Associate Professor Tarik Sammour

Associate Professor Tarik Sammour
 Position Associate Professor - Colorectal Unit
 Org Unit Surgical Specialties
 Email tarik.sammour@gmail.com
 Location Floor/Room 5E 334 ,  Royal Adelaide Hospital ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Tarik Sammour is a colorectal surgeon at the Royal Adelaide Hospital / Colorectal SA, and an Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide. Prior to starting practice at the University, he completed an accredited two year colorectal fellowship program at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospital, and recently returned from an additional fellowship year at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston dedicated to advanced colorectal surgical oncology and robotics.

    His specific research interest is in undertaking patient-centered outcome based clinical trials in colorectal surgery.

  • Awards & Achievements

    2018 Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Committee Simpson Prize for Cancer Research.

    2014 ASCRS International Committee Travel Scholarship, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

    2014 John Buckingham Scholarship, Board of Surgical Research, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

    2011 University of Auckland Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Best PhD Doctoral Thesis. The peritoneal response to injury and implications for laparoscopic insufflation.

    2010 Mark Killingback Prize for research in colorectal surgery. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is associated with a higher intra-operative complication rate than open surgery. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Adelaide, Australia. May 2010.

    2010 Trainee’s Research prize for best presentation by a trainee in Colorectal Surgery. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is associated with a higher intra-operative complication rate than open surgery. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Adelaide, Australia. May 2010.

    2009 Mark Killingback Prize for research in colorectal surgery. Double blind randomised controlled trial of the effect of glucocorticoids on peritoneal inflammation and post-operative recovery following colectomy. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Brisbane, Australia. May 2009.

    2009 Sir Edward Hughes Memorial Clinical Research Prize in Surgery. Humidification in laparoscopic colonic surgery: a multicentre, double blinded randomised controlled trial. Cabrini Institute, Department of Surgery, Cabrini Monash University, Oct 2009.

    2009 ISS / SIC Nyhus Prize for best free paper presentation. A program of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a cost-effective intervention in elective colonic surgery. International Society of Surgery, International Surgical Week, Adelaide, Australia. Sept 2009.

    2009 Surgical Research Society Annual Meeting Travel Grant, Adelaide, Australia. Nov 2009

    2009 Centre for Clinical Research and effective practice (CCRep) Young Investigator Award. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy – the first 100 patients. Counties Manukau District Health Board Science Fest. June 2009.

    2009 Secondary Health Oral Presentation Award. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy – the first 100 patients. Counties Manukau District Health Board Science Fest June 2009.

    2009 People’s Choice Award. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy – the first 100 patients. Counties Manukau District Health Board Science Fest June 2009.

    2009 Surgeon Scientist Scholarship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – value AUD70,000.

    2008 Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – value AUD57, 500.

    2008 Best Registrar Oral Presentation (1st place), $1000 OBEX educational grant. Venous glucose and arterial lactate as biochemical predictors of mortality in clinically severely injured trauma patients – a comparison with ISS and TRISS. NZ Association of General Surgeons Conference, 6th April 2008.

    2005 Poster presentation prize. Laparoscopic Splenectomy in Middlemore Hospital. Counties Manukau District Health Board Science Fest 2005, 8th May 2005. Auckland, NZ.

    2004 Royal NZ College of General Practitioners Prize / John S Werry Prize in Psychiatry for MBChBIII.

     

    2001 and 2003 Senior Prize in Human Biology for BHB and MBChBII.

  • Publications

  • Professional Associations

    Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA): General & Specialist Registration MED0001851336

    Medical Council of New Zealand: General & Vocational Registration 38458

    Texas Medical Board: Physician in Training Permit

    Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA): Full accreditation in Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy.

    New Zealand Conjoint Committee: Full accreditation in Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy.

    Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand: Fellow

    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS): Fellow

    American College of Surgeons (ACS): Associate Fellow

    RACS Section of Colorectal Surgery and Academic Surgery: Member

    Surgical Research Society: Member

    International Research Collaboration in Surgery (IRIS) working group: Member

    Association for Academic Surgery (AAS): Candidate Member

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Entry last updated: Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019

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