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.
16 March 2020
A new Cochrane Review says Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) may be effective in reducing the negative impact that tinnitus can have on quality of life.
16 March 2020
Researchers from across the Medical Sciences Division are working hard to combat the COVID-19 crises. With particular strengths in infectious diseases and international health, we are well placed to contribute to better understanding and effectively controlling the epidemic.
27 February 2020
On Saturday 22 February, a team from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) enjoyed a day engaging with some of tomorrow's future scientists and surgeons at Swindon's first science festival.
13 February 2020
Around 150 staff and students from across the department gathered at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford on Thursday 6 February for our sixth annual NDS Research Away Day.
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 ONE Study: Evaluation of Regulatory Cell Therapy in Kidney Transplantation Using a Harmonized Trial Design
HESTER J. et al, (2020), The Lancet
Artificial Intelligence and Liver Transplant: Predicting Survival of Individual Grafts, A systematic review
KNIGHT S. et al, (2020), Liver Transplantation
Propagation of human prostate tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells.
Hepburn AC. et al, (2020), Stem Cells Transl Med
Sjögren syndrome/scleroderma autoantigen 1 is a direct Tankyrase binding partner in cancer cells.
Perdreau-Dahl H. et al, (2020), Commun Biol, 3
Timing of procedural stroke and death in asymptomatic patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy: individual patient analysis from four RCTs.
Poorthuis MHF. et al, (2020), Br J Surg
Effects of geometry on resistance in elliptical pipe flows
MOULTON D. et al, (2020), Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Founded in 1937
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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.
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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