Dr Richard Hanney

Dr. Henery - General SurgeonDr Hanney has been a General Surgeon in Western Sydney since 1999. With increasing subspecialisation in general surgery, if there are general surgical services he cannot provide, he has a strong network of colleagues to ensure that the most appropriate care is provided to each individual.


Tertiary Education
BACHELOR OF MEDICINE, BACHELOR OF SURGERY
University of Sydney/ Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Faculty of Medicine Graduated February 1988
Postgraduate Education
FRACS conferred Jan 1996
Recertified 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010
Early Management of Severe Trauma Course (ATLS) completed 1992
EMST (ATLS) Instructor course completed July 1995
Appointed EMST (ATLS) Course Instructor December 1995, instructing both EMST in Australia 1995-7 and ATLS in UK 1998/99
Appointed EMST Course Director 2002
DSTC (Definitive Surgical Trauma Care) certified 2002, 2005
Accredited in Colonoscopy by Conjoint Committee GESA
Employment History
2012 – 2013 Head, Department of Surgery, Mount Druitt Hospital
2010 – Current Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
2009 – Current VMO General Surgeon Westmead Hospital Acute Surgical Unit
2000 – 2006 VMO General / Upper GI Surgeon Nepean Hospital
1999 – Current VMO General / Upper GI Surgeon Mt Druitt Hospital.
Credentialed at Minchinbury, Westmead Private, Nepean Private Hospitals.
1998 – 1999 Clinical Fellow – Scottish Liver Transplant Unit/ Upper GI surgery,
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
1997 Broken Hill Base Hospital
Head – Division of Surgery, Far West Area Health Service Associate Lecturer in Surgery – University of Sydney
1996 Westmead Hospital – Clinical Superintendent in Surgery
Professional Data
Career Direction
Having undertaken general surgical training with the objective of ultimately taking up rural practice, during 1995-1997 I developed broader experience in teaching and training of current medical undergraduates and surgical aspirants.

With post-Fellowship experience in transplantation and oesophago-gastric surgery, I had hoped to further pursue the upper GI component of these. I have become increasingly involved in College and AMA activity at State, national and international levels, however. I maintain an active interest and involvement in the specialty of general surgery.

Postgraduate Publications/ Presentations to Date
Free Papers
DETECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF FEMORAL FALSE ANEURYSMS WITH COLOUR ENHANCED DUPLEX IMAGING
JP Harris, A Burnett, R Hanney, GH White, J May
Presented at RACS Annual Scientific Congress, Canberra 1992

SUCCESSFUL USE OF THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY IN A THROMBOSED POPLITEAL ARTERY ANEURYSM
R Hanney, S Hazelton
Presented at Urokinase Thrombolytic Therapy Symposium 1992

VASCULAR INJURY IN LAPAROSCOPY
R Hanney, K Alle, P Cregan
Presented at RACS Annual Scientific Congress, Hobart 1994 and at RACS NSW Annual Scientific Meeting/Registrars’ Scientific Presentations, 1994

THE ROLE OF HEPATIC RESECTION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LIVER TRAUMA
R Hanney, V Malka, T Hughes, N Tait, A Richardson, M Hollands
Presented at RACS Annual Scientific Congress, Melbourne 1996.

LIVER INJURIES IN CHILDREN
V Malka, R Hanney, T Hughes, N Tait, A Richardson, M Hollands
Presented at RACS Annual Scientific Congress, Melbourne 1996

BROKEN HILL – ESTABLISHMENT OF A RURAL TRAINING POSITION: THE INSIDE STORY
R Hanney, I McInnes, N Tait
Presented at RACS Annual Scientific Congress, Brisbane, May 1997 via videolink. Winner of the Johnson & Johnson ASC Rural Surgery Prize for best paper in Section.

MISSED DIAGNOSIS AT LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY
R Hanney, G Bond, A deCosta
Presented at World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Rome, June 1998
Abstract published in Surgical Endoscopy 12(5) 1998: 538

MAJOR VASCULAR INJURY OCCURRING WITH THE USE OF THE HASSON CANNULA
Hanney RM, Carmalt HL, Merrett N, Tait N
Presented at World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Rome, June 1998 Abstract published in Surgical Endoscopy 12(5) 1998: 676

FORMATION OF RACS TRAINEES COMMITTEE
Presented at Annual Scientific Meetings of RACS Victoria, Tasmania, ACT, NSW 2005 with separate invited presentation in Brisbane.

Invited Presentations – State/National/International Meetings

THE IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC SURGERY
International Association of Surgical Student Societies Symposium. Brisbane, 2015

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONAL COLLEGES IN SIMULATION
Medical simulation for training and assessment: current status, challenges and future directions.
Christchurch, NZ, 2015

INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC CAREERS IN AUSTRALIA
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Reunion Week. Sydney 2015

THE SECTION OF ACADEMIC SURGERY – HOW TO GET INVOLVED AND WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE?
RACS Academic Section Mid-career course, Sydney, 2015

RACS Academic Section Mid-Career Course, Adelaide, 2014

LIVER TRAUMA
Austrauma 97 – International Trauma Conference held at Westmead Hospital.

DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF DISSEMINATED INTRAPERITONEAL HYDATIDOSIS
Invited case presentation at Festschrift for Professor Miles Little, U of Sydney, April 1997

LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY: BEST PRACTICE IN THE YEAR 2000. “ENTRY TECHNIQUES”
Sydney Upper GI Surgical Society, March 2000

HAZARD REDUCTION: VISCERAL AND VASCULAR INJURIES AT LAPAROSCOPY
General Surgeons Australia meeting, Sydney, 2000

YOUNGER FELLOWS WORKING PARTY REVIEWING OF AUSTRALASIAN GENERAL SURGICAL TRAINING
General Surgeons Australia meeting/ Queensland ASM, Townsville 2003

INTERVIEW AND SELECTION TECHNIQUESNSW
AMA Doctors in Training Forum 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012

ISSUES AFFECTING THE TRAINING OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF SURGEONS IN AUSTRALIA
RCST/RACS joint meeting, Pattaya, Thailand, 2007.

“THAT ‘SAFE HOURS’ MAKES BETTER SURGEONS”
NSW RACS Annual Scientific Meeting Debate 2007 – 1st negative speaker – won by acclamation

THE COLLEGE AND YOU: WHAT WE DID AND WHY
RACS NSW Preparation for Practice Seminar, Sydney 2009

WHY I AM NOT AN ACADEMIC – A VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE
RACS Section of Academic Surgery Heads of Departments meeting, Adelaide, 2009

THE DCAS COURSE – PROGRESS ONE YEAR ON
Presented at RACS Section of Academic Surgery Heads of Departments meeting, Adelaide, 2009

COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN THE RACS AND THE Association for Academic Surgery
2010 RACS Younger Fellows Forum, Adelaide

COMMUNICATION, TRAINING AND FEEDBACK – PART-TIME TRAINING
RACSTA (Trainees’ Association) session RACS ASC, Perth 2010

DEVELOPING A CAREER IN ACADEMIC SURGERY
RACSTA New Trainee Induction Weekend RACS Melbourne 2010

INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOP – BASIC AND ADVANCED SUTURING TECHNIQUES
AMSA (Australian Medical Students Association) National Convention, Sydney 2011

AN INTERNATIONAL PROJECT TO ENGAGE AND RECRUIT ACADEMIC SURGEONS
1st World Congress on Surgical Training, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 2011

AVOIDING PROBLEMS AND IMPROVING OUTCOMES
session Chair The Alfred General Surgical meeting, Melbourne 2011

WOUND HEALING AND RATIONALE FOR SURGICAL CLOSURE OF DIFFERENT LAYERS
Johnson and Johnson annual National Sales Training Meeting, January 2012

ISSUES AND INITIATIVES IN ACADEMIC SURGERY
AMA National Doctors in Training Forum, 2012

WE NEVER STOP TRAINING, SO RESEARCH FITS IN – HOW?
World Congress of Surgical Education, Sweden 2013

Invited Presentations – other
SEPTICAEMIA AND SHOCK
Mt Druitt Hospital surgical registrar training session 1995

WESTMEAD HOSPITAL REPORTED EXPERIENCE WITH OESOPHAGOGASTRECTOMY
University of Edinburgh Department of Surgery 1998

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE LIVER
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh nursing forum 1998

ADJUVANT/ NEOADJUVANT THERAPY IN MANAGEMENT OF OESOPHAGEAL CANCER
RCSE Education session 1998

OESOPHAGOGASTRECTOMY
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh HDU Education day 1999

SURGICAL ASPECTS OF GLOVE POWDER AND LATEX ALLERGY
Invited surgical perspective at multidisciplinary seminar, July 1999

THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A GENERAL SURGEON
Sydney University Surgical Society Information night, October 2011

MEN IN MEDICINE – USE YOUR POWERS FOR GOOD, NOT EVIL
University of Wollongong Student Surgical Society information night 2012

Publications – Peer Reviewed

MAJOR VASCULAR INJURY AND LAPAROSCOPY
R Hanney, K Alle, P Cregan Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 1995, 65, 533-5

LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY – THE MISSED DIAGNOSIS
R Hanney, G Bond, A de Costa Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 1997, 67, pp 166-7

COMMENT: SAFETY IN LAPAROSCOPY
R Hanney Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery (1999) 69: 413

USE OF THE HASSON CANNULA PRODUCING MAJOR VASCULAR INJURY AT LAPAROSCOPY
R Hanney, N Merrett, H Carmalt, N Tait Surgical Endoscopy (1999), 13; 12: 1238 – 1240

VASCULAR INJURIES DURING LAPAROSCOPY ASSOCIATED WITH THE HASSON TECHNIQUE
RM Hanney, HL Carmalt, N Merrett, N Tait Journal of the American College of Surgeons (1999); 188 (3): 337

TRAINING TO BE A SURGEON – ISSUES NOW AND IN THE FUTURE AFFECTING THE TRAINING OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF SURGEONS IN AUSTRALIA
DH Amott and RM Hanney Ann R Coll Surg Engl (Suppl) 2006; 88: 320–322

DEVELOPING ACADEMIC SURGEONS – THE FOCUS OF A NEW COURSE
RM Hanney, AG Hill, SA LeMaire, AR Van Rij, JA WindsorAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2009, 79, pp 872-875

IS THE MELBOURNE MD A MISNOMER?
RM Hanney (Letter) Medical Journal of Australia 2013, 197 (11/12): 617

PERSPECTIVE: THE SURGICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY 2014: LEADING EDGE RESEARCH FROM YOUNG SURGEONS
L Delbridge, R Hanney Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2015, 85, p208

PERSPECTIVE: DEVELOPING AN INTEGRATED TRAINING PATHWAY FOR CLINICAL ACADEMICS: NOTES FROM THE FIRST BINATIONAL SUMMIT MEETING
J Windsor, J Searle, R Hanney, A Chapman, M Grigg, P Choong, A Mackay, B M Smithers, S Carney, J Smith, Z Wainer, N Talley, M Gladman
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2015, 85, pp 398-9

BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE CLINICAL ACADEMIC WORKFORCE TO MEET THE FUTURE HEALTHCARE NEEDS OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND: REPORT FROM THE FIRST SUMMIT MEETING
J Windsor, J Searle, R Hanney, A Chapman, M Grigg, P Choong, A Mackay, B. M. Smithers, J Churchill, S Carney, J Smith, Z Wainer, N Talley, M Gladman

Internal Medicine Journal, 2015, 45 (9) pp 965-971

Awards
RACS Certificate of outstanding service – Bronze – Younger Fellows Committee. 2009
RACS Certificate of outstanding service – Silver – NSW State Committee. 2009
Winner of the ASC Rural Surgery Prize for best paper in Section 1997
Visiting Professorships
Visiting Professor to University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery, November 2015
Visiting Professorship from RACS to Association for Academic Surgery/ Society of University Surgeons joint Academic Surgical Congress 2008 Los Angeles, California
Visiting Professorship from RACS to Association for Academic Surgery/ Society of University Surgeons joint Academic Surgical Congress 2010 San Antonio, Texas

Professional Memberships and Committee Participation

Hospital-Based
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital RMO’s committee 1988, 1989
Westmead Hospital Trauma Service 1992-6
National Demonstration Hospitals Project – Broken Hill Base Hospital 1997
Chairman, Operating Theatre Management Committee – Broken Hill Base Hospital 1997
Remote Medicine Clinical Training Committee of University of Sydney Dept. of Rural Health 1997
Medical Staff Council – Broken Hill Base Hospital 1997
Australian Medical Association
Member 1988-current
Nominated spokesperson during medical indemnity crisis 2004
NSW AMA Hospital Practice Committee co-opted 2007 – 8, council representative 2009 – 2013
Invited Surgical Representative AMA National Congress 2007, 2008, 2009
Member Federal Ethics and Medicolegal Committee 2010 – 2011
Elected NSW Councillor for Western Sydney Metropolitan Zone 2008, 2009 – 2013
Elected Federal AMA Council representing Craft group of Surgery 2010 – 2011
RACS
Nominated roles
Younger Fellows Representative co-opted to NSW State Committee 2002 – 2004
NSW Representative Younger Fellows Committee 2002 – 2004
NSW Dept. of Health General Practice Procedural Training Advisory Group 2002 – RACS representative
Convenor, NSW Preparation for Practice Seminar 2003.
Coordinator for General Surgery, FRACS Part 2 exams, Westmead Hospital 2003
Facilitator, Registrars Papers Day Sub-Committee of NSW State Committee 2003, 2004
Convenor, Younger Fellows Working Party reviewing 3+2 General Surgical Training Program, 2003-4
NSW representative to Premier’s Roundtable meeting on Medical Workforce 2004
Co-Convener with Ian Civil, RACS Trainees Association, 2005
Convener, Inaugural Younger Fellows and Trainees Dinner, ASC Sydney, 2006
Nominated member RACS NSW Continuing Education Subcommittee 2007 – 8
Convener of Inaugural course – “Developing a Career in Academic Surgery”, Brisbane, 2009
Convener of “Developing a Career in Academic Surgery”, Perth 2010, Adelaide 2011, Kuala Lumpur 2012, Auckland 2013
Ex-Officio Member of Executive, Section of Academic Surgery 2010-11

Elected Positions
Chairman Younger Fellows Committee 2005 – 2006
Observer Council 2005 – 2006
Member Professional Development and Standards Board 2005 – 2006
Member NSW State Committee 2004 – 8
NSW RACS Board in General Surgery – Mt Druitt Hospital Supervisor Surgical Training 2002-2005, 2009 – 2012
Elected Member of General Committee, Section of Academic Surgery 2011-13
Faculty member, Academy of Surgical Educators 2011 – current
Chair, RACS Section of Academic Surgery 2013 – 2016

Other Memberships/ Professional Activity
RACS Section of Academic Surgery
Foundation Member Australasian Trauma Society
Australian and New Zealand Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Gastroenterological Society of Australasia
General Surgeons Australia
Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society
Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group
Association for Academic Surgery – member International courses Task Force 2009 – current
Invivo Medical Indemnity 2008 – current
Invited First line reviewer for Combined Hospitals Audit of Surgical Mortality in NSW
Professional Subscriptions
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
The Medical Journal of Australia
New England Journal of Medicine
Journal of Surgical Research
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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