Dr Christine (Cris) Cuthbertson

 
 

Cris Cuthbertson (DrCris) is a medical doctor in Melbourne, Australia.  She got her medical degree from Monash University in 1999, and in currently based at the Austin Health.  She is training in General Surgery through the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.  Cris is participating in the Surgeon Scientist program, and is currently a PhD student at the University of Melbourne.  She has published multiple scientific journal articles on pancreatitis and surgical skills.


Cris is married to Luke, who works at Sitepoint.  She has two wonderful children.  She is an active participant in many online communities, and blogs regularly as DrCris.

Current Appointments:

Austin Hospital, Department of Surgery - General Surgical Registrar (Surgeon Scientist Stream)

PhD Candidate (University of Melbourne):

“Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the treatment of severe acute pancreatitis”


Qualifications:

MBBS (Hons) 1999 Monash University

F.R.A.C.S. Part I (June 2002)


Recent Publications:

(Scroll down for a full list of publications, including links)

  1. Hyperbaric oxygen improves capillary morphology in severe acute  pancreatitis Pancreas. 2008 Jan;36(1):70-5. 

  2. Hyperbaric oxygen reduces severity and improves survival in acute pancreatitis Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2007 Aug;11(8):1008-15. 



Cris Cuthbertson’s Publications:


  1. Textbook Chapter – “Practical Surgical Skills” in Fundamental Skills for

Surgery.  Co-author: Dr J. A. Martin. For launch 14 May 2008, Royal Australian College of Surgery Annual Scientific Congress, Hong Kong

  1. Hyperbaric oxygen improves capillary morphology in severe acute  pancreatitis Pancreas. 2008 Jan;36(1):70-5.

  2. Hyperbaric oxygen reduces severity and improves survival in acute pancreatitis Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2007 Aug;11(8):1008-15.

  3. Review of experimental animal models of acute pancreatitis HPB

2006;8:264-286.  Co-authors: Ms K. Su, Prof. C. Christophi.

  1. Disturbances of the microcirculation in acute pancreatitis Br J Surg.

2006 May;93(5):518-30..  Co-author: Prof. C. Christophi.

  1. Potential effects of hyperbaric oxygen in acute pancreatitis ANZ J

Surg. 2006 Jul;76(7):625-30..  Co-author: Prof. C. Christophi.


Cris Cuthbertson’s Prizes:


  1. Recipient, Austin Research Prize 2006:

  2. “Capillary morphology is changed by severe acute pancreatitis and is

  3. improved by hyperbaric oxygen.”

Cris blogs at:


  1. AppleQuack

  2. Reviews of medical software for the Mac, and hacks for doctors, biomedical researchers and students.

  3. DrCris Reads

  4. Resources for expanding you reading, with lists of prizewinners and recommendations, and literature reviews.

  5. Scalpel's Edge

  6. Fragments of surgical training, medical research, and being a Mum.


Cris is also:

  1. DrCris at Bookcrossing

  2. DrCris at Bookmooch.com

  3. DrCris at Twitter