Our 30 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 host two taught master's courses. We are also 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.
19 May 2022
New reporting guidelines, jointly published in Nature Medicine and the BMJ by Oxford researchers, will ensure that early studies on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to treat real patients will give researchers the information needed to develop AI systems safely and effectively.
12 May 2022
Today, the UK funding bodies have published the results of the UK’s most recent national research assessment exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
11 May 2022
The Surgical Intervention Trials Unit in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (SITU NDS) has had another successful year, now running ten randomised controlled trials across surgical specialties and securing a total of £32 million in current peer-reviewed grants.
10 May 2022
Two research projects at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) have been awarded pump-prime funding from this year’s CRUK Oxford Centre Development Fund.
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.
Interferon regulatory factor-5-dependent CD11c+ macrophages contribute to the formation of rupture-prone atherosclerotic plaques.
Edsfeldt A. et al, (2022), Eur Heart J, 43, 1864 - 1877
Preventable Burns from Domestic Tap Water
Prokopenko M. et al, (2022), European Burn Journal, 3, 362 - 369
The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Associated with Reduced Survival after Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Diagnosis: A Single-Centre Retrospective Analysis
Madge O. et al, (2022), Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11, 2574 - 2574
Medical Students Are Essential to Nonclinical Medical Education Research During COVID-19.
Kinder F. and Byrne MHV., (2022), Acad Med, 97, 624 - 625
‘Case of the Month’ from Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, UK: ketamine uropathy with metallic stents and obstructing calculus
Hamilton‐Baillie A. et al, (2022), BJU International, 129, 582 - 584
Catechol-O-methyltransferase activity does not influence emotional processing in men.
Martens MA. et al, (2022), J Psychopharmacol
Founded in 1937
Over 170 staff, students and academic visitors
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.
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