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Mr Paul Ziprin qualified with an MBBCh in 1992 from the University of Wales College of Medicine. He was awarded an FRCS in 1996 and an FRCS (Gen Surg) in 2003. He completed a doctorate of medicine at the University of London in 2003.

Mr Ziprin was appointed as a consultant surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in 2004. He is chair of the colorectal cancer multidisciplinary team and head of specialty in general surgery. He is part of the London Cancer Alliance Colorectal Pathway Group, the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) colorectal clinic studies group and from 2013 to 2016 the NCRI surgical subcommittee.


General surgery (hernia, gallstones, abdominal pain), emergency and trauma surgery, colorectal surgery (piles, fissures, rectal bleeding, colorectal cancer, Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis), laparoscopic surgery

Research & publications

Colorectal and anal cancer research and education and simulation training research.

Selected recent publications:

Cheeseman, H.M., et al. (2016) Broadly neutralising antibodies display superior potential over non-neutralising antibodies in preventing HIV-1 infection of mucosal tissue. J Virol

Currie, A., et al. (2014) The impact of shortened postgraduate surgical training on colorectal cancer outcome. Int J Colorectal Dis

Grailey, K., et al. (2013) Laparoscopic versus open colorectal resection in the elderly population. Surg Endosc.

Jimenez, B., et al. (2013) 1H HR-MAS NMR spectroscopy of tumor-induced local metabolic "field-effects" enables colorectal cancer staging and prognostication. J Proteome Res

Khatib, M., et al. (2014) Validation of open inguinal hernia repair simulation model: a randomized controlled educational trial. Am J Surg

Sanders, D.L., et al. (2014) Randomized clinical trial comparing self-gripping mesh with suture fixation of lightweight polypropylene mesh in open inguinal hernia repair. Br J Surg

Tuffaha, H., et al. (2012) The STAR score: a method for auditing clinical records. Ann R Coll Surg Engl

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