Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Emeritus Professor of Colorectal Surgery



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St Marks HospitalNorthwick Park and St Marks Site





Professor Charles Knowles, Centre of Digestive DiseasesThe Blizard InstituteBarts and The London, Anal Fistula, 2013

Honorary Administrative Co-Director, International Society for the Investigation of Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours, Inherited cancer syndromes, 2006 - 2011

Guest Lectures

Rectovaginal Fistula, Israeli Surgical Society, Kfar Blum, Israel, 2013

Dysplasia/cancer in the IBD patient: is TPC always necessary?, American Society of Colon and rectal Surgeons, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 2013

Evaluation and treatment of desmoid tumours, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 2013

Dahar Cutait Oration on Intersphinteric Proctectomy, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2013

HJ Bussey Oration on FAP genetics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2013

Angelino Manzione Oration on Recto-Vaginal Fistula, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2013

Carlos Brenner Oration on Anal Fistula, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2013

Conservative techniques for anal fistula, European Surgical Society, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012

Classical haemorrhoidectomy, European Surgical Society, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012

The Anne Krush Lecture. History of St Mark's Polyposis Registry: successes, challenges and opportunities., 16th Annual Meeting CGA-ICC, Boston, USA, 2012

Goligher Lecture. The management of familial adenomatous polyposis, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 2012

Research Staff


Research Student Supervision

Carapeti,E, Pharmacological and surgical treatments of benign anal diseases. EA Carapeti. MD awarded 1999. University of London

Cheetham,M, Evaluation of new anal therapies. M Cheetham. MD awarded 2003. University of London

Clark,SK, Studies in desmoid disease in familial adenomatous polyposis. SK Clark. Awarded MD. University of Cambridge 1998. Awarded the Raymond Horton-Smith Prize for the best MD thesis submitted to Cambridge University in the academic year 1997/98.

Crabtree,M, Modifier genes of familial adenomatous polyposis. M Crabtree. (Jointly with Dr Ian Tomlinson and Dr Shirley Hodgson). PhD awarded 2003

Daulatzi,N, Studies into Wound healing - ONGOING

Latchford,A, The aetiopathogenesis of desmoid disease.

Leather,AJM, Studies of the role of exfoliated cells in causing recurrence of large bowel cancer. AJM Leather. Awarded MS. University of London 1994.

Lee,GH, The immunopathogenisis of colorectal cancer

Lee,J, A novel gene therapy approach using the adenomatous polyposis coli gene in familial adenomatous polyposis: in vitro gene transfer and pre-clinical studies of safety and efficacy in multiple intestinal neoplasia mouse. J Lee. MD awarded 2003

Lunniss,PJ, Studies in anal fistula. PJ Lunniss. Awarded MS. University of London 1994.

MCcue,JL, Clinical and experimental studies in colorectal carcinogenesis and cellular proliferation: the influence of anastomotic technique and adjuvant radiotherapy. JL McCue. Awarded MS University of London 1992

Mallappa,S, Ongoing - Metabolic consequences following colectomy in FAP patients

Middleton,SB, Studies in FAP associated desmoids. SB Middleton. MD awarded 2001. University of London.

Nugent,KP, Studies of cancer in familial adenomatous polyposis. KP Nugent. Awarded MS. University of London 1994

O’Bichere,A, Studies towards improved continence after rectal excision. A O’Bichere. MD awarded 2000. University of London

Sarkar,S, ONGOING: Wound Healing

Scott,ADN, Clinical and experimental studies in the anastomotic recurrence of Crohn's disease. ADN Scott. Awarded MS University of London 1990.

Spigelman,AD, Familial adenomatous polyposis: the foregut. AD Spigelman. Awarded MD. University of Sydney 1996

Sturt,J, Experimental and clinical studies in familial adenomatous polyposis with particular emphasis on APC-replacement gene therapy and the aetiology of desmoid disease.

Tozer,P, Clinical and experimental studies in idiopathic and Crohn’s-related fistulas

Uff,CR, The influence of suture topography and composition on macrophage behaviour and disease recurrence at colonic anastomoses. CR Uff. Awarded PhD. University of London 1993

Wallace,MH, Effect of antacids on duodenal polyposis: a clinical and molecular study. MH Wallace. MS awarded 1999. University of London.

Walton,SJ, Experimental studies in Desmoid tumors and familial adenomatous polyposis

Yassin,NA, ONGOING: Aetiological factors and management of Crohn's and Idiopathic Perianal Fistula