Professor James Garden



Professor James Garden

AUGIS Role: Past Council Member and Past President 2002 – 2004

University of Edinburgh BSc MB ChB, 1971-77

Surgical Training
Edinburgh, Glasgow and Paris

Consultant posts
Senior Lecturer in Surgery, 1988 – 1997
Professor of Hepatobiliary Surgery 1997 – 2000.
Regius Professor of Clinical Surgery (2000 to present)
University of Edinburgh and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Other roles
President-elect, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Editor, HPB
Council Member, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Honorary Secretary, James IV Association of Surgeons
Company Secretary, British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd.
Director of MSc in Surgical Sciences, University of Edinburgh (2007 to present)
Senior Regional Adviser, Scottish Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards, 2007-2010
Surgeon to the Queen in Scotland in 2004.
Honorary member of several associations including the American Surgical Association, the Society for Clinical Surgery.
Honorary fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Aims within AUGIS
Continue to support the educational, audit and research activities of the association

Prof Garden has led significant clinical, academic and service developments in Edinburgh and nationally. He has a strong supporting academic surgical team which contributed to the University of Edinburgh Medical School being placed top in the UK in the 2008 research assessment exercise in hospital based clinical subjects. The surgical academic group has an outstanding record of training academic surgeons and producing clinician scientists. He has strong interests in undergraduate and surgical education.

Hobbies / Interests outside of medicine
Family, golf, food, fine wine, skiing