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Surgical Services

Meet the team

This page gives you details about the senior staff working in Surgical Services.


Management Team

Mr Richard D Bliss Clinical Director and Consultant Surgeon (Endocrine)

  • Clinical Director and Consultant Surgeon (Endocrine)
  • Tel: 0191 282 5549
  • GMC Code: 3173864
  • Qualifications: MA, FRCS
  • Special Interests

    Endocrine and laparoscopic surgery

  • Biography

    Qualified from University of Cambridge in 1986 and trained in the North East. Appointed consultant surgeon in 2000 after completing a fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Sydney, Australia.

    Clinical Director for Surgical Services since 2008 and appointed Trust Lead Cancer Clinician in 2013.

    Former executive committee member of British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons for nine years including six as Honorary Secretary and Treasurer, Council member of Association of Surgeons of GB and Ireland, and currently member of SAC in General Surgery. Examiner for MRCS and maintains a significant training and education interest.

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Thyroid Cancer clinic Monday morning with Dr Mallick, Endocrine and General Surgery clinics Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning

  • Name of Secretary
    Kelly Ingleson
  • Richard Bliss 

Mr Mike GrahamDirectorate Manager

Jill Harvey                           Assistant Directorate Manager 
Diane Henaghan Matron
Samantha Rutherford Matron 

Senior Clinical Team

General Surgery

Mr Fintan BerginConsultant Surgeon

  • Consultant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 28 20488
  • GMC Code: 4232436
  • Qualifications: MB BCh FRCSI FRCS(Gen)
  • Special Interests

    Intestinal Failure, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Surgical Nutrition.

    Infection in Surgery.

  • Biography

    I irained in Ireland, Australia and the North East, primarily in General and Colorectal Surgery. Subsequent interests have led to specialisation in the areas of complex inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and intestinal failure and the surgical care of these patients.

    Core member of Nutrition Multi-Disciplinary Team at both the Freeman Hospital and the RVI. Core member and surgical lead for IBD at Newcastle Hospitals.

    Research interests have included surgical complications, infection and sepsis.

    Instructor, Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient.

  • Directorate

    General Surgery

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital and RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    RVI: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and General Colorectal on Thursday mornings.

    Freeman: Intestinal Failure Clinic on Wednesday mornings.

  • Name of Secretary
    Ms Susan Gray
  • Any other Information

    Also provides services for emergency surgery and trauma.

  • Fintan Bergin 

Mr Richard D Bliss Clinical Director and Consultant Surgeon (Endocrine)

  • Clinical Director and Consultant Surgeon (Endocrine)
  • Tel: 0191 282 5549
  • GMC Code: 3173864
  • Qualifications: MA, FRCS
  • Special Interests

    Endocrine and laparoscopic surgery

  • Biography

    Qualified from University of Cambridge in 1986 and trained in the North East. Appointed consultant surgeon in 2000 after completing a fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Sydney, Australia.

    Clinical Director for Surgical Services since 2008 and appointed Trust Lead Cancer Clinician in 2013.

    Former executive committee member of British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons for nine years including six as Honorary Secretary and Treasurer, Council member of Association of Surgeons of GB and Ireland, and currently member of SAC in General Surgery. Examiner for MRCS and maintains a significant training and education interest.

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Thyroid Cancer clinic Monday morning with Dr Mallick, Endocrine and General Surgery clinics Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning

  • Name of Secretary
    Kelly Ingleson
  • Richard Bliss 

Mr Richard M CharnleyConsultant Surgeon (Hepatobiliary)

Mr. Mike J ClarkeConsultant Vascular Surgeon

Mr Adam CritchleyConsultant Oncoplastic Breast surgeon

  • Consultant Oncoplastic Breast surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 282 0188
  • GMC Code: 6030473
  • Qualifications: MBBS with Distinction (Newc 2001), FRCSEd (July 2011)
  • Special Interests

    Reconstructive Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Research, Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

  • Biography

    I graduated from Newcastle University Medical School in 2001. Following 12 months working in Adelaide, Australia (2002/03) I have completed my basic and higher surgical training in the Northern Deanery.

    In 2011/12, I spent 12 months at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield as one of the National Oncoplastic Fellows (TIG) specialising in breast cancer surgery and reconstruction.

    I was appointed to the Newcastle Breast Centre (RVI) in September 2013. I am actively involved in clinical and translational research, a member of the Association of Breast Surgeons, and committed to training future doctors and surgeons to deliver excellent patient care.

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    New patient clinic; results clinic; follow-up clinic; oncoplastic clinic.

  • Name of Secretary
    Kym Crowley
  • Adam Critchley 

Mr Jeremy FrenchConsultant Hepato-biliary and Transplant Surgeon

  • Consultant Hepato-biliary and Transplant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 223 1866
  • GMC Code: 4303219
  • Qualifications: BMedSci, MBBS, MRCS, MD, FRCS (Gen Surg)
  • Special Interests

    Retroperitoneal sarcoma

    Advanced laparoscopic/robotic HPB surgery

    Medical education

    Acute pancreatitis

    Nanoknife for pancreatic cancer

    Selective Intrahepatic Radiation Therapy (SIRT) for liver cancer

  • Biography

    Training

    Newcastle MBBS and higher surgical rotation; Specific training in Paris/Verona/Leeds/Dundee.

    Clinical activity

    Advanced laparoscopic/robotic HPB surgery; Complex Pancreas/Liver/kidney tumour resections; Selective Intrahepatic radiation therapy (SIRT); Acute Pancreatitis; Retroperitoneal sarcoma surgery; ‘Nanoknife’ therapy (Irreversible electroporation) for pancreatic and liver cancer.

    Committee

    Secretary of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland; Secretary of the pancreatic section of the British Society of Gastroenterology; Executive committee – international guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis.

    Education

    RCSEng College tutor; Surgical Chair of the Northern Deanery Education committee; Educational Lead directorate of surgery; Course convener – CCrISP/CST exam course/cadaveric HPB courses.

    Research

    Sarcoma research group – retroperitoneal lead; MD/MRes Supervisor; PhD/MD examiner.

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Wednesday afternoon/Friday afternoon – HPB and general surgery

  • Name of Secretary
    Aysha Glease
  • Any other Information

    Receptive to local/regional/supra-regional and international referrals.

  • Jeremy French 

Mr Hugh J GallagherConsultant Surgeon (Colorectal)

  • Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)
  • Tel: 0191 28 24662
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Name of Secretary
    Sarah McCarthy

Professor S Michael GriffinConsultant Surgeon (Upper Gastro-intestinal)

  • Consultant Surgeon (Upper Gastro-intestinal)
  • Tel: 0191 282 0234
  • GMC Code: 2433280
  • Qualifications: OBE MB BS, MD, FRCS, FRCS (Ed), FCS (HK)(Hon),FRCSI( Hon)
  • Special Interests

    Oesophagogastric surgery, cancer and early diagnosis and treatment of OG cancer.

  • Biography

    Professor Griffin qualified at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1978 and trained in surgery in the Northern Region.  He spent a year at the Chinese University of Hong Kong studying oesophago-gastric cancer surgery and interventional endoscopy. 

    He was appointed as Consultant Surgeon with an Upper GI interest at the Newcastle General Hospital in 1990 and developed the Northern Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Unit at the Newcastle General, setting up the first multi-disciplinary meeting for oesophago-gastric cancer in the United Kingdom in 1991. The unit moved to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, which has now expanded to include five dedicated oesophago-gastric cancer surgeons. The unit is now the largest in Europe and North America. 

    He is a full-time NHS consultant but was awarded a personal Chair in Surgery at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1999. He has championed the cause of specialisation and has been instrumental in the Improving Outcomes programme for oesophageal and stomach cancer by encouraging the centralisation of services in the United Kingdom. He continues to provide both general surgical and specialty on call and his major commitment is cancer surgery and therapeutic endoscopy. 

    He has served on the SAC in General Surgery and was President of AUGIS from 2004-2006 and President of the European Society of Diseases of the Esophagus from 2011 to 2013. He is Chairman of the Intercollegiate Specialty Board of Surgery and oversees all exit exams in the UK in General Surgery and has been an expert adviser to NICE, NCEPOD, NHS R&D and the Department of Health. He has been responsible for a number of external reviews of cancer services throughout the UK and abroad, and has published widely in the field of oesophago-gastric surgery holding visiting professorships in Europe, the United States and Asia. 

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    Endoscopy - Monday morning, all day Thursday. Operating lists Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Name of Secretary
    Ms Alison Hood
  • Any other Information

    Professor Griffin's real love is rugby, having represented Scotland at international levels but  loves all sport and his support for Sunderland Football Club is well known. He was awarded an OBE for services to cancer healthcare in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

  • Michael Griffin 

Mr Ben GriffithsConsultant Colorectal Surgeon

  • Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 28 24744
  • GMC Code: 4449072
  • Qualifications: MBChB BSc FRCS
  • Special Interests

    Locally advanced and recurrent colorectal cancer. Abdominal wall reconstruction. Advanced laparoscopic surgery. Regional anal cancer surgeon.

  • Biography

    I was born in Bolton and read medicine at St Andrews and Manchester universities. My basic and higher surgical training took place in the North West and included a year at the National Intestinal Failure Unit in Salford. I carried out fellowships in laparoscopic and recurrent rectal cancer in Aberdeen and Leeds respectively, before coming to Newcastle as a Consultant in early 2012.

    I am the RCS tutor for the RVI and enjoy teaching students and trainees at all levels. I lead the regional teaching programme for core and intermediate trainees and I review manuscripts for Colorectal Disease.

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    Thursday afternoon at the New Victoria Wing, RVI

  • Name of Secretary
    Lynn Bull
  • Any other Information

    Away from work, I enjoy  exploring Northumberland, skiing and taking my seat at Old Trafford.

  • Ben Griffiths 

Mr Paul J HainsworthConsultant Surgeon (Colorectal)

Mr Jon HansonConsultant Surgeon (Colorectal)

  • Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)
  • Tel: 0191 282 0018
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Name of Secretary
    Karen Earnshaw

Mr Nick HayesConsultant General and Oesophago Gastric Surgeon

  • Consultant General and Oesophago Gastric Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 282 0235
  • GMC Code: 2810632
  • Qualifications: MBBS FRCS(England)
  • Special Interests

    Mechanism of spread of oesophageal and gastric (OG) cancers. Development of OG cancers from pre-cursor lesions.

  • Biography

    I qualified from Newcastle University in 1983 and FRCS (Eng) 1987. I trained in posts in the Northern Region and the East Midlands.

    I was appointed as visiting Lecturer in Surgery to the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1996-97. Appointed as Consultant Surgeon to Newcastle Hospitals from 1997.

    I am the Chair of Oesophago Gastric TSSG for the North of England Cancer Network.

    Nationally, I have been Hon. Treasurer to the Association of Upper GI Surgeons from 2006, Co. Secretary of AUGIS Trading Ltd from 2007 and Co. Director of DDF Conference Ltd from 2010.

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday OPC, regular cancer counselling sessions

  • Name of Secretary
    Sylvie Hargreaves
  • Any other Information

    Operating lists Mondays and Wednesdays;  endoscopy sessions Thursdays

  • Nick Hayes 

Professor Alan F HorganConsultant Surgeon

  • Consultant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 213 7420
  • GMC Code: 4051983
  • Qualifications: MD FRCS(Gen)
  • Special Interests

    Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

  • Biography

    Professor Alan Horgan graduated from University College Cork in 1988. Following Basic Surgical Training, he completed his MD in Surgical Immunology at Harvard Medical School. Higher Surgical Training was undertaken in the West of Scotland Rotation following which he spent a year as Clinical Fellow in Colorectal Surgery at The Mayo Clinic.

    He was appointed as Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle in 1999. He has since co-founded and is Director of the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre and the Newcastle Translational Research Unit. He has concentrated his clinical and research efforts on Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and Enhancing Recovery after Colorectal Surgery, and in 2009 he was appointed National Clinical Lead for the Deptartment of Health’s Enhanced Recovery Programme.

    He has throughout his career, had close links with Surgical Education and is currently responsible for course development at The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday afternoon

  • Alan Horgan 

Mr Arul ImmanuelConsultant Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon

  • Consultant Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 282 0236
  • GMC Code: 4777252
  • Qualifications: MB BS MS MD FRCS
  • Biography

    I was appointed as a Consultant in General and Upper Gastrointestinal surgery at the Northern Oesophago-Gastric Unit in 2011. This was following a two year fellowship at the Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreatic and Biliary Unit at the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, Australia.

    I specialise in advanced laparoscopic surgical management for benign oesophago-gastric conditions and has recently initiated a minimally invasive approach to cancer of the oesophagus and stomach following a visit to Hong Kong and China. I also specialise in therapeutic endoscopy, and along with Professor Griffin have developed and established an endoscopic resectional approach to early gastric and oesophageal tumours. Along with Mr Hayes, I co-ordinate and provide the ERCP service to Royal Victoria Infirmary.

  • Directorate

    Surgery

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    General and Upper GI - Monday morning; Theatres - Wednesdays and Thursday all day; Endoscopy - Friday afternoon.

  • Name of Secretary
    Amy Rice
  • Arul Immanuel 

Mr Dayalan KaratConsultant Surgeon (Upper Gastro-intestinal)

Mr Nader KhonjiConsultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

  • Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 282 0197
  • GMC Code: 4092968
  • Qualifications: MB ChB, FRCSI, FRCS (Gen Surg)
  • Special Interests

    Oncoplastic breast surgery, breast reconstruction.

  • Biography

    I graduated from the University of Bristol in 1994. I trained in general surgery in both England and Wales and specialised in breast surgery. I undertook an oncoplastic fellowship at the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Morriston Hospital, Swansea in 2006.

    I was appointed Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon in Swansea in 2007, and was Lead clinician for Breast Services and Breast MDT Lead from 2011.  I moved to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 2013 to help develop the integrated breast oncoplastic and reconstruction service. I teach on the National Oncoplastic Fellows and Northern Deanery courses at the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre.

  • Directorate

    General Surgery

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    One-stop breast clinic, results clinic, oncoplastic clinic.

  • Name of Secretary
    Hilary Richardson
  • Nader Khonji 

Mr. Timothy A LeesConsultant Vascular Surgeon

  • Consultant Vascular Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 2137357
  • GMC Code: 2914529
  • Qualifications: MBChB, FRCS, MD
  • Special Interests
    Venous disease, varicose veins, vascular malformations, aneurysms, carotid disease, lower limb arterial disease.
  • Biography

    Mr Tim Lees has been a consultant in Newcastle since 1995 having previously trained in Manchester, Norwich, Newcastle, Sheffield and the USA. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He qualified from Manchester University in 1984, was awarded his FRCS England in 1989 and an MD with Commendation from Newcastle University in 1993.

    Within vascular surgery he has a particular interest in the management of varicose veins and complex venous disease. In association with his colleagues he has been at the forefront of the development of new techniques in the management of venous disease and the NVC is able to offer conventional surgery, radiofrequency ablation, laser ablation, and foam sclerotherapy for varicose vein treatment.

    Mr Lees is committed to audit and improving clinical outcomes, and is heavily involved in a national project to audit surgical results and to publish outcomes. He has served as chairman of the Audit & Research Committee of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and co-chair of the UK carotid endarterectomy audit with Royal College of Physicians and VSGBI. He is the clinical lead of a vascular expert working group on coding & HRGs and council member and past secretary of the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is currently the research lead for the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme.

    He has published widely in Vascular Surgery and has been principle supervisor of several Newcastle MD students.

  • Directorate
     General Surgery
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided

    Arterial Clinic - Monday p.m

    Venous Clinic - Wednesday p.m

    Varicose vein injection clinic - Friday
  • Name of Secretary
    Susan Mann
  • Mr. Tim Lees 

Professor Thomas LennardProfessor of Surgery; Associate Dean, Newcastle University

  • Professor of Surgery; Associate Dean, Newcastle University
  • Tel: 0191 282 4661
  • GMC Code: 2380083
  • Qualifications: MBBS (Hons), LRCP MRCS, MD, FRCS (ENG), FRCS (Edin).
  • Special Interests

    Breast and thyroid, and endocrine disease.

  • Biography

    I qualified in 1977 at Newcastle University and was appointed as Consultant Surgeon in 1988.

    I was appointed Professor of Surgery in 2000 and Associate Dean in 2014.

    I am a past president of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons, and an Associate Member of the GMC from 2000 to 2013.

  • Directorate

    Surgery

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday - breast clinic; Wednesday - endocrine clinic.

  • Name of Secretary
    Lisa Burten
  • Thomas Lennard 

Mr James McCaslinConsultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon

  • Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 243 7356
  • GMC Code: 6027205
  • Qualifications: MBBS FRCS MD
  • Special Interests

    Endovascular Surgery

  • Biography

    Mr McCaslin attended Newcastle medical school and went on to train in the North East as a vascular surgeon before taking a Fellowship in Perth, Western Australia to enhance his endovascular skills. 

    He is a co-founder of UKETs – a multi-disciplinary teaching collaborative for basic endovascular skills that won a national BMA award in 2014 for education, and a local NHS innovation award in 2013. 

    He currently sits on the Circulation Foundation committee as legacy officer and was Vice-President of the Rouleaux Club (trainee vascular surgeons) in 2012. 

    His research interests include simulation training and platelet function. He organises the local Arterio-Venous Malformation (AVM) MDT.

  • Directorate

    Surgery

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Arterial clinic – Tuesday afternoon; Venous clinic – Wednesday afternoon.

  • James McCaslin 

Mr Stewart NicholsonConsultant Surgeon

  • Consultant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 282 0188
  • GMC Code: 2632010
  • Qualifications: MB BS (Hons), FRCS England, MD
  • Special Interests

    Breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction.

  • Biography

    I was born on Teesside and studied medicine at Newcastle, qualifying in 1980. I began my surgical training in the North East where I developed an interest in breast cancer. Having completed the research for my MD thesis I moved to Bristol as senior registrar/lecturer to the late Professor John Farndon. I was appointed to my first consultant post in 1992 in Weston-super-Mare before moving to York in 1996, specialising in general, breast and endocrine surgery.

    In 2011, I moved back to the RVI as a full-time breast surgeon to lead the integration of the breast surgical oncology service with the plastic and reconstructive service, which had been established by Joe O’Donoghue and colleagues.

    I have previously been Honorary Secretary of the Association of Breast Surgery, and currently serve on the editorial board of BJS and review articles for EJSO.

    I am completing my induction to become an examiner for the Final Intercollegiate FRCS.

  • Directorate

    General Surgery

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    New, diagnostic and follow-up clinics and oncoplastic/reconstructive clinic.

  • Name of Secretary
    Mrs Kym Crowley
  • Stewart Nicholson 

Mr Stefan M Plusa Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)

  • Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)
  • Tel: 0191 282 4384
  • GMC Code: 2931867
  • Qualifications: BA. MBChB. MD. FRCS(Gen)
  • Special Interests

    General colorectal surgery and functional bowel disease including faecal incontinence and constipation.

  • Biography

    Qualified in Leeds and trained in Manchester, Chester, Portsmouth, Leeds and Newcastle. Appointed as Consultant at the RVI in 1998. Programme Director for General Surgery training in the North-East.

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Colorectal and functional bowel disorders

  • Name of Secretary
    Laura Maddison
  • Stefan Plusa 

Professor Gerard P StansbyConsultant Vascular Surgeon

  • Consultant Vascular Surgeon
  • Tel: (0191) 213 7204
  • GMC Code: 2781392
  • Qualifications: M.A. (Catab), M.B., M.Chir,F.R.C.S.
  • Special Interests
    Varicose veins, carotid disease, aortic surgery
  • Biography

     Professor Gerard Stansby qualified from Cambridge University and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 1982. He carried out many junior training posts in Cambridge and the East Anglian area before moving to the Royal Free Hospital as Registrar and subsequently Lecturer in Surgery. In 1993, he went to St Mary’s Hospital in London as a Senior Clinical Vascular Fellow and, in 1994, became Senior Lecturer in General & Vascular Surgery at St Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College, London. In January 2000, he obtained his current position of Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Newcastle and the Freeman Hospital.

    Professor Stansby is the author of more than 200 scientific articles and several books on venous and arterial diseases. He is co-chair of the TARGET-PAD group which aims to improve the profile and understanding of PAD in the UK, a Council member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Secretary of the Venous Forum and coordinating editor for the Cochrane Peripheral Vascular Diseases group and several medical journals. He is Chair of the NICE Quality Standards group for Venous thromboembolism, Chair of the Venous Thromboembolism clinical guideline group for NICE and was a member of group which produced the recent NICE Clinical Guideline on VTE prevention. He is Chair of North of England  Cardiovascular network group for Vascular Surgery.

    His other interests include undergraduate medical education and he is the author of a best selling surgical text book for undergraduates and an external examiner for Birmingham University Medical School and University College London.

  • Directorate
    Surgical
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided
    Monday am – vascular surgery and varicose veins. Weekly
  • Name of Secretary
    Julie Winship
  • Professor Gerard Stansby 

Ms. Lucy WalesConsultant Vascular Surgeon

  • Consultant Vascular Surgeon
  • Tel: 01912137148
  • GMC Code: 4029935
  • Qualifications: MB ChB, PhD, FRCS (Gen Surg), CASLAT
  • Special Interests
    Endovascular surgery, aneurysms, carotid disease, peripheral vascular disease, varicose vein surgery
  • Biography

    Lucy Wales qualified MBChB from the University of Bristol Medical School in 1993. She taught anatomy at Cambridge University before moving to London to continue her career in surgery and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1998.

    She worked as a Lecturer in Surgery at Imperial College, London, leading to the award of a PhD in 2003 for research into preconditioning and expansive remodelling. Her specialist surgical training took place at a number of major teaching institutions in London, including Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital and St. George’s Hospital. She obtained a post-graduate qualification in teaching and education from Imperial College in 2007.

    After spending a year at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia, gaining specialist experience in endovascular surgery, she was appointed to the Freeman Hospital in 2009 as consultant vascular surgeon with an endovascular interest.

  • Directorate
    Vascular Surgery
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Surgery
  • Clinics Provided
     Aneurysms, carotid disease, peripheral vascular disease, varicose veins - Tuesday PM / Friday PM
  • Name of Secretary
    Alison Ghafoor

Professor Steven A WhiteConsultant Hepato-biliary and Transplant Surgeon

  • Consultant Hepato-biliary and Transplant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 2137074
  • GMC Code: 3664863
  • Qualifications: MB. ChB. FRCPS (Glas), FRCS (Eng) , MD
  • Special Interests

    Advanced Laparoscopic Liver/Gallbladder/Pancreatic; Robotic HPB Surgery; Complex Liver Surgery; Pancreas and Islet Cell Transplantation.

  • Biography

    Professor Steve White graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School in 1992. He then spent two years doing research in pancreatic islet cell transplantation for which he was awarded a Doctor of Medicine higher degree. He was part of the team that did the first islet transplants in the UK and now has an international reputation in this area and is the only person from the UK who sits on the European Pancreatic and Islet Transplant Association Council (EPITA).

    He has also won numerous national and international awards for research with over 200 publications and was awarded a personal chair in HPB and Transplantation Surgery from the University of Newcastle in 2011. He was the Moynihan Travel fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Travel Fellow of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland as well as recipient of the Royal College of Surgeons New York inc fellowship which allowed training in The Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre New York (Prof Blumgart), The Mayo Clinic Rochester, The Johns Hopkins Baltimore and The University of Minnesota (Prof David Sutherland). He also spent a two year fellowship in the Leeds Liver Unit.

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    The Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday morning and Tuesday Mornings: Laparosopic and HPB Surgery

  • Name of Secretary
    Sharon Nevin
  • Any other Information

    Referrals local/regional/national as well as patients from abroad.

  • Steve White 

Mr Colin H WilsonConsultant Surgeon (Hepatobiliary)

  • Consultant Surgeon (Hepatobiliary)
  • Tel: 0191 223 1670
  • GMC Code: 4618296
  • Qualifications: MBBS FRCS PhD
  • Special Interests

    Liver, Pancreas, Kidney Transplantation

    Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery

    Neuroendocrine tumours

  • Biography

    I graduated from Newcastle Medical School in 1999 and did my initial medical training in Newcastle before an attachment to Cambridge University in 2001. In 2002 I returned to Newcastle and completed basic surgical training and a period of research in organ preservation leading to the award of a PhD. Higher surgical training was around the Northern Region with fellowships in kidney and pancreas transplantation in Leicester and Oxford respectively, and a final year in liver transplantation.

    I have been a council member of the British Transplantation Society and take an active interest in the management of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours (NETs).

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    General Surgery, Transplant, NET

  • Name of Secretary
    Veronica Farrow
  • Any other Information

    Responsibility to the National Organ Retrieval Service (NORS).

  • Colin Wilson 

Mr Michael Graham WyattConsultant and Honorary Reader in Vascular Surgery

  • Consultant and Honorary Reader in Vascular Surgery
  • Tel: 0191 213 7941
  • GMC Code: 2579782
  • Qualifications: MB BS Msc MD FRCS FRCSEd (ad eund) FEBVS
  • Special Interests

    Complex aortic disease

  • Biography

    Mr Wyatt is an NHS Consultant with a major interest in treating complex thoracic and abdominal aortic disease, using both open and stent graft technologies. Having qualified from Newcastle University, he trained in surgery in Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter and London. He presents and publishes widely on all aspects of vascular disease, and is the President-Elect of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (President, 2015-6).

    His other external responsibilities are as Treasurer of the British Journal of Surgery Society, Clinical Editor of Surgery, Vice Chair of the Ethics Committee, Chair of the General Surgical Training Committee, Vice Chair of the Vascular Surgery Clinical Reference Group and Chairman of the Society of International Vascular Surgeons. He runs a busy tertiary referral vascular practice at the Freeman Hospital, where he receives referrals from all over the country.

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon

  • Name of Secretary
    Michelle (Mon-Wed), Gayle (Thur/Fri)
  • Any other Information

    Consults privately at the Newcastle Nuffield Hospital on Monday evening and Saturday morning.

  • Michael Wyatt 

Mr Kamil WynneConsultant Upper-GI and General Laparoscopic Surgeon

  • Consultant Upper-GI and General Laparoscopic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 282 4244
  • GMC Code: 3367599
  • Qualifications: MBBS, FRCS
  • Special Interests

    Upper-GI Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery.

  • Biography

    I was appointed as a consultant in 1994 after completion of training in Yorkshire. Joined the upper-GI unit in 2001. This was the first example of “hub and spoke” in upper-GI cancer service. This has worked extremely well for the benefit of patients. My job is split half and half between the RVI and South Tyneside. All cancer operations for my patients are undertaken in RVI.

    I am actively involved in teaching and training and mentoring junior consultants. I also served as an examiner for FRCS and MRCS for Royal College of Surgeons.

  • Directorate

    Surgery

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    Thursday afternoons.

  • Name of Secretary
    Kath Black
  • Any other Information

    I love cricket and everything that goes with it, and still play in a minor Sunday League in Newcastle area.

  • Kamil Wynne 

Transplantation

Mr John HammondConsultant Surgeon

  • Consultant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 21 37389
  • GMC Code: 4713524
  • Qualifications: BMedSci (Hons), BM.BS, PhD, FRCS
  • Biography

    John Hammond graduated from the University Of Nottingham in 2000 and continued his basic and higher surgical training in Nottingham until 2013. During that time he was awarded Royal College of Surgeons of England and Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowships and was a National Institute of Health Research Clinical Lecturer. He has undertaken research fellowships in Pittsburgh and Norway and completed an HPB and transplant fellowship in Leeds. He has been a consultant in HPB and transplant surgery in Newcastle since October 2015.

  • Name of Secretary
    Lesley Robinson
  • Mr John Hammond 

Professor Derek M ManasConsultant Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon

  • Consultant Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 223 1192
  • GMC Code: 4059400
  • Qualifications: Bsc MBBCh Mmed (UCT) FRCSEd FCS (SA)
  • Special Interests
    Hepato-pancreato-biliary and transplant surgery
  • Biography

    Professor Manas was educated and trained in Cape Town, South Africa and completed fellowships at ‘Johns Hopkins - USA’ and ‘Paul-Brousse, Paris’. He was the recipient of the ’CJ Adams/Sandoz Traveling Fellowship’ to the UK in 1993 and joined the NHS at the Freeman Hospital in 1994.

    Professor Manas attained a personal chair in Transplantation at Newcastle University in  2007 and has been instrumental in successfully developing three super-regionally funded transplant programmes in the North East of England - namely: Liver, Pancreas and Islet transplantation – as well as establishing and managing Liver and Pancreas cancer surgery in Newcastle.

    Professor Manas is also a member of a number of national committees including NICE, Liver and Pancreas Advisory Groups, British Transplant Society and ELTA and was recently involved in re-designing the organ donor retrieval service on a national level. He is also Chair of the Transplant Surgeons Forum and has a well established national and international research reputation in primary liver cancer, radio-frequency ablation of liver tumours and liver transplantation for primary liver cancer.

    More recently Professor Manas has been developing the UK’s very first ‘Institute for Transplantation’ on the Freeman Hospital site – a fully integrated facility dedicated to all aspects of transplantation as well as fostering research and development all under one roof.

  • Directorate
    Surgical Services
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Name of Secretary
    Gail Pretorius
  • Professor Derek Manas 

Mr Gourab SenConsultant Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon

  • Consultant Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 213 7144
  • GMC Code: 4783231
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MS, FRCS(Ed), FRCS (Gen Surg)
  • Special Interests

    Conventional and laparoscopic surgery for liver, bile duct and pancreatic cancers. Liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation including living donor kidney transplantation.

  • Biography

    I completed my basic training in India before moving to the UK and I was trained in General Surgery and in Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgery in the North East of England.

    I was appointed as a Consultant in 2011 and since then, I have taken an interest in developing the cancer services for liver and pancreatic cancer in this region. I am the Clinical Lead for the Organ Retrieval Service and lead the day-case laparoscopic cholecystectomy service provided by Newcastle Hospitals. I am a member of the British Transplant Society, European Society for Organ Transplantation, International Hepato-pancreato-biliary Association, and other international organisations.

    I am involved in clinical research in the fields of environmental factors and biliary cancer and organ preservation.

  • Directorate
  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Hepatobiliary, Transplant and General Surgical Clinic - Friday afternoon.

  • Name of Secretary
    Sharon Osborne
  • Gourab Sen 

Mr Naeem SoomroClinical Director/Consultant Urologist

Professor David TalbotConsultant Transplant Surgeon

  • Consultant Transplant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 223 1351
  • GMC Code: 2613206
  • Qualifications: MBBS MD FRCS PhD
  • Special Interests

    Renal Transplantation

    Liver Transplantation

    Pancreas transplantation

    Access surgery for dialysis

  • Biography
    Mr Talbot qualified at the University of Newcastle in 1982 and trained across the Northern Region and the West Midlands. He has been a Consultant Surgeon at the Newcastle Hospitals since 1995.  Mr Talbot has carried out early research into sensitive assays for the detection of donor directed antibody followed by later research into viral infection of the immuno-compromised patient, chronic rejection and immunosuppression. His main research interest has been in the marginal donor particularly the non-heart beating donor. Different methods have been evolved to improve the quality of organs obtained from this source resulting in the widespread use of kidneys, livers and now also the pancreas and lung.
  • Directorate
    Surgical Services 
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday am - general clinic

    Thursday - liver transplant

    Friday am - access surgery

    Friday pm - renal transplant

  • Name of Secretary
    Jackie Tippett
  • Any other Information

    Mr Talbot’s hobbies include all sorts of ‘do it yourself’ including plumbing, energy conservation and boating.  

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