Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Mr Jeremy Simcock

Jeremy SimcockSenior Lecturer
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

FRACS(Plast) MD(Melb)

Email jeremy.simcock@cdhb.health.nz

Jeremy Simcock is a consultant plastic surgeon and senior lecturer with the University of Otago, Christchurch.

He convenes the 4th year cardiovascular/plastics/dermatology student run and teaches trainee interns in plastic surgery.  

His research interests include skin cancer, cancer reconstruction, and hand surgery.

^ Top of page

Publications

Savage, J. A., de Villiers, R., & Simcock, J. W. (2018). Who operated on me? What patients understand about surgical trainees. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1482), 59-72. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Simcock, J. W., McNaughton, Q. K. M., Dunn, J. A., Beadel, G. P., & Mohammed, K. D. (2018). Outcomes of supinator to PIN nerve transfers following C5 level SCIs: The challenge of a heterogenous population. Proceedings of the Tetrahand World Congress: Adding Quality to Life. (pp. 69). Retrieved from http://tetrahand2018.com/

Dunn, J. A., McNaughton, Q. K. M., Beadel, G. P., Simcock, J. W., Mohammed, K. D., & Rothwell, A. G. (2018). Accelerating rehabilitation times following deltoid-triceps surgery. Proceedings of the Tetrahand World Congress: Adding Quality to Life. (pp. 26). Retrieved from http://tetrahand2018.com/

McKie, J., & Simcock, J. (2018, October). Osseointegration for amputees: The early New Zealand experience. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Singleton, L., Lash, H., & Simcock, J. (2018, October). Who are they? Do patients have an understanding of the roles and experience of members of their surgical team? Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Journal - Research Article

Savage, J. A., de Villiers, R., & Simcock, J. W. (2018). Who operated on me? What patients understand about surgical trainees. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1482), 59-72. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Dunn, J. A., Mohammed, K. D., Beadel, G. P., Rothwell, A. G., & Simcock, J. W. (2017). A comparative outcome study of hamstring versus tibialis anterior and synthetic grafts for deltoid to triceps transfers. Journal of Hand Surgery (Am), 42(10), 833.e1-833.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.05.013

Simcock, J. W., Dunn, J. A., Buckley, N. T., Mohammed, K. D., Beadel, G. P., & Rothwell, A. G. (2017). Identification of patients with cervical SCI suitable for early nerve transfer to achieve hand opening. Spinal Cord, 55, 131-134. doi: 10.1038/sc.2016.128

Loan, F., Cassidy, S., Marsh, C., & Simcock, J. (2016). Keratin-based products for effective wound care management in superficial and partial thickness burns injuries. Burns, 42(3), 541-547. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2015.10.024

Seddon, A., Hock, B., Miller, A., Frei, L., Pearson, J., McKenzie, J., Simcock, J., & Currie, M. (2016). Cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas with markers of increased metastatic risk are associated with elevated numbers of neutrophils and/or granulocytic myeloid derived suppressor cells. Journal of Dermatological Science, 83(2), 124-130. doi: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2016.04.013

Cleland, H., Greenwood, J. E., Wood, F. M., Read, D. J., Wong She, R., Maitz, P., … Simcock, J., … Gabbe, B. J. (2016). The Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand: Progressing the evidence base for burn care. Medical Journal of Australia, 204(5), 195. doi: 10.5694/mja15.00989

Dunn, J. A., Sinnott, K. A., Rothwell, A. G., Mohammed, K. D., & Simcock, J. W. (2016). Tendon transfer surgery for people with tetraplegia: An overview. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 97(6, Suppl. 2), S75-S80. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.01.034

Hock, B. D., McIntosh, N. D., McKenzie, J. L., Pearson, J. F., Simcock, J. W., & Macpherson, S. A. (2016). Incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in a New Zealand population of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients. Internal Medicine Journal, 46(12), 1414-1421. doi: 10.1111/imj.13261

McGeoch, G. R., Sycamore, M. J., Shand, B. I., & Simcock, J. W. (2015). A regional programme to improve skin cancer management. Journal of Primary Health Care, 7(4), 339-344.

Jina, N. H., Marsh, C., Than, M., Singh, H., Cassidy, S., & Simcock, J. (2015). Keratin gel improves poor scarring following median sternotomy. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 85(5), 378-380. doi: 10.1111/ans.12520

Simcock, J. W., Armitage, J., Dixon, L., MacFarlane, K., Robertson, G. M., & Frizelle, F. A. (2014). Skin closure after laparotomy with staples or sutures: A study of the mature scar. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(9), 656-659. doi: 10.1111/ans.12257

Simcock, J. W., Than, M., Ward, B. R., & May, B. C. H. (2013). Treatment of ulcerated necrobiosis lipoidica with ovine forestomach matrix. Journal of Wound Care, 22(7), 383-384.

Davidson, A., Jina, N. H., Marsh, C., Than, M., & Simcock, J. W. (2013). Do functional keratin dressings accelerate epithelialization in human partial thickness wounds? A randomized controlled trial on skin graft donor sites. ePlasty, 13, 375-381.

Carr, A. C., Bozonet, S. M., Pullar, J. M., Simcock, J. W., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2013). A randomized steady-state bioavailability study of synthetic versus natural (kiwifruit-derived) vitamin C. Nutrients, 5(9), 3684-3695. doi: 10.3390/nu5093684

John, H. E., Jessop, Z. M., Di Candia, M., Simcock, J., Durrani, A. J., & Malata, C. M. (2013). An algorithmic approach to perineal reconstruction after cancer resection-experience from two international centers. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 71(1), 96-102. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3182414485

Dickie, E. E., & Simcock, J. W. (2013). Reduction mammaplasty and resource allocation: Are patients being treated fairly? An examination of the current New Zealand situation, and looking towards the future. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1374). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Carr, A. C., Bozonet, S. M., Pullar, J. M., Simcock, J. W., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2013). Human skeletal muscle ascorbate is highly responsive to changes in vitamin C intake and plasma concentrations. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 97, 800-807. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.053207

Simcock, J., & May, B. C. H. (2013). Ovine forestomach matrix as a substrate for single-stage split-thickness graft reconstruction. ePlasty, 13, 495-502.

Rabey, N. G., Lie, K. H., Kumiponjera, D., Erel, E., Simcock, J. W., & Malata, C. M. (2013). Salvage of failed prosthetic breast reconstructions by autologous conversion with free tissue transfers. ePlasty, 13, 235-248.

Hock, B. D., Mackenzie, K. A., Cross, N. B., Taylor, K. G., Currie, M. J., Robinson, B. A., Simcock, J. W., & McKenzie, J. L. (2012). Renal transplant recipients have elevated frequencies of circulating myeloid-derived suppressor cells. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 27(1), 402-410. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfr264

Jina, H., & Simcock, J. (2011). Median sternotomy scar assessment. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1346). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1346/4971/content.pdf

MacKenzie, K. A., Miller, A. P., Hock, B. D., Gardner, J., Simcock, J. W., Roake, J. A., Dachs, G. U., Robinson, B. A., & Currie, M. J. (2011). Angiogenesis and host immune response contribute to the aggressive character of non-melanoma skin cancers in renal transplant recipients. Histopathology, 58(6), 875-885. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2559.2011.03845.x

Molina, A. R., Ponniah, A., Simcock, J., Irwin, M. S., & Malata, C. M. (2010). Resource implications of bilateral autologous breast reconstruction: A single centre’s seven year experience. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 63, 1588-1591. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2009.10.002

Mackenzie, K. A., Wells, J. E., Lynn, K. L., Simcock, J. W., Robinson, B. A., Roake, J. A., & Currie, M. J. (2010). First and subsequent nonmelanoma skin cancers: Incidence and predictors in a population of New Zealand renal transplant recipients. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 25, 300-306. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfp482

Simcock, J. W., Penington, A. J., Morrison, W. A., Thompson, E. W., & Mitchell, G. M. (2009). Endothelial precursor cells home to a vascularized tissue engineering chamber by application of the angiogenic chemokine CXCL12. Tissue Engineering Part A, 15(3), 655-664.

Porter, C. J. W., Simcock, J. W., & Mackinnon, C. A. (2005). Necrotising fasciitis and cellulitis after traditional Samoan tattooing: Case reports. Journal of Infection, 50(2), 149-152. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2003.10.018

Reid, R., Simcock, J. W., Chisholm, L., Dobbs, B., & Frizelle, F. A. (2002). Postdischarge clean wound infections: Incidence underestimated and risk factors over estimated. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 72(5), 339-343. doi: 10.1046/j.1445-2197.2002.02403.x

^ Top of page

Journal - Research Other

Simcock, J. (2017). Is melanoma treatment failing national standards? New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1462), 9-10. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Simcock, J. W. (2010). Managing the skin cancer surge [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1325). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1325/4411/content.pdf

Schumacher, H. H. A., Chia, H. L., & Simcock, J. W. (2010). Ipsilateral skin grafts for lower limb melanoma reconstruction are safe [Viewpoint]. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 125(2), 89e-91e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181c72812

Mackenzie, K. A., Simcock, J. W., Lainchbury, J. G., Currie, M. J., & Lynn, K. L. (2009). Myocardial metastasis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in a renal transplant recipient [Case report]. Transplantation Proceedings, 41(10), 4414-4415. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2009.09.056

^ Top of page

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Simcock, J. W., McNaughton, Q. K. M., Dunn, J. A., Beadel, G. P., & Mohammed, K. D. (2018). Outcomes of supinator to PIN nerve transfers following C5 level SCIs: The challenge of a heterogenous population. Proceedings of the Tetrahand World Congress: Adding Quality to Life. (pp. 69). Retrieved from http://tetrahand2018.com/

Dunn, J. A., McNaughton, Q. K. M., Beadel, G. P., Simcock, J. W., Mohammed, K. D., & Rothwell, A. G. (2018). Accelerating rehabilitation times following deltoid-triceps surgery. Proceedings of the Tetrahand World Congress: Adding Quality to Life. (pp. 26). Retrieved from http://tetrahand2018.com/

Seddon, A. R., Hock, B. D., Miller, A. P., Frei, L. P., Pearson, J. F., McKenzie, J. L., Simcock, J. W., & Currie, M. J. (2015). Neutrophils in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: Potential prognostic markers? New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1421). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Simcock, J., Roberts, J., & Dobbs, B. (2014). The effect of smoking on the severity of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(Suppl. 1), (pp. 145). doi: 10.1111/ans.12623

Peacock, A., Masojada, M., Gardner, J., & Simcock, J. (2014). Tumour thickness and its role in predicting prognosis for patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(Suppl. 1), (pp. 145). doi: 10.1111/ans.12623

Frei, L. P., Hock, B., & Simcock, J. (2014). High neutrophil count is associated with increased severity of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(Suppl. 1), (pp. 155). doi: 10.1111/ans.12623

Armitage, J., Simcock, J., Dixon, L., Macfarlane, K., & Frizelle, F. (2012). Do sutures or staples result in the best laparotomy scar? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(Suppl. 1), (pp. 142). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06065.x

Cameron, R., Simcock, J., & Beadel, G. (2012). Angiosarcoma in a lymphoedematous leg: An unusual presentation of Stewart-Treves syndrome. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(Suppl. 1), (pp. 171). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06071.x

Cameron, R., & Simcock, J. (2012). An introduction to PICO for lower limb split skin grafts. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(Suppl. 1), (pp. 140). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06065.x

Dickie, E., & Simcock, J. (2012). Reduction mammaplasty and resource allocation: Is it getting its fair share? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(Suppl. 1), (pp. 138). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06065.x

Jina, N. H., Simcock, J., Than, M., Cassidy, S., & March, C. (2011). Median sternotomy scarring using a keratin based gel. Proceedings of the Plastic Surgery Congress. (pp. 48-49). Retrieved from http://www.anzjsurg.com/SpringboardWebApp/userfiles/anzjs/file/2011%20Plastic%20Surgery%20Congress%20supplement.pdf

Winder, A., & Simcock, J. (2011). Reducing the delay in diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis. Proceedings of the Plastic Surgery Congress. (pp. 50). Retrieved from http://www.anzjsurg.com/SpringboardWebApp/userfiles/anzjs/file/2011%20Plastic%20Surgery%20Congress%20supplement.pdf

Mooney, K., Nye, B., & Simcock, J. (2011). Symplastic glomus cell tumour: A case report and a review of the literature. Proceedings of the Plastic Surgery Congress. (pp. 49). Retrieved from http://www.anzjsurg.com/SpringboardWebApp/userfiles/anzjs/file/2011%20Plastic%20Surgery%20Congress%20supplement.pdf

Gamage, L. B., Thomson, M. A., & Simcock, J. W. (2010). Xiphisternal pressure ulceration in a patient with Parkinson's disease associated kyphosis: A case report. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 80(Suppl. 1), (pp. A75). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2010.05298_1.x

MacKenzie, K. A., Wells, E., Currie, M., Simcock, J., Lynn, K., & Robinson, B. (2009). Incidence and subsequent non-melanoma skin cancers in Canterbury renal transplant recipients: What can we learn? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 79(Suppl. 1), (pp. A56). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2009.04927.x

Simcock, J. W., Chrisholm, L. J. J., Dobbs, B. R., & Frizelle, F. A. (1997). Post discharge clean wound infections: incidence underestimated and risk factors overemphasized. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 67, (pp. 104). [Abstract]

^ Top of page

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Carr, A. C., Bozonet, S. M., Pullar, J. M., Simcock, J. W., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2013, August). Human skeletal muscle ascorbate is highly responsive to changes in vitamin C intake and plasma concentrations. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

^ Top of page

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

McKie, J., & Simcock, J. (2018, October). Osseointegration for amputees: The early New Zealand experience. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Singleton, L., Lash, H., & Simcock, J. (2018, October). Who are they? Do patients have an understanding of the roles and experience of members of their surgical team? Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Rotorua, New Zealand.

More publications...