Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Professor of Colorectal Surgery



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Area DChelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus






Professor Paris Tekkis qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1994. His postgraduate training was at St Mark’s Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital in London and at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA. He was first appointed as Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College in 2004. He was promoted to Reader in Surgery and appointed at The Royal Marsden in 2008. He was promoted to Professor of Colorectal Surgery in 2011.

He specialises in colorectal and minimally invasive surgery. Professor Tekkis and his team are internationally respected for their work in advanced rectal cancer and restorative surgery for inflammatory bowel disease.

He has received a variety of awards including the Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the David Dunn Medal from the Association of Endoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Piedmont Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons’ Award from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

He has published over 240 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals and contributed to 22 books. He has given over 250 presentations and has lectured in over 20 countries.




Fadel MG, Boshier PR, Howell A-M, et al., 2020, The management of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding using a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube, International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, Vol:75, ISSN:2210-2612, Pages:394-397

Anandakumar A, Pellino G, Tekkis P, et al., 2019, Fungal microbiome in colorectal cancer: a systematic review, Updates in Surgery, Vol:71, ISSN:2038-131X, Pages:625-630

Qiu S, Nikolaou S, Fiorentino F, et al., 2019, Exploratory analysis of plasma neurotensin as a novel biomarker for early detection of colorectal polyp and cancer, Hormones and Cancer, Vol:10, ISSN:1868-8500, Pages:128-135

Penna M, Hompes R, Arnold S, et al., 2019, Incidence and risk factors for anastomotic failure in 1594 Patients treated by transanal total mesorectal excision: results from the international TaTME registry, Annals of Surgery, Vol:269, ISSN:0003-4932, Pages:700-711


Kelly ME, Alberda W, Antoniou A, et al., 2019, Surgical and survival outcomes following pelvic exenteration for locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer: results from an international collaboration, Annual Meeting of the Society-of-Academic-and-Research-Surgery (SARS), WILEY, Pages:16-16, ISSN:0007-1323

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