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David Mahon - President

Undergraduate Training: Sheffield University
Surgical Training: Wessex
Consultant Post: Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust
ALSGBI Role: President
Research: Bariatric surgery, Laparoscopic upper GI surgery
Clinical Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric surgery, Anti-reflux surgery


Tan Arulampalam - President Elect

Undergraduate Training: St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London
Surgical Training: London & Rome
Consultant Post: Colchester Hospital
ALSGBI Role: President Elect
Research: Positron Emission Tomography for cancer imaging, Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, surgical humidification, Texture analysis and AI for radiological diagnosis and prediction in cancer, Early diagnosis of colorectal cancer
Clinical Interests: Minimally invasive surgery,

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Altaf Awan - Director of Education

Undergraduate Training: University of Peshawar
Surgical Training: Nottingham, Newcastle
Consultant Post: Upper GI and Laparoscopic surgeon
ALSGBI Role: Director of Education
Research: Acute pancreatitis, Bariatric surgery, Training in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
Clinical Interests:  Anti-reflux surgery, Gallbladder & Bile duct stones, Complex laparoscopic benign pancreatic and bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and hernia repair


Don Menzies - Past President

Undergraduate Training: Westminster Hospital Medical School
Surgical Training: The Royal London Hospital
Consultant Post: Colchester General Hospital (1994-present)
ALSGBI Role: Past President
Clinical Interests: Upper gastrointestinal surgery, development of laparoscopic resectional surgery for gastric and oesophageal cancers


Prof. Nader Francis - Honorary Secretary

Undergraduate Training: Cairo University
Surgical Training: NHS Tayside Teaching Hospital, Scotland
Consultant Post: Yeovil District Hospital
ALSGBI Role: Honorary Secretary
Research: Educational research; colorectal cancer and perioperative care
Clinical Interests: MIS in colorectal and general surgery

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Simon Higgs - Honorary Treasurer

Undergraduate Training: University of Bristol Medical School
Surgical Training: South-West
Consultant Post: Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
ALSGBI Role: Honorary Treasurer
Research: Robot-assisted minimally invasive oesophago-gastric surgery, Endoscopic ultrasound
Clinical Interests: Oesophago-gastric cancer, anti-reflux surgery, achalasia, bile duct exploration, EUS