Mr Andrew Smith is a consultant surgeon and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust. He qualified at St.Mary's/ Imperial College Medical School, London in 1991 and was awarded a fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1995. Mr Smith's surgical training took place in Leicester and Nottingham. This included 2 years of research which resulted in a Doctor of Medicine thesis which was awarded with distinction. He then undertook advanced training in hepatobiliary and laparoscopic surgery by completing a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA.
Mr Smith has a busy laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery practice. He performs advanced laparoscopic surgery for gallstones, abdominal wall hernias and hiatus hernias (reflux disease), and laparoscopic surgery for abdominal pain relief. In addition he performs over 80 major pancreas resections per year for pancreatic diseases. He is the Clinical Lead for Pancreas and Upper GI surgery at St James's Hospital. Currently he is the Honorary Secretary for the Pancreas Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He has an active research programme in benign and malignant pancreatic disease and plays an active role in medical education.
Andrew is married to a GP and has 3 children. When time allows he cycles, plays golf and fishes.
St Marys Hospital, Imperial College, London 1985 -1991
1. Consultant in Hepatobiliary and General Surgery
St James’s University Hospital
2. Honorary Clinical Associate Professor
University of Leeds
Spire Hospital, Leeds
Nuffield Hospital, Leeds
Clinical Lead HPB & Upper GI Surgery, St James’s Hospital, 2011- present
Honorary Secreatary Pancreas Society Great Britain and Ireland, 2010 - present
Deputy Programme Director for General Surgery, Yorkshire Deanery, 2011 - 2016
Yorkshire and Northern Representative, Association Upper GI Surgeons 2014 - present
Chairman Pancreatic Group, Yorkshire & Humber Cancer Network, 2009 - 2015
Clinical research and laboratory work is is focused on outcome data and novel treatments for people with pancreatic and gallbladder diseases. Co-applicant for several research grants and supervisor for MD and PhD Fellows.
Author of over 80 publications and co-applicant for several research grants. His publications can be accessed by typing in Smith AM at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed. (Though with such a common name my articles can be hard to pick out!)