About Dr Naseem Mirbagheri
Award-winning Female Colorectal Surgeon in Victoria
With a passion for innovative research, technologies, and treatments, Dr Naseem Mirbagheri is dedicated to putting the patient experience and positive outcomes at the centre of her practice. For male and female patients, discussing colorectal health issues or pelvic floor problems can seem intimidating or embarrassing, so your comfort as a patient is a priority. In her professional hands as one of the few female colorectal surgeons operating in Victoria, and currently, the only one holding a PhD in pelvic floor disorders, Dr Naseem Mirbagheri combines expertise and compassion in-patient treatment.
Since obtaining her medical qualifications from the University of Melbourne in 2003, she has spent over 14 years training extensively in surgery at multiple hospitals around Victoria and Australia including Box Hill Hospital, Epworth Richmond, Holmesglen, Eastern Health, Angliss, and BCH. She obtained her fellowship in General Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2012 and went on to spend three years in clinical research at Concord Hospital in Sydney investigating disorders of the pelvic floor.
That work, which resulted in Dr Naseem obtaining a PhD from the University of Sydney, made some unique findings that continue to give insight into how people may be helped with such disorders. Following this, she undertook post-fellowship training in general and colorectal surgery at Monash, Eastern and Alfred Health services, cementing her position in providing expert and empathetic colorectal surgery and laparoscopic care. Dr Naseem has published and presented her research on a national and international stage and brings her well-rounded knowledge to many organisations as a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. In addition, she has endoscopic skills recognised by the conjoined committee of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia.
Dr Naseem holds the following accreditations:
Qualifications and Education
MBBS (Hons) University of Melbourne.
PGDipSurgAnat Diploma of Surgical Anatomy, University of Melbourne.
FRACS Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
PhD Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney.
Thesis title: ‘The Acute and Chronic Effects of Sacral Neuromodulation in Patients with Faecal Incontinence’
- Health Research Methods & Ethics, University of Sydney, 2013
- Training in Professional Skills course (TIPS) 2012
- Management of Surgical Emergencies course (MOSES), RACS 2011
- Definitive Surgical Trauma Course (DSTC), RACS 2010
- Laparoscopic suturing workshop, RACS 2008 & 2009
- Laparoscopic hernia repair workshop, RACS 2008
- Critical Literature Evaluation and Research (CLEAR) Course, RACS 2008
- Diploma of Anatomy – University of Melbourne 2006
- Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST)- RACS 2006
- Basic Surgical Skill Course, RACS 2005
- Care of critically ill surgical patients (CRISP), RACS 2005
- Basic Paediatric life support course, Royal Children’s Hospital 2005
- Advanced life support course, 2004-2006 St Vincent’s Health Melbourne
- BACHELOR OF MEDICINE & BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MBBS 1998-2003)
- The University of Melbourne
- Clinical School: St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
- Dean’s Honours Student for years 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th.
- Robert Gartly Healy Prize in Surgery-MBBS 6th year
- Robert Gartly Healy Prize in Obstetrics-MBBS 5th year
- Clara Myers Prize in Paediatric Surgery-MBBS 5th year
- Beaney Scholarship for Surgery-MBBS 6th year
- AOA(Vic) Orthopaedic Prize-MBBS 6th year
Dr Naseem’s Research Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
Learn more about Dr Naseem’s research publications here