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.
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.
21 November 2019
Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research for the ninth consecutive year in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
31 October 2019
During this year's IF Oxford Science + Ideas Festival, a NDS team of outreach volunteers spent a fun weekend stimulating young minds with a range of family-friendly activities.
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.
Associations of Perioperative Variables With the 30-Day Risk of Stroke or Death in Carotid Endarterectomy for Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis
HALLIDAY ALISON. et al, (2019), ahajournals.org
Lakhoo K., (2019), J Pediatr Surg
Early Online Attention Can Predict Citation Counts for Urological Publications: The #UroSoMe_Score.
Sathianathen NJ. et al, (2019), Eur Urol Focus
Timing of procedural stroke and death in asymptomatic patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy: analysis of VACS, ACAS, ACST-1 and GALA RCTs
Poorthuis M. et al, (2019), British Journal of Surgery
Using the consultation and scoping process to inform the ‘Implications for research’ section: an example from a suite of Cochrane Reviews on chronic suppurative otitis media
BURTON M. et al, (2019)
Genetic variants of calcium and vitamin D metabolism in kidney stone disease
HOWLES S. et al, (2019), Nature Communications
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