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Professor John Hutson
Professor John Hutson is the Chair of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Melbourne, and one of the consultant Paediatric Urologists at The Royal Children's Hospital and Joint Group Leader for the Surgical Research Group at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.
Professor Hutson has three doctorates (MD,UMelb; MD,Monash, DSc,UMelb) in the area of sexual development and has studied mechanism of testicular descent for many years. He has developed special expertise and interest in understanding the causes (and new treatments for) intractable constipation in children.
He is the author of numerous papers and books for teaching medical students, as well as monographs on testicular descent, kidney and urogenital malformations and disorders of sex development.
2006: Research prize, Royal Australian College of Surgeons
2007: Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), Australian Government
2007: Coe Medal, Pacific Association of Paediatric Surgeons,
2008: Sir Denis Brown Medal, British Paediatric Surgery Society
2009: Chairman's Medal, The Royal Children's Hospital
Professor Hutson has spent 25 years with a special interest in embryology of sexual development and testicular descent, and in recent years has developed special expertise in the management of disorders of the large bowel, including anorectal anomalies, Hirschsprung disease and slow-transit constipation.
- Testicular descent
- Germ cell development
- Hypospadias & Penile development (with Monash University)
- Transcutaneous electrical stimulation for constipation
Harisis GN, Lewis AG, Southwell BR, Hutson JM. Hoxa-11 maintains cell proliferation in the mouse gubernaculum to facilitate testicular descent. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 48(12):2431-6.
Chisholm RH, Hughes BD, Landman KA, Hutson JM. Mathematical modelling of gubernaculum during inguino-scrotal migration shows limb bud characteristics. J Pediatr Surg. 2013. 48(8):1762-6
Harisis GN, Chen N, Farmer PJ, Bodemer D, Li R, Sourial M, Southwell BR, Balic A, Hutson JM. Wnt signalling in testicular descent: a candidate mechanism for cryptorchidism in Robinow syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2013. 48(7):1573-7.
Hutson JM. Journal of Pediatric Surgery – Sponsored Fed McLeod Lecture. Undescended testis: the underlying mechanisms and the effects of germ cells that cause infertility cancer. J Pediatr Surg. 2013. 48(5):903-8.
Hutson JM, Southwell BR, Li R, Lie G, Ismail K, Harisis G, Chen N. The regulation of testicular descent and the effects of cryptorchidism. Endocr Rev. 2013. 34(5):725.52.
Hutson JM, Li R, Southwell BR, Petersen BL, Thorup J, Cortes D. Germ cell development in the postnatal testis: the key to prevent malignancy in cryptorchidism? Fron Endocrinol (Lausanne. 2013. 3:176.
Clarke MC, Catto-Smith AG, King SK, Dinning PG, Cook IJ, Chase JW, Gibb SM, Robertson VJ, Simpson D, Hutson JM, Southwell BR. Transabdominal electrical stimulation increases colonic propagating pressure waves in paediatric slow transit constipation. J Pediatr Surg. 2012. 47(12):2279.84.
Yik YI, Cook DJ, Veysey DM, Tudball CF, Cain TM, Southwell BR. Hutson JM. How common is colonic elongation in children with slow-transit constipation or anorectal retention? J Pediatr Surg. 2012. 47(7):1414-20
Yik YI, Ismail KA, Hutson JM, Southwell BR. Home transcutaneous electrical stimulation to treat children with slow-transit constipation. J Pediatr Surg. 2012. 47(6):1285-90.
Nation TR, Buraundi S, Balic A, Farmer PJ, Newgreen D, Southwell BR, Hutson JM. The effect of flutamide on expression of androgen and estrogen receptors in the gubernaculum and surrounding structures during testicular descent. J Pediatr Surg. 2011. 46(12):2358-62.