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A / Professor Matthew Rickard

Clinical Associate Professor Matt Rickard is a colorectal surgeon at Concord Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital. He has extensive experience in advanced colorectal surgical techniques, colorectal cancer, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease and surgical epidemiology.

Following graduation with honors from the University of Sydney, he undertook further surgical training locally (receiving a master's degree in Epidemiology) and internationally. He is currently Chairman Elect of the Australia and New Zealand Training Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery He has been Chairman of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Councilor for the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery with the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. He is the Head of Department of Colorectal Surgery at Concord Hospital.

A / Professor Matthew Rickard

A / Professor Anil Keshava

Clinical Associate Professor Anil Keshava is a colorectal surgeon at Concord Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital, Sydney. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney and completed general surgical training on the central –western rotation in Sydney. He then completed post fellowship training in colorectal surgery at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and Concord Hospital in Sydney.  This was followed by training in inflammatory bowel disease and cancer at the Edinburgh Colorectal unit, Scotland. He has also worked and trained in Hong Kong and Japan.  He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and a Member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand.  He has a Masters of Surgery degree from the University of Sydney and is currently a member of the RACS court of examiners in General Surgery.  He is the RACS Surgical Education and Training Supervisor for Concord Hospital.

Anil’s practice includes all facets of open and laparoscopic colorectal surgery, hernia surgery, advanced colonoscopy and anorectal ultrasound and physiology. His interests are the development of new techniques in laparoscopic surgery and the training of fellows in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He manages the laparoscopic colorectal database at Concord Hospital and is involved in teaching and training at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels through Sydney and Macquarie universities.

Professor Anil Keshava

Professor Pierre Chapuis

Pierre Chapuis graduated from the University of Queensland in 1969 and obtained his FRACS in 1975.  In 1976 he travelled to the United Kingdom for advanced surgical training with registrar posts in Wales and Scotland and later to France as a post-graduate student at St Mark’s Hospital, London and the Centre Léon Berard in Lyon.  In July, 1978 Pierre Chapuis returned to Sydney  as a Fellow in Coloproctology at the Edward Wilson Colon and Rectum Unit at Sydney Hospital and as First Assistant to Mark Killingback at Sydney Adventist Hospital.

In 1979 Pierre was appointed Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Surgery, University of Sydney at Concord Hospital and in 1982 was awarded the John Loewenthal Research Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to complete his research on aspects of the natural history of colorectal cancer under the supervision of Professor M T Pheils. In 1984 he graduated Doctor of Surgery for a thesis entitled “A clinicopathological study of large bowel cancer” awarded by the University of Queensland.  He then entered full-time surgical practice as a staff member of the Colorectal Unit at Concord Hospital and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Sydney University.

Pierre is now Project Manager for the Concord Hospital Colorectal Cancer Health Outcomes & Values Research Project and is a foundation member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand.

His clinical and research interests focus on prognostic factors and the multidisciplinary care of patients with colorectal cancer.  He has a special interest in the endoscopic palliation of patients with advanced rectal cancer.

Pierre Chapuis is kept busy with teaching in the Graduate Medical Program at the Sydney Medical School and Director of Post-graduate Surgical Education within the Discipline of Surgery at Sydney University. He serves on numerous hospital committees and editorial boards.

Professor Pierre Chapuis

Dr Peter Stewart

Dr Peter Stewart is a graduate of Sydney University and Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Australia. He is a founding member of Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia & New Zealand. He has extensive experience and expertise in cancer surgery (open and laparoscopic); colonoscopy; endoscopy; inflammatory bowel disease; pelvic floor and recto-anal disorders (rectocele, rectal prolapse and other disorders of defecation, sacral nerve stimulation for incontinence, sphincter repair, haemorrhoid and fistula operations); hernia repairs; flap repair of pilonidal sinus. He conducts continence and endoanal ultrasound clinics at Concord Hospital.

Dr Peter Stewart

Dr Michael Suen

Dr Michael Suen is a specialist colorectal surgeon who completed his undergraduate degree from the University of New South Wales. He underwent subspecialty colorectal training in Concord Repatriation Hospital, North Shore Hospital in Auckland (New Zealand) and Westmead Hospital. He is a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ). He completed a Master of Surgery in Colorectal Surgery from the University of Sydney in Year 2010, with his dissertation focused in the management of bowel obstruction from bowel cancer using colonic stents. His areas of expertise include management of colorectal cancer using minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques, surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor surgery and common proctological conditions such as fistulas-in-ano"

Dr Michael Suen

Mary Ann Niones
Nurse Unit Manager
Colorectal & Gastroenterology Department (Ward 1 East)

Mary Ann Niones had been the A/Nurse Unit Manager for 1 East Department since October 2014. Ward 1 East is under the umbrella of the Critical Care Area Stream. It specialises on Gastroenterology & Liver Services – Colorectal, Stomal Therapy, Gastroenterology & Gynaecology.

Mary Ann graduated with a Bachelor of Science major in Nursing from Manila Central University and did a Bachelor of Nursing at University Technology Sydney. She completed her New Graduate Program in Concord Hospital and was trained as Cardiovascular Registered Nurse. She then entered into management last 2013 doing Patient Flow for the Demand Management Unit. She have successfully completed a secondment in Acute Geriatrics as a Nurse Unit Manager and relieved a management position in Cardiovascular Department. She has obtained a Certificate of Leaders in the Future and Diploma in Management.

Mary Ann Niones

Sonia Khatri
Clinical Nurse Consultant, Colorectal Cancer Care Coordinator

Sonia Khatri is the Clinical Nurse Consultant for Colorectal Cancer at Concord Hospital.  Sonia has an extensive background in colorectal and cancer nursing having worked in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.  Sonia graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing degree (Flinders University, SA), followed by a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care (Kings College, London) and has a Master of Clinical Leadership (University of Tasmania).  Sonia lectures at the University of Sydney Nursing and Medical School (Concord).  She is involved in the postgraduate Masters of Surgery Course at the University of Sydney.

As the Colorectal Cancer Care Coordinator, Sonia coordinates the care of patients undergoing colorectal surgery for bowel cancer.  Sonia also provides support, education and resources for patients, families and the community on bowel cancer. 

Sonia Khatri

Gillian Richardson
Operating Theatres & Colorectal Outpatient Clinic
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Gillian Richardson is a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Colorectal in the Operating Theatres at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, a position she has held since 2010.

Gillian graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Technology and completed her New Graduate Program at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. She worked in the Colorectal ward as an RN before leaving to train as a operating theatre Nurse at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. From there she left to take up a position at The Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland predominantly working in the Colorectal theatres, After returning to Sydney, she worked at a private hospital and later returned to CRGH to take up a CNS position in the new digital theatres. As part of her role in Colorectal, she manages the Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgical Data Base. Currently there are over 900 retrospective Laparoscopic colorectal cases recorded in this database and it is used as a resource tool for multiple medical and nursing publications. She has completed her Master of Philosophy through the Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University and has been awarded an honorary title of Clinical Senior Lecturer through Sydney University for the Concord Clinical School, discipline of Surgery.

Gillian Richardson

Ian Whiteley
Nurse Practitioner
Stomal Therapy & Wound Management

Ian Whiteley is the Nurse Practitioner in Stomal Therapy at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, a position he has held since 2005. The Stomal Therapy Department coordinates the care of both in-patients and outpatients with stomas (colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy, caecostomy or appendicostomy).

Ian graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Newcastle and completed his New Graduate Program at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. He has worked predominately in the Colorectal Unit as a RN, CNS and A/NUM. This was followed by a secondment to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital as the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Colorectal and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Units. He has a Graduate Certificate of Stomal Therapy Nursing, Graduate Certificate of Nursing Education, Masters of Clinical Nursing and has completed non-award subjects from the University of Sydney Masters of Nurse Practitioner course.

Ian has academic affiliation as a Clinical Senior Lecturer with the University of Sydney Nursing School & Concord Clinical School, Discipline of Surgery. He is a member of the Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses and is a preceptor for nurses undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Stomal Therapy Nursing. He has published in national and international journals on a variety of topics.

Ian Whiteley

Anne Marie Lyons
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Stomal Therapy and Wound Management

Anne Marie Lyons immigrated to Australia from Ireland in 1996.  Anne Marie completed her nursing training in Watford England.

In February 1997 she was employed as a CNS at Concord Hospital in the Surgical High Dependency Ward.
Following completion of the Stomal Therapy Course Anne Marie filled the position of the Stomal Therapy Nurse CNS in April 2001 and continues to work in that role.

Anne Marie has held many positions over the years within the Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses (AASTN), including Chairperson, and currently remains an active Committee Member.

Anne Marie has presented at Conferences and is a regular speaker at the United Ostomy Associations Regional Meetings, besides having had several papers published.

NSW Stoma Limited retain the services of Anne Marie as their Stomal Therapy Nurse for members seeking professional help.

Anne Marie Lyons
Roger Riccardi
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Stomal Therapy & Wound Care

Roger Riccardi has been a part-time Stomal Therapist at Concord Repatriation General Hospital since 2003. He started in the Colo-Rectal ward as an Enrolled Nurse in 1999 and completed his Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Technology in Sydney in January 2003. Roger became a Trainee Stomal Therapist in December 2003 and completed his Graduate Certificate of Stomal Therapy Nursing in July 2005. Over the past 12 years Roger has also worked as Acting Clinical Nurse Consultant in Stomal Therapy.   

Roger also works on Ward 4 East which specialises in Urology, Plastics and reconstructive Surgery, Breast Endocrine and Infectious Diseases. Roger has also for filled the role of Acting Nurse Unit Manager on Ward 4 East during the past 4 years  

Roger has co-authored articles relating to Stomal Therapy in national and international journals and has presented at National meetings.
Roger Riccardi

Yanlan (Jess) Lin
Acting Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – ERAS Nurse Co-ordinator

Jess Lin is the ERAS Nurse Co-ordinator in Colorectal Department at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, a position she has held since 2016.  The ERAS Nurse provides education and coordinates the care of patients who undergo elective major bowel surgeries intra-operatively in Pre-admission Clinic, hospitalisation and post-discharge.
Jess graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from University of Western Sydney and completed her New Graduate Program at Concord Repatriation General Hospital.  She has worked in Colorectal Unit as a RN and CNS.  She is currently studying Post Graduate Certificate of Stomal Therapy.