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Dr Jeremy Simcock

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery (UOC)
QualificationsMB ChB (Otago) FRACS MD (Melbourne)
Research summaryPlastic surgery and reconstruction following cancer

Research

Jeremy Simcock is a consultant Plastic Surgeon and senior lecturer with the University of Otago. He teaches 5th and 6th year medical students and his research interests include skin cancer, cancer reconstruction, and hand surgery.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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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

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