Andrew Smith


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 

June, 1988 BSc (Hons) in Chemical Pathology (University of London)
June, 1991 MB BS (University of London)
May, 1995 FRCS (England)
April, 1999 DM with Distinction (University of Nottingham)
February, 2003 FRCS General Surgery (Intercollegiate Board)
March, 2003 United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) (US)
June, 2004 Diploma in Medical Education (UWCM)

Current NHS Appointments Appointed 2006

1. Consultant in Hepatobiliary and General Surgery

St James’s University Hospital




2. Honorary Clinical Associate Professor 

University of Leeds

Private Practice Hospitals

Spire Hospital, Leeds

Nuffield Hospital,  Leeds

Positions of Office

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 (Though with such a common name my articles can be hard to pick out!)