Dr Gijs van BoxelBack to People

Subjects: Medicine
Department: Medicine
College appointment: Sherrington Lecturer
Academic position: Sherrington Lecturer

Dr Gijs van Boxel gained his primary medical degree at the University of Oxford and completed his specialist training in Oesophagogastric Surgery within the Thames Valley region. He subsequently developed an interest in robotic-assisted surgery and spent a year in a high volume robotic surgery unit in Utrecht. He was awarded numerous awards including the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) Cutler’s Fellowship, the European Society of Surgical Oncology Major Training Fellowship, the RCS Ronald Raven Barber’s Award and the Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust award. He was appointed to a substantive oesophagogastric consultant post in Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the highest volume robotic cancer surgery centres in the UK.

Dr van Boxel has an extensive research background. His PhD focused on mitochondrial function, which was followed by a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics dedicated to the structure/ function relationship of T-cell receptors and immune complexes. During his clinical work, Dr van Boxel has developed a research interest in Robotic Surgery, Translational Research in General Surgery and Oesophagogastric Surgery, Clinical Service Development, Health Economics and Surgical Innovation.

The Sherrington Lecturer has organisational responsibility for the Clinical Students studying medicine at Magdalen. Dr van Boxel has an interest in adult education having completed a Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Oxford with Distinction.

Selected Publications

van Boxel GI, Kingma BF, Voskens FJ, Ruurda JP, van Hillegersberg R. “Robotic-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy: past, present and future” J Thorac Dis. 2020 Feb;12(2):54-62

van Boxel GI, Ruurda J, van Hillegersberg R. “Robotic assisted gastrectomy for gastric cancer – a European perspective” Gastric Cancer. 2019 Jul 4. Gastric Cancer. 2019 Sep;22(5):909-919

van Boxel GI, van Hillegersberg R, Ruurda J “Outcomes and Complications after Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy” J Vis Surg 2019;5:21

van Boxel GI, Kingma BF, Ruurda JP “Formal assessment of the learning curve for minimally invasive methods is vital in retrospective cohort studies” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jan;222(1):95-96

Rahman SA, Walker RC, Lloyd MA, Grace BL, van Boxel GI, Kingma BF, Ruurda JP, van Hillegersberg R, Harris S, Parsons S, Mercer S, Griffiths EA, O’Neill JR, Turkington R, Fitzgerald RC, Underwood TJ; OCCAMS Consortium “Machine learning to predict early recurrence after oesophageal cancer surgery” Br J Surg. 2020 Jan 30

Khan J, van Boxel GI, Mercer S “Is Minimal Access Surgery possible and safe during the COVID 19 pandemic?” Accepted, BJS May 2020

RIFT Study Group on behalf of the West Midlands Research Collaborative (inc van Boxel GI) “Appendicitis risk prediction models in children presenting with right iliac fossa pain (RIFT study): a prospective, multicentre validation study” Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2020 Apr;4(4):271-280

van Boxel GI, McLure S, Jones K, Jones G, OxSCAR Collaborative “Inter-operator variability in pPOSSUM scores – a note of caution in an era of increasing reliance on risk prediction tools” Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2019 2;80(6):343-347

Borggreve AS, den Boer RB, van Boxel GI, de Jong PA, Veldhuis WB, Steenhagen E, van Hillegersberg R, Ruurda JP “The Predictive Value of Low Muscle Mass as Measured on CT Scans for Postoperative Complications and Mortality in Gastric Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” J Clin Med. 2020 Jan 11;9(1)

van Duren BH, van Boxel GI “A novel method for electronic measurement and recording of surgical drain output” J Med Eng Technol. 2017 Apr;41(3):179-185

National Surgical Research Collaborative (inc van Boxel GI) “The impact of surgical research collaboratives in the UK” Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Apr;2(4):247-248

van Boxel GI, van Duren BH, Gilbert R, van Boxel E, Appleton SA “The cost of delivering healthcare – a survey across healthcare professionals and patients” Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2016 Jan;77(1):42-5

van Boxel GI, Holmes S, Fugger L, Jones EY. “An alternative conformation of the T cell receptor alpha constant region” Journal of Molecular Biology 2010 Jul;400(4):828-37

van Boxel GI, Quirk PG, Cotton NP, White SA, Jackson JB. “Glutamine 132 in the NAD(H)-binding component of proton-translocating transhydrogenase tethers the nucleotides before hydride transfer.” Biochemistry. 2003 Feb 11;42(5):1217-26