A/Prof Martin Healey

A/Prof Martin Healey is a well-regarded gynaecologist in the field of endometriosis. He is the head of unit for Gynaecology 2 at the Royal Women’s Hospital, which provides focused care for women with endometriosis and pelvic pain. Martin has completed a Doctorate of Medicine on the topic of Endometriosis, Pain and Inflammation and currently leads his research unit which has an increasingly high output of publications and presentations. He also directs an advanced laparoscopic surgical fellowship training program. He has a passion for research which will specifically enable better care for women with the combination of endometriosis and infertility.

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Publications

2021

Helen C. McNamara*, Helena C. Frawley, Jacqueline F. Donoghue, Emma Readman, Martin Healey, Lenore Ellett, Charlotte Reddington, Lauren J. Hicks, Keryn Harlow, Peter A. W. Rogers and Claudia Cheng on behalf of En-DIT (Endometriosis: Diagnosis, Innovation and Treatment) Research Group, "Peripheral, Central, and Cross Sensitization in Endometriosis-Associated Pain and Comorbid Pain Syndromes", Front. Reprod. Health, 01 September 2021,  https://doi.org/10.3389/frph.2021.729642

2021

Richards, L., M. Healey, C. Cheng, C. Reddington, C. Robson-Hamond, and U. Dior, Risk Factors and Outcomes of Conversion to Open Surgery in Benign Gynecologic Laparoscopies: A Case-Control Study. J Minim Invasive Gynecol, 2021.

2021

Holdsworth-Carson, S.J., M. Churchill, J.F. Donoghue, S. Mortlock, J.N. Fung, C. Sloggett, J. Chung, L. Cann, W.T. Teh, K.R. Campbell, R. Luwor, M. Healey, G. Montgomery, J.E. Girling, and P.A.W. Rogers, Elucidating the role of long intergenic non-coding RNA 339 in human endometrium and endometriosis. Mol Hum Reprod, 2021. 27(3).

2021

Gunawardena, S., U.P. Dior, C. Cheng, and M. Healey, New Diagnosis of Endometriosis is Less Common in Women over Age Forty Presenting with Pelvic Pain. J Minim Invasive Gynecol, 2021. 28(4): p. 891-898 e1.

2021

Colgrave, E.M., S. Bittinger, M. Healey, U.P. Dior, P.A.W. Rogers, J.R. Keast, J.E. Girling, and S.J. Holdsworth-Carson, Reply: The heterogeneity of endometriotic lesions could be explained by their progesterone resistance. Hum Reprod, 2021.

2020

Mortlock, S., R.I. Kendarsari, J.N. Fung, G. Gibson, F. Yang, R. Restuadi, J.E. Girling, S.J. Holdsworth-Carson, W.T. Teh, S.W. Lukowski, M. Healey, T. Qi, P.A.W. Rogers, J. Yang, B. McKinnon, and G.W. Montgomery, Tissue specific regulation of transcription in endometrium and association with disease. Hum Reprod, 2020. 35(2): p. 377-393.

2020

Levin, G., C. Cheng, M. Healey, and U.P. Dior, Endometriosis-It is not just benign. J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod, 2020. 49(7): p. 101744.

2020

Holdsworth-Carson, S.J., J. Chung, C. Sloggett, S. Mortlock, J.N. Fung, G.W. Montgomery, U.P. Dior, M. Healey, P.A. Rogers, and J.E. Girling, Obesity does not alter endometrial gene expression in women with endometriosis. Reprod Biomed Online, 2020. 41(1): p. 113-118.

2020

Collings, R., M. Healey, U. Dior, R. Erwin, A. Rosamilia, and C. Cheng, Effect of investigative laparoscopy on bladder pain syndrome: a prospective cohort trial. Int Urogynecol J, 2020. 31(8): p. 1583-1591.

2020

Colgrave, E.M., S. Bittinger, M. Healey, U.P. Dior, P.A.W. Rogers, J.R. Keast, J.E. Girling, and S.J. Holdsworth-Carson, Superficial peritoneal endometriotic lesions are histologically diverse and rarely demonstrate menstrual cycle synchronicity with matched eutopic endometrium. Hum Reprod, 2020. 35(12): p. 2701-2714.

2019

Steele, E., D. Bush, M. Healey, C.M. Rapsey, M. Peate, and J.E. Girling, Investigating the care needs of those with endometriosis: Are we listening to the patients? Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol, 2019. 59(6): p. 877-879.

2019

Richards, L., M. Healey, C. Cheng, and U. Dior, Laparoscopic Oophorectomy to Treat Pelvic Pain FollowingOvary-Sparing Hysterectomy: Factors Associated with Surgical Complications and Pain Persistence. J Minim Invasive Gynecol, 2019. 26(6): p. 1044-1049.

2019

Nisenblat, V., D.J. Sharkey, Z. Wang, S.F. Evans, M. Healey, E.M.C. Ohlsson Teague, C.G. Print, S.A. Robertson, and M.L. Hull, Plasma miRNAs Display Limited Potential as Diagnostic Tools for Endometriosis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2019. 104(6): p. 1999-2022.

2019

Mortlock, S., R. Restuadi, R. Levien, J.E. Girling, S.J. Holdsworth-Carson, M. Healey, Z. Zhu, T. Qi, Y. Wu, S.W. Lukowski, P.A.W. Rogers, J. Yang, A.F. McRae, J.N. Fung, and G.W. Montgomery, Genetic regulation of methylation in human endometrium and blood and gene targets for reproductive diseases. Clin Epigenetics, 2019. 11(1): p. 49.

2019

Leonardi, M., S. Reid, C. Lu, B. Gerges, T. Chang, L. Rombauts, M. Healey, D. Chou, S. Choi, D. Al-Mashat, S. Ahmed, R. Magotti, R. Nader, A. Adno, and G. Condous, Diagnostic Accuracy and Reproducibility of Predicting Cul-de-Sac Obliteration by General Gynaecologists and Minimally Invasive Gynaecologic Surgeons. J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 2019. 41(4): p. 443-449 e2.

2019

Horta, F., B. Vollenhoven, M. Healey, L. Busija, S. Catt, and P. Temple-Smith, Male ageing is negatively associated with the chance of live birth in IVF/ICSI cycles for idiopathic infertility. Hum Reprod, 2019. 34(12): p. 2523-2532.

2019

Holdsworth-Carson, S.J., E.M. Colgrave, J.F. Donoghue, J.N. Fung, M.L. Churchill, S. Mortlock, P. Paiva, M. Healey, G.W. Montgomery, J.E. Girling, and P.A.W. Rogers, Generation of immortalized human endometrial stromal cell lines with different endometriosis risk genotypes. Mol Hum Reprod, 2019. 25(4): p. 194-205.

2019

Dior, U.P., D. Nisbet, J.N. Fung, G. Foster, M. Healey, G.W. Montgomery, P.A.W. Rogers, S.J. Holdsworth-Carson, and J.E. Girling, The Association of Sonographic Evidence of Adenomyosis with Severe Endometriosis and Gene Expression in Eutopic Endometrium. J Minim Invasive Gynecol, 2019. 26(5): p. 941-948.

2018

Fung, J.N., S. Mortlock, J.E. Girling, S.J. Holdsworth-Carson, W.T. Teh, Z. Zhu, S.W. Lukowski, B.D. McKinnon, A. McRae, J. Yang, M. Healey, J.E. Powell, P.A.W. Rogers, and G.W. Montgomery, Genetic regulation of disease risk and endometrial gene expression highlights potential target genes for endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Sci Rep, 2018. 8(1): p. 11424.

2018

Dior, U.P., M. Healey, and C. Cheng, A Case of Extensive Diaphragmatic Endometriosis Diagnosed after Liver Retraction. J Minim Invasive Gynecol, 2018. 25(6): p. 948.

2017

Fung, J.N., J.E. Girling, S.W. Lukowski, Y. Sapkota, L. Wallace, S.J. Holdsworth-Carson, A.K. Henders, M. Healey, P.A.W. Rogers, J.E. Powell, and G.W. Montgomery, The genetic regulation of transcription in human endometrial tissue. Hum Reprod, 2017. 32(4): p. 893-904.

2016

Powell, J.E., J.N. Fung, K. Shakhbazov, Y. Sapkota, N. Cloonan, G. Hemani, K.M. Hillman, S. Kaufmann, H.T. Luong, L. Bowdler, J.N. Painter, S.J. Holdsworth-Carson, P.M. Visscher, M.E. Dinger, M. Healey, D.R. Nyholt, J.D. French, S.L. Edwards, P.A. Rogers, and G.W. Montgomery, Endometriosis risk alleles at 1p36.12 act through inverse regulation of CDC42 and LINC00339. Hum Mol Genet, 2016. 25(22): p. 5046-5058.

2016

Holdsworth-Carson, S.J., J.N. Fung, H.T. Luong, Y. Sapkota, L.M. Bowdler, L. Wallace, W.T. Teh, J.E. Powell, J.E. Girling, M. Healey, G.W. Montgomery, and P.A. Rogers, Endometrial vezatin and its association with endometriosis risk. Hum Reprod, 2016. 31(5): p. 999-1013.

2015

Healey, M., C. Cheng, and H. Kaur, To excise or ablate endometriosis: a discussion about terminology and study design. J Minim Invasive Gynecol, 2015. 22(3): p. 511.

2015

Fung, J.N., S.J. Holdsworth-Carson, Y. Sapkota, Z.Z. Zhao, L. Jones, J.E. Girling, P. Paiva, M. Healey, D.R. Nyholt, P.A. Rogers, and G.W. Montgomery, Functional evaluation of genetic variants associated with endometriosis near GREB1. Hum Reprod, 2015. 30(5): p. 1263-75.

2014

Piessens, S., M. Healey, P. Maher, J. Tsaltas, and L. Rombauts, Can anyone screen for deep infiltrating endometriosis with transvaginal ultrasound? Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol, 2014. 54(5): p. 462-8.

2014

Healey, M., C. Cheng, and H. Kaur, To excise or ablate endometriosis? A prospective randomized double-blinded trial after 5-year follow-up. J Minim Invasive Gynecol, 2014. 21(6): p. 999-1004.

2013

Cheng, C., M. Healey, and A. Clarke, A surgical case involving bladder endometriosis. Int Urogynecol J, 2013. 24(7): p. 1083-4.

2012

Cheng, C., A. Rosamilia, and M. Healey, Diagnosis of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome in women with chronic pelvic pain: a prospective observational study. Int Urogynecol J, 2012. 23(10): p. 1361-6.

2010

Healey, M., W.C. Ang, and C. Cheng, Surgical treatment of endometriosis: a prospective randomized double-blinded trial comparing excision and ablation. Fertil Steril, 2010. 94(7): p. 2536-40.

2004

Poliness, A.E., M.G. Healey, S.P. Brennecke, and E.K. Moses, Proteomic approaches in endometriosis research. Proteomics, 2004. 4(7): p. 1897-902.

2003

Varol, N., P. Maher, M. Healey, R. Woods, C. Wood, D. Hill, N. Lolatgis, and J. Tsaltas, Rectal surgery for endometriosis--should we be aggressive? J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc, 2003. 10(2): p. 182-9.

2001

Scurry, J., J. Whitehead, and M. Healey, Classification of ovarian endometriotic cysts. Int J Gynecol Pathol, 2001. 20(2): p. 147-54.

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