Dr Gijs van Boxel

Subject: Medicine and Biomedical Science

Department: Medicine

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.

Selected Publications