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‘Innovations in access surgery’



James GilbertMr James Gilbert is a Consultant Transplant and Vascular Access Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is a specialist in kidney and pancreas transplantation and vascular access surgery, and has a particular interest and expertise in complex re-do and salvage access surgery and access in patients with central vein pathology.

Mr Gilbert currently leads the dialysis access and pancreas transplant programmes. He inserted Europe’s first HeRO graft in 2013 and currently has the biggest European experience of HeRO graft usage in central vein stenosis. He has also developed a vascular access programme for patients with intestinal failure.

Mr Gilbert is an educationalist and has a Masters in Education. He is involved with undergraduate and postgraduate training and has been responsible for the development of surgical educational supervisors across Health Education Thames Valley. He is one of the Trust’s leads for education and has just been appointed the Training Programme Director for Core Surgery in HETV. When not frantically working he enjoys cooking, triathlons, armchair sporting punditry and spending time with his wife and two children.


Dr Simon Knight is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences. Read his staff profile.


All members of the University and NHS clinical staff are welcome.