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Head, Colorectal Unit, Prince of Wales Private Hospital; Conjoint Associate Professor of Surgery, UNSW Sydney

Associate Professor Newstead AM is Head of the Colorectal Unit at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital. He is Chairman of the International Council of Coloproctology, the Bowel Cancer Foundation within Bowel Cancer Australia and the Medical Advisory Council of the Prince of Wales Private Hospital. He holds privileges at the Prince of Wales Public and Private Hospitals, Sydney Children's Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital, St George Private Hospital and St Luke’s Hospitals. Professor Newstead was founding Secretary, then President and subsequently Executive Director of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia & New Zealand. He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2005 for service to medicine in the field of colorectal surgery, particularly through the development of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australasia, the implementation of international specialist surgical training programs, and the promotion of health awareness initiatives.

Associate Professor Newstead has held numerous clinical positions in public hospitals and private practice in Australia and overseas since 1966. His teaching experience at the University of New South Wales started in 1969. Research interests include polyp syndromes and the relative risks of bowel cancer, bowel cancer incidence and prevention programs, surgical procedures for haemorrhoids and anal fissures, and pouch reservoir construction after radical bowel resections.

Honorary Fellowships:
Section of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Royal Society of Medicine
Association of Coloproctolology of Great Britain and Ireland
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons


  • –present
    Head of the Colorectal Unit , Prince of Wales Private Hospital


  • 1980 
    American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • 1974 
    Royal College of Surgeons of England , Fellow
  • 1971 
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons , Fellow
  • 1966 
    Sydney University, MB BS