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.
3 September 2020
Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is one of the NHS trusts that will benefit from a £13.5m national funding boost to further enhance cellular pathology services and provide faster and more accurate diagnosis of deadly diseases such as cancer.
2 September 2020
Evotec SE, a drug discovery and development solutions company, today announced a partnership agreement with the University of Oxford regarding access to biospecimens from the biobank Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD), an initiative of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) at the University of Oxford in close collaboration with the National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) organisation in the UK.
14 August 2020
On Thursday 30 July, the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) hosted a virtual Patient and Public Information (PPI) event to seek the views of nine participants on the proposed use of digital tools and artificial intelligence in pathology.
23 July 2020
The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) during lockdown launched a brand-new virtual work experience programme for students interested in pursuing a career in science and medicine.
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.
The utility of automated volume analysis of renal stones before and after shockwave lithotripsy treatment.
Cui HW. et al, (2020), Urolithiasis
A new cancer on the block: Tuberous sclerosis-associated renal cell carcinoma
Cui H. et al, (2020), Journal of Clinical Urology, 205141582095643 - 205141582095643
Letter re: Nepogodiev D, Glasbey JC, Li E et al. Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international cohort study
RODRIGUES J. et al, (2020), The Lancet
Identification, selection, and expansion of non-gene modified alloantigen-reactive Tregs for clinical therapeutic use
Alzhrani A. et al, (2020), Cellular Immunology
One-week Perfusion of Human Livers: How Far Will We Go?
Friend PJ. and Ploeg RJ., (2020), Transplantation, 104, 1756 - 1757
Abdominal Normothermic Regional Perfusion in Donation After Circulatory Death: A Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal.
van de Leemkolk FEM. et al, (2020), Transplantation, 104, 1776 - 1791
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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