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Mr Chris Wakeman

Christopher WakemanSenior Lecturer
General Surgeon

BSc MB ChB MMedSci MSc TS FRACS FACS FCSSANZ FASCRS

Email christopher.wakeman @cdhb.health.nz

Chris Wakeman is a General Surgeon with research interests in familial bowel cancer and polyposis disorders, and colorectal cancer treatment and outcomes.

Chris graduated from Otago University Medical School in 1996 and completed general surgical training in Christchurch, gaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2007.

He spent two years training in colorectal surgery as a CSSANZ fellow in Melbourne, Australia at the Alfred hospital and then at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

He was then awarded the Murray and Unity Pheils Travel Fellowship to travel to London to train for a further year at St Marks hospital - the oldest specialist colorectal hospital in the world.

Chris returned to Christchurch in early 2011 to an appointment at Christchurch Hospital as a general and colorectal surgeon.

Shortly afterwards he was appointed as medical advisor to the familial gastrointestinal cancer registry.

In 2013, he was awarded a Scholarship from the American College of Surgeons to travel to America to present at their annual conference and to visit some of the top hospitals in the United States. During this time, he completed his robotic surgical training scheme.

In 2015, Chris was appointed as a Senior Lecturer for Otago University and is now a course convenor for the 4th Year SEGO (Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology) module, and teaches 4th to 6th year medical students.

In 2020, Chris gained his MSc in Trauma Sciences from Queen Mary University in London.

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Publications

Fan, D., Scowcroft, H., McCombie, A., Duncan, R., & Wakeman, C. (2021). A comparison of major trauma admissions to Christchurch Hospital during and after COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1540), 46-55. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Turner, G. A., O'Grady, M. J., Senadeera, S. C., Wakeman, C. J., McCombie, A., Purcell, R. V., & Frizelle, F. A. (2021). The prevalence of right-sided colonic diverticulosis in a New Zealand population. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.16995

Tranter-Entwistle, I., Evans, M., Johns, S., Fleischer, D., & Wakeman, C. (2021). What a headache! Reviewing mild traumatic brain injury management in a new trauma service. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1532), 59-66. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wakeman, C., & Civil, I. (2021). Why are there still regional differences in the way we deliver trauma care in New Zealand? New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1532), 8-10. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Kandelaki, T., Evans, M., Beard, A., & Wakeman, C. (2021). Exploring admissions for Māori presenting with major trauma at Christchurch Hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1530), 69-75. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Fan, D., Scowcroft, H., McCombie, A., Duncan, R., & Wakeman, C. (2021). A comparison of major trauma admissions to Christchurch Hospital during and after COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1540), 46-55. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Kandelaki, T., Evans, M., Beard, A., & Wakeman, C. (2021). Exploring admissions for Māori presenting with major trauma at Christchurch Hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1530), 69-75. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Tranter-Entwistle, I., Evans, M., Johns, S., Fleischer, D., & Wakeman, C. (2021). What a headache! Reviewing mild traumatic brain injury management in a new trauma service. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1532), 59-66. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Turner, G. A., O'Grady, M. J., Senadeera, S. C., Wakeman, C. J., McCombie, A., Purcell, R. V., & Frizelle, F. A. (2021). The prevalence of right-sided colonic diverticulosis in a New Zealand population. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.16995

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Chittleborough, T. J., Gutlic, I., Pearson, J. F., Watson, A., Bhatti, L. A., Buchwald, P., … Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., & Frizelle, F. (2020). Increasing incidence of young-onset colorectal carcinoma: A three-country population analysis. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 63, 903-910. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001631

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Glyn Mullaney, T., McCombie, A., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., & Gearry, R. (2020). Surveillance for dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: An updated national survey of colonoscopic practice in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1517), 56-65. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Jones, C., Wadham, B., Morriss, W., McCombie, A., Evans, M., & Wakeman, C. (2020). An audit of fluid resuscitation practice in trauma patients with major haemorrhage at Christchurch Hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1525), 11-17. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Lamba, M., Wakeman, C., Ebel, R., Hamilton, S., Frampton, C., Kiesanowski, M., Griffiths, B., Keating, J., … Chalmers-Watson, T. (2020). Associations between mutations in MSH6 and PMS2 and risk of surveillance-detected colorectal cancer. Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 18, 2768-2774. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2020.03.048

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Peacock, O., Waters, P. S., Kong, J. C., Warrier, S. K., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., … Frizelle, F. A., & McCormick, J. J. (2020). Complications after extended radical resections for locally advanced and recurrent pelvic malignancies: A 25-year experience. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 27, 409-414. doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-07816-8

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Peacock, O., Waters, P. S., Kong, J. C., Warrier, S. K., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., … Frizelle, F. A., & McCormick, J. J. (2020). Complications and 5-year survival after radical resections which include urological organs for locally advanced and recurrent pelvic malignancies: Analysis of 646 consecutive cases. Techniques in Coloproctology, 24(2), 181-190. doi: 10.1007/s10151-019-02141-4

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2020). Management strategies for patients with advanced rectal cancer and liver metastases using modified Delphi methodology: Results from the PelvEx Collaborative. Colorectal Disease, 22, 1184-1188. doi: 10.1111/codi.15007

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F., & Wakeman, C. (2020). Simultaneous pelvic exenteration and liver resection for primary rectal cancer with synchronous liver metastases: Results from the PelvEx Collaborative. Colorectal Disease, 22, 1258-1262. doi: 10.1111/codi.15064

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Proctor, M. J., Westwood, D. A., Donahoe, S., Chauhan, A., Lynch, A. C., Heriot, A. G., … Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. J. (2020). Morbidity associated with the immediate vertical rectus abdominus myocutaneous (VRAM) flap reconstruction after radical pelvic surgery. Colorectal Disease, 22(5), 562-568. doi: 10.1111/codi.14909

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Al-Busaidi, I. S., Bailey, T., Dobbs, B., Eglinton, T. W., Wakeman, C. J., & Frizelle, F. A. (2019). Complete resection of colorectal cancer with ovarian metastases combined with chemotherapy is associated with improved survival. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 89, 1091-1096. doi: 10.1111/ans.14930

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Lau, Y. C., Jongerius, K., Wakeman, C., Heriot, A. G., Solomon, M. J., Sagar, P. M., … Frizelle, F. A. (2019). Influence of the level of sacrectomy on survival in patients with locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer. British Journal of Surgery, 106, 484-490. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11048

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Peacock, O., Waters, P. S., Bressel, M., Lynch, A. C., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., … Frizelle, F. A., & Heriot, A. G. (2019). Prognostic factors and patterns of failure after surgery for T4 rectal cancer in the beyond total mesorectal excision era. British Journal of Surgery, 106(12), 1685-1696. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11242

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2019). Changing outcomes following pelvic exenteration for locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer. BJS Open, 3(4), 516-520. doi: 10.1002/bjs5.50153

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2019). Palliative pelvic exenteration: A systematic review of patient-centered outcomes. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 45(10), 1787-1795. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2019.06.011

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2019). Pelvic exenteration for advanced nonrectal pelvic malignancy. Annals of Surgery, 270(5), 899-905. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003533

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2019). Surgical and survival outcomes following pelvic exenteration for locally advanced primary rectal cancer: Results from an international collaboration. Annals of Surgery, 269(2), 315-321. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002528

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Waters, P. S., Peacock, O., Warrier, S. K., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., Lynch, A. C., Frizelle, F. A., … McCormick, J. (2019). Evolution of pelvic exenteration surgery: Resectional trends and survival outcomes over three decades. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 45(12), 2325-2333. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2019.07.015

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Bevin, J. M. M., Dalton, S. C., Wakeman, C. J., & Perry, W. R. G. (2018). Diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis in Christchurch New Zealand: A case series. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1473), 48-52. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2018). Factors affecting outcomes following pelvic exenteration for locally recurrent rectal cancer. British Journal of Surgery, 105(6), 650-657. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10734

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2018). Minimally invasive surgery techniques in pelvic exenteration: A systematic and meta-analysis review. Surgical Endoscopy, 32, 4707-4715. doi: 10.1007/s00464-018-6299-5

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Alamri, Y., Moon, D., Ah Yen, D., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., & Frizelle, F. (2017). Ten-year experience of splenic trauma in New Zealand: The rise of non-operative management. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1463), 11-18. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Buchwald, P., Dixon, L., Wakeman, C. J., Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2017). Hinchey I and II diverticular abscesses: Long-term outcome of conservative treatment. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(12), 1011-1014. doi: 10.1111/ans.13501

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Fernando, C., Frizelle, F., Wakeman, C., Frampton, C., & Robinson, B. (2017). Colorectal multidisciplinary meeting audit to determine patient benefit. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(11), E173-E177. doi: 10.1111/ans.13366

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Fischer, J., Dobbs, B., Dixon, L., Eglinton, T. W., Wakeman, C. J., Frizelle, F. A., on behalf of the New Zealand Malignant Polyp Study (NZ MAPS) Group, including Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2017). Management of malignant colorectal polyps in New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(5), 350-355. doi: 10.1111/ans.13502

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Gandhi, J., Davidson, C., Hall, C., Pearson, J., Eglinton, T., Wakeman, C., & Frizelle, F. (2017). Population-based study demonstrating an increase in colorectal cancer in young patients. British Journal of Surgery, 104(8), 1063-1068. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10518

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Alamri, Y., Buchwald, P., Dixon, L., Dobbs, B., Eglinton, T., McCormick, J., Wakeman, C., & Frizelle, F. A. (2016). Salvage surgery in patients with recurrent or residual squamous cell carcinoma of the anus. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 42(11), 1687-1692. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2016.05.006

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Buchwald, P., Diesing, L., Dixon, L., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., Dobbs, B., & Frizelle, F. (2016). Cohort study of mesenteric panniculitis and its relationship to malignancy. British Journal of Surgery, 103(12), 1727-1730. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10229

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Hopper, L., Eglinton, T. W., Wakeman, C., Dobbs, B. R., Dixon, L., & Frizelle, F. A. (2016). Progress in the management of retrorectal tumours. Colorectal Disease, 18(4), 410-417. doi: 10.1111/codi.13117

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Siu, J., Lim, M., Fischer, J., Dobbs, B., Wakeman, C., Ing, A., & Frizelle, F. (2016). Ten-year review of gastrointestinal stromal tumours at a tertiary referral hospital in New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 86(3), 162-166. doi: 10.1111/ans.12429

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Wakeman, C., Keenan, J., Eteuati, J., Hollington, P., Eglinton, T., & Frizelle, F. (2016). Chemoprevention of colorectal neoplasia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(12), E228-E232. doi: 10.1111/ans.13392

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Reeves, M., Frizelle, F., Wakeman, C., & Parker, C. (2015). Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction in pregnancy. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 85, 728-733. doi: 10.1111/ans.13201

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Wadsworth, P., Blackburne, H., Dixon, L., Dobbs, B., Eglinton, T., Ing, A., Mulder, R., Porter, R. J., Wakeman, C., & Frizelle, F. A. (2015). Does bowel preparation for colonoscopy affect cognitive function? Medicine, 94(44), e1823. doi: 10.1097/md.0000000000001823

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Goonerante, D., Gray, C., Lim, M., Dixon, L., Dobbs, B., Wakeman, C., Frizelle, F., for the Colorectal Lung Metastases Research Group (CRLMRG), including Thompson-Fawcett, M., Ho, C., & Dennett, E. (2013). Survival outcome in New Zealand after resection of colorectal cancer lung metastases. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(12), 959-962. doi: 10.1111/ans.12012

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McFarlane, K., Dixon, L., Wakeman, C. J., Robertson, G. M., Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2012). The process and outcomes of a nurse led colorectal cancer follow-up clinic. Colorectal Disease, 14(5), e245-e249. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2011.02923.x

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Wakeman, C., Yu, V., Chandra, R., Staples, M., Wale, R., McLean, C., & Bell, S. (2011). Lymph node yield following injection of patent blue V dye into colorectal cancer specimens. Colorectal Disease, 13(9), e266-e269. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2011.02673.x

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Miles, L. F., Wakeman, C. J., & Farmer, K. C. (2010). Giant villous adenoma presenting as McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome and pseudo-obstruction. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(4), 225-227.

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Wakeman, C. J., Dobbs, B. R., Frizelle, F. A., Bissett, I. P., Dennett, E. R., Hill, A. G., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. W. (2008). The impact of splenectomy on outcome after resection for colorectal cancer: A multicenter, nested, paired cohort study. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 51, 213-217. doi: 10.1007/s10350-007-9139-6

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Hock, B. D., McKenzie, J. L., Patton, N. W., Drayson, M., Taylor, K., Wakeman, C., … Albitar, M. (2006). Circulating levels and clinical significance of soluble CD40 in patients with hematologic malignancies. Cancer, 106(10), 2148-2157.

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Gearry, R. B., Wakeman, C. J., Barclay, M. L., Chapman, B. A., Collett, J. A., Burt, M. J., & Frizelle, F. A. (2004). Surveillance for dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A national survey of colonoscopic practice in New Zealand. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 47(3), 314-322.

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Wakeman, C. J., Martin, I. G., Robertson, R. W., Dobbs, B. R., & Frizelle, F. A. (2004). Pancreatic cancer: management and survival. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 74(11), 941-944.

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Wakeman, C., Beasley, S., Pearson, S., Frizelle, F., Gooding, A., Sharr, J., & Dobbs, B. (2003). Liver injury in children: Causes, patterns and outcomes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 116(1178). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/116-1178/515/content.pdf

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Wakeman, C., & Civil, I. (2021). Why are there still regional differences in the way we deliver trauma care in New Zealand? New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1532), 8-10. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Hall, C., Clarke, L., Pal, A., Buchwald, P., Eglinton, T., Wakeman, C., & Frizelle, F. (2019). A review of the role of carcinoembryonic antigen in clinical practice. Annals of Coloproctology, 35(6), 294-305. doi: 10.3393/ac.2019.11.13

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Wakeman, C., & McKay, J. (2019). The benefit of robust research. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1494), 6-7. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wakeman, C. J., Chalmers-Watson, T., Keating, J., Griffiths, B., Ow, M., Bergman, R., & Parry, S. (2018). Update from the New Zealand Familial GI Cancer Service 2018. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1486), 54-57. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wakeman, C., & Evans, M. (2018). Changing trauma systems and outcomes as advances in medicine and collection of data improve. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1483), 6-7. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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