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Dr James Fergusson

Qualifications, Training and Research


Bachelor of Medicine with Honours, 
Bachelor of Medical Science, University Medal

University of Newcastle

FRACS, General Surgery
Gordon Gordon Taylor Medal
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Specialist Registration
United Kingdom General Medical Council

Australian & Aotearoa New Zealand
Hepatic, Pancreatic & Biliary Association

Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy,
Gastroenterology Society of Australia


General Surgery Training
Canberra Hospital and Westmead Hospital

Fellowship Training
Canberra Hospital
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Research Publications

1. Cotteril GF, Fergusson JA, Gani JS, Burns GF.  Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy of Collagen I reveals filament bundles to be arranged in a left-handed helix.  Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 1993. 194(2):973-7.


2. Fergusson JA, Malecky G, Simpson E.  Lead foreign body ingestion in children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 1997;  33:542-544.


3. Fergusson JA, MacLellan DG.  Wound healing in the elderly.  The Australian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 1997; 27:461-7.


4. Fergusson JA, Simpson E. Management of Atypical Mycobacterial infections in children. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 1999; 69: 426-9.


5. Fergusson JA, K Hitos, E Simpson. The utility of white cell count and ultrasound in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 2002; 72: 781-5.


6. Tait N, Fergusson J. Resection for hepatic hemiangiomas. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2007; 22: 1705.


7. Avard B, Fergusson J. Necrotizing pancreatitis and antibiotic prophylaxis … To use or not to use … that is the question. Journal of Gastroenterolgy and Hepatology. 2009; 24: 710-11.


8. Gananadha S, Fergusson J. Moderate acute cholecystitis: to cut now or to cut later. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2009; 24: 1857-61.


9. Fergusson J. Investigation and management of hepatic incidentalomas. Journal of  Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2012 Dec;27(12):1772-82.

10. Kim M, Beenen E, Fergusson J.  Spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula by gallstone erosion into abdominal wall. ANZ J Surg. 2014 Nov;84(11):888-9.

11. Small bowel obstruction in the virgin abdomen: the need for a mandatory laparotomy explored. Beardsley C, Furtado R, Mosse C, Gananadha S, Fergusson J, Jeans P, Beenen E. Am J Surg. 2014 Aug;208(2):243-8.

12. Low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm (LAMN) as a mimicker of perforated diverticulitis: a case report.  Shean C, Balasooriya J, Fergusson J.

J Surg Case Rep. 2022 Feb 11;2022(2):rjac014.


13. Minimally invasive McKeown's vs open oesophagectomy for cancer: A meta-analysis.

Shanmugasundaram R, Hopkins R, Neeman T, Beenen E, Fergusson J, Gananadha S.

Eur J Surg Oncol. 2019 Jun;45(6):941-949.


14. Invasive gallbladder mass masquerading as cancer.  Hall C, McLaren M, Serrao-Brown H, Sivalingam J, Fergusson J.  ANZ J Surg. 2022 Feb 22. doi: 10.1111/ans.17568.

Current Consulting Hospitals

Canberra Hospital, Senior Staff Specialist Hepatobiliary Surgeon

National Capital Private Hospital, Visiting Medical Officer

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital, Visiting Medical Officer

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