Cris is a general surgeon with particular interests in laparoscopic and emergency surgery. She intends to practise a broad scope of general surgery including breast, endocrine and colorectal surgery. She also plans to continue her academic surgical interest, focussed both on surgical education and primary clinical research.
PhD – University of Melbourne, 2011 “Hyperbaric oxygen for the treatment of severe acute pancreatitis”
FRACS – Royal Australian College of Surgeons, 2014
MBBS (Hons) – Monash University, 1999
General Surgical Fellow, The Northern Hospital.
Elective focus: Upper GI, Endocrine and Breast Surgery
General Surgery SET Trainee (SET2-5)
The Northern Hospital
The Austin Hospital
PhD Candidate, Austin Hospital Department of Surgery
General Surgery Trainee (AST1) – The Austin Hospital
Non-accredited surgical registrar – Monash Medical Centre
Hospital Medical Officer (BST1-2) – Box Hill Hospital
Book Chapter: “Practical Surgical Skills” in Basic Surgical Skills Edn 2
Hyperbaric oxygen improves capillary morphology in severe acute pancreatitis Pancreas. 2008 Jan;36(1):70-5.
Hyperbaric oxygen reduces severity and improves survival in acute pancreatitis Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2007 Aug;11(8):1008-15.
Review of experimental animal models of acute pancreatitis HPB 2006;8:264-286. Co-authors: Ms K. Su, Prof. C. Christophi.
Disturbances of the microcirculation in acute pancreatitis Br J Surg. 2006 May;93(5):518-30.. Co-author: Prof. C. Christophi.
Potential effects of hyperbaric oxygen in acute pancreatitis ANZ J Surg. 2006 Jul;76(7):625-30.. Co-author: Prof. C. Christophi.
PhD with University of Melbourne – focused on an animal model of severe acute pancreatitis. Varied laboratory techniques and analysis techniques.
Feb 2005-Aug 2010
Operative and Clinical supervision of SET Trainees
2014 - present
Instructor: RACS Care of the Critically ill Surgical Patient
Lecturer, Monash University
Medical student ward teaching (formal and informal)
2000 - present
RACS: Definitive Surgical Trauma Course
RACS CCrISP Instructors Course
RACS: Management of Surgical Emergencies Course
University of Melbourne: Statistics for Research Workers
RACS: Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient Course
RACS: Early Management of Severe Trauma Course
RACS: Basic Surgical Skills Course
Affiliations/Memberships/Continuing Medical Education
RACS Women in Surgery Committee 2004 – 2006
Provincial Surgeons of Australia Annual Meeting Delegate 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012
General Surgeons Association Scientific Meeting Delegate 2011, 2012
RACS Australian Scientific Congress Delegate 2004, 2006, 2014
ANZ Microvasculature Society Annual Scientific Conference Delegate (Presenting) 2005
ANZHPB Conference Delegate (Presenting) 2011
Victorian RACS State Conference Delegate 2002,2004
University of Melbourne Department of Surgery
Level 8, Lance-Townsend Building
Surgeon, Northern Health Surgical Unit 1
Head of Unit, Austin Health Colorectal Surgery Unit
Associate Professor Vijay Muralidharan
Head of SET Training, Austin Health
Lvl8 Lance Townsend Building