Dermot Burke

Profile

Associate Professor in Surgery

 

MB ChB (Manchester) 1986

FRCS (RCS England) 1990

PhD (London) 1999

Intercollegiate FRCS 1999

Consutant Surgeon at Leeds taching Hospitals since October 1999

Responsibilities

  • Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
  • Academic sub-dean

Research interests

My research activity is clinically orientated and aims to translate data derived in the lab to the bedside. The team has recently been involved in studies on: lymphangiogeneisis in colorectal cancer; calcium channels in vascular endothelium; pre-operative testing of fitness for surgery in colorectal cancer

In the last 5 years we have had 6 students awarded an MD thesis (3 with commendation). We have had numerous papers published in peer reviewed journals. We have presented more than 50 papers at national and international meetings

I have developed and fostered links between the colorectal department and scientists within Leeds University - Professor Phil Quirke (Pathology), Professor David Beech (Molecular Physiology), Professor Pam Jones (Angiogenesis), Dr Simon Howell (Anaesthesia).

Qualifications

  • MB CHB
  • FRCS (Eng)
  • PhD (London)

Professional memberships

  • Association of Surgeons
  • Association of Coloproctology GB&I
  • Society of Academic Surgeons

Student education

I teach 2nd, 3rd and 5th year MB ChB students

I am a member of the Course Management Team for 3rd and 5th year MB ChB students

I am external Examiner on the MB ChB course at Queen Mary Univeristy Hospital

I am external Examiner on the MSc in Surgical Sciences course at University College London

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's
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Projects
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/394-colo-pro:-a-clinical-trial-to-compare-cefuroxime-prophylaxis-treatment-regimes-for-the-prevention-of-infections-after-colorectal-surgery-">Colo-Pro: A clinical trial to compare cefuroxime prophylaxis treatment regimes for the prevention of infections after colorectal surgery </a></li>