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.
7 December 2023
At the recent IPITA-IXA-CTRMS Joint Congress in San Diego, Dr Mohamed Elzawahry was announced as one of the successful recipients of a TTS Scientific Congress Award for the work he has been undertaking over the past year as a DPhil student in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.
6 December 2023
Mr Keaton Jones, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), has three reasons to celebrate after scooping three prestigious awards.
5 December 2023
In a new article published in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology, researchers from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics (DPAG) and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) at the University of Oxford present compelling evidence that challenges established notions about oxygen delivery during organ perfusion.
5 December 2023
Professor Michael Douek has assumed his role as the 22nd President of the British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO ~ ACS), effective 7 November 2023.
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.
Imaging tumor lactate is feasible for identifying intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients with postsurgical biochemical recurrence.
Sushentsev N. et al, (2023), Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 120
Associations between types and sources of dietary carbohydrates and liver fat: a UK Biobank study.
Orliacq J. et al, (2023), BMC Med, 21
Cardiac Remodeling After Hypertensive Pregnancy Following Physician-Optimized Blood Pressure Self-Management: The POP-HT Randomized Clinical Trial Imaging Sub-study.
Kitt J. et al, (2023), Circulation
Long-Term Blood Pressure Control After Hypertensive Pregnancy Following Physician-Optimized Self-Management: The POP-HT Randomized Clinical Trial.
Kitt J. et al, (2023), JAMA
Single cell spatial analysis reveals inflammatory foci of immature neutrophil and CD8 T cells in COVID-19 lungs.
Weeratunga P. et al, (2023), Nat Commun, 14
Reply to Greg Shaw, John D. Kelly, and Monique J. Roobol's Letter to the Editor re: Freddie C. Hamdy, Jenny L. Donovan, J. Athene Lane, et al. Fifteen-Year Outcomes After Monitoring, Surgery, or Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer. N Engl J Med 2023;388:1547-58.
Hamdy FC. and Donovan JL., (2023), Eur Urol
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