Professor S Michael Griffin
AUGIS President 2004 – 2006
Qualified at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1978, and trained in surgery in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Carlisle and Hong Kong.
Appointed Consultant Surgeon with an upper GI interest at the Newcastle General Hospital in 1990. Developed the Northern Oesophago-Gastric Unit at the Newcastle General Hospital, and subsequently moved the Unit to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, which has now expanded to include five dedicated oesophago-gastric surgeons. NHS consultant. Received a personal chair in gastrointestinal surgery at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1999.
Served on the Council of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons, the Association of Surgeons President Elect of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons.
Aims within AUGIS
Developed his interest in the early detection of oesophago-gastric malignancy and the development of radical lymphadenectomy in the management of oesophageal cancer. A firm believer in the importance of sub-specialisation in this area of surgery.
Published widely in the field of oesophago-gastric surgery and has held visiting professorships in the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.
Sport. Passion is rugby. Has represented Scotland at international level. Support for Sunderland football club has taken its toll and driven him to his only other interest – that of fine wine.