Adam Widdison

I qualified from Oxford University in 1984, taught for a year at Cambridge University and trained in Oxford, Plymouth and Bristol obtaining my FRCS in 1989. In 1989 I went to UCLA to research into pancreatitis leading to my DM in 1991.

Higher surgical training started in Norwich and finished on the SW Senior Registrar rotation. In 1995 I was awarded a Hunterian Professorship and a BJS European fellowship.

On the 1st November 1995 I was appointed Consultant at Treliske Hospital. I initially specialised in General, Laparoscopic and Upper GI surgery but since 2005 have specialised in colorectal surgery. I have numerous publications and presentations on various subjects including acute and chronic pancreatitis, infection, laparoscopic surgery, biliary and colorectal surgery.

I have supervised 2 MSc students, and PCMD research SSU’s annually, one of whom won the RCP research in action National award in 2009.I have interests in governance and training. I was voted Undergraduate Educationalist of the Year in 2001 and awarded a PGCE in 2002.

Posts I have held include Clinical lead for the Clinical Care IT project; Surgical audit and governance lead and chairman of RCHT audit committee; RCS (Eng) surgical tutor; Deanery advisor and Associate post-graduate dean; RCHT Clinical tutor; Surgical Specialty Lead.

Current responsibilities include, Divisional Director for Surgery, Clinical and Educational Supervisor for trainees; Lapco trainer; Honorary PMS Lecturer.

Job Title

Consultant Surgeon


General surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Colorectal surgery

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Phone number

01872 252620


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