Consultant Surgeon becomes Professor

Salford Royal Consultant Surgeon Iain Anderson has been awarded a MAHSC honorary chair.

Professor Anderson, who has been a Consultant at Salford Royal since 1995, was previously appointed MBE In 2014 for his contribution to clinical surgery and medical education and is the current President of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. He has also been awarded Honorary or personal Fellowships from several surgical Royal Colleges.

He is a leading surgeon in Salford Royal’s internationally renowned Intestinal Failure Unit, which is a national referral centre for complex intestinal problems following surgery. He has particular surgical interests in Crohn’s disease, thyroid and emergency surgery and receives referrals for complex cases from around the North West and beyond.

Throughout his consultant career he has been involved at a national and international level with new surgical developments in surgical critical care, training and standards of practice. He has had numerous research articles published in leading academic journals and has contributed to key national quality improvement programmes and audits, including the Higher Risk Surgical Patient documents, the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit and the National Audit of Small Bowel Obstruction. His recent academic activity has centred on various aspects of clinical practice, audit and service organisation in emergency general surgery.

MAHSC (Manchester Academic Health Science Centre) is a part of Health Innovation Manchester and brings together The University of Manchester and five NHS organisations, including Salford Royal, uniting leading healthcare providers with world-class academics and researchers.