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Andrew Davies

Andrew DaviesQualifications: BSc, MBChB, MSc, MD, FRCS

Background: Andrew Davies graduated from Edinburgh University and subsequently undertook his higher surgical training in the South East London region. His training included time spent at King’s College liver unit, the Royal Marsden and St Thomas’ hospitals. During his training he was awarded two prestigious laparoscopic surgery fellowships to UPMC, Pittsburg, USA and Unitas MC, Pretoria, SA.

He is a consultant Upper GI surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, specialising in oesophago-gastric and general surgery. The unit is a tertiary referral centre for oesophageal and gastric cancer as well as complex benign disorders.

He has a strong academic background with a first-class honours BSc, a Masters (MSc) with distinction and an MD in gastro-intestinal cancer from King’s College London. He is an honorary Reader at King’s College as well having research links with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He developed the MD(res) programme in GI cancer for students at King's College London.

His research interests include the staging and management of oesophageal cancer, particularly focussing on outcome prediction and individualised therapy. He is the chief investigator of PRE-EMPT (a prospective trial of pre-habilitation prior to oesophageal cancer surgery) and RESTORE (resolution of symptoms after oesophago-gastric cancer surgery) and a co-investigator of numerous other on-going studies in the field of upper GI surgery. He is member of the ISDE (International Society for Diseases of the Esopahgus) database and research committee and sits on the editorial board of the British Journal of Surgery. His clinical interests are in oesophago-gastric cancer, anti-reflux surgery and the utilisation of laparoscopic surgery in the development of enhanced recovery programmes. 

He is the author / co-author of over 100 peer reviewed publications.

Hobbies: Rugby, cricket, golf, skiing

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