Tarik Sammour

Associate Professor Tarik Sammour

Associate Professor - Colorectal Unit

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Colorectal Surgeon
Royal Adelaide Hospital

Colorectal Surgeon
ColorectalSA

Associate Professor
University of Adelaide

I am a colorectal surgeon at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and an Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide. Prior to starting practice at the University, I completed an accredited two year colorectal fellowship program at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospital, and recently returned from an additional fellowship year at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston dedicated to advanced colorectal surgical oncology and robotics.

My specific research interest is in undertaking patient-centered outcome based clinical trials in colorectal surgery.

I am a colorectal surgeon at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and an Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide. My specific research interest is in undertaking patient-centered outcome based clinical trials in colorectal surgery.

More detail on research activities can be found here: https://www.colorectalresearch.org/

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Xia, W., Barazanchi, A., MacFater, W., Sammour, T., & Hill, A. (2019). Day case versus inpatient stay for excisional haemorrhoidectomy. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 89(1-2), 5-9.
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    2019 Chouhan, H., Sammour, T., L Thomas, M., & W Moore, J. (2019). Prognostic significance of BRAF mutation alone and in combination with microsatellite instability in stage III colon cancer. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 15(1), 69-74.
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    2019 Bedrikovetski, S., Dudi-Venkata, N., Kroon, H., Liu, J., Andrews, J., Lewis, M., . . . Sammour, T. (2019). Systematic review of rectal stump management during and after emergency total colectomy for acute severe ulcerative colitis. ANZ Journal of Surgery.
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    2019 Kinnear, N., Bramwell, E., Frazzetto, A., Noll, A., Patel, P., Hennessey, D., . . . Moore, J. (2019). Acute surgical unit improves outcomes in appendicectomy. ANZ Journal of Surgery, OnlinePubl, 1-6.
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    2019 Humphries, E., Kroon, H., Dudi-Venkata, N., Thomas, M., Moore, J., & Sammour, T. (2019). Short- and long-term outcomes of selective pelvic exenteration surgery in a low-volume specialized tertiary setting. ANZ Journal of Surgery.
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    2019 Ogura, A., Konishi, T., Cunningham, C., Garcia-Aguilar, J., Iversen, H., Toda, S., . . . Lateral Node Study Consortium. (2019). Neoadjuvant (Chemo)radiotherapy With Total Mesorectal Excision Only Is Not Sufficient to Prevent Lateral Local Recurrence in Enlarged Nodes: Results of the Multicenter Lateral Node Study of Patients With Low cT3/4 Rectal Cancer.. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 37(1), 33-43.
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    2018 Chouhan, H., Sammour, T., Thomas, M., & Moore, J. (2018). The interaction between BRAF mutation and microsatellite instability (MSI) status in determining survival outcomes after adjuvant 5FU based chemotherapy in stage III colon cancer. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 118(8), 1311-1317.
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    2018 Bampton, P., Sammour, T., Brown, G., Hewett, D., & Worthley, D. (2018). The three a’s of colonoscopy referral. Medical Journal of Australia, 209(10), 2 pages.
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    2018 Sammour, T., & Chang, G. J. (2018). Lateral pelvic lymph node dissection and radiation treatment for rectal cancer: Mutually exclusive or mutually beneficial?. Annals of gastroenterological surgery, 2(5), 348-350.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    2018 Sammour, T., & Chang, G. (2018). Robotic surgery for rectal cancer: The future?. Minerva Chirurgica, 73(6), 574-578.
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    2018 Sammour, T., & Messick, C. (2018). Management of small bowel and pouch neoplasia in hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes. Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 29(3), 108-110.
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    2018 Malakorn, S., Ouchi, A., Sammour, T., Bednarski, B., & Chang, G. (2018). Robotic Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation: View from the West. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 61(9), 1119-1120.
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    2018 Lam, D., Lauritz, B., Chandra, R., Mushaya, C., Sansom, W., Sammour, T., & Keck, J. (2018). Midline Stoma via the Umbilicus Versus Traditional Diverting Loop Ileostomy: a Retrospective Comparative Study. Indian Journal of Surgery, 80(6), 1-4.
    DOI Scopus1
    2017 Malakorn, S., Sammour, T., Khomvilai, S., Chowchankit, I., Gunarasa, S., Kanjanasilp, P., . . . Rojanasakul, A. (2017). Ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract for fistula in Ano: Lessons learned from a decade of experience. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 60(10), 1065-1070.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS7 Europe PMC5
    2017 Sammour, T., Cohen, L., Karunatillake, A., Lewis, M., Lawrence, M., Hunter, A., . . . Thomas, M. (2017). Validation of an online risk calculator for the prediction of anastomotic leak after colon cancer surgery and preliminary exploration of artificial intelligence-based analytics. Techniques in Coloproctology, 21(11), 869-877.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2017 Sammour, T., & Chang, G. (2017). Lateral Node Dissection in Low Rectal Cancer: Time for a Global Approach?. Annals of Surgery, 266(2), 208-209.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS4 Europe PMC4
    2017 Malakorn, S., Sammour, T., Pisters, L., & Chang, G. (2017). Robotic total pelvic exenteration. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 60(5), 555.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2017 Sammour, T., Lewis, M., Thomas, M., Lawrence, M., Hunter, A., & Moore, J. (2017). A simple web-based risk calculator (www.anastomoticleak.com) is superior to the surgeon’s estimate of anastomotic leak after colon cancer resection. Techniques in Coloproctology, 21(1), 35-41.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2017 Sammour, T., Price, B., Krause, K., & Chang, G. (2017). Nonoperative Management or ‘Watch and Wait’ for Rectal Cancer with Complete Clinical Response After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy: A Critical Appraisal. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 24(7), 1904-1915.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS19 Europe PMC8
    2017 Sammour, T., & Hill, A. (2017). Time to embrace the digital age in health care. JAMA Surgery, 152(7), 628.
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    2017 Sammour, T., & Hill, A. (2017). Should colorectal surgeons continue to use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs?. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(11), 861-862.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2017 Malakorn, S., Sammour, T., Bednarski, B., You, Y., & Chang, G. (2017). Three Different Approaches to the Inferior Mesenteric Artery during Robotic D3 Lymphadenectomy for Rectal Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 24(7), 1923.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2017 Sammour, T., Rodriguez-Bigas, M., & Skibber, J. (2017). Locally Recurrent Disease Related to Anal Canal Cancers. Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, 26(1), 115-125.
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    2017 Feinberg, A., Chesney, T., Acuna, S., Sammour, T., & Quereshy, F. (2017). Oncologic Outcomes Following Laparoscopic versus Open Resection of pT4 Colon Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 60(1), 116-125.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS16 Europe PMC10
    2017 Sammour, T., Barazanchi, A., Hill, A., Bonnet, F., Fischer, B., Joshi, G., . . . Vercauteren, M. (2017). Evidence-Based Management of Pain After Excisional Haemorrhoidectomy Surgery: A PROSPECT Review Update. World Journal of Surgery, 41(2), 603-614.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS7 Europe PMC5
    2016 Sammour, T., Singh, P., Zargar-Shoshtari, K., Su'A, B., & Hill, A. (2016). Peritoneal Cytokine Levels Can Predict Anastomotic Leak on the First Postoperative Day.. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 59(6), 551-556.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS9 Europe PMC7
    2016 Sammour, T. (2016). Publons.com: Credit where credit is due. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 86(6), 512-513.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC2
    2016 Sammour, T., Macleod, A., Chittleborough, T., Chandra, R., Shedda, S., Hastie, I., . . . Hayes, I. (2016). Total caseload of a colorectal surgical unit: baseline measurement and identification of areas for efficiency gains. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 31(6), 1141-1148.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2016 Sammour, T., Hayes, I., Jones, I., Steel, M., Faragher, I., & Gibbs, P. (2016). Impact of anastomotic leak on recurrence and survival after colorectal cancer surgery: A BioGrid Australia analysis. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(1-2), 1-5.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6 Europe PMC5
    2016 Sammour, T., & Kahokehr, A. (2016). Reply to Letter: “Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery is Associated with a Higher Intraoperative Complication Rate Than Open Surgery”. Annals of Surgery, 1.
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    2016 Sammour, T., Malakorn, S., Bednarski, B., Kaur, H., Shin, U., Messick, C., . . . Chang, G. (2016). Oncological Outcomes After Robotic Proctectomy for Rectal Cancer: Analysis of a Prospective Database. Annals of Surgery, 267(3), 1-6.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2016 Chan, M., Sammour, T., Chandra, R., & Moore, J. (2016). Localized perianal skin necrosis in neutropenic patients. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 86(3), 211.
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    2016 Sammour, T., Chandra, R., & Moore, J. (2016). Extended venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after colorectal cancer surgery: the current state of the evidence. Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, 42(1), 1-6.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC3
    2016 Sammour, T., & Hill, A. (2016). Access to surgical care in developing countries. JAMA Surgery, 151(3), 263-264.
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    2016 Sammour, T., An, V., & Thomas, M. (2016). Bleeding iliac artery pseudoaneurysm after colorectal anastomotic leak. Surgical Practice, 20(4), 184-185.
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    2016 Hill, A., Sammour, T., Zargar-Shoshtari, K., Singh, P., & Su'a, B. (2016). Peritoneal cytokine levels can predict anastomotic leak on the first post-operative day.. Clinical nutrition ESPEN, 12, e36.
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    2015 Al-Herz, F., Sammour, T., Milne, H., Rhind, B., & Young, M. (2015). Closing the audit cycle: Improving short term outcomes of oesophagectomy in a provincial hospital. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 25(6), 111-114.
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    2015 Sammour, T. (2015). Bio-Thiersch May Have No Benefit Compared With Absorbable Thiersch Suture When Combined With Perineal Proctectomy Reply. DISEASES OF THE COLON & RECTUM, 58(12), E455-E456.
    2015 Sammour, T., Hayes, I., Hill, A., MacRae, F., & Winter, D. (2015). Familial colorectal cancer syndromes: An overview of clinical management. Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 9(6), 757-764.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2015 Sammour, T., Jones, I., Gibbs, P., Chandra, R., Steel, M., Shedda, S., . . . Hastie, I. (2015). Comparing oncological outcomes of laparoscopic versus open surgery for colon cancer: analysis of a large prospective clinical database. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 111(7), 891-898.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS15 Europe PMC8
    2015 Vather, R., Josephson, R., Jaung, R., Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., & Bissett, I. (2015). Gastrografin in prolonged postoperative ileus: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial. Annals of Surgery, 262(1), 23-30.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS18 Europe PMC13
    2015 Sammour, T. (2015). Ethics in animal research: Explicit explanation is necessary. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 58(12), e456.
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    2015 Sammour, T., & Hill, A. (2015). Five year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial on warming and humidification of insufflation gas in laparoscopic colonic surgery—impact on small bowel obstruction and oncologic outcomes. International Surgery, 100(4), 608-616.
    DOI WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2015 Al-Herz, F., Sammour, T., Milne, H., Rhind, B., & Young, M. (2015). Closing the audit cycle: improving short-term outcomes of oesophagectomy in a provincial hospital. Journal of perioperative practice, 25(6), 111-114.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC3
    2014 Sammour, T., & Hill, A. (2014). Full-time research during surgical training: Career killer or stepping stone?. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(3), 104-105.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC3
    2013 Blair, V., Kahokehr, A., & Sammour, T. (2013). Cancer in Maori: lessons from prostate, colorectal and gastric cancer and progress in hereditary stomach cancer in New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(1-2), 42-48.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS10 Europe PMC8
    2013 Soreide, K., Alderson, D., Bergenfelz, A., Beynon, J., Connor, S., Deckelbaum, D. L., . . . Winter, D. C. (2013). Strategies to improve clinical research in surgery through international collaboration. LANCET, 382(9898), 1140-1151.
    DOI WoS37 Europe PMC25
    2012 Al-Herz, F., Healey, D., Sammour, T., Turagava, J., Rhind, B., & Young, M. (2012). Short and long term outcomes of oesophagectomy in a provincial New Zealand hospital.. The New Zealand medical journal, 125(1353), 30-39.
    Scopus2 Europe PMC4
    2012 Turagava, J., Sammour, T., Al-Herz, F., Daynes, C., & Young, M. (2012). Short-term outcomes of laparoscopic resection for colon cancer in a provincial New Zealand hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1356), 17-26.
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    2012 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., & Hill, A. (2012). Peritoneal changes due to laparoscopic surgery. Surgical Endoscopy, 26(2), 587.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2012 Kahokehr, A., Broadbent, E., Wheeler, B., Sammour, T., & Hill, A. (2012). The effect of perioperative psychological intervention on fatigue after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A randomized controlled trial. Surgical Endoscopy, 26(6), 1730-1736.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS14 Europe PMC13
    2012 Broadbent, E., Kahokehr, A., Booth, R., Thomas, J., Windsor, J., Buchanan, C., . . . Hill, A. (2012). A brief relaxation intervention reduces stress and improves surgical wound healing response: a randomised trial. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 26(2), 212-217.
    DOI Scopus73 WoS65 Europe PMC38
    2012 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Zargar-Shoshtari, K., & Hill, A. (2012). A prospective case-control study of the local and systemic cytokine response after laparoscopic versus open colonic surgery. Journal of Surgical Research, 173(2), 278-285.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS13 Europe PMC10
    2012 Broadbent, E., Kahokehr, A., Booth, R., Thomas, J., Windsor, J., Buchanan, C., . . . Hyland, M. (2012). Relaxation for wound healing. Forschende Komplementarmedizin, 19(4), 214-215.
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    2012 Al-Herz, F., Healey, D., Sammour, T., Turagava, J., Rhind, B., & Young, M. (2012). Short and long term outcomes of oesophagectomy in a provincial New Zealand hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1353).
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    2012 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Srinivasa, S., Bissett, I. P., & Hill, A. G. (2012). Reply to: "Should Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Still Be Considered Unsafe?". ANNALS OF SURGERY, 255(6), E23.
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    2012 Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., Srinivasa, S., & Hill, A. (2012). Metabolic response to abdominal surgery: The 2-wound model. Surgery, 151(1), 131-132.
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    2011 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., & Hill, A. (2011). Reply. Annals of Surgery, 254(2), 389-390.
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    2011 Srinivasa, S., Taylor, M., Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., & Hill, A. (2011). Oesophageal Doppler-guided fluid administration in colorectal surgery: Critical appraisal of published clinical trials. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 55(1), 4-13.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS25 Europe PMC24
    2011 Kahokehr, A., Robertson, P., Sammour, T., Soop, M., & Hill, A. (2011). Perioperative care: A survey of New Zealand and Australian colorectal surgeons. Colorectal Disease, 13(11), 1308-1313.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS23 Europe PMC19
    2011 Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., Sahakian, V., Zargar-Shoshtari, K., & Hill, A. (2011). Influences on length of stay in an enhanced recovery programme after colonic surgery. Colorectal Disease, 13(5), 594-599.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS17 Europe PMC12
    2011 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Srinivasa, S., Bissett, I., & Hill, A. (2011). Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is associated with a higher intraoperative complication rate than open surgery. Annals of Surgery, 253(1), 35-43.
    DOI Scopus69 WoS66 Europe PMC39
    2011 Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., Srinivasa, S., & Hill, A. (2011). Systematic review and meta-analysis of intraperitoneal local anaesthetic for pain reduction after laparoscopic gastric procedures. British Journal of Surgery, 98(1), 29-36.
    DOI Scopus59 WoS53 Europe PMC44
    2011 Paddison, J., Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Zargar-Shoshtari, K., & Hill, A. (2011). Development and validation of the surgical recovery scale (SRS). Journal of Surgical Research, 167(2), E85-E91.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS31 Europe PMC23
    2011 Sammour, T., Mittal, A., Delahunt, B., Phillips, A., & Hill, A. (2011). Warming and humidification have no effect on oxidative stress during pneumoperitoneum in rats. Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies, 20(6), 329-337.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC7
    2011 Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., Srinivasa, S., & Hill, A. (2011). Metabolic response to abdominal surgery: The 2-wound model. Surgery, 149(3), 301-304.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS16 Europe PMC12
    2011 Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., Soop, M., & Hill, A. (2011). Intraperitoneal local anaesthetic in abdominal surgery - a systematic review. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 81(4), 237-245.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS28 Europe PMC22
    2011 Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., Shoshtari, K., Taylor, M., & Hill, A. (2011). Intraperitoneal local anesthetic improves recovery after colon resection: A double-blinded randomized controlled trial. Annals of Surgery, 254(1), 28-38.
    DOI Scopus50 WoS47 Europe PMC38
    2011 Vather, R., Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Connolly, A., & Hill, A. (2011). Quantitative lymph node evaluation as an independent marker of long-term prognosis in stage III rectal cancer. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 81(12), 883-888.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS8 Europe PMC8
    2011 Kahokehr, A., Zargar-Shoshtari, K., Sammour, T., Srinivasa, S., & Hill, A. (2011). Postoperative fatigue: Fact or fiction?. Praticien en Anesthesie Reanimation, 15(1), 35-39.
    DOI Scopus1
    2011 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., & Hayes, J. (2011). Warming and humidification of insufflation carbon dioxide in laparoscopic colonic surgery: A double-blinded randomized controlled trial. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 54(7), e220-e225.
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    2011 Frey, J., & van der Linden, J. (2011). Limitations Regarding Double-Blinding, Adherence to the Intention to Treat Principle, and Postoperative Dosage of Paracetamol. ANNALS OF SURGERY, 254(2), 389.
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    2010 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Srinivasa, S., & Hill, A. (2010). Improved outcomes for lap-banding using the insuflow device compared with heated-only gas. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 14(3), 461-462.
    2010 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Srinivasa, S., & Hill, A. G. (2010). Re: JSLS(2009)13:302-305. Improved Outcomes for Lap-banding Using the Insuflow Device Compared with Heated-only Gas. JSLS-JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS, 14(3), 461-462.
    2010 Srinivasa, S., Sammour, T., McEntee, B., Davis, N., & Hill, A. (2010). Selective use of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in clinical practice may miss choledocholithiasis in gallstone pancreatitis. Canadian Journal of Surgery, 53(6), 403-407.
    Scopus19 WoS19 Europe PMC17
    2010 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., & Hill, A. (2010). Independent testing of the Fisher & Paykel Healthcare MR860 Laparoscopic Humidification System. Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies, 19(4), 219-223.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS9 Europe PMC6
    2010 Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., Soop, M., & Hill, A. (2010). Intraperitoneal use of local anesthetic in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Systematic review and metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences, 17(5), 637-656.
    DOI Scopus46 WoS40 Europe PMC32
    2010 Sammour, T., Hill, A., Singh, P., Ranasinghe, A., Babor, R., & Rahman, H. (2010). Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a single-stage bariatric procedure. Obesity Surgery, 20(3), 271-275.
    DOI Scopus68 WoS67 Europe PMC46
    2010 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Soop, M., & Hill, A. (2010). Peritoneal damage: The inflammatory response and clinical implications of the neuro-immuno-humoral axis. World Journal of Surgery, 34(4), 704-720.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS29 Europe PMC26
    2010 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Connolly, A., Bissett, I., & Hill, A. (2010). Does laparoscopic colectomy have a higher intraoperative complication rate than open colectomy?. Annals of Surgery, 251(3), 577-578.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2010 Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., Srinivasa, S., & Hill, A. (2010). Reducing the length of stay for patients undergoing colorectal surgery. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 80(3), 195.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2010 Srinivasa, S., Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., & Hill, A. (2010). Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols must be considered when determining optimal perioperative care in colorectal surgery. Annals of Surgery, 252(2), 409.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC4
    2010 Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., Vather, R., Taylor, M., Stapelberg, F., & Hill, A. (2010). Systemic levels of local anaesthetic after intra-peritoneal application - A systematic review. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 38(4), 623-635.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS24 Europe PMC15
    2010 Srinivasa, S., Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., Yu, T., Abbas, S., & Hill, A. (2010). Use of Statins in Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction<sup>1</sup>. Journal of Surgical Research, 162(1), 17-21.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC5
    2010 Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., Zargar-Shoshtari, K., Srinivasa, S., & Hill, A. (2010). Recovery After Open and Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy: A Comparison. Journal of Surgical Research, 162(1), 11-16.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS23 Europe PMC18
    2010 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Hayes, J., Hulme-Moir, M., & Hill, A. (2010). Warming and humidification of insufflation carbon dioxide in laparoscopic colonic surgery: A double-blinded randomized controlled trial. Annals of Surgery, 251(6), 1024-1033.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS35 Europe PMC26
    2010 Sammour, T., Zargar-Shoshtari, K., Bhat, A., Kahokehr, A., & Hill, A. (2010). A programme of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a cost-effective intervention in elective colonic surgery. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1319), 61-70.
    Scopus69 Europe PMC38
    2010 Srinivasa, S., Hill, L., Sammour, T., Hill, A., Babor, R., & Rahman, H. (2010). Early and mid-term outcomes of single-stage laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Obesity Surgery, 20(11), 1484-1490.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS28 Europe PMC23
    2010 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Chan, S., Booth, R., & Hill, A. (2010). The humoral response after laparoscopic versus open colorectal surgery: A meta-analysis. Journal of Surgical Research, 164(1), 28-37.
    DOI Scopus39 WoS39 Europe PMC33
    2010 Vather, R., Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Connolly, A., & Hill, A. (2010). Invitation to reply to: Searching for a cutoff value of lymph nodes retrieved as a quality control of surgery and pathology in colon cancer (Papaziogas B, Ziogas D. annals of surgical oncology 2009). Annals of Surgical Oncology, 17(1), 327-328.
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    2010 Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., Wang, K., Sahakian, V., Plank, L., & Hill, A. (2010). Prevalence of malnutrition on admission to hospital - Acute and elective general surgical patients. e-SPEN, 5(1), e21-e25.
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    2010 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Vather, R., Connolly, A., & Hill, A. (2010). Ethnic disparity in colonic cancer outcomes in New Zealand--biology or an access issue?. Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, 12(7 Online).
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    2010 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Vather, R., Connolly, A., & Hill, A. (2010). Ethnic disparity in colonic cancer outcomes in New Zealand - biology or an access issue?. COLORECTAL DISEASE, 12(7), E50-E56.
    DOI WoS8 Europe PMC1
    2009 Kahokehr, A., Sammour, T., Zargar-Shoshtari, K., Thompson, L., & Hill, A. (2009). Implementation of ERAS and how to overcome the barriers. International Journal of Surgery, 7(1), 16-19.
    DOI Scopus80 WoS76 Europe PMC54
    2009 Vather, R., Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Connolly, A., & Hill, A. (2009). Lymph node evaluation and long-term survival in stage II and stage III colon cancer: A national study. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 16(3), 585-593.
    DOI Scopus106 WoS102 Europe PMC81
    2009 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Caldwell, S., & Hill, A. (2009). Venous glucose and arterial lactate as biochemical predictors of mortality in clinically severely injured trauma patients-A comparison with ISS and TRISS. Injury, 40(1), 104-108.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS25 Europe PMC18
    2009 Zargar-Shoshtari, K., Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Connolly, A., & Hill, A. (2009). Randomized clinical trial of the effect of glucocorticoids on peritoneal inflammation and postoperative recovery after colectomy. British Journal of Surgery, 96(11), 1253-1261.
    DOI Scopus49 WoS44 Europe PMC36
    2009 Lai, C., Sammour, T., Roadley, G., Wilton, G., & Hill, A. (2009). CT colonography in a rural New Zealand hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1294), 67-73.
    Scopus6 Europe PMC5
    2009 Sammour, T., Mittal, A., Loveday, B., Kahokehr, A., Phillips, A., Windsor, J., & Hill, A. (2009). Systematic review of oxidative stress associated with pneumoperitoneum. British Journal of Surgery, 96(8), 836-850.
    DOI Scopus79 WoS73 Europe PMC58
    2009 Benson, S., Sammour, T., Neuhaus, S., Findlay, B., & Hill, A. (2009). Burnout in Australasian younger Fellows. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 79(9), 590-597.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS24 Europe PMC12
    2009 Vather, R., Sammour, T., Zargar-Shoshtari, K., Metcalf, P., Connolly, A., & Hill, A. (2009). Lymph node examination as a predictor of long-term outcome in Dukes B colon cancer. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 24(3), 283-288.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS33 Europe PMC27
    2008 Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., & Hill, A. (2008). Meta-analysis of the effect of warm humidified insufflation on pain after laparoscopy. British Journal of Surgery, 95(8), 950-956.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS44 Europe PMC33
    2007 Sammour, K., Abburu, R., & Sammour, T. (2007). Omental torsion in adults: A clinical twister. Surgical Practice, 11(2), 66-70.
    DOI Scopus1
    2006 Sammour, T., Poole, G., Bartlett, A., & Blacklock, H. (2006). Laparoscopic splenectomy at Middlemore Hospital, New Zealand: A safe procedure with heterogeneous indications. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1230), U1879.
    Scopus4 Europe PMC2
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2008 Paterson, S. E., & Allan, L. K. (2008). Road Traffic Safety, Modeling & Impacts. Nova Science Pub Incorporated.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Quezada-Díaz, F., Sammour, T., Joshua Smith, J., & Nancy You, Y. (2019). Watch and Wait in Rectal Cancer Patients with Clinical Complete Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy: The American Viewpoint.. In M. Kwan, & A. Zbar (Eds.), Comprehensive Rectal Cancer Care (pp. 195-211). Springer.
    2018 Sammour, T., & Skibber, J. (2018). Evaluation of Treatment of Locally Recurrent Rectal Cancer. In G. Chang (Ed.), Rectal Cancer: Modern Approaches to Treatment (pp. 231-246). Switzerland: Springer.
    2010 Kahokehr, A., Srinivasa, S., Yu, T., Sammour, T., & Hill, A. (2010). Glucocorticoids in perioperative care. In Glucocorticoids: Effects, Action Mechanisms, and Therapeutic Uses (pp. 169-186).
    2009 Srinivasa, S., Sammour, T., & Hill, A. (2009). Road trauma in the developing world. In Road Traffic: Safety, Modeling and Impacts (pp. 475-486).
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Malakorn, S., Sammour, T., Bednarski, B. K., You, Y. N., Skibber, J. M., & Rodriguez-Bigas, M. A. (2018). Who should undergo lateral pelvic node dissection after neoadjuvant chemoradiation for rectal cancer?. In JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Vol. 36 (pp. 1 page). AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY.
    DOI
    2017 Sammour, T., Malakorn, S., Thampy, R., Kaur, H., Bednarski, B., Messick, C., . . . You, Y. N. (2017). Minimally invasive complete mesocolic excision and central vascular ligation for right colon cancer: Defining the radicality of central lymphadenectomy.. In JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Vol. 35 (pp. 1 page). Chicago, IL: AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY.
    2017 Sammour, T., Malakorn, S., Chang, G. J., Rodriguez-Bigas, M., Bednarski, B., Eng, C., . . . You, Y. N. (2017). Longitudinal trajectory of cancer survivorship in patients with recurrent rectal cancer: Anatomy of recurrence in relation to quality of life and pain. In JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Vol. 35 (pp. 1 page). Chicago, IL: AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY.
    2017 Sammour, T., Malakorn, S., Chang, G., Rodriguez-Bigas, M., Bednarski, B., Eng, C., . . . You, Y. (2017). The Longitudinal Trajectory of Cancer Survivorship in Patients with Recurrent Rectal Cancer: Anatomy of Recurrence Impacts Prospective Quality of Life and Pain Severity. In ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY Vol. 24 (pp. S24). Seattle, WA: SPRINGER.
    2017 Sammour, T., Malakorn, S., Thampy, R., Kaur, H., Bednarski, B., Messick, C., . . . You, Y. (2017). Minimally Invasive Complete Mesocolic Excision and Central Vascular Ligation for Right Colon Cancer: Defining the Radicality of Central Lymphadenectomy. In ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY Vol. 24 (pp. S87). Seattle, WA: SPRINGER.
    2010 Douglas, M., Sammour, T., Kahokehr, A., Connolly, A., & Hill, A. (2010). The outcome of surgery for colorectal cancer in very elderly patients. In BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY Vol. 97 (pp. 129). Liverpool, ENGLAND: WILEY-BLACKWELL.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2017 Malakorn, S., Sammour, T., Bednarski, B. K., You, Y. N., & Chang, G. J. (2017). THREE APPROACHES TO THE INFERIOR MESENTERIC ARTERY DURING ROBOTIC D3 LYMPHADENECTOMY FOR RECTAL CANCER. Poster session presented at the meeting of GASTROENTEROLOGY. Chicago, IL: W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC.
    DOI
    2017 You, Y., Cuddy, A., Sammour, T., Hu, C., Chang, G., Eng, C., . . . Sanchez, E. V. (2017). MULTIGENE HOTSPOT MUTATIONAL PROFILING OF YOUNG VS. LATER AGE-OF-ONSET COLORECTAL CANCER USING NEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCING.. Poster session presented at the meeting of DISEASES OF THE COLON & RECTUM. Seattle, WA: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
    2017 Sandhu, L., Arenas, M. R., Sammour, T., Weldon, M., You, Y., Bednarski, B., & Chang, G. (2017). IS EXTENDED VTE PROPHYLAXIS AFTER MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY FOR COLORECTAL CANCER JUSTIFIED? RESULTS OF A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW.. Poster session presented at the meeting of DISEASES OF THE COLON & RECTUM. Seattle, WA: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
    2017 Malakorn, S., Sammour, T., & Rojanasakul, A. (2017). LIGATION OF INTERSPHINCTERIC FISTULA TRACT FOR FISTULA IN ANO: LESSONS LEARNED FROM A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE.. Poster session presented at the meeting of DISEASES OF THE COLON & RECTUM. Seattle, WA: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
    2016 Feinberg, A., Chesney, T., Acuna, S., Sammour, T., & Quereshy, F. (2016). Oncologic Outcomes Following Laparoscopic Versus Open Resection of pT4 Colon Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY. Boston, MA: SPRINGER.
    2011 Elizabeth, B., Arman, K., Roger, B., Janine, T., John, W. A., Christina, B., . . . Andrew, H. (2011). Relaxation improves wound healing following surgery: A randomised trial. Poster session presented at the meeting of PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH. TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD.
    WoS1
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2018 Hill, A. G., & Sammour, T. (2018). UpToDate chapter: Gastrograffin in Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction. Wolters Kluwer.

2019 to date                                                                                                Total =  $136,982
MRFF Rapid Applied Research Translation (RART) Impact Grants (Tarik Sammour, co-investigator): $20,000
SA Health eHealth Innovation Grants Program (eIGP) (Sergei Bedrikovetski, Tarik Sammour): $59,900
University of Adelaide FHMS Divisional Scholarship (Sergei Bedrikovetski): $27,082
Medtronic Colorectal Research Scholarship (Nagendra Dudi-Venkata): $30,000

2018                                                                                                            Total =  $481,2014
NHMRC Scholarship (Ned Kinnear): $99,842
The Hospital Research Fund Postgraduate Scholarship (Ned Kinnear): $32,000
The Hospital Research Fund Project grant (Tarik Sammour): $194,198
RACS WG Norman Research Scholarship (Nagendra Dudi-Venkata): $66,000
Medtronic Colorectal Research Scholarship (Nagendra Dudi-Venkata): $30,000
University of Adelaide FHMS Divisional Scholarship (Ned Kinnear): $27,082
University of Adelaide FHMS Divisional Scholarship (Nagendra Dudi-Venkata): $27,082
​RAH Research Committee Simpson Prize for Cancer Research (Tarik Sammour): $5000

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Artificial intelligence may help predict lymph node status on staging imaging for colorectal cancer Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Full Time Mr Sergei Bedrikovetski
    2018 Co-Supervisor Impact of the Acute Surgical Unit on a Local and Global Scale Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Full Time Dr Ned Kinnear
    2018 Co-Supervisor STIMULAX Study: Open label randomized controlled trial of combination of simple STIMUlant and osmotic LAXatives to reduce the duration of post-operative ileus (POI) in patient's undergoing colorectal surgery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Nagendra Naidu Dudi Venkata
    2017 Co-Supervisor The significance of rectal cancer patients with positive lymph node threatening circumferential resection margin or positive pelvic side wall node son MRI Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Full Time Dr Hong Xiang Lee
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Ileus prevention package after colorectal surgery. University of Adelaide Doctorate Full Time Nagendra Dudi-Venkata
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Management of the rectal stump after total colectomy for inflammatory bowel disease. University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Sergei Bedrikovetski
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Chair Colonoscopy Working Group SAHMRI Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia
    2017 - ongoing Founder Australasian Colorectal Outcomes Research Group (ACoORN) Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member RACS Section of Colorectal Surgery and Academic Surgery
    2014 - ongoing Member Surgical Research Society Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member International Research Collaboration in Surgery (IRIS) working group:
  • Position: Associate Professor - Colorectal Unit
  • Email: tarik.sammour@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Royal Adelaide Hospital, floor 5
  • Room: 5E 334
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialties

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