Associate Professor Max Petrov

MD, MPH, PhD

Biography

  • Medical Doctor (MD) summa cum laude   
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) with specialisation in Clinical Epidemiology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Surgery

Research | Current

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

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BOOK CHAPTERS

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RESEARCH IMPACT

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SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE

SELECTED INVITED OPINION ARTICLES / EDITORIALS

  • Global epidemiology and holistic prevention of pancreatitis. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019; 16: 175-184. Read here.
  • Harnessing analytic morphomics for early detection of pancreatic cancer. Pancreas 2018; 47: 1051-1054. Read here.
  • Diabetes of the exocrine pancreas: American Diabetes Association-compliant lexicon. Pancreatology 2017; 17: 523-526. Read here.
  • The nescience and nascence of gastrointestinal motility research in acute pancreatitis. Scand J Gastroenterol 2017; 52: 615-616. Read here.
  • The oral refeeding trilemma of acute pancreatitis: what, when and who? Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2015; 9: 1305-1312. Read here.
  • Gastric feeding and ‘gut rousing’ in acute pancreatitis. Nutr Clin Pract 2014; 29: 287-290. Read here.
  • Moving beyond the ‘pancreatic rest’ in severe and critical acute pancreatitis. Crit Care 2013, 17: 161. Read here.
  • Abdominal fat: a key player in metabolic acute pancreatitis. Am J Gastroenterol 2013; 108: 140-142. Read here.
  • Predicting the severity of acute pancreatitis: choose the right horse before hitching the cart. Dig Dis Sci 2011; 56: 3402-3404. Read here.
  • Therapeutic implications of oxidative stress in acute and chronic pancreatitis. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 2010; 13: 562-568. Read here.

Postgraduate supervision

Expressions of interest are welcome from prospective honours, masters, and PhD students. Both domestic and international candidates are encouraged to submit their expressions of interest. Successful candidates will be offered the opportunity to conduct world-class research in the COSMOS (Clinical and epidemiOlogical inveStigations in Metabolism, nutritiOn, and pancreatic diseaseS) group.

COSMOS group was founded in 2012 and is hosted at the School of Medicine. Etymology of the word 'cosmos' is here. Our mission is to bring order to common disorders of the exocrine and endocrine pancreas for the benefit of patients worldwide. We focus on translational, clinical, and epidemiological research at the interfaces between pancreatic diseases, metabolic derangements, nutrition and gut function. COSMOS espouses the principles of equity to create meaningful learning experiences for all members of the group.

COSMOS STUDIES:

  • MIMOSA - MIld to MOderate acute pancreatitis: randomised trial of naSogastric tube feeding versus pAncreas rest
  • DORADO - Diabetes: pathOphysiology and Risk fActors after an episoDe Of acute pancreatitis
  • PICTOR - Patient Initiated and ConTrolled Oral Refeeding in acute pancreatitis: randomised controlled trial
  • LACERTA - LongitudinAl prospective Cohort study of mEtabolism afteR acuTe pAncreatitis
  • MENSA - Mixed mEal toleraNce teSting in pAncreatitis
  • CORVUS - ChrOnic pancReatitis: prospectiVe sUrveillance Study
  • NORMA - Nationwide epidemiOlogy of pancReatic and Metabolic diseAses
  • ARIES - Analytic moRphomics In pancrEatic diSeases
  • CETUS - Cross-over randomisEd Trial of beta-hydroxybUtyrate in prediabeteS

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS IN LEADING MEDICAL JOURNALS

Student: Sharanya Sankaran

Journal: Gastroenterology

Impact factor: 19.2

Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2/84 (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

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Student: Stephanie Das

Journal: Gut

Impact factor: 17.9

Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 4/84 (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

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Student: Jaelim Cho

Journal: Diabetes Care

Impact factor: 15.3

Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 4/145 (Endocrinology & Metabolism)

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Student: Amy Xiao

Journal: Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Impact factor: 12.8

Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 6/84 (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

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Student: Jaelim Cho

Journal: American Journal of Gastroenterology

Impact factor: 10.2

Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 7/84 (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

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Student: Ammar Alsamarrai

Journal: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Impact factor: 7.9

Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 8/84 (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

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Student: Zhiyong Dong

Journal: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Impact factor: 7.7

Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 11/160 (Medicine General & Internal)

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Student: Chirag Jivanji

Journal: Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Impact factor: 7.1

Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 12/160 (Medicine General & Internal)

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Student: Ruma Singh

Journal: Metabolism - Clinical and Experimental

Impact factor: 6.5

Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 14/145 (Endocrinology & Metabolism)

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Student: Melody Bevan

Journal: Clinical Nutrition

Impact factor: 6.4

Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 6/86 (Nutrition & Dietetics)

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Student: Ruma Singh

Journal: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

Impact factor: 6.1

Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 16/145 (Endocrinology & Metabolism)

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Student: Landy Wu

Journal: British Journal of Surgery

Impact factor: 5.6

Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 8/203 (Surgery)

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NOTABLE COSMOS ALUMNI (in alphabetical order):

ABDILE, Ahmed: BMedSc(Hons) with First Class Honours; Fowlds Memorial Prize (University of Auckland)

ABUNAHEL, Bassam: University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

AL MAMARI, Abdullah: BMedSc(Hons) with First Class Honours

ALSAMARRAI, Ammar: Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia

BEVAN, Melody: Dietitians New Zealand Top Student of the Year Award; MHSc with First Class Honours

BHARMAL, Sakina: MBiomedSc with First Class Honours; University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

CERVANTES, Aya: MHSc with First Class Honours

CHAND, Shayal: Ralph and Eve Seelye Postgraduate Scholarship; MHSc with First Class Honours

CHO, Jaelim: University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship; Travel Scholarship (The International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology)

DAS, Stephanie: MMedSc with First Class Honours

DeSOUZA, Steve: Wallath Prize (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences); John Hamel MacGregor Award in Medical Science

GILLIES, Nicola: Ralph and Eve Seelye Postgraduate Scholarship; MHSc with First Class Honours; University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

GOLDSMITH, Fuchsia: Education grant (Korean Society of Neurogastroenterolgy and Motility); MHSc with First Class Honours

GOODGER, Rachel: MHSc with First Class Honours

JIVANJI, Chirag: MHSc with First Class Honours; Fowlds Memorial Prize (University of Auckland)

KO, Juyeon: University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

MCKENZIE, Sarah: Dietitians New Zealand Top Student of the Year Award; MHSc with First Class Honours

PENDHARKAR, Sayali: MHSc with First Class Honours; University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship; Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust PhD Research Travel Scholarship; AASD Invesigator Award (Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes)

SINGH, Ruma: Poster of Distinction Award (Asian Pacific Digestive Week Federation)

SOO, Danielle: MHSc with First Class Honours

WU, Landy: Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust Research Scholarship in Health Sciences; MHSc with First Class Honours

YOON, Harry: Wallath Prize (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences)

 

COSMOS ALUMNI (by country of origin):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinctions/Honours

  • Kenneth Warren Fellowship (International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association)
  • Young Investigator Award (International Association of Pancreatology)
  • Rutherford Discovery Fellowship (The Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi)
  • Hamilton Memorial Prize (The Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi)
  • Sir Charles Hercus Fellowship (The Health Research Council of New Zealand)
  • Research Excellence Medal (University of Auckland)
  • Early Career Research Excellence Award (University of Auckland)
  • Butland Award for Early Career Excellence in Teaching (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences)

Areas of expertise

  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Metabolism
  • Nutrition
  • Clinical trials
  • Outcomes research
  • Evidence-based medicine

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Role: Associate Editor
Journal: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
Affiliated Society: American College of Gastroenterology
Impact factor: 4.8
Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 20/84 (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
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Role: Editorial Board Member
Journal: Annals of Translational Medicine
Affiliated Society: Society for Translational Medicine, Hong Kong
Impact factor: 3.7
Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 47/136 (Medicnie, Research & Experimental)
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Role: Editorial Board Member
Journal: Pancreatology
Affiliated Society: International Association of Pancreatology
Impact factor: 3.2
Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 38/84 (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
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Contact details

Primary office location

AUCKLAND HOSPITAL - Bldg 599
2 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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