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This is one of few academic paediatric surgical units in the United Kingdom, and seeks to successfully translate basic science and clinical research from laboratory bench to patient bedside. The principal emphases of the unit are the endocrine and exocrine pancreas, developmental anomalies of the gut, and evidence-based paediatric surgery.

Welcome to the Oxford Academic Paediatric Surgery Unit (APSU). This site provides an overview of the range of activities of the unit, together with an introduction to members of the group.  

Research Activities

Research GroupThe Academic Paediatric Surgery Unit undertakes research ranging from basic laboratory science to evidence-based clinical studies. The principal area of research relates to the endocrine pancreas, and in particular the field of pancreatic islet transplantation for juvenile-onset diabetes.

The research group comprises clinicians, basic scientists, research fellows, clinical nurse specialists and technicians. Members of the group are currently working towards PhD, MD, and MSc degrees.

Clinical Activities

The unit is involved in the full range of  neonatal and general paediatric surgery. Specialist interests are:

  • pancreatic disease - endocrine and exocrine, including acute and chronic pancreatitis, PHHI (nesidioblastosis), islet transplantation
  • colorectal surgery - anorectal anomalies, Hirschsprungs Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation
  • day-case surgery - including orchidopexy, circumcision, inguinal herniotomy, neonatal tongue-tie

Our team

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