Professor Paris Tekkis qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1994. His postgraduate training was at St Mark’s Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital in London and at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA. He was first appointed as Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College in 2004. He was promoted to Reader in Surgery and appointed at The Royal Marsden in 2008. He was promoted to Professor of Colorectal Surgery in 2011.

He specialises in colorectal and minimally invasive surgery. Professor Tekkis and his team are internationally respected for their work in advanced rectal cancer and restorative surgery for inflammatory bowel disease.

He has received a variety of awards including the Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the David Dunn Medal from the Association of Endoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Piedmont Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons’ Award from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

He has published over 240 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals and contributed to 22 books. He has given over 250 presentations and has lectured in over 20 countries.