Mr Edward Parkin
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
MB ChB 2005 University of Manchester
- Colorectal cancer
- Anal cancer
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Patient outcomes
- Research, audit & quality improvement
I graduated from Manchester Medical School in 2005 and worked as a foundation doctor at North Manchester General Hospital 2005 – 2007. I undertook surgical training in the North West Deanery 2007 – 2017. From 2011 – 2013, I took 2 years out of programme to do a research project at The Christie Hospital about obesity, fatty liver disease and colorectal cancer. Results from this work were accepted for international presentations, publications and the award of an M.D. from the University of Manchester in 2014.
Following completion of specialty training in general and colorectal surgery, I undertook 2 fellowships. I worked in pelvic and peritoneal oncology at The Christie Hospital for 12 months, treating patients with advanced colorectal cancer, anal cancer, neuroendocrine tumours and peritoneal disease. I then did the Northern Laparoscopic Fellowship at Bradford Royal Infirmary for 6-months which provided high-volume experience in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. I started my consultant job at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in April 2019.
I supervise 3rd and 5th year medical students from the University of Manchester. I am a member of faculty for the Royal College of Surgeons of England laparoscopic skills courses and I teach on MRCS and FRCS exam courses. I am the research lead in colorectal surgery at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and am the local P.I. for several national studies. I have been successful in obtaining research grants from organisations such as CRUK and the Royal College of Surgeons. I supervise a research fellow looking at vibrational spectroscopy as a diagnostic tool in gastrointestinal cancer through collaboration with Lancaster University.