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.
29 February 2024
Artificial Intelligence has helped scientists reveal a new form of aggressive prostate cancer which could revolutionise how the disease is diagnosed and treated in the future.
25 January 2024
Women who are diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) outside the NHS breast screening programme are around four times as likely to develop invasive breast cancer and to die from breast cancer than women in the general population, finds a University of Oxford study published by The BMJ today.
19 January 2024
Surgical robotics are amongst the most complex devices entering healthcare, but how should we evaluate them? Published today in Nature Medicine, the Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment and Long-term monitoring (IDEAL) Robotics Colloquium outlines the latest guidance to aid researchers evaluating surgical robots.
3 January 2024
Professor Neil Mortensen has been appointed a Knight Bachelor in the King's New Year Honours 2024 for services to surgery and in recognition of his contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Understanding students' attitudes about work requirements before and during Covid-19.
Dominic C. et al, (2024), Med Educ
Balance Service and Learning: Insights From Volunteer Experiences of UK Medical Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Lynn É. and Byrne MHV., (2024), Academic Medicine, 99
Short S. and Issa F., (2024), Transplantation, 108, 306 - 307
Author Correction: The IDEAL framework for surgical robotics: development, comparative evaluation and long-term monitoring.
Marcus HJ. et al, (2024), Nat Med
Banff 2022 Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Meeting Report: Diagnostic Criteria for Vascular Changes.
Cendales LC. et al, (2024), Am J Transplant
Invasive breast cancer and breast cancer death after non-screen detected ductal carcinoma in situ from 1990 to 2018 in England: population based cohort study.
Mannu GS. et al, (2024), BMJ, 384
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