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Teaching and Research

Dr Chandra is actively involved in training advanced surgical trainees in General Surgery as well as post – Fellowship trainees in colorectal surgery. He is involved in clinical research at the Royal Melbourne and Box Hill hospitals having regularly published articles in peer reviewed journals.

Below is a list of recently published articles:

Sammour T, Chandra R, Moore JW. Extended venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after colorectal cancer surgery: the current state of the evidence. Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis. 2015 Nov 21:1-6.

Finlayson A, Chandra R, Hastie IA, Jones IT, Shedda S, Hong MK, Yen A, Hayes IP. Triradiate caecal fold: Is it a useful landmark for caecal intubation in colonoscopy? World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2015 Sep 25;7(13):1103.

Ong WM, Matheson J, Chandra R, Stella DL. Omental infarction: a case of a whole omental infarct. ANZ journal of surgery. 2015 Aug 1.

Sammour T, Jones IT, Gibbs P, Chandra R, Steel MC, Shedda SM, Croxford M, Faragher I, Hayes IP, Hastie I. Comparing oncological outcomes of laparoscopic versus open surgery for colon cancer: Analysis of a large prospective clinical database. J Surg Oncol. (2015) Jun; 111(7):891-8.

Mushaya C, Chandra R, Sansom W, Keck JO. Temporary diverting ileostomy via the umbilicus: a small case series. Int Surg. (2015) Mar; 100(3):436-43

Na AF, Brown S, Chandra R. Appendiceal tuberculosis. ANZ J Surg (2015) Mar 2. Doi:10.1111/ans.13016. [Epub ahead of print]

Wei M, Hardley A, Chandra R. Unusual inguinal mass. ANZ J Surg (2015) Apr 19. Doi: 10.1111/ans.13121. [Epub ahead of print]

Mushaya C, Chandra R, Sansom W, Keck JO. Umbilical stoma as a diverting loop ileostomy in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. ANZ J Surg. (2014) May 30. doi: 10.1111/ans. 12698. [Epub ahead of print]

Chandra R, Melino G, Thomas M, Lawrence M, Hunter RA, Moore JWE. Is Extended Thromboprophylaxis Necessary in Elective Colorectal Cancer Surgery? ANZ Journal of Surgery. (2013) Dec 83(12): 968-972.

Wakeman C, Yu V, Chandra R, Staples M, Wale R, McLean C, Bell S. Lymph node yield following injection of Patent blue V dye into colorectal cancer specimens. Colorectal Diseases. (2011) Sep 13(9):e266-269.

Chandra R, Moore JWE. The surgical options and management of intestinal Crohn’s disease. The Indian Journal of Surgery. (2011) Sep:1-7.

Chandra R, Wong A, Keck JO. Acute appendicitis (Book chapter): The Appendix. Elsevier Clinical Advisory Board [ECAB] (2011).

Chandra R, Pilgrim CH, Usatoff V. Staged Liver Resection for Colorectal Metastases. A valuable strategy or a waste of time? Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Disease International. (2010) Dec;9(6):600-4.

Chandra R, Pratap U, Walker SR, Beasley A, Frahm-Jensen G. Stent graft repair of a hepatic artery aneurysm. European Journal of Radiology. (2009, Jun 17) {Online}. URL:

Chandra R, Wongprasartsuk S, Tong S, Sigston EAW, Vallance NA

Internal Jugular Vein Dissection: A Rare Complication of Neurofibromatosis.

Australian Journal of Otolaryngology (2004) Nov 7(2):90-92.