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.
JNDS: new issue published
22 March 2023
A new issue of Journal of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (JNDS) has just been published.
Study shows delaying treatment for localised prostate cancer does not increase mortality risk
13 March 2023
Active monitoring of prostate cancer has the same high survival rates after 15 years as radiotherapy or surgery, reports the largest study of its kind.
Prostate cancer AI diagnosis tool begins evaluation in Oxford
10 March 2023
New artificial intelligence software that can help to spot prostate cancer is being trialled by researchers at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust.
Beyond Boundaries school science and art competition opens for entries
7 March 2023
The University of Oxford’s science-inspired art competition for Oxfordshire state school students in Years 5 to 8 is back. Beyond Boundaries is profiling six Oxford researchers, including Sushma Shankar from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, to inspire this year’s artwork entries.
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.
Protective Role for Smooth Muscle Cell Hepcidin in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
Loick P. et al, (2023), Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol
Effectiveness of nail bed repair in children with or without replacing the fingernail: NINJA multicentre randomized clinical trial.
Jain A. et al, (2023), Br J Surg
Clinical support during covid-19: An opportunity for service and learning? A cross-sectional survey of UK medical students.
Byrne MHV. et al, (2023), Med Teach, 1 - 12
Getting Recovery Right After Neck Dissection (GRRAND-F): Mixed-methods feasibility study to design a pragmatic randomised controlled trial
Smith TO. et al, (2023), Frontiers in Oncology, 13
Neural oscillatory characteristics of feedback-associated activity in globus pallidus interna.
Choubdar H. et al, (2023), Sci Rep, 13
Patient-Reported Outcomes 12 Years after Localized Prostate Cancer Treatment
Donovan JL. et al, (2023), NEJM Evidence
Founded in 1937
Over 170 staff, students and academic visitors
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.
Watch some of our researchers presenting their work.