyoma', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 72 , pp 240 - 242.
  • Merrett, N. and Berney, C. (2002), 'Adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for gastric cancer', New England Journal Of Medicine, vol 346, no 3 , pp 210 - 211.

Conference Papers

  • Merrett, N. and Muller, M. (2012), 'Delayed Wound Repair Due to the Bacterial Redox Toxin Polycyanin', 2012 Annual Scientific Congress - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Kuala Lumpur, Malays.
  • Merrett, N. (2011), 'Haemorrhage following PD', Asian Pacific HPBA Congress, Melbourne.
  • Merrett, N. (2011), 'Recurrent Pain Following Primary Operations for Chronic Pancreatitis: Management Options', Asian Pacific HPBA Congress, Melbourne.
  • Merrett, N., Cosman, P. and Wilson, R. (2011), 'Gastric PET-CT Project', COSA ASM 2011 - Clinical Oncology Society Australia Scientific Meeting, Perth.
  • Muller, M. and Merrett, N. (2011), 'Delayed Wound Repair Due to the Bacterial Redox Toxin Pyocyanin', 1st International Symposium Paediatric Wound Care, Rome.
  • Merrett, N. (2010), 'Preoperative Staging of Gastro-Oesophageal Cancers', 3rd International Surgical Conference, Saudi Arabia.
  • Merrett, N. (2010), 'Surgical Techniques of Oesophagectomies', 3rd International Surgical Conference, Saudi Arabia.
  • Merrett, N. (2010), 'Oesophageal Cancer Outcomes', 3rd International Surgical Conference, Saudi Arabia.
  • Merrett, N. (2010), 'Correlation of PET Scan and EUS with pathological findings of Upper GI Cancer', 3rd International Surgical Conference, Saudi Arabia.
  • Merrett, N. (2010), 'Upper GI GIST Tumours', 3rd International Surgical Conference, Saudi Arabia.
  • Merrett, N. (2010), 'Laparoscopic Gastric Resection for GIST', 3rd International Surgical Conference, Saudi Arabia.
  • Merrett, N., Delaney, P., Biankin, A., Nguyen, N. and Leong, R. (2009), 'Real Time Intra-Operative Confocal Microscopy Guided Surgery', International Surgical Week, Adelaide.
  • Merrett, N., Chang, D. and Biankin, A. (2009), 'Pattern of Care Analysis of Gastro-Oesophageal Cancer', International Surgical Week, Adelaide.

Research

Previous Projects

Title: Bacterial Toxin-Induced Cellular Senescence as a Cause of Delayed Wound Repair
Years: 2010-09-21 - 2011-09-21
ID: P00018356
UWS Researchers: Michael Muller and Neil Merrett
Funding:
  • Australian Wound Management Association Incorporated

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