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.
29 July 2021
After the success of last year's virtual work experience, the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) again hosted an online work experience week for students interested in pursuing a career in science and medicine.
19 July 2021
Congratulations to Dr Regent Lee at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) who has been awarded a grant of £246,226 from Heart Research UK for his research project ‘Using artificial intelligence (AI) for safer CT imaging of blood vessels’.
15 July 2021
With funding from Kidney Research UK, a team of researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Nottingham and University College London will develop ways to assess donor kidneys and predict how well they will work after transplant.
21 June 2021
A recent collaborative study from the University of Oxford has investigated the potential benefit of a combined therapy approach to prostate cancer treatment, using radiotherapy and vascular targeted photodynamic therapy (VTP), which could lead to first-in-man early phase clinical trials.
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.
Tumour heterogeneity and evolutionary dynamics in colorectal cancer
Chan DKH. and Buczacki SJA., (2021), Oncogenesis, 10
The Role of Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Pathogenesis: A Systematic Review
Ngetich E. et al, (2021), Vascular Medicine
The relationship between Lipoprotein A and other lipids with prostate cancer risk: A multivariable Mendelian randomisation study
Ioannidou A. et al, (2021)
Response to the Comment on "Meta-analysis of Effect of Volume (Hospital and Operator) on Carotid Revascularization Outcomes"
Poorthuis MHF. et al, (2021), Annals of surgery, 274
Preservation of the intercostobrachial nerve during axillary node clearance for breast cancer
Ahmed M. et al, (2021), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2021
Intraoperative transit-time flow measurement and high-frequency ultrasound in coronary artery bypass grafting: impact in off versus on-pump, arterial versus venous grafting and cardiac territory grafted.
Rosenfeld ES. et al, (2021), Eur J Cardiothorac Surg
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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.
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