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Professor Jane Blazeby



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Medical qualifications:

BSc Medical Microbiology 1985 University of Bristol
MB ChB 1988 University of Bristol
MD 1999 University of Bristol
FRCS (Gen. Surgery) 2000
MSc Epidemiology & Public Health, 20005, University of London

Current post:

Professor of Surgery & Honorary Consultant Upper GI Surgeon

Membership of professional bodies:

British Medical Association
Association of Surgeons and Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Upper Gastro-intestinal surgeons
British Society of Gastro enterology

Special clinical interests:

Oesophageal cancer surgery
Gastric cancer surgery
General emergency surgery
Clinical decision making in cancer surgery

Date of registration:


Professional profile/background

Jane graduated from Bristol University in 1988 having undertaken an intercalcated BSc in microbiology. Her basic and specialist surgical training was in the South West and she gained her certificate of specialist training in 2000. At this time she was awarded a 5-year MRC Clinician Scientist award to investigate principles and practices of outcome measures in surgical oncology. Jane led the development of an international portfolio of measures to assess patients' views and she was therefore awarded a personal chair in surgery in 2006. She continues to lead an MRC funded research team involved in methodological developments in randomised trials ( She is the chief investigator of a large trial of bariatric surgery ( and a novel feasibility study investigating the role of dressings in elective surgery (

Jane contributes to the upper GI clinical surgical team involved with major cancer surgery and provision of general surgical emergency care. She is passionate about setting standards of care for patients and surgery in the NHS.

University Senior Executive Assistant: Viks Webster 00 44 117 9287332

NHS PA: Karen Wilsdon 00 44 117 3424007,

Bristol Surgical Trials Centre Senior Executive Assistant: Kate Taylor 00 44 117 3314540