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.
13 February 2020
Around 150 staff and students from across the department gathered at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford on Thursday 6 February for our sixth annual NDS Research Away Day.
17 January 2020
As society battles with an obesity epidemic, new research from the Edwards group shows how increased body fat contributes to cancer establishment and progression.
17 January 2020
We are pleased to announce that the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) has launched a new journal showcasing case reports written by medical students at the University of Oxford during their surgical attachment.
9 December 2019
Dr Dimitrios Doultsinos, Prostate Cancer Research Associate at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), recently took part in a sixth form careers evening at Abingdon School.
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.
A systematic review to identify whether perfusate biomarkers produced during hypothermic machine perfusion can predict graft outcomes in kidney transplantation
guzzi F. et al, (2020), Transplant International
The First International Transplant Science (ITS) Meeting.
Chong AS. et al, (2020), Transplantation
An analysis of the association between older recipient age and outcomes after whole organ pancreas transplantation.
Mittal S. et al, (2020), Transpl Int
Novel Organ Perfusion and Preservation Strategies in Transplantation - where are we going in the UK?
O'Neill S. et al, (2020), Transplantation
Implications of celebrity endorsement of prostate cancer awareness in a tertiary referral unit- The "Fry-Turnbull" Effect.
Lovegrove CE. et al, (2020), BJU Int
Antibiotics versus topical antiseptics for chronic suppurative otitis media
Head K. et al, (2020), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Founded in 1937
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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.
Study With Us
Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development opportunities.
The Department's administration team is located in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Headington, Oxford.
Watch some of our researchers presenting their work.