Alex undertook his undergraduate medical training and a BSc in Surgery and Anaesthesia at Imperial College from 1998. He completed his Basic Surgical Training and Higher specialist training in London. He is currently in London having been awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in England (FRCS) and completion of surgical training (CCT).
He Joined the Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality (CPSSQ) to undertake a full time PhD having commenced in October 2009 and was awarded his PhD with his thesis entitled: "High Performance in Surgery". The research aim was to identify and develop markers and metrics for defining High Performance in Surgery and wider healthcare organizations using existing and novel metrics from large datasets (big data). The research was funded by a grant from the NIHR. He defined novel award winning metrics that helped change National Policy especially in the field of risk and complications.
He is a big data and health outcome expert with an emphasis on high level interpretation of multiple complex sources to extract relevant actionable outcome. His work includes reports such as The Measurement and Monitoring of Safety with the Health Foundation.
Beyond quantitative analysis, he has worked and published with health psychologists trying to understand "What lies beneath the numbers". He completed a study entitled High Performance in Surgery (HiPer) that looked to understand what factors influence and determine the more subtle drivers of outcome (e.g behavioural influences/organisational culture) metrics commonly overlooked when healthcare organisations are compared.
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Alex Almoudaris BSc.(Hons.) MBBS DIC PhD FRCS(Eng.)
Prizes / Awards / Fellowships
-Margaret Witt Scholarship Royal College of Surgeons England 2018
-British Journal of Surgery (BJS) prize for best oral paper presentation at the Association of Coloproctologists Great Britain and Ireland 2011.
-European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)- Editors feature paper-Establishing Quality Care in Colorectal Surgery- Review Article PMID: 20594202 A.Almoudaris, S. Clark, C. Vincent, O. Faiz
-Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) travelling Fellowship - October 2010
-Imperial College travelling Fellowship - June 2011
-Association of Coloproctologists Great Britain and Ireland travelling fellowship - July 2011
et al., 2013, Mortality in high-risk emergency general surgical admissions, British Journal of Surgery, Vol:100, ISSN:0007-1323, Pages:1318-1325