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A/Professor Warwick Teague
A/Prof Teague is an Honorary Fellow within the Surgical Research Group, Infection and Immunity Theme, whose research interests are focused around gut developmental biology and clinical research addressing neonatal surgical conditions, minimal access surgery in children, and prevention of childhood trauma (see below). A/Prof Teague previously completed a DPhil within the Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford, conducting developmental biology research investigating the ontogeny of pancreatic islet cells within a chick-quail chimera model.
A/Prof Teague is also Director of the Trauma Service, and Academic Paediatric Surgeon within the Department of Paediatric Surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital. His clinical interests are varied, and include upper gastrointestinal, thoracic, neonatal, burns and trauma surgery. He has a particular interest in the application of minimal access surgery within paediatric and neonatal surgery.
Finally, A/Prof Teague is active with various teaching and student research commitments within the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
Director, Trauma Service, The Royal Children’s Hospital
Academic Paediatric Surgeon, Department of Paediatric Surgery, The Royal Children’s Hospital
A/Prof Teague is establishing a research programme which utilises a murine model to investigate the developmental of the duodenum (first segment of gut after the stomach). The translation of this research is to duodenal atresia, a condition affecting 1:4000 newborns in which the duodenum is blocked or narrowed at birth. The cause of duodenal atresia is not known, and may have a genetic basis. Previous studies suggest implicate genes within the Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) family, e.g. FGF10 and its receptor, FGR2b.
Clinical Paediatric Surgery
A/Prof Teague has previously undertaken a fellowship in minimal access (‘keyhole’) surgery at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK. He is committed to clinical research, which informs the safe and effective use of minimal access surgery in neonatal and paediatric conditions, e.g. oesophageal atresia, pyloric stenosis and appendicitis.
A/Prof Teague leads the Royal Children’s Hospital Trauma Service, which is responsible for overseeing, maintaining, improving and developing the trauma systems which underpin the care of severely injured children. Informed by this role and practice, A/Prof Teague is engaged in research addressing targets for prevention of paediatric trauma, and systems to ensure quality, timely and effective management for severely injured children.
- Studies of the role of fibroblast growth factor signalling in duodenal development.
- The safety of selective echocardiography in neonates with oesophageal atresia and duodenal atresia.
- Epidemiology of hospital-admitted horse-related trauma - safer on or off the horse?
- Changes in the pattern of hospital-admitted trauma for trampolines.
- RESTORE (REcovery after Serious Trauma – Outcomes, Resource use of patient Experiences); NHMRC funded, multicentre study investigating quantitative and qualitative measures of long-term outcomes of major trauma.
1. Braaf S, Ameratunga S, Teague WJ, Jowett H, Gabbe B. Caregiver reports of children’s activity participation following serious injury. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2016. (in press)
2. King SK, Teague WJ. An unusual passage of a nasogastric tube in esophageal atresia. The Journal of Pediatrics 2016. pii: S0022-3476(15)01632-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.12.043. [Epub ahead of print]
3. Teague WJ, Karpelowsky J. Surgical management of oesophageal atresia. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews (in press)
4. Teague WJ, King SK. An "attractive" use of appendicectomy: removing swallowed magnets. British Journal of Surgery 2015; 102(13): 1648, 1657 [Snapshots in Surgery; not PubMed indexed]
5. Teague WJ, King SK. Paediatric surgery for the busy GP: getting the referral right. Australian Family Physician 2015; 44(12): 890-894
6. Teague WJ, Fouad D, Munro FD, McCabe AJ. Complicated vascular access port removals: incidence, antecedents and avoidance. Pediatric Surgery International 2015; 31(9): 859-864.
7. Keys C, Johnson C, Teague W, MacKinlay G. One hundred years of pyloric stenosis in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh, Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2015; 50(2): 280-284.
8. Cundy TP, Gardener GJ, Andersen CC, Kirby CP, McBride CA, Teague WJ. Fetoscopic Endoluminal Tracheal Occlusion (FETO) for congenital diaphragmatic hernia in Australia and New Zealand – are we willing, able, both, or neither? Journal of Paediatric and Child Health 2014; 50(3):226-233.
9. Teague WJ, Vaughan EM, McHoney M, McCabe AJ. Swallowed magnets and batteries: a dangerous but not unexpected attraction. BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-009073.
Nataraja RM, Teague WJ, Galea J, Moore L, Haddad MJ, Tsang T, Khurana S, Clarke SA. Comparison of intraabdominal abscess formation after laparoscopic and open appendicectomies in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2012; 47(2):317-321.
Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation
MCRI Theme Funding