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64 3 477 0999 ext 8837
McKenzie Chair in Clinical Science
Department of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
Research summary
Gastrointestinal Cancer Liver Disease Clinical Trials

Co-convenor of professional development in Advanced Learning in Medicine (ALM; Medicine years 4–6).

  • Liver and bile duct surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery


My research focuses on three main themes:

  • Liver disease including the metabolic and nutritional consequences of cirrhosis, their impact on prognosis and outcome after liver transplantation, and clinical trials aimed at improving outcome after transplantation and major abdominal surgery.
  • Primary and metastatic colorectal cancer.
  • Evidence based practice research


Willson, J. S. B., Godwin, T. D., Wiggins, G. A. R., Guilford, P. J., & McCall, J. L. (2013). Primary hepatocellular neoplasms in a MODY3 family with a novel HNF1A germline mutation. Journal of Hepatology, 59(4), 904-907. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2013.05.024 Journal - Research Article

Ahmadi, O., McCall, J. L., & Stringer, M. D. (2013). Does senescence affect lymph node number and morphology? A systematic review. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(9), 612-618. doi: 10.1111/ans.12067 Journal - Research Article

McCall, J. (2012). Does the choice of baseline liver imaging influence patient outcome after resection of colorectal liver metastases? HPB, 14(5), 281-282. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2012.00458.x Journal - Research Article

Girardin, A., McCall, J., Black, M. A., Edwards, F., Phillips, V., Taylor, E. S., Reeve, A. E., & Kemp, R. A. (2013). Inflammatory and regulatory T cells contribute to a unique immune microenvironment in tumor tissue of colorectal cancer patients. International Journal of Cancer, 132(8), 1842-1850. doi: 10.1002/ijc.27855 Journal - Research Article

Lee, W. G., McCall, J. L., Gane, E. J., Murphy, R., & Plank, L. D. (2012). Oral β-blockade in relation to energy expenditure in clinically stable patients with liver cirrhosis: A double-blind randomized cross-over trial. Metabolism, 61(11), 1547-1553. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2012.04.001 Journal - Research Article

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