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Associate Professor

Douglas Stupart


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Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Surgery with Deakin University and Consultant surgeon with University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health. Also, PhD graduate with Department of Surgery, University Hospital Geelong and Deakin University. In March 2022, Douglas has been appointed as an Examiner to the Court of General Surgery with Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Special interests
Douglas Stupart is a General Surgeon with interests in colorectal and laparoscopic surgery and has published a number of papers on these topics.

Previous appointments
Douglas Stupart graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1995 and qualified as a General Surgeon in 2002. Completed Fellowships in Colorectal Surgery at Western Hospital, Melbourne and Cape Town, South Africa. In January 2007 he was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in Cape Town and on 22 February 2010, he was appointed as Visiting Medical Specialist in General Surgery at Barwon Health.

Aside from clinical surgery, Douglas’s main interest is in surgical education and he was involved in the teaching of Surgery to undergraduate students at the University of Cape Town and University of Melbourne. He was also the Course Convener for the Undergraduate General Surgery Program at the University of Cape Town. Douglas was appointed to the position of Deakin University/Barwon Health Surgical Rotation Coordinator in February 2010.

In addition to clinical surgery in colorectal and minimally-invasive techniques, Douglas has a strong interest in surgical education, and has acted as a teacher or trainer for many institutions, including; the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, University of Cape Town, the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Geelong Hospital, Groote Schuur Hospital, Western Hospital, the College of Medicine of South Africa, the World Gastroenterology Organization, the South African College of Surgeons, and General Surgeons Australia. Douglas has been the recipient of the Garron Caine Travelling Fellowship (2004), the Solvay/South African Gastroenterology Society Award (2008), the Astra Zeneca/South African Gastroenterology Society Award (2009), and Deakin University's Geelong Clinical School Clinical Educator Award for Excellence (2010).



Stupart D, Beattie J, Lawson M, Watters DA, Fuller L. Medical Students Can Learn Surgery Effectively in a Rural Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship. Journal of Surgical Education. 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.04.007.



Nagra S, Kaur B, Singh S, Tangi V, McCaig E, Stupart D, Moore EM, Meera J, Guest GD, Watters DA. How will increasing surgical volume affect mortality in the South Pacific. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2020. doi:10.1111/ans.15989.



Naresh D,  Kefalianos J,  Watters DA,  Stupart S. Who tolerates early enteral feeding after colorectal surgery?  ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2020.  doi: 10.111/ans.15979.


Ng S, Stupart D, Watters D. Trends in Survival after Colorectal cancer Surgery in an Australian Regional Hospital. World Journal of Colorectal Surgery. 2019 Jun;8(2):40-43.



Ng S, Kong J, Stupart D, Watters D. Is Colonoscopic Surveillance Necessary after Curative Resection of Colorectal Cancer in Elderly Patients? WJCS. 2019 Jun;8(2):24-27.



Richardson TE, Yanada BA, Watters D, Stupart D, Lamichhane P, Bell C. What young Australians think about a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. ANZ Journal of Public Health. 2019 Jan;43:63-67. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12858.



Sebastian A, Stupart D, Watters D. Loop ileostomy reversal after laparoscopic versus open rectal resection. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2019 Aug;89(3):e52-e55.  doi: 10.1111/ans.14879.


​Ng SC, Stupart D, Bartolo, Watters D. Anastomotic leaks in Stage IV colorectal cancer. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2018 Sep;88(9):E649-653.

Kong J, Low D, Wardill D, Stupart D, Guest G, Watters D. Electronic Web-Based Colonoscopy Guidelines: Ease of Use and Improvement in Compliance. World Journal of Colorectal Surgery. 2018 [accepted 29 Aug 2018; E-pub ahead of print].

Khajehnoori M, Stupart D, Watters D. Publication rate of general surgery abstracts presented at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2018 May;88(1-2):16-19.


Ooi S, Stupart D, Gillies H, Watters D. Does the Alexis wound retractor increase the risk of blood splashes to the eyes? Early closure of a double blinded randomised controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 2018 Jan [E-pub ahead of print].



Skvarc DR, Berk M, Byrne LK, Dean OM, Dodd S, Lewis M, Marriott A, Moore EM, Morris G, Page RS, Gray L. Post-Operative Cognitive Dysfunction: An exploration of the inflammatory hypothesis and novel therapies. NBBR. [Accepted November 2017]

Kong J, Low D, Wardill D, Stupart D, Guest G, Watters D. An Electronic Web-based Colonoscopy Guidelines: Ease Of Use And Improvement In Compliance. WJ Colorectal Surg. 2017;Manuscript 1266.​

Khajehnoori M, Stupart D, Watters D. Publication rate of General Surgery abstracts presented at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress: General Surgery abstracts. ANZ J Surg. 2017 Jul 6. doi:10.1111/ans.14103. [Epub ahead of print]


Hodgson R, An V, Stupart DA, Guest GD, Watters DAK. Who gets Hartmann's reversed in a regional centre? The surgeon. 2016 Aug;14(4):184-89. doi: 10.1016/j.surge.2014.11.001.

Stupart DA, Sim FW, Chan ZH, Guest GD, Watters DA. Cautery versus scalpel for abdominal skin incisions: a double blind, randomized crossover trial of scar cosmesis. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2016 Apr;86(4):303-6.


Nikolovski Z, Watters DAK, Stupart D, Guest GD.  Colorectal multidisciplinary meetings: how do they affect the timeliness of treatment?  ANZ Journal of Surgery. 05/2015; doi:10.1111/ans.13144.



Palmqvist C, Arivaratnam R, Watters DA, Laing GL, Stupart D, Hider P, Ng-Kamstra JS, Wilson L, Clarke DL, Hagander L, Greenberg SLM, Gruen RL.  Monitoring and evaluating surgical care: defining perioperative mortality rate and standardising data collection.  The Lancet.  04/2015;DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60822-4.



Stupart D, Win AK, Jenkins M, Winship IM. Fertility after young onset colorectal cancer: a study of subjects with Lynch syndrome. Colorectal Disease. 2015 Mar;in-print. doi: 10.1111/codi.12940. 



Stupart D, Win A, Jenkins M, Winship IM, Goldberg P, Ramesar R. Fertility and apparent genetic anticipation in Lynch syndrome. Familial Cancer. 2014 Mar;13(3):369–374.



Friedman ND, Pollard J, Stupart D, Knight DR, Khajehnoori M, Davey Ek, Parry L, Riley TV. Prevalence of Clostridium difficile colonization among healthcare workers. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2013 Oct;13(1)459-463.

Stupart D, Sim FW, Chan ZH, Guest GD, Watters DA. Cautery versus scalpel for abdominal skin incisions: a double blind, randomized crossover trial of scar cosmesis. 2013 Sept;in-print. doi: 10.1111/ans.12434.

Stupart D, Goldberg P, Algar U, Vorster A, Ramesar R. No evidence of genetic anticipation in a large family with Lynch syndrome. 2013 Jun;13(1):29-34.

Kong CH, Guest GD, Stupart DA, Faragher IG, Chan STF, Watters DA. Recalibration and Validation of a Preoperative Risk Prediction Model for Mortality in Major Colorectal Surgery. Diseases of the colon & Rectum. 2013 Jun;56(7):844-849.

Brockman SF, Scott S, Guest GD, Stupart DA, Ryan S, Watters DAK. Does an Acute Surgical Model increase the rate of negative appendicectomy or perforated appendicitis? ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2013 May;83(10):744-747.

McGlade DP, Watters DA, Stupart DA. Emergency surgery model improves outcomes for patients with acute cholecystitis. Medical Journal of Australia. 2013 May;1998(8):413.

Azher H, Lay J, Stupart DA, Guest GD, Watters DA. Medical student participation in a surgical outpatient clinic: a randomized controlled trial. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2013 Mar;83(6):466-471.

Warden C, Stupart D, Goldberg P. Stenting as first-line management for all patients with nonperforating left-sided obstructing colorectal cancer. Colorectal Disease. 2013 Mar;15(7):e389-e395.

Vergouwe F, Boutall A, Stupart D, Algar U, Govender D, Van der Linde GD, Mall A, Ramesar R, Goldberg PA. Mismatch repair deficiency in colorectal cancer patients in a low-incidence area. South African Journal of Surgery. 2013 Feb;51(1)16-21.



Stupart D, Watters DA, Guest GD, Cuthbert V, Ryan S. Dedicated emergency theatres improve service delivery and surgeons' job satisfaction. 2012 Nov;83(7-8):549-553.



Stupart DA, Goldberg PA, Baigrie RJ, Algar U, Ramesar R. Surgery for colonic cancer in HNPCC: total vs segmental colectomy. Colorectal Disease. 2011 Dec;13(12):1395-9.



Wentink MQ, Rakers M, Stupart DA, Algar U, Ramesar R, Goldberg PA. Incidence and histological features of colorectal cancer in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Surgery. 2010 Nov;48(4):109-13.

Shaw JM, Bornman PC, Krige JE, Stupart DA, Panieri E. Self-expanding metal stents as an alternative to surgical bypass for malignant gastric outlet obstruction. British Journal of Surgery. 2010 Jun;97(6):872-6.

Baigrie RJ, Stupart D. Introduction of laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery in developing nations. British Journal of Surgery. 2010 May;97(5):625-7. 



Stupart DA, Goldberg PA, Algar U, Ramesar R. Cancer risk in a cohort of subjects carrying a single mismatch repair gene mutation. Familial Cancer. 2009 Dec;8(4):519-23.

Stupart D, Goldberg P, Levy A, Govender D. Tuberculous anal fistulas-prevalence and clinical features in an endemic area. South African Journal of Surgery. 2009 Nov;47(4):116-8.

Stupart DA, Goldberg PA, Algar U, Ramesar R. Surveillance colonoscopy improves survival in a cohort of subjects with a single mismatch repair gene mutation. Colorectal Disease. 2009 Feb;11(2):126-30.

De Silva R, Mall A, Panieri E, Stupart D, Kahn D. Risk of blood splashes to the eye during surgery. South African Journal of Surgery. 2009 Feb;47(1):7-9. 



Stupart D, Goldberg P, Krige J, Khan D. Does examiner bias in undergraduate oral and clinical surgery examinations occur? South African Medical Journal. 2008 Oct;98(10):805-7.

Faragher IG, Chaitowitz IM, Stupart DA. Long-term results of palliative stenting or surgery for incurable obstructing colon cancer. Colorectal Disease. 2008 Sep;10(7):668-72.



Stupart DA, Panieri E, Dent DM. Gastrojejunostomy for gastric outlet obstruction in patients with gastric carcinoma. South African Journal of Surgery. 2006 May;44(2):52-4.

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