Our 22 research groups, based around 18 research themes, work together under a common goal of education and surgical intervention.
We offer opportunities for research training for clinical and non-clinical graduates, and are responsible for delivering the surgical training to Medical School undergraduates.
We aim to showcase our research, inspire the younger generation, engage with the local community and raise debate on the impact of science on society.
17 September 2021
Nearly 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the UK. Perhaps the most significant clinical challenge today is deciding which type of treatment will work best for different patient groups.
16 September 2021
A number of staff from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) have been honoured at an annual awards ceremony.
16 September 2021
The University of Oxford has announced the promotion to Associate Professor of two senior academics at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.
8 September 2021
Dr Regent Lee of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences is one of eight Oxford University academics who have been awarded significant financial funding from the UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowships Scheme.
Surgical Grand Rounds
The Surgical Grand Rounds are the key educational meetings for consultants, juniors and medical students. Presentations revolve around clinical cases and are followed by lively, educational discussion.
Resources for Researchers
Explore our collection of resources useful to researchers in all parts of the research process, from experimental techniques to publication and review.
Assessment and Management of Dysphagia in IBM
WINTER S., (2021)
Single-cell ATAC and RNA sequencing reveal pre-existing and persistent cells associated with prostate cancer relapse
Taavitsainen S. et al, (2021), Nature Communications, 12
Transplant Trial Watch
Knight SR., (2021), Transplant International, 34, 1583 - 1585
Development of ex situ normothermic reperfusion as an innovative method to assess pancreases after preservation.
Ogbemudia AE. et al, (2021), Transpl Int, 34, 1630 - 1642
WHO/ISUP grading of clear cell renal cell carcinoma and papillary renal cell carcinoma; validation of grading on the digital pathology platform and perspectives on reproducibility of grade.
Browning L. et al, (2021), Diagn Pathol, 16
Gait-phase modulates alpha and beta oscillations in the pedunculopontine nucleus.
He S. et al, (2021), J Neurosci
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Women in Science
We are making positive changes to the way we support staff, including women scientists, in the department.
Supporting Our Staff
We actively promote the provision of a family friendly working environment, equal opportunities and career development.
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Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development opportunities.
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