Dr Mina Sarofim
Conjoint Lecturer

Dr Mina Sarofim

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

Master of Surgery

Doctor of Medicine (Distinction)

Bachelor of Medical Studies

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Dr Mina Sarofim is a specialist General Surgeon with subspecialty fellowships in Colorectal and Peritonectomy Surgery. He graduated medical school at UNSW with Distinction, then completed a Master of Surgery at the University of Sydney.

Dr Sarofim has quickly earned a reputation as a highly skilled surgeon, and is committed to providing excellent outcomes for his patients. He has a special interest in colorectal conditions, hernias and advanced endoscopy.

  • Journal articles | 2024
    Sarofim M; Ahmadi N; Morris DL, 2024, 'Shifting the paradigm of long-term total parenteral nutrition: Lessons from renal dialysis.', JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jpen.2602
    Journal articles | 2024
    Sarofim M; Slaar A; Dermout S; den Boer F; Engel A, 2024, 'Irritable bowel syndrome worsens faecal incontinence after primary repair of major obstetric anal sphincter injuries', Colorectal Disease, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/codi.16862
    Journal articles | 2024
    Sarofim M, 2024, 'Letter to the Editor: ESPEN practical and partially revised guideline: Clinical nutrition in the intensive care unit', Clinical Nutrition, 43, pp. 298, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2023.11.014
    Journal articles | 2024
    Sarofim M, 2024, 'Time to develop a new standard for defining success in global surgery training', Journal of Medicine, Surgery, and Public Health, 2, pp. 100050 - 100050, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.glmedi.2024.100050
    Journal articles | 2023
    Karam C; Sarofim M; Fewtrell M; Morgan M, 2023, 'Which tumor came first: Liver or the colon?', Journal of Gastroenterology Research and Practice, 3, pp. 1172 - 1172
    Journal articles | 2023
    Koh T; Sarofim M; Fok KY; Engel A, 2023, 'Can a normal appendix cause problems?', Archives of Cancer Science and Clinical Therapy, 6, pp. 1 - 5
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sarofim M; Ashrafizadeh A; Gill A; De Silva K; Evans J; Clarke S; Pavlakis N; Norton I; Engel A, 2023, '562P Quantifying the effect of colonoscopy and polypectomy rates in stage shift of colorectal cancer and reduced need for adjuvant chemotherapy', Annals of Oncology, 34, pp. S418 - S418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annonc.2023.09.1753
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sarofim M; Sarofim M, 2023, 'Fostering interdisciplinary colorectal and gynaecology surgery networks during training is crucial to maximise expertise and innovate patient care', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.13774
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sarofim M, 2023, 'Educating surgeons on the importance of nutrition', Precision Nutrition, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PN9.0000000000000056
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sarofim M, 2023, 'Empowering rural communities is the catalyst for global surgery equity', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 93, pp. 2569 - 2570, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.18704
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sarofim M, 2023, 'The quest for excellence in surgical research', The Surgeon, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surge.2023.09.006
    Journal articles | 2022
    Di Re A; Tooza S; Diab J; Karam C; Sarofim M; Ooi K; Turner C; Kozman D; Blomberg D; Morgan M, 2022, 'Outcomes following anastomotic leak from rectal resections, including bowel function and quality of life', , http://dx.doi.org/10.3393/ac.2022.00073.0010
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sarofim M; Ashrafizadeh A; Kabir S, 2022, 'A new hernia: Meckel's diverticulum within a parastomal hernia', Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjac398
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sarofim M; Ooi K, 2022, 'Reviewing perianal abscess management and recurrence: lessons from a trainee perspective', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 92, pp. 1781 - 1783, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.17750
    Journal articles | 2021
    Huang Y; Sarofim M; Cohen-Hallaleh R, 2021, 'Foreign body perforation of a jejunal diverticulum: a rare cause of rectal bleeding', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 91, pp. 465 - 467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.16170
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sarofim M; Di Re A; Descallar J; Toh JWT, 2021, 'Relationship between diversional stoma and mortality rate in Fournier’s gangrene: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, 406, pp. 2581 - 2590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00423-021-02175-z
    Journal articles | 2020
    Joseph C; Tsang CLN; Sarofim M; Lim CSH; Jaber M, 2020, 'Omental band causing gallbladder strangulation: a rare cause of cholecystitis and gallbladder perforation', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 90, pp. 1807 - 1808, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.15696
    Journal articles | 2020
    Karam C; Sarofim M; Turner C, 2020, 'Endoscopic retrieval of an impacted chicken bone in a sigmoid diverticulum', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 90, pp. 2579 - 2581, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.15951
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mahin HH; Sarofim M; Lim CS, 2020, 'Necrotic Excluded Gastric Remnant Post Gastric Bypass: A Rare Fatal Complication', CUREUS, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.11559
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sarofim M; Joseph C; Tsang CLN; Lim CSH; Jaber M, 2020, 'Bezoar due to laxatives: a rare cause of acute small bowel obstruction', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 90, pp. 1776 - 1777, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.15621
    Journal articles | 2020
    Trautman J; Sarofim M; Kwok A; Creber N; Winn R, 2020, 'Isolated unilateral vocal fold palsy: a rare complication of base of skull trauma', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 90, pp. 171 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.15043
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kwok AMF; Sarofim M; Still AB, 2019, 'Terminal ileum within a Spigelian hernia: a rare presentation of small bowel obstruction', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 89, pp. E564 - E565, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.14976
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kwok AMF; Sarofim M, 2019, 'Strangulated obturator hernia as an unusual cause of small bowel obstruction', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 89, pp. E538 - E539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.14868
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mahin HH; Sarofim M; Jaber M, 2019, 'Paraganglioma of the Gallbladder: An Extremely Rare Pathology', International Journal for Case Reports, 3
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sarofim M; Attwell-Heap A; Trautman J; Kwok A; Still A, 2019, 'Unusual case of acute large bowel obstruction: endometriosis mimicking sigmoid malignancy', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 89, pp. E542 - E543, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.14869
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sarofim M; Jarmin M; Malka V, 2019, 'Blunt force abdominal trauma: a rare case of multiple splenic pseudocysts', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 89, pp. 1160 - 1161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.14478
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sarofim M; Winn R, 2019, 'Rare case of delayed onset colitis due to immunotherapy for malignant melanoma', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 89, pp. E472 - E473, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.14768
    Journal articles | 2018
    Toh JWT; Salindera S; Sarofim M; Turner C; Patapanian H, 2018, 'An unusual cause of bilateral lower limb pitting oedema: Crohn's septal panniculitis diagnostic of erythema nodosum', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88, pp. E566 - E567, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.13507
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sarofim M; Teo A; Wilson R, 2016, 'Management of alternative pathology detected using CT KUB in suspected ureteric colic', International Journal of Surgery, 32, pp. 179 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.06.047
    Journal articles | 2014
    Menant JC; Schoene D; Sarofim M; Lord SR, 2014, 'Single and dual task tests of gait speed are equivalent in the prediction of falls in older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Ageing Research Reviews, 16, pp. 83 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arr.2014.06.001
    Journal articles | 2012
    Sarofim M, 2012, 'Predicting falls in the elderly: do dual-task tests offer any added value? A systematic review', Australian Medical Student Journal, 3 (2)
  • Conference Presentations | 2023
    Sarofim M; Ashrafizadeh A; Gill A; De Silva K; Evans J; Clarke S; Pavlakis N; Norton I; Engel A, 2023, 'Quantifying the effect of colonoscopy and polypectomy rates in stage shift of colorectal cancer and reduced need for adjuvant chemotherapy', presented at European Society of Medical Oncology Congress, 20 October 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Sarofim M; Ashrafizadeh A; Gill A; De Silva K; Evans J; Clarke S; Pavlakis N; Norton I; Engel A, 2023, 'Screening for colorectal cancer in Australia: the stage shift and decreased incidence caused by colonoscopy and polypectomy rate', presented at November Annual Academic Surgery Conference, 16 November 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Sarofim M; Long L; Wijayawardana R; Barat S; Ahmadi N; Morris D, 2023, 'Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC for colorectal cancer with peritoneal metastases: efficacy depends on extent of metastasis', presented at November Annual Academic Surgery Conference, 16 November 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Sarofim M; Wijayawardana R; Ahmadi N; Barat S; Morris D, 2023, 'Survival outcome of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC for colorectal cancer with peritoneal metastases', presented at PSOGI Congress on Peritoneal Surface Malignancy, 04 October 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Sarofim M, 2023, 'Should public healthcare fund Robotic Colorectal Surgery in Australia? A systematic review', presented at Society of Robotic Surgery Annual Meeting, 24 July 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Engel A; Mahoob S; Evans J; Hruby G; Sarofim M; Kneebone A, 2022, 'Assessing risk if patients were offered Watch & Wait more liberally stratified for potential APR avoidance', presented at European Society of Coloproctology, 16 September 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Nayak A; Gaszynski R; Sarofim M; Apostolou C; Das A, 2022, 'Use of vessel loops as drains for cutaneous lacerations with high risk of infection', presented at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, 02 May 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Sarofim M; Ooi K, 2022, 'After-hours perianal abscess surgery: is it compromising patient care?', presented at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, 02 May 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Sarofim M; Ooi K, 2022, 'Fever: a significant predictor of perianal abscess recurrence', presented at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, 02 May 2022
    Preprints | 2022
    Sarofim M; Slaar A; Dermout S; Boer FD; Engel A, 2022, Irritable bowel syndrome worsens faecal incontinence after primary repair of major obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS): a prospective cohort study, , http://dx.doi.org/10.22541/au.167033175.58864396/v1
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Joseph C; Sarofim M, 2019, 'Antibiotic prescription in acute surgical conditions – are we doing it right?', presented at GSA Provincial Surgeons Australia, 02 November 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Sarofim M; Cheah H; Wong K, 2017, 'Has CT Abdomen replaced clinical history and physical examination in the assessment of acute abdominal pain?', presented at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, 08 May 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Sarofim M; Cheah H; Wong K, 2017, 'Prospective evaluation of the role of abdominal CT in early diagnosis and management of acute abdominal pain', presented at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, 08 May 2017

Dr Sarofim is an academic involved in surgical education and mentoring at the University of Sydney and UNSW. He has a strong commitment to research with scientific publications in both national and international surgical journals.