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Mr Chris Wakeman

Christopher WakemanSenior Lecturer
General Surgeon

BSc MB ChB MMedSci 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.

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Publications

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11048

The PelvEx Collaborators, 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

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

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

Al-Busaidi, I. S., Bailey, T., Dobbs, B., Eglinton, T. W., Wakeman, C. J., & Frizelle, F. A. (2018). Complete resection of colorectal cancer with ovarian metastases combined with chemotherapy is associated with improved survival. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.14930

Journal - Research Article

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11048

The PelvEx Collaborators, 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

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

Al-Busaidi, I. S., Bailey, T., Dobbs, B., Eglinton, T. W., Wakeman, C. J., & Frizelle, F. A. (2018). Complete resection of colorectal cancer with ovarian metastases combined with chemotherapy is associated with improved survival. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.14930

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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Journal - Research Other

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

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

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

Fleischer, D., & Wakeman, C. (2017). A tale of two islands: Trauma care in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1455), 8-9. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Alamri, Y., Tietjens, J., & Wakeman, C. (2016). Dialysis-associated telangiectasia: Case report and review of the literature. Peritoneal Dialysis International, 36(1), 104-105. doi: 10.3747/pdi.2014.00320

Perry, W., Fischer, J., & Wakeman, C. (2014). Jejunal tackle: A case report of complete jejunal transection in rugby union. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 24(5), e54-e55. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000012

Wakeman, C., Keating, J., Parry, S., & Chalmers-Watson, T. (2014). Update from the New Zealand Familial GI Cancer Service. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1395). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Turner, G., Abbott, S., Eglinton, T., Wakeman, C., & Frizelle, F. (2014). Anorectal melanoma: Not a haemorrhoid. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1395). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Fischer, J., Mackay, B., & Wakeman, C. (2013). Caecal perforation in the absence of toxic dilatation in Campylobacter colitis. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(7-8), 583-584. doi: 10.1111/ans.12237

Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. J. (2013). A bi-national perspective on the management of young patients with colorectal cancer: Perspective. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(9), 599-600. doi: 10.1111/ans.12245

Eglinton, T., & Wakeman, C. (2006). Gallstone ileus. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1229). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1229/1848/content.pdf

Rossaak, J., Wakeman, C., & Coulter, G. (2006). Spontaneous submucosal haematoma of the oesophagus. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1246). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1246/2342/content.pdf

Wakeman, C., Bagshaw, P., Coulter, G., & Maoate, K. (2003). Diaphragmatic herniation of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication wrap due to forceful post-operative retching: Three case reports [Case report]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 116(1168). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/116-1168/301/content.pdf

Wakeman, C., Bagshaw, P., Gearry, J., Jarvis, J., Evans, J., & Ding, S. (2003). Duodenal somatostatinoma: A rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding [Case notes]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 116(1178). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/116-1178/519/content.pdf

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Buchwald, P., Keller, E., & Wakeman, C. (2015). What is this condition and how could it be treated? New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1420). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Clarke, R., D'Souza, J., Evans, M., & Wakeman, C. (2018). Reducing time to CT in major trauma at Christchurch Public Hospital using the Christchurch Trauma Registry. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(Suppl. 1), (pp. 216). doi: 10.1111/ans.14542

Wadham, B., Wakeman, C., & Evans, M. (2018). Is it time for a change? Non-compliance with trauma resuscitation guidelines an ongoing problem. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(Suppl. 1), (pp. 62). doi: 10.1111/ans.14522

Ow, M., Arnold, J., Bergman, R., Chalmers-Watson, T., Griffiths, B., Keating, J., Wakeman, C., & Parry, S. (2017). Five-yearly colonoscopy surveillance in at-risk relatives of patients with familial colorectal cancer type X may lead to delayed detection of advanced adenomas. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology and the NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses' College Annual Scientific Meeting. 57. Retrieved from http://gastro2017.co.nz

Chalmers-Watson, T., Wakeman, C., Stephenson, M., Keating, J., & Parry, S. (2017). Annual gastroscopy in MLH1 and MSH2 mutation carriers: An endoscopy too far? Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology and the NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses' College Annual Scientific Meeting. 3. Retrieved from http://gastro2017.co.nz

Chalmers-Watson, T., Wakeman, C., Lamba, M., Stevenson, M., Keating, J., & Parry, S. (2017). Time to relax colonoscopy surveillance recommendations for New Zealand MSH6 & PMS2 mutation carriers? Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology and the NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses' College Annual Scientific Meeting. 4. Retrieved from http://gastro2017.co.nz

Pyle, B., Waller, H., Chalmers-Watson, T., Stevenson, M., Arnold, J., Parry, S., & Wakeman, C. (2017). Including ampullary polyposis staging in the Spigelman classification: Modifying the modified. Proceedings of the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT) 7th Biennial Meeting. OC35. Retrieved from https://www.insight-group.org/

Ow, M., Arnold, J., Bergman, R., Chalmers-Watson, T., Griffiths, B., Keating, J., Wakeman, C., & Parry, S. (2017). Five-yearly colonoscopy surveillance in at-risk relatives of patients with familial colorectal cancer type X may lead to delayed detection of advanced adenomas. Proceedings of the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT) 7th Biennial Meeting. OC56. Retrieved from https://www.insight-group.org/

Gandhi, J., Frizelle, F., Pearson, J., Eglinton, T., Wakeman, C., & Davidson, C. (2017). Population based study demonstrating an increase in colorectal cancer in young patients. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(Suppl. 1), (pp. 28-29). doi: 10.1111/ans.13990

Chalmers-Watson, T., Stevenson, M., Wakeman, C., Kiesanowski, M., Dobbs, B., & Parry, S. (2017). Time to relax colonoscopy surveillance recommendations for New Zealand MSH6 & PMS2 mutation carriers. Proceedings of the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT) 7th Biennial Meeting. OC88. Retrieved from https://www.insight-group.org/

Waller, H., Parry, S., Honeybone, F., Arnold, J., Stevenson, M., & Wakeman, C. (2016). Does the addition of ampullary polyposis staging in FAP alter the follow-up recommendation for patients with duodenal polyposis based on the Spigelman Classification? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 86(Suppl. 1), (pp. 31). doi: 10.1111/ans.13554

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