Professor Graeme Poston



Professor Graeme Poston

Past President, 2010-12

Consultant Appointments
Professor of Surgery, University of Liverpool. 
1990-2004, Hepatobiliary surgeon Royal Liverpool University Hospital, 2004-onwards Hepatobiliary surgeon, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool.

Undergraduate Education
St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London.

Postgraduate Training
Hammersmith Hospital with Les Blumgart and Robin Williamson, St Mary’s Hospital with Pierre Guillou, and laboratory research at UTMB, Galveston TX with Courtney Townsend and the late James C Thompson.

Founder council member 1996-8.
Clinical Services Committee Member 1996-8.
BASO representative on Council 2006-9.

Other Roles
President, British Association of Surgical Oncology 2006-7.
Chair, Cancer Services Committee, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2006-7.
Chair, Colorectal Cancer Guideline Group, National Collaborating Centre for Cancer (NCC-C) 2009-12. Chair, Digestive, Renal and Vascular Disorders NHS Specialised Commissioning 2012-15
President, European Society of Surgical Oncology 2012-14

Research Interests
Author of nine textbooks of surgery, nine international guidelines and more than 170 peer-reviewed publications. Co-principle investigator of several national and international clinical trials investigating the role of peri-operative chemotherapy in resection of colorectal liver metastases and biliary cancers, and ablation techniques of liver tumours. Other research interests include decision-making models and neural networks in the management of advanced colorectal cancer, quality of life issues in the management of primary and secondary hepato-biliary malignant disease and health economics of the treatment of hepato-biliary cancers.

Interests Outside Of Medicine
In what little spare time I have, collecting modern art, exploring South America, scuba diving, playing golf very badly and trekking in high places.