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Name

Hamish Clouston

Job title

Consultant Colorectal, Peritoneal and Surgeon

Email Address

Jennifer.lester@christie.nhs.uk

Phone number

0161 918 2391

Fax number

0161 918 7078

Qualifications

MBChB (hons), BSc (hons), MSc, MD, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Specialities

Mr Clouston is a colorectal and peritoneal surgeon. He is a core member of the Peritoneal, Advanced Pelvic Malignancy, Anal and Neuroendocrine MDTs. He undertakes surgery for the conditions discussed in these MDTs by both laparoscopic and open approaches.

Started at The Christie (Year)

2018

Responsibilities

Consultant Colorectal Peritoneal and Pelvic Oncology Surgeon.

Professional biography

Mr Clouston graduated from The University of Liverpool Medical School in 2006.  Initial postgraduate training was undertaken in Liverpool before moving to The Northwest (Manchester) Deanery for his surgical training in 2008.  He undertook his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) at the Paterson Institute at The Christie which was completed in 2016.

He completed his FRCS in 2017 and undertook a year of training at The Christie in Peritoneal and Advanced Colorectal Malignancy.  He was appointed as a Consultant at The Christie in 2018. 

At The Christie he undertakes surgery for peritoneal pathology arising from tumours within the colon, rectum and appendix.  This surgery includes Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy.  He also undertakes surgery for advanced colorectal malignancy including multivisceral resections. 

As a core member of the anal cancer MDT he undertakes surgery for the early and recurrent anal cancers and the treatment of AIN. In his role as a core member of the neuroendocrine MDT he undertakes surgery for primary and metastatic neuroendocrine cancers.

Research Interest

Mr Clouston’s research interests include both basic science and clinical research.  As part of his Doctorate in Medicine he has undertaken laboratory based research into the role that Tissue Factor has as a pro-cancer protein in colorectal cancer.  This research is undertaken with a view to discovering novel colorectal cancer treatments. 

Clinical research includes research into finding biomarkers for the development of venous thrombosis after colorectal surgery.

Mr Clouston is joint Chief Investigator on the multicentre randomised controlled trial SUNRRISE which is examining the effect that negative pressure dressings have on preventing surgical site infections.  Other research interests include the management of complex abdominal wall defects.

Educational Interests

Mr Clouston is active in clinical education, being faculty on multiple courses.

Publications